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Top speakers confirmed for Re-thinking Progress 2015

February 26, 2015
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We are pleased to reveal the latest list of confirmed speakers and sessions for our annual event at the University of Bradford this April. Make sure you have the dates saved to your calendar: 14-15 April.

Now in its second year, Re-thinking Progress offers a range of sessions for participants looking to build knowledge in the circular economy in both Higher Education and Business settings. The Foundation works closely with organisations in both sectors to develop internal capacity and create collaborative opportunities for research.

See below for the list of confirmed sessions and speakers.

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Main lecture, 14 April:

Changing Paradigms: Business and the Circular Economy

Gavin Warner, Circular Economy Programme Lead at Unilever, Pia Heidenmark Cook, Head of Sustainability at the IKEA Group, Retail & Expansion & Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Seminar Sessions, 14 April:

Circular Economy Fast Track
Foundation Team

Systems Thinking and the Circular Economy
Ken Webster, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Business Case for Circular Economy
Markus Zils, Returnity Partners

Principles, Guidelines, Tools: The Designer in the Circular Economy
Cranfield University, Delft University of Technology and the Royal College of Art

The Biorefinery at DSM
Marcel Wubbolts, DSM (online)

Circular Business Opportunities for the Built Environment
Ellen Franconi, Rocky Mountain Institute and Marissa Yao, SunPower (online)

Circular Economy and Remanufacturing
Nabil Nasr, Rochester Institute of Technology, (online)

Bugaboo: Making the Wheel More Circular
Aernout Dijkstra-Hellinga, Bugaboo

Whole System Design Cards for Business Thinking in a Circular Economy
Barry Waddilove, Schmidt-MacArthur Fellow (2014)

Business Model Innovation for a Circular Economy
Markus Zils, Returnity Partners

Collaborative Networks & the Circular Economy
Prof. David Romero, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey


Seminar Sessions, 15 April:

Cradle to Cradle Powering the Circular Economy
Katja Hansen, EPEA

New Higher Education Curriculum Development Toolkit
Foundation Team

Framing Circular Economy in Higher Education
Peter Hopkinson, University of Bradford

A New Pan-University Learning Model at Cranfield University
Fiona Charnley & Lorraine Bell, Cranfield University