Next wave of speakers confirmed for edie's circular economy online event

Experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ikea, Innovate UK and The Body Shop have been confirmed among the first wave of speakers for The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions – an afternoon of live, interactive presentations and discussions taking place virtually on Thursday 25 March.

The Sessions form part of a dedicated week of action inspired by edie's Mission Possible Plastics Hub

The Sessions form part of a dedicated week of action inspired by edie's Mission Possible Plastics Hub

Taking place on Thursday 25 March from 1pm–4pm (GMT), the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions are targeted at individuals are looking to enhance their approaches and strategies to product manufacturing and procurement to encourage a transition to a circular economy.

The online event effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon. Each webinar session will have its own edie chair and selection of independent expert speakers, and each session will take a particular format. 

--- REGISTER FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY INSPIRATION SESSIONS HERE ---

Please note: You must pay to access this online event. Tickets purchased before 12 March will cost £39+VAT. Tickets purchased therafter will cost £49+VAT

The online event forms part of a dedicated week of action inspired by edie's Mission Possible Plastics Hub – the content-driven campaign which supports sustainability and resource efficiency professionals on our collective mission to eliminate single-use plastics.

Online event: How it works

This brand-new and exclusive online event will give registrants access to three live and interactive webinar sessions about the circular economy: a big circularity Q&A debate (1pm–2pm); a selection of in-action case studies (2:15pm–3pm); and a 45-minute masterclass (3.15pm–4pm).

Registrants can choose to tune into one, two or all three webinar sessions on the day – and the full collection of sessions will be made available for all registrants to watch on-demand afterwards. You can register for the online event, here.

Brought to you in association with our event sponsor Zero Waste Scotland, this brand-new and exclusive online event will give registrants access to three live and interactive webinar sessions about the circular economy: a big circularity Q&A debate (1pm–2pm); a selection of in-action case studies (2:15pm–3pm); and a 45-minute masterclass (3.15pm–4pm).

Full details of the three webinar sessions are as follows:

1) The Big Circularity Debate: Resource efficiency in the post-pandemic era

Timings:

1pm-2pm

Synopsis:

Kicking off our Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions, a selection of industry experts will take part in a live panel discussion and Q&A about some of the biggest issues facing circularity in the UK – from the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic through to new business model opportunities.

Discussion points:

  • The circular economy challenges – and opportunities – posed by Covid-19
  • Policy, regulation and COP26 – Unlocking the resource revolution
  • Re-thinking business models to achieve zero waste

Speakers:

  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (chair)
  • Nick Cliffe, Deputy Director, Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging, Innovate UK
  • Miranda Schintger Government Lead, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Wayne Hubbard, Chief Executive, London Waste and Recycling Board

2) Circularity, in action: Learning from the business leaders

Timings:

2:15pm - 3pm

Synopsis:

It’s time for some quick-fire case studies. Our second Inspiration Session will hear from a spread of businesses that are accelerating the circular economy transition by redesigning systems, shaking up business models and embracing a ‘zero-waste’ philosophy.

Discussion points:

  • The key ingredients for a winning circular economy strategy 
  • Real-life examples of business model transformation to eliminate waste
  • Engaging consumers and suppliers on your resource efficiency journey

Speakers:

  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Pia Huusfelt, Business Leader (Circular), Ingka Group (Ikea)
  • Mateo Dugand, Senior Technologist, Sustainable Transformation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • TBC, Zero Waste Scotland

3) 45-Minute Masterclass: How to eliminate single-use plastics from your business

Timings:

3:15pm - 4pm

Synopsis:

Our third and final Inspiration Session is all about unleashing innovation within your organisation when it comes to managing resources and waste. The masterclass-style webinar will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills to manage the transition towards a circular economy.

Discussion points:

  • Overcoming key challenges on your single-use plastics journey
  • Harnessing innovation to switch to alternative materials
  • Engaging employees to create a ‘plastic-free’ culture

Speakers:

  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Simon Locke, Sustainable Design Innovation Manager, The Body Shop

-- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT --

Please note: You must pay to access this online event. Tickets purchased before 12 March will cost £39+VAT. Tickets purchased therafter will cost £49+VAT

edie staff



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