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Side events

Can’t get enough of WCEF? Check the list of side events from 8 to 28 April 2024 and beyond!

WCEF Side Events present circular economy solutions from around the globe and attract an international audience. They address specific topics related to the circular economy and the role circularity plays in the economies of the future, as well as in the fight against climate change and the biodiversity crisis.

Side events are part of the World Circular Economy Forum concept. Organisers are responsible for all practicalities, expenses and inquiries related to organising and participating in the events. Side events may be organised throughout the year either virtually or locally.

All WCEF Side Events organised between 8 and 28 April 2024 will be listed on this page. Please note that side events cannot overlap with the main programme on the forum days. See the full list of all WCEF Side Events organised in 2024 and instructions for applying on Sitra’s website.

Monday 8 to Sunday 14 April

Online matchmaking for the circular economy

Unlock the doors to global circularity and join the online matchmaking from 8 April to 14 April 2024, the week before WCEF. Connect with dedicated professionals in your sector or beyond. Your golden ticket to exciting partnerships, new ideas and top-notch innovation. Register now!

Organisers: Enterprise Europe Network, EEN Flanders, EEN Brussels, and EEN Wallonia
Time: see separate programme on event website

Wednesday 24 to Thursday 25 April

FRUSH goes to ecosystems

FRUSH is an event focusing on the ESG requirements of the circular economy, dealing with the practical requirements of supply chains and legislation. The event is open to all companies and offers information about the needs of the business world and the opportunity to create contacts. Culminating in a startup competition, the programme includes expert speeches and panel discussions as well as a possibility for companies and communities to present their activities and services.

Organiser: Forssan Yrityskehitys Oy
Time: 9:00-16:00 UTC+2