Business Delegation Tour: The Circular Economy in Action

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Chicago, IL
United States

A shift from the take-make-waste model to the innovative circular economy model is essential for our planet and our future. It can also serve as an opportunity for companies to create new revenue streams and address resource constraint risks. However, taking the vision of a circular economy, in which everything is reused and nothing is wasted, and translating that into tangible business best practices can be challenging.

This is why, four years ago, CCC started organizing annual business delegation tours supported by topical conversations, to inspire new ideas and profitable actions that companies can take to eliminate waste by design and achieve a circular economy. We invite you to partner with us!

This unique event brings together business leaders and other industry experts to explore practical and profitable circular opportunities that help decouple economic growth from resource constraints while driving growth, performance, competitiveness, and innovation.

Through hands-on tours of companies implementing circular strategies, deep dive workshops, and interactive peer-to-peer discussion and networking, attendees are inspired and equipped with clear insights and specific opportunities on which their organizations can capitalize to bring the circular economy to scale.

This event offers unique access to decision makers with the necessary purchasing power and authority to accelerate the circular economy transition in the U.S. Last year’s tour in New York City included participation from JetBlue Airways, Citi, NYC Department of Sanitation, VFC Timberland, TerraCycle, Danish Cleantech Hub, Colgate-Palmolive, Tetra Pak, and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Tour sites include:

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring, please contact Scott Breen.

 

Wednesday October 10, 2018
8:00am to 8:30am

Registration

8:30am to 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

9:00am to 9:15am

Welcome, Overview and Opening Remarks

Bus to Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

10:00am to 11:30am

Tour of Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

11:30am to 12:00pm

Bus to Plant Chicago

12:00pm to 12:15pm

Tour of Plant Chicago

12:15pm to 1:30pm

Zero Waste Salon Luncheon Workshop and Discussion

Bus to Lakeshore Recycling Systems

2:15pm to 3:45pm

Tour of Lakeshore Recycling Systems

3:45pm to 4:30pm

Bus to Gensler

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Tour of Gensler

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Networking Reception

Thursday October 11, 2018
7:30am to 8:15am

Breakfast

8:15am to 9:00am
9:00am to 10:30am

Tour of Method, Gotham Greens, Amcor

10:30am to 11:15am

Bus to Rebuilding Exchange

11:15am to 12:00pm

Tour of Rebuilding Exchange

12:00pm to 12:15pm

Wrap Up and Closing Remarks