Circular Valley® Forum I Nov. 18th, 2022
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Circular Valley® - Birthplace of the 5th industrial revolution
Organized by the Circular Valley® Foundation
  • Friday, November 18th, 2022
    10:00 - 17:00 CET Conference

    18:00 CET Reception
    19:00 CET Festive Dinner
  • Historical Townhall Wuppertal
    Johannisberg 40,
    42103 Wuppertal, Germany
Conference Program
09:30 CET
09:30 CET
Reception
10:00 - 11:30 CET
10:00 - 11:30 CET
Plenum
  • Welcome/Introduction, Overview of Main Emission Streams, Global Gap Report
  • Challenges from a business perspective
  • Current scientific/technological developments
  • Regulatory developments
11:45 - 13:00 CET
11:45 - 13:00 CET
Forums
Forum I: Science/Technology
  • Most relevant new scientific frameworks
  • Development towards perfect cycles - advances in different material categories
  • Technologies to remedy the environmental damage already caused by open cycles

Forum II: Regulatory developments
  • Implementation of the European Union Circular Economy Action Plan
  • (Financial) impact on a variety of industries, taxonomy: access to finance
  • International perspective - comparable action plans in non-European countries
13:00 - 14:00 CET
13:00 - 14:00 CET
Networking lunch
+ All day Circular Valley® Club for Founders, Sponsors and Circular Valley® members
14:00 - 15:15 CET
14:00 - 15:15 CET
Forums
Forum III: Customer acceptance and communication of circular economy
  • Customer willingness-to-pay for circular business models
  • Leaders in communication
  • Communication of the circular economy idea

Forum IV: Potentials for companies and cities
  • Circularity and local/regional business models
  • Role of local funding
  • New business models of the circular economy and cross-value chain collaboration
15:30 - 17:00 CET
15:30 - 17:00 CET
Closing panel, plenum
Opportunities of the circular economy nationally and internationally
17:00 CET
17:00 CET
End of conference program
Festive dinner
Musical accompaniment by
the Wuppertal Symphonic Orchestra
18:00 CET
18:00 CET
Reception
19:00 CET
19:00 CET
Dinner
  • Greeting
  • Circular Economy Icons
  • Business Best Practices
  • Panel of Circular Valley® Founders and Sponsors
  • Circular Economy Trailblazers
  • Arts and Circular Economy
  • Cross Country Collaboration
21:45 CET
21:45 CET
Dessert and entertainment program
in a relaxed atmosphere in the different halls of the Historical Town Hall, informal networking
24:00 CET
24:00 CET
Midnight Snacks
Historical Townhall Wuppertal
Johannisberg 40,
42103 Wuppertal, Germany



We recommend traveling by public transportation (200m from the MAIN TRAIN STATION, or STADTHALLE bus stop).

Should you be travelling by car, you will find parking spaces (and an underground car park) between the Historische Stadthalle, the Schwimmoper swimming pool and the Vienna House Easy Wuppertal Hotel, as well as in the multi-storey car park on the "Johannisberg" road as described in the route map mentioned below. Additional options for parking, as well as directions can be found there as well.

Car park and Multi-Storey Car Park Südstrasse
with direct access to the Historische Stadthalle
Südstraße 26
42103 Wuppertal GERMANY

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Speakers and panelists
The Circular Valley® Forum will bring together top-decision makers at board level from a large variety of industries. Besides the interaction in the conference format and over dinner, there will also be opportunities for bilateral talks.
  • Hendrik Wüst
    Prime Minister
    North-Rhine Westphalia
    Foto: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann
  • Mona Neubaur
    Minister of the Economy and Climate
    North-Rhine Westphalia
    Foto: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann
  • Oliver Krischer
    Minister of the Environment
    North-Rhine Westphalia
    Foto: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann
  • Dr. Dorothee Becker
    CEO
    Gebr. Becker GmbH
  • Andre and Iris Bovenkamp
    Managing Partners
    Huehoco
  • Liam Condon
    CEO
    Johnson Matthey
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Doetsch
    Director
    Fraunhofer UMSICHT
  • Saori Dubourg
    Member of the Board

    BASF

    Foto: BASF SE
  • Dr. Ralf Düssel
    Chairman Plastics Europe Germany, Senior Vice President
    Evonik
  • Dr. Martin Eisenhut
    Managing Partner Dach
    Kearney
  • Dr. Andreas Eurich
    CEO
    Barmenia Insurance Group
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick
    President
    Wuppertal Institute
  • Eckhard Forst
    Chairman of the Board
    NRW Bank

    Foto: Christian Lord Otto
  • Dr. Dirk Gratzel
    CEO
    GreenZero
  • Markus Hilkenbach
    CEO
    Wuppertaler Stadtwerke
  • Jürgen Hingsen
    Olympic Games Medalist (Decathlon)
  • Jochen Jehmlich
    CEO
    Societé Générale Equipment Finance
  • Arndt G. Kirchhoff
    Chairman
    Unternehmer NRW
  • Dr. Johannes Kirchhoff
    CEO

    Kirchhoff Group
  • Lauren Kjeldsen
    Member of the Executive Board,
    President Smart Materials
    Evonik
  • Dr. Matthias Koehler
    Ministerial Director (SME and Start-up Financing)
    Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection
  • Philipp Krohn
    Journalist
    FAZ

    Foto: Frank Roeth
  • Dr. Michael Kuhndt
    Managing Director
    Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Joachim Lachmuth
    Editor
    WDR
    "Sendung mit der Maus"
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner
    Director
    Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
  • Lothar Leuschen
    Chefredakteur
    Westdeutsche Zeitung
  • Serena Lin
    Member of the Board
    Bayer AG
  • Natalie Mekelburger
    CEO

    Coroplast
  • Dr. Arnd Nenstiel
    Global Head Agricultural Policy & Stakeholder Affairs
    Bayer AG I Division Crop Science
  • Mattia Pellegrini
    Head of Unit "From Waste to Resources"

    DG Environment, European Commission

  • Ralf Putsch
    Managing Director
    Knipex

    Foto: Malte Reiter
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Renner
    Director
    Fraunhofer UMSICHT
  • Dr. Thomas Rodemann
    Managing Partner
    Vorwerk
  • Dr. Sven Schade
    Policy Officer
    Green Deal integration,
    European Commission
  • Thomas Schmidt
    CEO
    Haniel
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind
    Lord Mayor, Wuppertal
  • HA Schult
    Artist
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr
    Director IGB-2 Plant Sciences

    Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Klaus Töpfer
    Former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Michael Wiener
    CEO
    Grüner Punkt/DSD
  • Dr. Henning Wilts
    Director of Division Circular Economy
    Wuppertal Institut
  • Gunther Wölfges
    CEO
    Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal
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Partners

If you are a Circular Valley® partner, please contact us.
Scholarship

If you would like to participate in the Forum and lack the financial means, please write to:
event@circular-valley.org