Circular Valley® Forum I Nov. 18th, 2022
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Circular Valley® - Birthplace of the 5th industrial revolution
Top decision makers from Bonn and Münster, Berlin and Brussels, London and Munich, and beyond.


Politics, Industry, Science, Civil Society.
  • 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
Registration start: September 13th, 2022