Sitra will host the 3rd World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki on 3-5 June 2019. The WCEF2019 will bring together around 2,000 key circular economy thinkers and doers from around the world. It examines how businesses can seize new opportunities, gain a competitive advantage through circular economy solutions and how the circular economy contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year the forum will have a strong emphasis on the next era of the circular economy and scaling up the transition.

The speakers include UN Chief economist Elliot Harris, Partner Per Klevnäs from Material Economics, and the Minister of the Environment of ChileCarolina Schmidt Zaldivar, who will be the leading the upcoming COP25 climate negotiations. Consisting of 17 plenary and parallel sessions with keynote speeches, thematic discussions and networking opportunities, WCEF2019 is a landmark event of the year. All sessions will be live streamed.