Click here to sign up for the launch

Venue: 15 Hatfields, South Bank, London, SE1 8DJ

This full-day event led by Circular London will bring together a wide range of organisations excited by the prospect of creative collaboration for a more circular city. Join us as we host conversations with panels of experts and showcase some of the brightest and best circular businesses in the capital. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves, get stuck in and make connections. The day is all about what we can achieve together.

** we are excited to announce that Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics, will be speaking **

The event marks the official launch of Circular Economy Week, back for a second year, 10th – 14th June. Known for its creativity and innovation, London is home to some of the most exciting developments in the emerging ‘circular economy’. The capital is becoming a hotbed of opportunity for entrepreneurs and established businesses creating value through better management of resources and new approaches to product design, manufacturing and services.

Click here to sign up for the launch

The London Waste and Recycling Board’s Circular London programme is leading the way in accelerating a circular economy approach.  We are building a strong community of businesses and organisations working together to deliver a more resilient, resource-efficient economy. Join us at this launch event on 10th June and at venues across the city during the rest of the week to find out more about how your business could benefit from circular design thinking and collaboration opportunities in London.


09:00     Registration and Networking

Session 1:

09:30     An Introduction from Cllr. Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council

09:50     Policy focus: CirCE update from Andrea Crump

10:10     Panel 1 “Enabling the tranistion. A view from the sectors that will play a key role in enabling the circular economy”

              Andrew Dunwoody, Greater London Authority

              Mateo Dugand, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

              Oliver Richards, MMC Ventures

11:05     Accelerator Pitches: Biohm and Sustainability Cloud

11:15     Tea, Coffee and Networking

Session 2:

11:45     Collaborative  Exercise   Short sharp networking exercise design to get people talking to lots of different people.

12:30     Lunch

Session 3:

13:30     Key Note: Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics

14:00     Accelerator Pitches: QFlow and Rapiere

14:10     Panel 2 Circular Buildings and Constructing Circular Cities

               Gilli Hobbs, BRE

               Chris Brown, Igloo

               Nitesh Magdani, BAM

               Mark Edwards, Heathrow

15:00     Tea, Coffee and Networking

Session 4:

15:30     Accelerator Pitches: GlobalHom and Chip[s] Board

15:40     Panel 3 Circular Design and Innovation in Fashion

              Josie Warden, RSA

              Dr Mark Sumner, University of Leeds

              Eve Kekeh, Bundlee

              Patrick Eve, ZigZag

16:40     Closing Remarks – Phil Guthrie


This event is supported by Environmental Media Group