WCEF2020 (postponed)

29.09.2020 - 30.09.2020
Man dribbling the WCEF logo. 2020 and 2021 displayed in the background.

To respond to the restrictions imposed following the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to organise a virtual WCEF online event on 29 and 30 September 2020. WCEFonline will address how the circular economy can help reboot the economy and will share useful tools and solutions with the world for a sustainable recovery.

The next annual WCEF will be held for the first time in North America in Toronto, Canada in 2021. The forum was postponed from September 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for this rescheduled annual WCEF2021 will be revealed later.

Nordic Innovation will once again be a key partner at the WCEF2020. This year's forum will be held in Canada.

The World Circular Economy Forum is a landmark event of the year that brings together business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions.

The first WCEF was held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2017 with 1,600 participants from nearly 100 countries. In 2018, Sitra took the concept to Yokohama, Japan where more than 1,100 circular economy experts discussed what we need to do to create a true circular economy by 2050. In 2019, the forum returned to Helsinki and with over 2,200 participants, it was a landmark event of the year.

Read the press release from Sitra here.


Portrait Marthe Haugland

Marthe Haugland

Senior Innovation Adviser
Marthe combines her international experience with her knowledge of business development and innovation to promote Nordic cooperation within the circular economy. She belives Nordic cooperation can drive the systemic change and give Nordic companies a competitive edge going forward.

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Hanna Törmänen

Hanna Törmänen

Innovation Adviser
Hanna has background in Nordic and international exports, public-private cooperation, project management and market analysis. Her focus at Nordic Innovation is to support Nordic businesses and ecosystems in their transition towards sustainable and circular business models.