International Summit for Cities and Regions driving the Circular Economy

Wednesday 27 November 2018

The Circular Economy Summit was held at Pollutec on 28 November 2018. The 600+ participants, hailing from 28 different countries, were in major part local governments, institutions, state agencies and private sector representatives.

The Summit programme was structured around site visitsbusiness meetingsplenary sessions and workshops; the content of which was based on the 52 circular economy projects and solutions received via the call for manifestation of interest.




Presented projects


Represented countries

A rich programme hinging perspectives, meetings and tangible projects

Plenary Sessions

  • Circular Economy on the Agenda of Local Leaders Worldwide
  • Circular Economy: a Roadmap for Local Leaders, Businesses and Citizens

Pitch & Workshops

  • Circular Economy Entrepreneurs & Startuppers
  • Territorial Economy
  • Resources & Materials Management
  • New Uses & Lifestyles

Exemplary Sites Visits

  • Quartier Saint-Jean, Villeurbanne
  • Carré de Soie
  • Vallée de la Chimie
  • Parc Sergent Blandan

Business Meetings

  • City - Business speed-meetings

Region & Govermnent representatives

Ragnhild Borchgrevink


Oslo multi-communal territory, Norway

Marion Guenard

‘Sustainable Cities’ Project Manager

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Peder Jensen

Head of Secretariat

International Resources Panel, UN Environment

Sergey Levchenko


Irkutsk, Russian Federation

Brune Poirson

State Secretary

Ministry for the Environment, France

City representatives

Emeline Baume

Waste and Circular Economy Delegate

Lyon Metropolis, France

Armand Beouindé

Mayor of Ouagadougou

Burkina Faso

Françoise Bey

City Councilor Delegate to Environment

Strasbourg Eurometropolis, France

Guillermo Alfonso Jaramillo

Mayor of Ibague


Zhang Wei

General Director

Guangzhou City Government, China

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