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Eric Schmidt to deliver keynote speech

April 11, 2013
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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is delighted to announce that Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, will provide the keynote speech at an evening of talks and discussion around the circular economy, on Wednesday 19 June 2013, at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.

The talk will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Dominic Waughray of the World Economic Forum, during which leading thinkers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for businesses making the transition to a circular economy.

Panellists include: Dayna Baumeister (Biomimicry 3.8), Professor Michael Braungart (Erasmus University), William McDonough (McDonough Advisors), Jeremy Oppenheim (McKinsey & Company) and Professor Walter Stahel (Product Life Institute).

For its inaugural public lecture, the Schmidt -MacArthur fellowship programme will bring together the world’s best experts and founding fathers of the circular economy for an evening of forward-looking, solutions-oriented debate. We are honoured to announce that Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, will give the opening keynote speech, and that thinkers such as Michael Braungart and Bill McDonough (Cradle to Cradle) or Walter R. Stahel (Product Life Institute) will take part in the panel discussion. This first event, which marks the beginning of a 3-year collaboration between the Schmidt Family Foundation and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will take place at the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain – we could not have dreamt of a better kick-off!

Ellen MacArthur