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Circular Economy Day Belgium
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Intro

Don’t miss the Circular Economy Day Belgium. You’ll definitely return home with some great circular economy solutions to boost your business.

Be inspired by international keynote speakers who will share with you things you’ve never heard before about the circular economy: materials made to be made again, big data to spur the circular economy, the benefits of remanufacturing, … . Listen to the testimonials of CEOs and sustainability managers on how they do business in the circular economy. And join the discussion between technology companies and high level policymakers on how to move forward in the realisation of the circular economy.

Program 21/11/2017

Moderator: Ann De Bie (VRT)

  • 13.00-13.30

    Registration participants

  • 13.30-13.40

    Circular economy and the technology industry: a wealth of solutions
    Marc Lambotte, CEO Agoria

  • I. Getting the reverse cycle right

  • 13.40-14.10

    The future of materials: made to be made again
    Prof. Mark Miodownik, University College London

  • 14.10-14.25

    An eternal life for valuable technology metals
    Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President Government Affairs Umicore

  • II. Circular design and new business models to make products circle longer

  • 14.25-14.55

    Circular product design and circular business models across the materials value chain
    Dr. David Peck, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

  • 14.55-15.15

    Coffee break
    Learn more about Barco’s successful retrofit solutions for cinema lasers while enjoying your coffee

  • 15.15-15.30

    Circular lighting: selling light instead of products
    Gert Roeckx, Country Manager Philips Lighting Belgium

  • 15.30-15.45

    The benefits of ecological product design
    Christ’l Joris, President of the Board ETAP Lighting

  • 15.45-16.00

    Circular Economy innovation in IT industry
    Dr. Brigitte Lahm, Circular Economy Manager EMEA region HP

  • 16.00-16.20

    Coffee break

  • III. Taking it a step further : big data in support of the circular economy

  • 16.20-16.50

    Are big data the key to unlocking the potential of the circular economy?
    Kenneth Cukier, senior editor big data The Economist

  • 16.50-17.05

    Closing the loop: how previously owned equipment is upgraded to ‘nearly new’ status
    Kwinten Simoens, Buy Back Engineer Atlas Copco

  • IV. How to create favorable systems conditions for the circular economy

  • 17.05-18.00

    Debate with:

    • Céline Fremault,
      Brussels Minister for the Environment
    • Joke Schauvliege,
      Flemish Minister for the Environment
    • Daniel Calleja Crespo,
      Director DG Environment European Commission
    • Dirk Vandenberghe,
      CEO Metallo and President Eurométaux
    • Walter Eevers,
      Director Research VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
    • Sophie Sokolowski,
      Director Environment and Sustainable Development, cabinet Federal Minister for the Environment Marie-Christine Marghem

    The panel members will answer questions introduced by BSH Home Appliances, Umicore and Comet Traitements.

  • V. Closing session

  • 18.00-18.15

    Closing speech
    Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President European Commission, responsible for sustainable development

  • 18.15-18.30

    Conclusions of the day

  • 18.30-19.45

    Cocktail & networking

Speakers

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Brigitte Lahm

Brigitte Lahm

Céline Fremault

Céline Fremault

Christ'l Joris

Christ'l Joris

Daniel Calleja

Daniel Calleja

David Peck

David Peck

Dirk Vandenberghe

Dirk Vandenberghe

Egbert Lox

Egbert Lox

Frans Timmermans

Frans Timmermans

Gert Roeckx

Gert Roeckx

Joke Schauvliege

Joke Schauvliege

Kenneth Cukier

Kenneth Cukier

Sophie Sokolowski

Sophie Sokolowski

Mark Miodownik

Mark Miodownik

Walter Eevers

Walter Eevers

Kwinten Simoens

Kwinten Simoens

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Date

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Admission

For Agoria members and public authorities: €75 (VAT not included)
For non-members: €150 (VAT not included)
If for any reason you are unable to attend this event after having registered, we are happy to welcome one of your colleagues.

Location

BluePoint Brussels
Boulevard A. Reyerslaan 80
1030 Brussels

Contact

Helen Versluys,
helen.versluys@agoria.be,
+32 2 706 84 05

Organisation:
Agoria Centre of Expertise Environment

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