The Ellen MacArthur Foundation at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

January 15, 2018

Next week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) will welcome government leaders, ambassadors, and over 3,000 business representatives to Davos for the internationally renowned Annual Meeting.


Davos Plaza - Markus Jaschke,

With the circular economy now well integrated on the WEF Annual Meeting agenda, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation team will be in Switzerland to attend meetings with fellow forum members including the Board of Project MainStream, Global Future Councils, and the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE).

While contributing to circular economy related events across all sectors of this year’s Annual Meeting, one of the Foundation’s highlights will be when the winners of the $1 million Circular Materials Challenge are announced. Part of the New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize launched in May 2017, the announcement will take place at an evening reception on Tuesday the 23rd January, when five innovators, all of whom were challenged with designing new materials to make plastic packaging recyclable, will each receive a share of the prize money and gain exclusive access to a 12 month accelerator programme.

Notable highlights and public sessions which will be attended by WEF participants and the world’s press include the Annual Meeting’s opening ceremony, featuring Ellen MacArthur in the welcome video.

Other sessions dedicated to highlighting and discussing the imperative acceleration towards a circular economy are…

  • The Circulars Awards - Monday 22nd January
  • Unlocking the value of lost resources - Tuesday 23rd January
  • New Consumption Frontiers - Wednesday 24th January
  • You are what you wear – Sustainable Fashion Dinner - Wednesday 24th January

Stay up to date with our activities in Davos, and announcement of the winners of our New Plastics Economy Circular Materials Challenge on the 23rd January, on all of our social media channels.

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