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#circularNEXT North America Series Kickoff & Episode 1

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Two Global Trends Collide to Build Back Better our Economies: The Digital Transformation and the Circular Economy Transition. Join Us!

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A Digital transformation was well on its way before COVID19 hit. With the global Lock-downs this trend has just accelerated. The Circular Economy is the way to reset our economies, create new jobs, and tackle the climate crisis.

The mix of conditions for scalability have never been better. The European Green Deal and the new Biden agenda to address the Climate Crisis, will benefit enormously from Ai, Blockchain, IoT, Edge Computing and other technologies as drivers to disrupt linear models and innovate towards promoting a just transition to an inclusive Circular Economy.

This is the first of our monthly #circularNEXT North America Series. An official side event building the conversation towards the World Circular Economy Forum from September 13-15 in Toronto Canada

PROGRAM (All times are CST)

9.00AM

Welcome Remarks & Launch ICE Initiative

Humberto Olivo – President Innovation Texas

Ariel Viosca – Co-Founder International Circular Economy Initiative (ICE)

9.10AM

KEYNOTE

Aligning the Green and Digital Transitions

Annika Hedberg – Head of Programme | Europe Policy Centre

9.30AM

PANEL #1

Why Digital and Circular Now? Opportunities for a Global Recovery

Katherine Whalen - Founder of Getting in the Loop. Research Institutes of Sweden RISE

Elin Bergman - Co-Founder Nordic Circular Hotspot

Walter Stahel - Founder & Director The Product-Life Institute Geneva and renowned best selling author

Paul Shorthouse - Managing Director, Circular Economy Leadership Coalition Canada

Beatriz Luz - Founder & CEO Exchange for Change Brazil

10.30AM

PANEL #2

Circular Economy Transition. Technology and Data Driven

Jennifer Von Der Heydt - Founder & CEO loop-it Sweden

Annika Hedberg – Head of Programme | Europe Policy Centre

Saman Sarbazvatan - Asociate Dean & COO, Circular Economy Research Center, Ecole des Ponts Paris

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