Circular Economy Innovation the Focus for April 29 Sustainability Dialogue Livestream Event


Want to learn more about the circular economy and how industry and government are fostering growth for this transformative concept? Don’t miss Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Dialogue on April 29th. It’s your opportunity to hear from some leading experts on this trending topic. You can attend in person (registration information below), or watch via livestream from 8am to 10am.

Replacing today’s take-make-dispose economy with one that is restorative by design, the circular economy is gaining significant traction globally as a game changing concept that can redefine our relationship with resources and energy while stimulating innovation and job creation. But how can businesses benefit from pursuing circular economy approaches? And what are the opportunities for businesses, policy makers, and citizens in Canada?

Subject matter experts from Canada and the Netherlands will share ideas on how to scale up circular economy activity in Canada. Hear what is happening in Canada through the National Zero Waste Council. Learn how and why the Netherlands is embracing the circular economy at scale and about circular opportunities in industrial symbiosis and the built environment.

Wednesday April 29, 2015
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
SFU Segal Centre
500 Granville Street, Vancouver

Register now!


Moderator: ​Vanessa Timmer – Board Member, National Zero Waste Council, and Co-Founder/Executive Director, One Earth – Bio



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Opening Remarks: Derek Corrigan, Vice-Chair Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee, Mayor City of Burnaby – Bio




b-macdonaldBrock Macdonald, Vice Chair, National Zero Waste Council and Co-lead of the Circular Economy Working Group; Chief Executive Officer, Recycling Council of BC – Bio


Jan Douwe Kroeske, Dutch Radio and TV producer and presenter and founder of multi-media sustainability platform and travelling summer festival: SummerLabb – Bio



gerbenGerben van Straaten, CEO, Walas – Bio




luke smeatonLuke Smeaton, Acting Executive Director, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre – Bio




Stephanie BertelsClosing Remarks: Stephanie Bertels, Associate Professor, SFU Beedie School of Business – Bio




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