World Circular Economy Forum 2019

June 04, 2019

The World Circular Economy Forum 2019 in Helsinki, hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, brought together over 2,200 key circular economy thinkers and doers from around the world.

On Monday 3 June we kicked off the forum together with Circle Economy and 12 Circular Hotspots from around the world with the side session: Scaling up circular economy in cities. Read the blog of Freek van Eijk (HCH) and Hayley Bagnall (Circle Economy) about the outcomes: Scaling up circular cities.

Holland Circular Hotspot had a great spot at the meeting point in the expo area, together with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Finland! Check out our video Let’s make the circular shift together!

At the WCEF Grand Opening Minister for the Environment, Stientje van Veldhoven, talked about ‘Scaling up – global solutions’. On June 4 she spoke at the side session on metrics and data: “It would be fantastic if we could agree an international approach for monitoring the circular economy.” Find her full speech here.


Circular Hotspots at the WCEF

Stimulating circular hubs and hotspots to collaborate promises to accelerate time to market for new economic initiatives, give a boost to innovation and bring solutions for the societal goals within reach.

Freek van Eijk, Director Holland Circular Hotspot