Circle your Calender: World Circular Economy Forum 2024 in Brussels

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The programme on 15 and 16 April consists of 4 plenaries and 16 parallel sessions guided by the latest scientific evidence, spiced up with 11 workshops hosted by our partners. In addition, a variety of accelerator sessions will be held by our collaborators on 17 and 18 April in Brussels and around the globe – stay tuned for more information on these!

The parallel sessions will bring the themes of each session to life through inspiring, practical and scalable examples of the circular economy in action. Day one will include an introduction into topics that contribute to the needed global transformation across sectors.

The following parallel sessions divide into four tracks:

  • Bioeconomy (food and bio-based materials)
  • Infrastructure (built environment and mobility)
  • Manufactured goods and consumables
  • European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference (ECESC)

WCEF2024 will feature the most impactful circular solutions from around the world, guided by the latest scientific evidence. The programme is designed to facilitate targeted discussions around governance, finance, people and employment, and business and innovation – the key enablers that drive the implementation of circular solutions on the ground.

A novelty for this edition are hands-on workshops and collaboration with two major players in Brussels: the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference who deliver a European track to the main event, and the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union who will curate a full day of accelerator sessions on 17 April, including site visits to circular economy companies in Belgium.

The forum will encourage Europe and leading countries around the world to continue accelerating towards circularity and raise ambition by putting nature and people at the heart of it. Advocating for a global just transition to a circular economy, this global collaboration platform facilitates a participatory spirit of playful discovery, genuine learning and cross-sectoral, geographically diverse coalition-building.

WCEF2024 is brought to you by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Circle Economy Foundation and International Resource Panel, in close collaboration with international partners.

WCEF2024 will mark the eighth iteration of the forum and occurs at a pivotal moment for economies, societies and our planet. To enable participation from around the world, the forum will be live-streamed online, open to all and free of charge.

REGISTER HERE for online participation.