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World Circular Economy Forum 2020 + 2021 Canada - Joint Nordic Activity

Project 2020 - 2021 Closed

Goal of the activities at WCEFonline and WCEF2021 in Canada

Thorugh the online and physical activities the trade promotion organizations aim to:

  • Connect Nordic circular solution providers looking to export into North America with Canadian solutions seekers and relevant industry stakeholders.
  • Promote and showcase Nordic circular solutions of participating companies.
  • Increase the use of circular solutions across all industries in North America.
  • Promote resource recovery and resource value, as well as the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) related to circularity in North America.

Digital World Circular Economy Forum 2020

The Nordic trade promotion organizations in Canada will execute a digital hackathon during the WCEFonline in the fall of 2020 to supplement the official online forum. The hackathon will focus on a specific problem that requires the circular solutions and interventions of Nordic companies, the format will be online workshopping and collaboration with North American key stakeholders in the circularity industry.

World Circular Economy Forum 2021

The Nordic trade promotion organizations in Canada will run a series of activities in the fall of 2021 to supplement the official WCEF2021 in Toronto, Canada. These activities will include a business to business workshopping event with the Nordic companies and Canadian solution seekers and providers and a panel discussion on Nordic circular solutions.

Project partners

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Danish Trade Council in Canada

Shirin Karoubi
Project owner and leader

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Business Finland

Seppo Tossavainen
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Business Sweden

Christina Keighren
Project partner

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Innovation Norway

Øyvind Enstad Haga
Project partner

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Danish Trade Council in Canada

Jeppe Fredslund
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Green by Iceland

Birta Kristín Helgadóttir
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The project is part of the Nordic Sustainable Business Transformation program.


Marthe Haugland - Senior Innovation Adviser

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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