Example designe for WCEF2023 stand

Call for expo area stand hosts for WCEF2023!

Deadline 26.March 2023!

This year Nordic Innovation will be co-hosting the World Circular Economy Forum 2023, together with the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Read more about the event here. Right now we are looking for hosts in the WCEF2023 Expo Area to bring selected circular economy solutions from around the world into the spotlight.

Apply by sending your WCEF2023 Expo Area host application form to contactus.wcef@sitra.fi by 26 March 2023, 23:00 CET. The selection will be carried out in March 2023 and all applicants will be informed via email.

Criteria for applying 

What matters the most in the selection process are scalable circular economy solutions – the ones that have the ability to inspire the world towards a nature-positive future and tackle some of the root causes of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. We value different perspectives on the circular economy and solutions which accelerate the transition to a regenerative and resilient economy, such as circular design, new business models, reverse cycles, and enabling solutions. For inspiration, have a look at five circular economy business models and 96 cases in Finland

The applicant must commit to being actively present at the WCEF2023 Expo Area during the entire duration of the WCEF2023 at Messukeskus on 30-31 May 2023 in Helsinki, Finland.  

No trading, commerce or sales activities are allowed at the Expo Area. Further Terms and conditions for hosting the Expo Area are available here.  

Stand characteristics and costs  

The Expo Area will consist of a selection of around 40 stands. The basic set up for each Expo Area stand will be a fixed form: A wall with a print (brandable, no design work included), a table and two chairs, a box for storing small items, a logo on the top of the stand, a light/lamp and electricity for three devices.  

Stand size: 2m
Price with basic set up: 1,480 euros

Additional tools can be added at an extra cost:
40” screen: 480 euros
Laptop: 280 euros
Ipad: 180 euros
Extra chair: 40 euros

Please be aware that above prices are without VAT

WCEF2023 is organized according to circular economy principles, so please do not bring future waste to the stands. 

The Expo Area stand hosts will cover their own travel and other expenses.  


Hege Louise Guttormsen - Higher Executive Officer

Hege Louise Guttormsen

Higher Executive Officer
Hege began working at Nordic Innovation in January 2022 after finishing her internship there. Her focus areas include circular business models; mobility and connectivity; as well as Nordic Innovation’s Nordic Task Force for Diversity. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and has previously interned at the Norwegian Consulate General in Mumbai and Lightup Norway.