CONFERENCE DAY ONE - WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2017

TONSLEY INNOVATION DISTRICT, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

REGISTRATION OPEN

FROM 8.00AM


The Hon. IAN Hunter MLC

Minister for Sustainability, Environment & Conservation
Minister for Water and the River Murray
Minister for Climate Change

OPENING

9.00AM
Theatre 1


PLENARY

Theatre 1


Circular economy has emerged as a major international trend – a model that enables business to create more value and which may just overcome some of the great environmental and social challenges of our time.

While the push toward a circular economy can now be seen in the boardrooms of leading global corporations, and in the policies of cities, regions and countries; one organisation has been key in this revolution - the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Through its work, the Foundation has painted a clear picture of how a circular economy could operate and evaluated European and global opportunities in financial terms.

No matter the sector, circular economy approaches have the potential to transform our operating environment. Those businesses, governments and research institutions that understand and respond to these shifts will be ahead of the game.

Casper Jorna will join us to outline what a circular economy looks like, and how it can benefit business. He will share why and how international powerhouses like Google, Danone and Unilever are implementing circular economy approaches and collaborating with emerging innovators, universities and governments, and give us an overview of the global circular economy landscape in 2017.

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BREAK

10.00-10.30AM


EUROVISIONS:
CIRCULAR ECONOMY TRENDS AND INITIATIVES
 

10:30AM-12.00 NOON
Theatre 1

We’ll set the tone for the two days of our ground-breaking conference by zeroing in on what some of the leading organisations in Europe and the UK have achieved, and are achieving, in circular economy.

Be prepared to be engaged and inspired as we hear from leaders at AXA (Netherlands), London Waste and Recycling Board (UK), IBM (Netherlands) and VTT Technical Research Centre (Finland).

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LUNCH

12.00-1.00PM


PARALLEL SESSIONS

Disrupters: transforming business with circular solutions

1.00-2.30PM
theatre 2

From blockchain to nappies, this panel of businesses will share how they are making ‘circular’ businesses work today, and discuss what they need to break down the barriers keeping their businesses from being ‘the norm’. Even the most personal solutions have systemic implications.

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reshaping our BUILT ENVIRONMENT
 - part 1

1.00-2.30PM
theatre 1

Why bother reusing buildings when it is cheaper to knock down and start over?

How can we design today’s buildings to be ‘material banks’ of the future?

Does it make business sense to get materials, energy and water flowing effectively in the built environment?

Some ‘circular solutions’ may seem costly when bolted onto traditional projects. But if we a take systemic view across the entire life cycle of assets, using new technologies and applying advanced design approaches, we can build even more value into our developments.

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Risk and reward: understanding and managing new risks of circular economy models

1.00-2.30PM
room 101 (level 1)

How do we identify and measure risks of circular economy initiatives? If we are leasing our lighting system, what happens if something goes wrong?

Identification and management of risk is central to good business practice, and is a serious consideration for government policy makers.

It’s also both an emerging challenge and an opportunity for insurance companies such as AXA.

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BREAK

2.30-3.00PM


PARALLEL SESSIONS

RETHINKING VALUE WITH CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODELS

3.00-4.30PM
theatre 2

If you are in the business of selling, providing goods that last longer may seem counter intuitive. Making a profit has to be central, so how are circular businesses balancing building to last with building revenue?

From moving toward leasing models through assuring the functionality of a product or service, to the sharing economy, the possibilities are clear, but there are still challenges to making this mainstream.

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RESHAPING OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENT
- ParT 2

3.00-4.30PM
theatre 1

From better reuse to rethinking how apartments could link in with the circular economy, what is the state of play in Australia – and what new projects will be the standard of tomorrow?

This panel session will explore the challenges of developing the collaborative partnerships that make it possible to do things differently.

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beyond compliance: packaging for purpose and profit

3.00-4.30PM
room 101 (level one)

Packaging has become a reputational hazard - over the past few decades becoming the focus of attention by regulators and environment groups concerned about environmental impacts in the form of waste and litter.

But how can businesses shift packaging to more circular models of production and consumption – that save costs for business and create more brand value? And how can optimising the design of products and packaging together create even better solutions?

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Yoshie Obara, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Jurlique

Tom Lunn, Group General Manager Marketing and Innovation, Detmold Packaging

Andrew Sellick, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Australia Post

Brooke Donnelly, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

Dr Helen Lewis, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF)

MODERATOR:
Dr Helen Lewis ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES, UTS (NEW SOUTH WALES)


COG SESSIONS

4.30-5.30PM

Join the first of our two COG sessions - a collaborative session, in which conference participants connect on a challenge or project idea, to unpack and potentially tackle solutions together.


CLOSE

5.30PM


CONFERENCE DINNER

7.00PM

Come along for an unforgettable conference dinner in the heart of Adelaide.

The location is top secret, but the whole event will epitomise collaboration and circularity. Join us, as we plan to have a ball and walk away from the evening inspired. Purchase conference dinner tickets here.


* This program is subject to change and will be updated in the lead-up to the conference.