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    The audience is focused on practitioners in the UK who focus on cities and any applications for tickets will prioritise local government and 3rd sector employees. Our friends and fellow CEC members Peter Desmond and Catherine Weetman will be presenting. Please do not share this on social media or elsewhere. The link is below so please simply check it out and join us if you can make it. I think it will be a really interesting wonderful event! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-circular-cities-developing-the-business-case-for-sustainable-cities-tickets-49935828407 Best wishes Jim Harvey

    Opportunity Peterborough (OP) and Peterborough City Council are jointly holding a conference 24th Jan 2019 to bring together practitioners in the fields of Circular Economy (CE) and Future Cities (FC), to share ideas and experience and develop the business case for circular, sustainable cities. This will be an event to inspire, learn, share, network and collaborate and will develop future pathways to successful implementation.

    Tea coffee and lunch provided - please indicate any dietary needs.

    Limited parking onsite, and many local car parks https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/parking/car-park-locations/

    “Future Circular Cities – Making it Real”.
    Developing the Business Case for Sustainable Cities - A Circular Cities Conference for Practitioners

    24th Jan 2019, Allia Future Business Centre, London Road, Peterborough, PE2 8AN

    Opportunity Peterborough (OP) and Peterborough City Council (PCC) will be holding the above conference at the BREEAM “Very Good” rated Allia Future Business Centre in Peterborough to bring together practitioners in the fields of Circular Economy and Future Cities. The aim is to share ideas and experience and kick-start the development of a business case for circular, sustainable cities.

    The conference is aimed at UK and international town and city representatives, businesses and third sector organisations.

    Morning Session: Practical Approaches to City Scale Circular Economy



    Speaker Details

    9:30 – 10:00

    Registration, networking tea and coffee.

    10:00 – 10:15

    Opening of the Event.

    10:15 – 10:30

    Welcome and Introductions

    “Circular Economy at City Scale” – setting the scene.

    Leader/Cabinet Member (tbc) -Peterborough City Council.

    Trevor Gibson (OP) and Charlotte Palmer (PCC)

    9:45 – 10:10

    KEYNOTE: The Circular Economy Context and Challenge. Value Chain and investment.

    Prof Khaled Soufani, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability. (University of Cambridge)

    10:10 – 10:40

    “Circular Economy - City Scale Overview” – research findings.

    Innovate UK Ross Burton

    10:40 – 11:00

    “The Dutch experience – Eindhoven Brainport”

    Anthony Van De Ven, Eindhoven Brainport

    11:00 – 11:30

    Tea and Coffee

    11:30 – 11:50

    “The Circular Peterborough Approach”.

    Jim Harvey (OP)

    11:50 – 12:10

    “The Welsh Experience” - Upstream approaches to the Circular Economy.

    Dr Katie Beverley, Cardiff PDR, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Rhys Charles, Swansea University

    12:10 – 13:00

    Shape Session 1: Transforming practice into novel, disruptive approaches to accelerate progress.

    Facilitator tbc. Table based, facilitated session.

    13:00 – 14:00

    Buffet Lunch

    Afternoon Session: Developing the business case; from theory to implementation


    “A Holistic Approach to Large Scale Circular Economy Initiatives.” (Case Study)

    Stephen Guy-Carke

    14:25 -14:50

    “UK and EU Circular City Best Practice”.

    Catherine Weetman – Rethink Solutions and Peter Desmond Brighton and Hove Circular Economy Club

    14:50 – 15:30

    Shape Session 2: Rethinking our approaches – from theory to implementation at city scale.

    Run by Peter Desmond and Catherine Weetman. Table based, facilitated session.


    Tea and coffee


    The Small Giants collaboration initiative and Circular City Toolkit Concept. The role of city networks and leading the way Q&A

    Trevor Gibson, Opportunity Peterborough

    16:25 -16:50

    Scotland - A National Focus on Circular Economy

    Cheryl Robb – Zero Waste Scotland

    16:50 – 17:00

    Summary of the event outputs, closing remarks,

    Charlotte Palmer (PCC)

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