20 jun
- 22 jun
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

This three-day event will offer a forum for debate, exchange, face-to-face meetings and networking on circular economy for 200 delegates from Europe and beyond.

From 20 to 22 June 2017, participants will hear from high-level government and industry leaders about how to turn challenges into opportunities by embracing the circular economy as a key lever for sustainable growth and profitability.

The last day of the event, focused on the co-creation of a finance system supporting the circular economy transition, will be held at the European Investment Bank. Detailed programme of the day:

Co-creation of a finance system supporting the circular economy transition

Registration and welcome coffee

Welcome address and opening statement about the role of the EIB in the circular economy

  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank

Update by the European Commission on recent developments in the circular economy

  • Missiga Pavel, Head of Eco-Innovation, DG for Research and Innovation

Real case presentation(s) on transition experiences and financing challenges

  • BNP Paribas Paris – Emmanuelle Aubertel, Director Sustainable Finance
  • Astron – René Oly, Innovation Manager

Interactive panel


  • Shirin Wheeler, EIB Senior Press officer, former BBC Europe correspondent


  • EIB - Shiva Dustdar, Head of Innovation Finance Advisory
  • KPMG - Patrick Wies, Partner Head of Corporate, Industry and Public Sector
  • BIL - Daniel Haag, Head of Structured Finance & Syndication
  • DLL/Rabobank - Egbert de Jong, Vice Director Strategy & Product development
  • Capricorn Venture Partners - Jos Peeters, Managing Partner

Pitching companies:

  • Black Bear Carbon – Rik Leunissen, Head of Marketing, Sales and R&D
  • Soil Care – Robert van Boesschoten, Manager Marketing & Distribution
  • InOpSys – Steven De Laet, Managing Director

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