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Circular Economy Innovation Communities Spring Conference 2023

24 March 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Circular Economy Innovation Communities (CEIC) Spring Conference will be held on Friday 24th of March 2023 at the Swansea.com Stadium. The conference is an open invitation for environmental champions from throughout South Wales and beyond to discuss how well-designed, incremental efforts can have substantial impact.

The CEIC programme enables colleagues from across the public and third sectors to collaborate and create communities of practice to develop innovative solutions to probably the biggest challenge of our generation. We have a lot of work to do to meet the ambitious target of achieving net carbon zero by 2030 and need everyone helping to get there.

During the morning we will be having various keynote speakers who will present on a wide range of subjects relating to both Circular Economy and the impact of the Climate emergency is having globally.

Key note speakers –

Phil Reid -Product Manager, Community Builder & Social Learning Leader | Chief Technology Officer | JPMorgan Chase

“Ignite the power of your people with communities of practice”

Phil is an experienced technologist who currently works at J.P. Morgan Chase as a Product Manager. He comes from a background in software engineering, but in recent years he developed a deep interest in social learning and communities of practice. Along with a large force of volunteers, he helped to create a large global initiative called Ignite which started small a number of years ago and is now intrinsic to the strategy and culture of the company’s global technology organization.

Dr Emil Evenhuis – is a researcher of Urban and Regional Development within the Department of Urbanisation and Transport of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. His research deals with the question: how should cities and regions engage with economic change? (Such as globalisation, de-industrialisation, polarisation in the service sector, and the transition to (more) sustainable development models).

“Spatial implications of the transition to a Circular and Sustainable Economy: Findings from a scenario-study for The Netherlands”.

The Conference will also showcase the amazing work that is going on across South Wales public services to tackle the climate emergency. Several of the cohorts that have been taking part in both the Swansea Bay and Cardiff Capital regions, will present on the innovative work they have been doing both on CEIC and back in their organisations.

The conference will create opportunities to meet existing and past participants to learn about what they have been doing and speak to the CEIC team.

 

Conference Outline:

Morning Session:

Hear from our keynote speakers, as well as learning more about the efforts the CEIC Wales participants are making to address the climate emergency.

Afternoon Session:

“What will the future of Wales look like?”

 

This an open forum for participants , Alumni and anyone that is interested in shaping the future of Wales sustainably including embedding Circular Economy principles.

The CEIC Spring Conference will be a hybrid event, with physical as well as virtually streamed presentations. You can let us know whether you want to attend in person or virtually when you choose your ticket type. If you have any questions about the CEIC Spring Conference, please email us on: ceic@swansea.ac.uk

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Venue

Swansea.com Stadium
Plasmarl
Swansea, SA1 2FA United Kingdom
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