Circular Series: Circular collaboration opportunities in the United Arabic Emirates

Dubai and online | 19th of October 2021

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To jointly support the implementation of the UAE’s recently launched Circular Economy Policy and make use of a post Covid-19 ‘build back better momentum’, the Consulate-General and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, alongside the Dutch Sustainability Group in the UAE supported by Holland Circular Hotspot, are pleased to invite you to ‘The Circular Economy Series’.

Date and time of the event: Tuesday October 19th, 15.00 – 16.00 CET / 17.00 – 18.00 GST


Register to join digitally!

The first event of the series will bring together key players in the local value chains of plastics & packaging, and energy to take the next steps in creating a circular economy in the UAE. Sharing local and Dutch innovations, the event aims to create partnership and opportunities for future collaboration.

Interested parties from both The Netherlands and the UAE region are welcome to digitally attend this event. It will be live streamed from the Netherlands Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020.

To join, please register for the virtual environment of DutchDubai here. After your registration, you can find this session in the calendar and attend.

Programme in CET

15.00 Official word of welcome
H.E. Lody Embrechts Netherlands Ambassador in the United Arabic Emirates

15.02 Opening session
Mr. Freek van Eijk, Managing Director Holland Circular Hotspot (moderator)

15.04 Introduction and background Dutch Sustainability Group
Ms. Stefanie Schachtschabel, Initiator and spokesperson Dutch Sustainability Group

15.06 Keynote speech on circular economy policy
H.E. Aisha Al Abdooli, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Green Development and Climate Change Sector, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)

15.11 Video contribution ‘The Dutch transition to a CE and long term collaboration with the Gulf region’
H.E. Roald Laperre, Netherlands Vice Minister for the Environment

15.15 Panel discussion
– H.E. Aisha Al Abdooli, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Green Development and Climate Change SectorMOCCAE
– Mr. Sanjiv Kakkar, Executive Vice President Unilever MENA, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus & Turkey
– Mr. Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Signify
– Mr. Ajay Narain, General Manager LeasePlan Emirates

15.50 NLinBusiness’ Dutch Virtual Gateway Experience

15.55 Wrap-up
15.45 End time