Program

The challenge of a low carbon and circular society is well known. With a view to the post-2020 era, WRF2019 takes stock of solutions and practices undertaken by many actors in society to move from a linear and fossil to a circular and low carbon economy. Where are the opportunities, what works, what does not, and why?
Thematic ‘Global Sessions’, with inspiring voices from leading experts will set the scene on key topics. Interactive workshops will allow to dive deeper into selected topics. Networking events and site visits are an integral part of the program.

PROGRAM

Sunday 24 February

20:00 - . . . Pre-registration & Get Together reception  
Location: Felix Archive, Antwerp                          
 

Monday 25 February

8:30 - 9:30  Doors open // Registration & Coffee
9:30 - 11:30

High Level Opening session: From a global vision to transitions at work

  • Special Opening Speech (to be announced shortly)
  • Ms. Henny De Baets , CEO Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM)
  • Prof. Bruno Oberle, President World Resources Forum
  • Mr. Koen Van den Heuvel, Minister of Environment of Flanders
  • Dr. Janez Potocnik, Co-Chair UN International Resource Panel, former EC Commissioner

WRF Workshop Parade - moderated by Mr. Bas de Leeuw

11:30 - 12:00    Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00

Parallel Global Sessions 1  

Icoon stedanCities and regions as laboratories for circular change

Icoon bodemSoil and Land as a valuable resource

Icoon afvalThe global recycling challenge of plastic and textile

Icoon digitaalMaking digital technology as driver for circular change

Icoon havensExploring the future role of ports in a circular economy

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30

Interactive Deep-Dive Sessions 1

14:00 - 16:00

Special session

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Interactive Deep-Dive Sessions 2

17:30 - 19:00 Guided tour of the City of Antwerp - to the Grand Café Horta
19:00 - . . . Gala Dinner
Location: Grand Café Horta, Antwerp 

Tuesday 26 February

8:30 - 9:00 Doors open // Registration & Coffee
9:00 - 9:45

Plenary: WRF Wake Up session

9:45 - 9:50 Transfer break
9:50 - 11:20

Interactive Deep-Dive Sessions 3

11:20 - 11: 30 Transfer break
11:30 - 13:00

Interactive Deep-Dive Sessions 4

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00

Parallel Global Sessions 2

Icoon klimaat   Circular economy as enabler for climate policy

upscaling sustainable lifestyle 6   Sustainable Lifestyles - key in the transition towards the circular economy

Icoon metaal   Different perspectives on global metal flows in the circular economy

Icoon bioeconomie   Circular bio-economy - circular by nature

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

Sustainable Fashion at the Circular Catwalk

15:30 - 17:00

Interactive Deep-Dive Sessions 5: Circular stories from Flanders and Belgium

17:00 - 17:15 Transfer break
17:15 - 18:00 Plenary Closing Session
18:00-19:00 Jef Neve in Concert
20:00-... WRF afterparty at de Koninck Brewery

Wednesday 27 February

9:00 - 14:00

 

Circular visits

 

 

 

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