Australia’s first conference dedicated to the circular economy.
Tonsley Innovation District, Adelaide, South Australia
15-17 November 2017
On November 15-17 in Adelaide, South Australia, business, government and academia came together to collaborate and discuss how the circular economy can be, and is being, implemented.
Powering the change is just the beginning - you can sign up to join the discourse and hear of ground-breaking projects and research at the cutting edge.
Powering the change is the first Australasian conference entirely dedicated to the challenges of implementing the circular economy.
Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of making our economies more circular. The World Economic Forum puts the potential economic benefit at $1 trillion USD annually worldwide.* So how do we get there?
Leading organisations are already implementing pilot projects, policy measures, and cutting-edge research to transform discourse into reality.
Many more are unsure where to start.
Through keynotes, panel sessions, networking events and workshops, the Powering the change to a circular economy conference connected and engaged participants across disciplines, industries and sectors.
Our end goal? To form valuable partnerships to collaboratively build momentum and power the change to a circular economy.
Together we will lead the change.
* See Towards the circular economy: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains on the World Economic Forum website.
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.