Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
Location: GLOBE Salon: MR 109/110
  • Circular Economy

In the hard-hitting impact-oriented conclusion of GLOBE Forum, business leaders, government, not-for-profits, academics, cleantech innovators and youth will all come together on Feb. 13 for GLOBE Advance. In a completely new event format for GLOBE, experts from the GLOBE community will put pen to paper and develop strategic action plans to further the clean economy.

The circular economy offers businesses the opportunity to realize a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing global and domestic market. The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Toronto (September-October 2020) is an unprecedented opportunity for Canadian businesses, policy-makers, investors, and other stakeholders to engage with circular economy experts and leaders across all industries and sectors from more than 60 countries. In partnership with the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, the half-day Circular Economy Advance session at GLOBE 2020 will be an important stepping stone to the WCEF and will work to surface vital issues of tension, tackle barriers, and explore opportunities that will come from a transition to a more circular economy in Canada. Through small and large group discussion, augmented by expert resources, participants will surface sector-relevant opportunities and barriers that can be brought forward as potential foundations for industry roadmaps and incorporated into discussions taking place at the WCEF 2020.

Expected outcomes: A set of recommendations around next steps for business sector action and policy intervention, as well as a list of key barriers and opportunities on a targeted sector-by-sector basis that will inform program content and side event activities for WCEF 2020.

Who should attend: Policy makers, investors, and private sector executive and operational leaders from Canada’s leading  sectors and industries including: food systems, forestry and bioeconomy, primary metal production, construction/built environment, textiles, consumer goods, and plastics production and supply chain.

To register for GLOBE Advance, indicate your preferred session on the Order page of the GLOBE Forum registration process. The cost of GLOBE Advance is included in your GLOBE Forum pass.

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