EU Circular Businesses Conference - Brussels 26 September 2018 - In collaboration with European Commission Business Bridge Europe - Partners : The European Consumer Organisation European Environmental Bureau Covestro Royal DSM Indra Lenzing Saint Gobain SUEZ


EU Circular Businesses Conference

Charlemagne Building - Brussels 26 September 2018

Sustainable Products in a Circular Economy

Preliminary Draft Programme
  • Sep 26,
  • 11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee Break

  • 13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch Break

  • 14.30 – 16.00 | Parallel Working Sessions
    Second Round

    Empowering consumers in support of circular economy

    Many consumers wish to support the transition to a circular economy, but need an adequate legal framework and the right information to make the right decisions. This information would need to take account of the full product life cycle and be reliable. False green claims must be countered so that producers that really offer more durable, repairable, sustainable products are rewarded. Where, when and how should this information be made available, and by whom? Is further action EU or national level required and, if so, in what way?

    Remanufacturing and upgrading products

    Remanufacturing offers potential to keep products in the loop by restoring their functionality and updating them to keep up with product innovation. Europe has a strong position in this area and there is large potential in terms of growth and jobs. How can this sector be fully enabled to fulfil the key role it has to play in the circular economy?

    Circular products in the digital age

    Digitalisation and the transition to a circular economy are two megatrends with clear potential for synergies, but do we unlock this potential? With the onset of the Internet of things and other digital developments, more and more products and devices will be connected. Can hardware and software stay compatible and upgradeable to guarantee long product lifetimes and cybersecurity?

  • 16:00 – 16:15 | Coffee Break

Circular Businesses Conference

Brussels - 26 September 2018
Charlemagne Building

Organised in collaboration with

Business Bridge Europe

Organising Entity
Registered office: 205 Rue Belliard
1040 Brussels, Belgium