“Driving the transition from a linear economy
towards a circular model”



PURPOSE

Inspire, boost and activate the community to drive transition
towards a circular economy in Uruguay and the region.


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2 DAYS
7 and 8 September
LATU Auditorium
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20 TALKS
3 blocks, more than 20 presenters, 3 keynote speakers.
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2 WORKSHOPS
For experts, under previous application. Max. 40 participants each.
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DIALOGUES
With international and national experts.
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DEMO AREA
Prototypes & circular models.
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NETWORKING
Civil society, government, companies and academia.
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ORGANIZAN:
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Thematic Areas

What do we want?

  • Offer knowledge and concrete tools to understand the future of economy under a circular production model.
  • Boost new regulatory frameworks and the design of a roadmap towards CE for Uruguay 2030. Create synergies and partnerships between national and international actors in CE.
  • Awaken and detect the new national and regional investments to make viable and scalable the circular development model.
  • Create a community of people, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs that are willing to redesign processes, products & circular business models.
  • Inspire with real cases & circular business models from Uruguay, the region & the world.
  • Show the impacts and challenges of the path towards circular economy & how can different actors work to make it viable.

SPEAKERS

Ken
Webster

ENGLAND


Head of Innovation, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
SEE BIO

Stafford
Lloyd

WALES


Systems and Sustainability Engineer. Riversimple. Ex Rolls-Royce
SEE BIO

María José
González

URUGUAY


Project Coordinator at Biovalor, implemented by MIEM, MVOTMA and MGAP
SEE BIO

Stephan
Sicars

GERMANY


Director of the Environment Branch, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
SEE BIO

Alejandro
Nario

URUGUAY


National Director of Environment - Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment (MVOTMA)
SEE BIO

Álvaro
García

URUGUAY


Director at OPP (Uruguayan Office for Planning and Budget)
SEE BIO

Alexandre
Lemille

FRANCE


Founder at Wizeimpact and Co-founder of the African Circular Economy Network (ACE Network)
SEE BIO

Philippa
Roberts

ENGLAND


Co-founder and CEO at Binit, Head of Circular Economy at WRc plc.
SEE BIO

Fernando
Fontán

URUGUAY


President of the Uruguayan Technological Laboratory (LATU)
SEE BIO

Manuel
Albaladejo

SPAIN


Head of the United Nations for Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay
SEE BIO

Petar
Ostojic

CHILE


CEO at Neptuno Pumps and Executive Director at Centro de Innovación y Economía Circular (CIEC)
SEE BIO

Kari
Herlevi

FINLAND


Project Director, Circular Economy at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund)
SEE BIO

Elisa
Tonda

ITALY


Head of the Consumption and Production Unit, Resources and Markets Branch of the Economy Division at United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
SEE BIO

Carlos
Scheel

MEXICO


Professor Emeritus in Innovation, Technological Strategy and Sustainability. EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey
SEE BIO

Andrea
Nicolaj

ITALY


Head of the Economy and Trade Sector of the Delegation of the European Union in Uruguay
SEE BIO

Weber
Amaral

BRAZIL


Professor at University of Sao Paulo - ESALQ (Superior School of Agriculture Luis de Queiroz) and Farmer
SEE BIO

Nicola
Cerantola

ITALY


Founder and director of Ecologing. Consultant and Researcher in Ecodesign, Entrepreneurship and Circular Economy. UNEP Expert in Green Economy
SEE BIO

Alberto
Hernández

URUGUAY


Environmental Manager at Lanas Trinidad and Director at Praxis Lab
SEE BIO

Martin
Scholten

NETHERLANDS


Director of General Animal Sciences and member of the Board of Directors at the Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
SEE BIO

Kevin
De Cuba

ARUBA


Director at Americas Sustainable Development Foundation (ASDF) and Founder at Circular Economy Platform for the Americas
SEE BIO
 
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Carina
Novarese

PRESENTER


Manager of digital contents for El Observador
SEE BIO
SIDE EVENTS:
The challenge is to feed the world under a cyclical model that values ​​ecosystem services by creating virtuous, regenerative and resilient business models.

Goal: To identify opportunities and key actors to boost the road towards a circular food production in Uruguay.
Opportunities: dairy, livestock, citrus, food waste.
Methodologies: Design Thinking for industrial symbiosis design, systemic businesses, recirculation of nutrients and water.

Facilitators:
María José González (Biovalor)
Giselle Della Mea (innodriven)

This workshop will be of more benefit to:
  • Food producers, retailers, purchasers
  • Entrepreneurs and technicians related to the industry
  • Creators of public policies
Business models define our cities. The challenge of reaching circularity in a city depends on the design of public policies and the attitude of its businesses.

Goal: To experiment with business models for industry 4.0 and solid waste, to understand how to design circular value propositions using the active resources flows in our cities.
Opportunities: waste as a resource, digitization, industry 4.0, product as a service, smart cities, employment generation.
Methodologies: Design Thinking for circular business models design.

Facilitators:
Philippa Roberts (BINIT)
Delfina Zagarzazú (innodriven).

This workshop will be of more benefit to:
  • Businessmen and women looking for innovation
  • Professionals and entrepreneurs in industry 4.0 and waste
  • Creators of public policies

The impact of Circular Economy in the Sustainable Development Goals

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See the event's preliminary agenda, with the schedule and speakers for each Block. Subject to change.