The first and largest ever event for the Circular Economy

The first and largest ever event for the Circular Economy

The interest in the Circular Economy is tremendous: over 7000 attendees have already registered to attend the Resource event taking place at London’s ExCel from March 4 – 6, 2014

TextileFuture’s Newsletter of December 12, 2013 has been providing the whereabouts of the Circular Economy.

The huge interest, in what is Europe’s first event dedicated to develop the Circular Economy, is a sign that the world’s most forward thinking brands are now actively seeking to unlock the commercial and environmental benefits that more sustainable business models have to offer. The event will see some of the world’s best known brands, including M&S Marks and Spencer, Jaguar Land Rover, HP, P&G Procter and Gamble, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, SITA UK. They all come together to develop new thinking around the way view design, manufacture and sell products, so that materials can be recovered at the end of life, avoiding landfill.

Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SITA UK stated: “I am really delighted to have the opportunity to speak at this even and share ideas with so many other forward looking organisations and business leaders. Clearly, judging the large number of people who have already pre-registered for this event, the idea of a process based approach to increase sustainability and the circular economy is an essential topic for many businesses.

Ed Lawson, co-Founder of the event commented: “we are very proud to have such an amazing line up of speakers coming together in London (UK) in March. For the first time visitors to the event willo be able to hear from over 100 thought leaders, representing DS Smith, IKEA, Kingfisher, Samsung, eBai Inc., Nokia, Coca Cola Entreprises, National Grid, Toyota, Biffa and H&M Hennes &Mauritz; the Institute of the Circular Economy, and Product Life Institute, all of whom are committed to finding practical ways in which they can develop more sustainable business models.

Conference Chair, Professor Rob Holdway, welcomes the refreshing approach to the event, by saying: “this is, crucially, not another sustainability event. It’s a real chance for companies to work out how they can benefit from new models, where new opportunities for profit are, and how they can take what might be first steps towards a circular economy.”

The full programme can be had from the first link below and everyone can register to attend free of charge.

The conference is organised by UBM Live, a division of UBM plc, a global marketing and communication services company, informing markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print with a staff of 6500 in more than 30 countries and organised into specialist teams, which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. UBM Live, the global events-led marking and communications company, connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Ecobuild, Medtec, CPhl, IFSEC, Food Ingredients, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others. UBM Live’s exhibitions, conferences, award programmes, publications, websites, training and certification programmes form an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.



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