International Seminar on Circular Economy

Marko Mälly - 21.11.2018

Date: Friday 1. February 2019 at 9.00 – 14.00
Venue: Congress and Concert Centre Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu 7, FI-15140 Lahti

An international seminar in Lahti brings together actors from Finland and Baltic Sea area to learn about the most recent topics in the circular economy. How could actions at regional level become a part of the solution to global problems? What is the role of regions? What kind of barriers are there in the way to profitable circular economy business? The seminar provides an understanding of these questions and more. The topic is addressed at European, Nordic and Finnish level. Good practices in the field of circular economy are presented as well.

Registration   Practical info/hotel booking Programme

Have a look at the seminar programme and register by the 17th January! Please note, that lunch is not included in the seminar programme.

The event is organised by Interreg Europe -project BIOREGIO and the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme in co-operation with the energy working group of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission.

On the previous day 31. January 2019 a conference on Future of Europe will be organised in the Congress and Concert Centre Sibelius Hall. For further information and registration please visit www.paijat-hame.fi/tapahtumat/future-of-europe-conference/

Seminar programme: 

8.30–9.00 Coffee

9.15 European Union enabling circular economy

Heidi Hautala, MEP

9.45 Circular economy: Nordic experiences and policy recommendations

Jukka Teräs, Senior Research Fellow, Nordregio

10.15 Update of the Finnish circular economy roadmap – what is next?

Mika Sulkinoja, leading expert (carbon-neutral circular economy), The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

11.00–12.15 Lunch (not included in the seminar programme)

12.00 Regional roadmap towards circular economy in Päijät-Häme

Regional Council of Päijät-Häme / Lahti University of Applied Sciences

12.15 The experience on value-chain mapping and its relevance for circular economy

Jerker Johnson, Regional Council of Otrobothnia / Interreg Baltic Sea project LARS

12.30 Finnish circular economy business case: Ilona Liukkonen, Product portfolio manager, St1

12.45 Finnish circular economy business case: Kati Tuominen, Marketing and business development manager, Purkupiha

13.00 Sustainable business models and consumer services of circular economy: Maria Antikainen, Principal scientist, VTT

13.15 Panel discussion: How to overcome obstacles in the way of a circular economy?

13.50 Conclusion

14.00 End of proceedings


Anne Heimonen, the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
Gsm: +358-(0)44-3719461
E-mail: anne.heimonen@paijat-hame.fi

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