On 3-4 October, 2018 the city of Płock – Mazovian chemical capital – will turn into the capital of circular economy during the Mazovia Circular Congress. The international event will be addressed to local governments, entrepreneurs, academic institutions, communal service companies and providers of new technologies. It will be focused on three areas: Circular City, Circular Food and Circular Manufacturing and will consist of engaging keynotes, debates with experts from Denmark, Sweden, Spain, France, Romania and Poland, as well as several side events, such as hackathons, study visits or thematic zones.  The congress will be a meeting-point for those who want to share their CE solutions and those who seek for circular inspirations.

The global economy is facing new challenges

A changing climate, urban growth, digital evolution together with the scarcity of resources and waste generation are forcing modifications in traditional business models and causing the necessity to strive for prosperity in new ways. The European Commission, global corporations, governments and communities are looking for solutions to face these challenges and the development of the circular economy may be the right answer.

Adding value and focusing on reuse

Experiences of Scandinavian and Northern European countries show that circular economy (CE) is not just a temporary and costly trend, but an emerging sustainable development concept that could bring tangible benefits for business and societies. This is why the European Commission is actively supporting the transition from the linear to circular economy by financing initiatives aimed at improving environmental and economic performance and the Horizon 2020 project C-Voucher currently implemented in Europe and Mazovia region is one of them.

Mazovia is closing the loop

What exactly is the circular economy? Where is Poland on the map of countries on the way towards a circular economy? What are the development trends and challenges faced by Polish companies and local governments? What can we do to jump inside this moving train? How should municipal companies, institutions and businesses adapt to the challenges of the CE? And in the end – how to get financing to design and implement new circular business models? These are the questions that will be answered by the prominent international experts, as part of a pioneer event Mazovia Circular Congress that will gather successful stories of the cities, companies and business support institutions from around the world to showcase and share the benefits resulting from the transformation of economies towards CE. We kindly invite to Mazovia region (Poland) all those who are interested in the circular economy, especially local governments, municipal companies and representatives from the food, manufacturing, textile, packaging and chemical sectors.

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