15.01.2019: Circular Economy Summit

What are the next steps in going from a linear to a circular economy? On January 15 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish Dutch Chamber of Commerce, the Norwegian Dutch Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Dutch Business Club together with the Nordic Embassies and the European Commission would like to start 2019 by inviting you to an inspiring cross-border Circular Economy Summit. We will present an insight into the latest news from the EU on the Road to Circular Economy and share the ambitious targets of the Netherlands and the Nordic countries.  Global and local companies will be present to present and share experiences on their rapid journey from linear to circular.

The transition towards a circular economy is key to the quality of life, a sustainable world and provides huge economic opportunities. Circular Economy is today on the agenda of the EU as well as for most governments, companies, and organizations. A circular economy is a necessity to meet the global demands to generate more value from available resources, to combat climate change and to reduce and start reusing waste.


12.45 Coffee and registration 

13.15 Welcome and Introduction – Ruben Brunsveld

13.25 Introductory words by the Nordic Ambassadors

13.35 What’s the latest from the EU-level on the road to a Circular Economy in Europe?
          Interview with Robert Schröder, EU-Commission

13.55 Circularity – Why the Netherlands and the Nordics lead the way
          Pål Spillum, Dep Director General, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway
Peter Dietz, Director International Affairs, Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water
Kari Herlevi, Project Director, Circular Economy, Sitra Finland
Freek van Eijk, Director of Holland Circular Hotspot

14.35 Circularity and Innovation – What’s new?
          Cathrine Barth, Co-Founder, Circular Norway
Göran Östberg, Project Manager Vasek Oy, RENERGI Circular Economy HUB
Patrick Blankers, Program Manager Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson
Sandra Gritti, Product Excellence Director, Edge Technology

15.15 Coffee Break 

15.40 Scaling Circularity – Does it work?
          Ramon Westplate, CEO, Grundfos Netherlands
Malin Pettersson-Beckeman, Sustainability Communications Manager, Inter IKEA Group
Pär Larshans, Chief Responsibility Public Affairs Officer, Ragn-Sells

16.15  Q&A, Wrap up and conclusions

17.00 Networking Drinks

18.00 End of Event

Epicenter Amsterdam, Fred. Roeskestraat 115,1076 EE Amsterdam

Participation Fee
Free of charge. Registration, however, is compulsory. Register via patrice.vdheiden@nordcc.nl