The second Circular Procurement Congress will be held on 18 & 19 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Congress will provide a unique opportunity to explore the latest developments and thinking on circular procurement and on mainstreaming circular procurement. It is co-organised by the Estonian Presidency of the EU, the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability.
In April 2016 the first international congress on circular procurement was held in Amsterdam. 120 experts attended from over 20 countries in Europe and around the world. The purpose of the 2016 congress was to raise awareness for the concept of circular procurement, highlight good practices and to share experiences on how circular procurement could be mainstreamed.
Participants can expect to take home from the Congress:
- A deeper knowledge on and new impetus for the implementation of circular procurement;
- First-hand knowledge of best practices, latest research and tools;
- An opportunity to discuss the role of circular procurement in innovation and meeting policy goals with peers from other countries;
- A chance to network with leading players on circular procurement.