CONFERENCE DAY ONE - MON 12 NOV 2018
HEAD OF POLICY, RESEARCH AND EVUALUATION
ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND (SCOTLAND)
Callum Blackburn will join us to provide a European perspective on latest circular economy developments and trends, and how these are impacting business and policy.
Callum was seconded from Zero Waste Scotland to central government to help develop the ground-breaking circular economy strategy, ‘Making Things Last’. He will share how Scotland has travelled from laggard to leader by helping businesses create more value with their materials, particularly around manufacturing and the bioeconomy (including whisky!).
Scotland was named as one of the leading nations driving a circular economy in the annual Circulars Awards at the World Economic Forum in January 2017. The nation became a first mover on providing coordinated policy action to help businesses be resilient and adaptable to pressures on resources, and to help drive deeper levels of innovation in business models, industrial processes, manufacturing and retail.
From beer, whisky and fish to remanufacturing, Callum will share how Scottish businesses are innovating with the right support from government around engagement, skills, measuring progress and legislation.
He will contrast how business is driving policy, and policy is driving business elsewhere in Europe.
Zero Waste Scotland works collaboratively with the Scottish Government and other agencies to lead the charge through programs including:
An £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund to develop game-changing innovation and infrastructure.
The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture, supporting the remanufacturing sector to grow from its current value of £1.1bn to nearly £1.7bn, with the addition of 5,700 new jobs.
Resource Efficient Scotland program - a one-stop-centre for advice to businesses on saving energy, water and waste that implemented more than £200 million lifetime cost savings in its first three years of operation.
This will be a timely presentation - as New South Wales releases their draft circular economy policy and other states are headed in the same direction. Get a glimpse of what the future may hold in Australia and how businesses can use circular approaches to differentiate and create new activity.
the forces of change:
evolution of the circular landscape
Since the first Powering the change conference in 2017, the world has shifted. ‘Circular economy’ is no longer a mystery, and China has shut the door to imported secondary materials.
Governments and businesses have been confronted with just how linear our system is. While we are collecting materials for recycling, the markets that will take those valuable secondary materials don’t yet have their training wheels on. Resource facilities are searching for customers for their recycled materials, and manufacturers are seeking markets and customers for the products that are evolving to contain recycled content.
This session will reflect on the key shifts of the last twelve months, and trends that will affect the success of circular economy in the coming twelve, including:
- access to finance: from dedicated investment funds and innovative public procurement to banks moving investment portfolios,
- increasing urbanisation: creating opportunities through concentration and scale,
- the maturing policy landscape across Australia, and internationally providing a stronger framework for circular developments.
Bruce Chong, Associate Director, Policy, Energy & Sustainability, Arup (Hong Kong)
Veerle Labeeuw, Materials Program Manager, Circular Flanders (Belgium)
Charles Crane, Commercial Manager - Strategic Projects, Veolia Australia and New Zealand (NSW)
Anna Garton, Key Account Manager, Globe Hope (Finland)
Moderator: Jodie Bricout, CEO and Co-founder, Loop Circular Economy Platform (SA)
Short tours of award-winning Tonsley Innovation District (attendees will be invited to sign up for these tours).
Back by popular demand - the first of our three focussed COG sessions - a collaborative session in which conference participants connect on a challenge or project idea, to unpack and potentially tackle solutions together.
Don’t miss the kick-off of this exciting and interactive series. It’s a chance to engage with Powering the change speakers and participants from around Australia and the world on pressing circular challenges. Connections formed in these sessions have become projects and solutions following the conference.
COG SESSIONS - Kick-off
to market, to market:
Circular approaches are about redesigning whole systems rather than one-off changes.
Companies will develop new products and services in step with their value chain while working closely with suppliers, customers and, in some cases, competitors.
This session will explore examples of innovating in partnership to create, test or grow circular solutions.
How did the partners build trust and protect their IP during the process? What are some of the road blocks to avoid? How can government and research institutions facilitate the process? And most importantly, why is it worth it?
Karen Gomez, Chief Executive, Paintback Limited (Victoria)
Anne Laurence, Sustainability Director, Camif-Matelsom (France)
Dr Bronwyn Laycock, Senior Lecturer,
School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
University of Queensland (QLD)
Moderator: Matthew Salier, Director, New Venture Institute, Flinders University (SA)
circular at scale:
AN AUSTRALIAN STORY
To really take off, circular solutions must be implemented at scale. Whether in helping an entire supply chain to move from disposable to reusable, or getting big enough to have the pricing right, this transition can be tricky.
This session is for businesses ready to take their projects past the ‘niche’ stage.
Gaetano Galati, Director Customer Strategy, CHEP Australia (VIC)
Tom Lunn Group General Manager, Marketing & Innovation, Detmold Australia (SA).
Scott Morton, Director, BioBag World Australia (SA)
Bill Watt, Manager, Technology, Nyrstar (SA)
Moderator: Melissa Miller, Strategy Director and Co-Founder, Loop Circular Economy Platform (SA)
CIRCULAR ECONOMY 101 refresh
(45 min session)
Revisit the circular economy basics.
Based on Loop Circular Economy Platform’s professional circular economy training, this session covers key concepts, business drivers and trends.
If you are new to circular approaches, this short session will bring you up to speed, and if you are already across circular economy, it is an opportunity to refresh your understanding of the terms and concepts of this complex systems change approach.
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* This program is subject to change and will be updated in the lead-up to the conference.