The circular economy package is key to support the shift towards more circularity. Crucial for its momentum are the finance and stakeholder platforms that the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Economic and Social Committee are currently developing. BusinessEurope fully supports these important initiatives and is committed to play its part in making them successful. An important way to do so is through the launch of the circular economy industry platform, which will show what EU business is doing already but also what challenges it faces when moving to more circularity.
To encourage a constructive debate around the good practices and challenges faced by business, we are organising this event, which will consist of two panels. The first will examine how to engage the private sector, the second will broaden the discussion with member states.
168, Avenue de Cortenbergh, 1000 Brussels
14.30 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.20
Welcome and introduction
Markus J. Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope
Irmfried Schwimann, Deputy Director-General in DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW), European Commission
15.20 - 16.20
Panel discussion - Engaging the private sector
The first panel will look at what challenges European businesses from different backgrounds and sizes face when moving to more circularity, with a focus on awareness raising and making the business case.
Moderated by MEP Pavel Telička, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and followed by Qs&As. With:
Grzegorz Radziejewski, Member of Cabinet of Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
Riikka Joukio, Senior Vice President Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, METSÄ GROUP
Carl De Maré, Vice-President ArcelorMittal Group CTO Head of Technology Strategy
BusinessEurope is the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and actively campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance. We speak for enterprises of all sizes in 36 European countries whose national business federations are our direct members.