2-3 of September:

    The congress starts with a online interactive programme and is organised in a way that will ensure a maximum of interaction between participants, several break-out sessions and a market lounge in which specific ideas can be discussed in small groups. 

    Moreover, Expo Area and One to One lounge remain open throughout the Congress. 

    Last but not least, there will be seven ‘Country rooms’ open throughout the congress where delegates can go to speak to others in their own language - Poland, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark & Rest of the world).


    Wednesday 2 September

    08.00 CET– Conference reception opens to delegates for familiarisation and technical help desk.


    09.00 CET Welcome (Main Stage)

    Agnieszka Sznyk, President of the Board, INNOWO

    09.05 CET (Main Stage)

    Current state and pathways forward for the circular economy and procurement - Joan Prummel, International Advisor Circular Economy, Rijkswaterstaat.

    09.15 CET (Main Stage)

    Keynote Address to Congress - Walter Stahel, Founder and Director at the Product- Life Institute.

    09.30 CET (Main Stage)

    Thanks and introduction to workshop sessions - Joan Prummel


    Workshop Session Round 1

    09.40 CET (Session rooms)

    Delegates enter their chosen workshop (choice to be confirmed)


    • Workshop 1: ICLEI: Circular procurement for beginners by Ashleigh Mc Lennan, Sustainable Economy and Procurement Officer at ICLEI;
    • Workshop 2: Intel on Circular Economy as a Way to Reignite the Post- Covid-19 Economy, Kaspar Nielsen, Cluster Excellence;
    • Workshop 3: EcoDesign and procurement by Conrad Dorer (German Environment Agency);
    • Workshop 4: Poland; pilot study on school catering within StratKit project - prof. Ewa Rembiałkowska, Doc. Renata Kazimierczak, mgr Rita Góralska- Walczak (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), mgr Piotr Masłowski, Deputy Mayor of the City of Rybnik;
    • Workshop 5: Incorporating circular economy principles into IT procurement, Dmytro Kapotia, Stefan Carlberg, TCO Development;
    • Workshop 6: Research state of the art for CPP, Alberto Huerta Morales and Hanna Salmenperä, Katrina Alhola; Research outcomes: Aalborg University, SYKE;
    • Workshop 7: Supporting circular procurement for construction, furniture and ICTs (ProCirc and LCA4Regions), Philippe Micheaux Naudet, ACR+, Melody Van den Acker, Circular Flanders
    • Workshop 8: Danish Effort for green procurement, Rune Buchdal Nielsen, Danish Ministry of Environment and Food
    • Workshop 9: Mervyn Jones, UN One Planet Network, Director, Sustainable Global Resources
    • Workshop 10: The EU and Danish Ecolabels of environmental excellence and their importance in the circular economy by Rikke Dreyer, Chief Consultant at Ecolabel Denmark


    10.25 CET (Main stage)

    Delegates reconvene at main stage for the Introduction to ‘One to One’ networking and coffee break - Joan Prummel.


    One to One

    10.30 CET (One to One)

    Delegates mix in the ‘One to One’ lounge, coffee break

     10.45 CET (Main stage)

    Welcome from Emanuelle Marie, DG Environment EU & Introduction from Sebastian Hentsch, Interreg Baltic Sea Region

    CPP Overview (Part 1)

    11.00 CET (Main Stage)

    Welcome back and introduction to CPP Project Session - Agnieszka Sznyk.

    11.05 CET (Main Stage)

    CPP Project Overview - Emile Bruls, Rijkswaterstaat

    11.15 CET (Main Stage)

    Main findings and lessons from Aalborg pilot - Birgitte Krebs Schleemann Environment and Energy Office of the City of Aalborg.

    11.30 CET (Main Stage)

    Main lessons from the research on the CircularPP project: state of the art on circular procurement, circular business models and alternative business models - Alberto Huerta Morales and Hanna Salmenpera Aalborg University SYKE

    11.35 CET (Main Stage)

    Thanks and introduction to the Expo Area  - Agnieszka Sznyk

    Expo Area 

    11.40 CET (Expo Area)

    Delegates explore the Expo Area 


    Close day 1

    12.15 CET (Main Stage)

    Review of the day and introduction to day 2 - Joan Prummel.

    Expo Area and One to One lounge remain open until 16.00


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    Co-organised by the Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands and INNOWO from Poland

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