Circular Economy Forum

BE-Circular Economy Forum

Beyond experimentation, Europe's leading role in mainstreaming circular practice

The Belgian Presidency of the EU Council is pleased to play a pivotal role as a partner in the World Circular Economy Forum, reflecting the European Union's concerted efforts to transition towards a more sustainable and circular economy. To reach the climate goals a systemic change is needed and as President of the Council, Belgium will lead the European agenda towards a circular society at all levels of society and promote cooperation among the Member States to reach those goals.

During the WCEF2024 Circular Flanders, Walloon Region, Brussels Region and the federal government, will demonstrate how we evolved from experiments and frontrunners to a circular common practice in our companies, cities, knowledge institutes and citizens.




Square Kunstberg 1000 Brussel


8:30 - 9:30

Registration and Networking at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre


9:30 - 11:00

Plenary hosted by BE Presidency:
What governance is needed to achieve a new economic system? How do we measure whether the transition is happening quickly enough and in the right direction? High level speakers will address critical aspects of advancing circular principles. 
This opening sets the foundation for a day filled with insights and inspiration.


11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 13:00 Systemic Innovation: Drivers for a more Circular Economy in Belgium and Europe


Procuring Change: Navigating the Circular Economy Through a Strategic and Social Lens


Embracing Circular Manufacturing: Adopting Repair Solutions


Mastering high-R strategies for plastics in the Circular Economy?


Company visits in Brussels


14:30 - 16:00 Information Flows in a Circular Economy: Monitoring, Metrics, and Digital Evolution


Circular Hubs: Multilevel Approach Creating Impact in Practice


Challenges and opportunities of the European Circular Economy Battery Industry


Towards a Circular Built Environment using Bio-Based and Reclaimed materials 


Company Visits Wallonia and Flanders


16:00 - 17:30

Closing drink & matchmaking