Australia’s own circular economy platform is presenting the Powering the change to a circular economy conference
Founded in Adelaide by Jodie Bricout and Melissa Miller, Loop Circular Economy Platform is a not-for-profit dedicated to approaches with the potential to transform the economy along circular economy principles.
The circular economy platform brings together people across sectors and industries through events, projects and training to consider new approaches and work toward change.
You may also know Jodie as the Circular Economy Manager for Lifecycles, Australia's leading lifecycle assessment consultancy. Melissa leads Komms-Haus design & communications, a business that help leaders craft their corporate identity, marketing and communications for complex sectors.
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ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION (UNITED KINGDOM)
Casper Jorna leads the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 business programme in Europe, the United States and Brazil.
As head of foresight at AXA, Dr Cécile Wendling works on 'topics of tomorrow' - including assessing risks for, and insuring the circular economy, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, blockchain and smart cities.
VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE (FINLAND)
Dr. Jussi Manninen is Executive Vice President at Finland’s national research powerhouse VTT.
Kim Tjoa co-founded B2B sharing marketplace FLOOW2 World’s Reset Button in 2012. He is responsible for strategy and business development and is a leader in development for the sharing economy.
Amélie Rouvin was responsible for defining the environmental objectives plan for Veolia for 2020 and in charge of the coordination of the Paris Agreement, COP21 on climate change for the Veolia Group.
Foreign Economic, Cultural and Environmental Affairs
Spyros Kouvelis was first elected Member of the Greek Parliament in 2007 as Shadow Minister of Environment, Energy, and Planning. Re-elected in 2009, he served as Vice Minister for Foreign Economic, Cultural, and Environmental Affairs from 2009 to 2011. His duties included economic and energy diplomacy, development co-operation and humanitarian assistance, and environmental and cultural diplomacy.
Carol Lemmens leads Arup’s global Advisory Services business and spearheads Arup’s circular economy work.
London Waste and Recycling Board (UNITED KINGDOM)
Stuart Ferguson, Head of Investment at the London Waste and Recycling Board, is responsible for designing and implementing London’s circular economy investment strategy, incorporating their Advance London business support and investment program and 'Circular Economy Route Map'.
At Powering the change, Jad Oseyran will share how IBM has built on the expertise developed in their global asset recovery services and advanced analytics capabilities to support companies and cities to transition to circular economy approaches.