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Seminar: The Circular Economy - a Product Life Cycle Approach turning Waste into a Resource


Registration Deadline: 21st October 2016, 5:00pm

Date & Time:    25th October 2016, 3:15PM to 6PM

Venue:                 KPMG, 8th Floor, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

Admission:       FREE (Funded by the European Union)

(Limited seats, First come-first served; Pre-registration applies)


You are cordially invited to participate in the “The Circular Economy: a Product Life Cycle Approach turning Waste into a Resource.” seminar, which will take place in Hong Kong on 25 October 2016, organized by the Environment and Energy Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


In December the European Union has published a Circular Economy package, consisting of proposals for waste legislation, and a Circular Economy action plan.

In a Circular Economy, the value of the materials is maintained during the product cycle, resource use is minimized and waste does not exist. The transition towards a circular economy requires action at all stages of the product life cycle: from the extraction of raw materials, through material and product design, production, distribution, consumption, repair, reuse, re-manufacturing, recycling and sustainable waste management.

During this event we will hear from European Stakeholders from the EU authorities, business, and NGOs on how the Circular Economy philosophy is reshaping Europe and give examples of its practical implications. What can Hong Kong learn from these events and how could a Circular Economy transition help solve Hong Kong’s waste problems.


We look forward to welcoming you at the seminar. You are requested to kindly confirm your participation by 21st October 2016, 5:00pm by completing the online registration form below. Free entrance, mandatory registration, seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are unable to register online, please complete the registration form below and email to events@eurocham.com.hk.


Program: (subject to amendment)

Time Program
15:15 – 16:00 Registration and Networking
16:00 – 16:05 Opening remarks
16:05 – 16:20 Key note speech
16:20 – 17:00 Presentation
17:00 – 17:55 Panel Discussion and Q & A
17:55 – 18:00 Closing remarks

***The organizer reserves the right to change agenda and speakers**

About the Speakers:

Ms. Stephanie Hubold is leading the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Government & Cities Programme, which focuses on supporting public bodies – at the national, regional, and municipal level – in setting the right enabling conditions for the transition to a circular economy, initiating regional innovation initiatives and circular demonstrator projects, and strengthening the local SME community. She is constantly evolving the programme, striving for the most catalytic activities and expanding the global reach.

Stephanie is also responsible for the project ‘Delivering the Circular Economy – A Toolkit for Policymakers’. The report, published in June 2015, provides a set of tools for policymakers who wish to embark on a circular economy journey, as well as a concrete case example for a pilot country (Denmark). The team is now engaging with policymakers internationally to support the development of their circular economy programmes.

Mr. Gary Crawford is employed by Veolia as Vice President of International Affairs and is based in Paris. He has over 25 years of experience in the waste industry and has held various operational, technical, and managerial positions.

He is responsible for establishing active partnerships with key global stakeholders and institutions to support the Company’s current activities and developing business. He is focused on emerging growth markets associated with cross-cutting subjects such as the Circular Economy, Climate Change and Smart Cities.

He is on the Board of the International Solid Waste Association and is Chair of its WG on Climate Change. Representing ISWA, he is a member of the Steering Group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Municipal Solid Waste Initiative.

Mr. Alessandro Paolicchi joined the European Commission in 1994, (International Trade Department). He worked in the GATT/WTO division for 6 years, negotiating on behalf of the EU in a number of WTO groups and representing the EU in trade litigation cases under the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. In 2000 he took a sabbatical to obtain a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

In 2002 he joined back the European Commission to work in the Antitrust Department as a case-handler and subsequently case-manager of Merger Control cases. In 2007 he returned to the International Trade Department of the European Commission to become the coordinator and deputy chief negotiator of the EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. In 2009, he moved to Kuala Lumpur as the Head of the Trade and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Malaysia.

He took up duty in Hong Kong and Macau as the Head of the Trade Section in September 2014. Alessandro Paolicchi graduated in Business and Economics at the University of Rome. He holds a Master in European Advanced Economic Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain).

Dr. William Yu is Founder and CEO of the World Green Organization.  He also acts as an Adjunct Professor both at City University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before that he was the Head of Climate Program at WWF Hong Kong.

The World Green Organisation (WGO) is an independent non-governmental organisation concerned with environmental conservation and environmentally related livelihood and economic affairs. It provides a holistic approach to a fully integrated three-pronged solution that combines social, environmental and economic aspects for a environmental revolution.

Dr. Patrick Lee is Assistant Professor in School of Energy and Environment ofCity University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lee has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong since 2011. He received his BS degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University in Canada in 2001, and his MS and PhD degrees in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and 2007, respectively. From 2008 to 2010, he carried out post-doctoral research, also at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Lee is the recipient of awards such as the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship and The President’s Awards in recognition of his exemplary contributions to research and education. His expertise is in the area of microbiology and environmental engineering, making use of biological processes to achieve sustainable development.

 Mr. Pat-Nie Woo (Moderator) has been a Partner at KPMG since 2014. Before that he made a long career in textile industry in Asia focusing on sustainability.

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