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Read our
CCES 2023 Summary Report

THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

"The CE Summit was a fantastic, high energy, and content rich gathering of many actors in Canada's current and future circular economy. What stood out for us was: how crucial public procurement is as an enabler, the richness of Canada's intellectual property and innovation, and the enormous opportunity to scale the circular economy in crucial areas such as minerals and the built environment to benefit Canada and the wider world."

Ramona Liberoff, CEO, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

ABOUT

The Canadian
Circular Economy Summit

Raise the profile of the circular economy and its opportunities to deliver on Canada's current climate change and biodiversity agendas.

 

Advance the circular economy innovation agenda, with a focus on industrial competitiveness and economic development opportunities for Canada as part of the net zero future.

 

Provide an opportunity for participants to interact and contribute to a forward-looking action and advocacy agenda.

Bring members and networks together across workstreams and industries through rich and interactive, workshop-style programming to advance action in policy, innovation, procurement, finance, trade, collaboration models, data, and information sharing.

GIVEN THE URGENCY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CANADA'S NET-ZERO TARGETS, THE CE SUMMIT WILL AIM TO:

Featured Speakers

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

    The Honourable Steven Guilbeault was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Laurier-Sainte-Marie in 2019. He has previously served as Minister of Canadian Heritage. Minister Guilbeault is a prominent advocate in the fight against the climate crisis, and has been leading the charge from Laurier—Sainte-Marie for years.

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    THE HON.
    STEVEN GUILBEAULT

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    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    PLATFORM FOR ACCELERATING CIRCULAR ECONOMY (PACE)  (Netherlands)
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    Ramona leads a global public and private sector partnership at PACE to accelerate the circular economy, using very key leverage points in the global system such as the recapture of minerals for the energy transition or upcycling food loss and waste. Ramona spent the first half of her career leading large insight and innovation teams for multinationals like Unilever, Pepsico, and HSBC. 

    RAMONA LIBEROFF

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    UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP 
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    HEAD OF INNOVATION (2010-2018)
    ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION
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    Ken Webster is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University and a Visiting researcher at the Univ. of Auckland Business School.
    From 2010-2018, Ken was Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation where he helped shape current notions of a ‘circular economy’.

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    KEN WEBSTER

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    PRESIDENT
    BASF CANADA
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    As President of BASF Canada, Mukherjee assumes responsibility for all of  BASF’s businesses in Canada, overseeing the implementation of the company’s global strategies in the region. In this role, Mukherjee chairs BASF Canada Executive Committee and heads BASF Canada’s Leadership team. Moreover, she leads BASF Canada’s internal business support groups, including Market and Customer Development and Sustainability.

    APALA MUKHERJEE
    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
    WALMART INC.

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      Kathleen is responsible for programs that help Walmart create opportunity through jobs and sourcing; advance the sustainability of supply chains; foster diversity, equity and inclusion; and build inclusive and resilient communities. In 2018, Kathleen was recognized as one of the "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune – a title given to men and women in business, government, philanthropy and the arts across the globe for their work to transform the world and inspire others to do the same.

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      KATHLEEN MCLAUGHLIN
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      HEAD OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT & 
      LEAD, GLOBAL CIRCULARITY GAP 
      REPORTING INITIATIVE
      CIRCLE ECONOMY (Netherlands)
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      Matthew has worked in the field of circular economy for over 10 years, advising businesses, cities, and national governments. He is in charge of setting Circle Economy’s research agenda and is leading the Circularity Gap Reporting initiative.

      MATTHEW FRASER
      ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, ESG STRATEGY & INTEGRATION
      CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION

        Lindsay Colley is a sustainability professional with over a decade of experience in developing and managing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies.  She is currently the Associate Vice President, ESG Strategy & Integration at Canadian Tire, and is responsible for driving the implementation and integration of ESG across the Canadian Tire family of companies. 

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        LINDSAY COLLEY

        Schedule

        DAY 1

        DAY 2

        Clothing Swap 10:30am - 2:30pm
        7:45-8:30
        Economic Development & Circularity Meet-up
        8:45-10:15
        Welcome to Day 1: The Climate and Circular Economy Nexus
        10:45-12:00
        Showcasing Success Stories: Inspiring the Art of the Possible

        Laying the Foundation: Definitions, Standards and Data Transparency for a Circular Economy


        The Role of Standards to Advance Repairability in Canada
        1:00-2:30
        Scaling Innovation: Community-based & Living Lab Model Best Practices

        Public Procurement: The Secret Weapon to a Low Carbon, Circular Economy

        Circular Design Principles: From Concept to Practice
        3:00-4:00
        Ingredients for Success: Canada's Circular Economy Enablers

        Reuse Innovation Showcase
        4:00-6:00
        Corporate / Investor Pitches & Matchmaking

        Open Space Marketplace: Empowering Deeper Circularity Connections
        6:00-8:00
        Evening Reception
        7:30-8:45
        Networking Breakfast Events
        (INVITE ONLY)
        9:00-10:30
        Welcome to Day 2: Scaling Momentum: Linking to the Global Agenda & Advancing an Action Plan for Canada
        11:00-12:15
        By the Numbers: Quantifying the Climate Benefits of the Circular Economy 

        Addressing the Infrastructure Gaps through Innovation Financing

        Mainstreaming Circular Culture

        Advancing Opportunities for Repair in Canada Foresight Workshop (INVITE ONLY)
        12:30-2:30
        Lunchtime Keynotes

        Circular Materials & Metals: Energy Storage & EV Battery Value Chain Workshop

        Government-to-Government Roundtable (INVITE ONLY)

         
        2:45-4:30
        Scaling Regional Collaboration: Seizing Circular Economy Opportunities Beyond Borders

        Exploring the Progress & Challenges for Circular Plastic Packaging Workshop

        Advancing a Net Zero Agri-food System Workshop

        Circular Buildings & Materials Workshop
        4:45-5:30
        Next Steps: Launching the Action Plan

        Co-hosts

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        Sponsors

        CIRCULAR CHAMPIONS

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        CIRCULAR HEROES

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        CIRCULAR ADVOCATES

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        SUPPORTING PARTNERS

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        The Venue

        TORONTO BOARD OF TRADE OFFICES
        100 Queens Quay E, Suite 1600
        Toronto, Ontario
        M5E 1Y3

        The Toronto Region Board of Trade Event Space is located on the third floor of 100 Queens Quay E.

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