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Circular Procurement Summit

To engage the intersection of public and private sector interests to achieve and accelerate circularity, Circular Innovation Council presents Circular Procurement Summit 2021, an official World Circular Economy Forum Side Event, as two four-day sessions: Oct 18-21 and Nov 15-18, 2021 from 10 a.m - 1 p.m. EDT (UTC-4) daily.

Join us for a learning and application experience that will:

Demonstrate how governments and private sector organizations can influence markets to create circular supply and service by redefining value and incorporating circular demands into tenders and contracts across sectors, such as infrastructure, transport, and information technology, and product streams, such as textiles and plastics.

Gain knowledge on the strong links between circular procurement and its use to achieve carbon emission and waste reduction objectives; drive sharing and local economies; build supply chain resiliency; and reduce cost.

Gather and feature global practitioners in circularity to share their results, ambitions, knowledge, and lessons learned from trialling circular procurement.

Showcase practical examples of circular procurement to represent the realities of governments and private enterprises of all sizes.

Explore market readiness through conversations with suppliers and vendors with embedded circular business models that are ready and willing to meet demand.

The summit will also explore cross-cutting themes that can be achieved simultaneously through circular procurement:

Meeting carbon emission reduction objectives with a focus on net-zero embedded carbon and scope 3 emissions;

Accelerating circularity in Canada through regional and local implementation with the public sector as a central focus;

Resource conservation, protection, biodiversity, and circularity;

Green economic recovery and resiliency in a post-covid setting;

Social inclusion and equity; and

Zero waste.

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Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:00 to Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 01:00
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