Conference Schedule

EPPC 2021 | 23rd to 25th of April

Thanks for participating in EPPC 2021!

Below, you can find the schedule of the last EPPC. From the 23rd to the 25th of April, we streamed our conference from Berlin to the world enabling people around the globe to participate in the first online EPPC.

The report and conference videos will be available soon.

Friday
23.4.

Saturday
24.4.

Sunday
25.4.

Friday 23.4.

17:00

Opening Ceremony

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Coming Full Circle

We will kick-off our conference with an introduction by the EPPC team and some welcome words by the IPLI foundation. After that we are looking forward to an opening keynote by Andrè Confiado.

André Confiado

André Confiado

UNEP

Timothy Reno

Timothy Reno

IPLI Foundation

Lucrezia Flavia Ferretti

Lucrezia Flavia Ferretti

EPPC 2021

Christian Groeber

Christian Groeber

EPPC 2021

Tobias Palmowski

Tobias Palmowski

EPPC

18:15

Film Screening

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Honeyland - Filmscreening and Q&A with the Director

Honeyland is a truly beautiful movie, where Ljuobmir Stefanov, Tamara Kotvska and their small crew follow Europe’s last female wild-beekeeper, Hatidze Muratove. She’s as pure as the honey she gathers from her wild hives, and her surroundings are as bountiful as they are rugged. In a deserted mountain village, with neither electricity nor running water, she looks after her bedridden mother.
In this extraordinary setting, Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov produced a stunningly filmed, intimate portrait, in which the protagonists often seem to behave as if they’re unobserved. This screening is organised together with Cinema Politica  and we are thrilled to announce that director Ljubomir and circular economy expert Christopher Brosse will be joining us for a Q&A.

Friday
23.4.

Saturday
24.4.

Sunday
25.4.

Saturday 24.4.

10:00

Digitalisation Keynote

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Circular Economy and Digitalization

The Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee and CEO of the Green Economy Foundation will introduce us into the correlations of circularity and the accelerating digitalization.

Cilian Lohan

Cilian Lohan

EESC

10:40

Digitalisation Panel Discussion

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How can digitalisation accelerate the transition to a circular economy?

Different stakeholders will discuss the current influence of digitalisation on the circular transition and which policies are needed to accelerate this transition in a sustainable manner.

Adriana Neligan

Adriana Neligan

German Economic Institute

Joan Marc Simon

Joan Marc Simon

Zero Waste Europe

Shahriare Mahmood

Shahriare Mahmood

Spinnova Oy

Rozalina Petrova

Rozalina Petrova

European Commission

12:10

Startup Discussion

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Unlocking the potential of digitalisation for circularity - how can startups help?

Six startup founders will present the work they are carrying out in different industries, for example construction, textile industry, and waste management. How do they use digital tools, and how do these help them in fostering the transition to a more circular economy?

Dominik Campanella

Dominik Campanella

Co-Founder @ Concular

Friedrich Köser

Friedrich Köser

CEO & Co-Founder @ Green Circle

Henning Gillberg

Henning Gillberg

Founder & CEO @ Repamanera

Matija Zulj

Matija Zulj

CEO Agrivi

Matthias Potthast

Matthias Potthast

Co-Founder & Managing Director @ Relevo

Petros Timotheu

Petros Timotheu

Founder @ iCEEP

13:30

Networking

Hopin Networking Stage

Lunch Break and Networking

Get a meal, get a drink, make connections and talk with our experts and peers. Use the Lunch Break and network with our experts and fellows interested in the Circular Economy.

15:00

Global Trade Panel Discussion

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Becoming Circular around the globe: How can Latin America and Europe benefit from a regional alliance?

What are the main challenges Latin America faces in its transition to a circular model? In this section we will see what efforts have been, are and will be relevant for a transition of other regions in the world. The focus will be on Latin America, and on how regional alliances can support access to financing by governments and the business sector to mobilise resources for innovation.

Mike Oliveira

Mike Oliveira

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Karolina Zazvorkova

Karolina Zazvorkova

European Commission

Petar Ostojic

Petar Ostojic

Center of Innovation Chile

16:30

Global Trade – Workshops

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Workshop Session 1

Together with Circular Berlin, the workshops on Saturday aternoon will focus on circularity at the Product and Business Levels.

19:00

Social Evening 

gathertown

Social Evening on Gathertown

For everyone, who didn’t yet have enough of the conference and sitting in front of the screen all day, we will have a gathertown map open to socialize and network with other participants.

Friday
23.4.

Saturday
24.4.

Sunday
25.4.

Sunday 25.4.

10:00

Circular Cities – Workshop

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Workshop Session 2

Together with Circular Berlin, the workshops on Sunday morning will focus on circular systems from a local as well as a global perspective.

12:15

Circular Cities Keynote

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Circular Cities in the 21st Century

Berlin’s Permanent Secretary for the Environment and Climate Protection will give an insight into the city’s journey towards zero waste and circularity, and which successful activities can be applied to other cities.

Stefan Tidow

Stefan Tidow

Berlin’s Senate

13:00

Circular cities Panel Discussion

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Circular Cities

Stakeholders from Circular Cities initiatives around the globe will share their insights into policy components of city-level circular transitions. Participants will find out why it is crucially important to focus on circular policies at an urban municipality level, specifically in regards to the translation of the SDGs to local-level implementation.

Fedra Vanhuyse

Fedra Vanhuyse

Stockhol Environment Institute

Georg Hubmann

Georg Hubmann

Circular Berlin

Jasmin Miah

Jasmin Miah

ICLEI

Oriana Romano

Oriana Romano

OECD

Piyush Dhawan

Piyush Dhawan

the circular collective

14:30

Final Wrap Up

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Final Wrap Up

On Sunday afternoon our conference will already be over. But before that we will reflect on the three days with you and present the main takeaways.