Making stuff from trash and making a difference best describes ArthurÂ Huang‘s career path. The Taiwan-born, Cornell-trained architect is a trailblazer for closed-loop economics, upcycling, and design solutions aimed at accelerating the shift to a circular economy. To aid in these ambitions he formed the pioneering upcycling company Miniwiz â€“ which now operates in Taiwan, Shanghai, Berlin, and Milan. We are pleased to announce Huang will be a featured speaker at this year’s event, Nov. 8-9 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
Numerous awards and accolades have been given to Arthur for his work, including selection as a National Geographic Explorer in 2016, theÂ Financial TimesÂ “Earth Award” in 2010 and theÂ Wall Street Journal’sÂ “Asian Innovation Award” in 2011. Miniwiz received the “Technology Pioneers 2015” title by the World Economic Forum, for their leadership and positive impact. He has been profiled in numerous publications and is one of the circular economy pioneers featured in the new three-part documentary series Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes.
Expect Arthur to deliver a dynamic presentation at #ZWC18, challenging your preconceptions around trash, showing how upcycling can have a massive impact on waste, and firing up your imagination with new and creative ways to succeed in the circular economy. Registration is now open for this year’s conference. Take advantage of early bird discounts until July 2nd.