Organised by Planert Ark’s Australian Circular Economy (ACE) Hub and Diversified Communications Australia, Circularity 2023, to be held on 20-21 November at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, aims to provide the knowledge to make actionable change and drive the country’s transition towards implementing a circular economy.

The two-day event, which includes a conference and exhibition, along with an awards program, will be sharing knowledge, push for collaboration, and drive actionable change towards a more circular future.

Attendees will gain insights into trends and strategies in the sustainability and circular economy space, and will hear from local and international expert keynotes. 

Experts include Dr Janez Potocnik, co-chair and partner of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); Minister Steve Dimopoulos from the Victorian government; Ramona Liberoff, executive director of PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy); Andrew Hinchliff, group executive of institutional banking and markets at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and many more. 

Topics of discussion will include sustainable supply chains, circular design and innovative recycling technologies, as well as how to implement circular principles in the workplace and society.

The ACE Hub’s Circularity in Australian Business report will also be highlighted, which investigates current business perceptions, knowledge and implementation of the circular economy, and provides targeted engagement strategies that appeal to drivers of different business archetypes. 

For more details on Circularity 2023, visit the event website here.

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