Business Transformation at #ZWC19
The Circular Economy is shaking the foundations of 21st century commerce. For your business to succeed in this new world, you need a solid understanding of its core economic concepts and the potential opportunities in your sector.
At the 2019 Zero Waste Conference, you’ll hear from and have networking opportunities with executives from national and international companies at the forefront of the Circular Economy. This two-day, enterprise-focused conference will help bring you up to speed on the economic shift already underway in sectors throughout the Canadian and global economy.
Register now to ensure you don’t miss this opportunity.
Business Leadership in Focus
Following the opening keynote presentation from Skylar Tibbits, founder of the MIT Self-Assembly Lab, Day 1 of #ZWC19 proceeds with a session featuring companies such as Subaru, Nature’s Path Foods, Canadian Tire and the Unbuilders who are stepping up as drivers of the Circular Economy.
Through highly visual and thought-provoking presentations and discussion, this session will explore progress in sectors across of the Canadian economy – agriculture, manufacturing, retail and construction. Hear how companies are innovating, and overcoming perceived and real barriers to realize economic opportunities while reducing environmental impacts by going ‘circular.’
Spark Talk: Brendan Edgerton,
Director, Circular Economy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Brendan is the Director of Circular Economy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 companies working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
Business Transformation Panel
Arran Stephens, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Nature’s Path Foods Inc.
Mr. Stephens is the co-founder of Nature’s Path, a family-owned Canadian organic food company deeply committed to sustainability. All three of their modern factories have earned Zero Waste Certification—the only cereal producer so far to achieve this designation.
Robyn Collver, Senior Vice-President, Risk & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Canadian Tire
At Canadian Tire, Ms. Collver’s role includes developing the enterprise risk function, creating the company’s positions on regulatory policy, overseeing the regulated aspects of the business, and corporate citizenship, including environmental sustainability.
Denise Coogan, Environmental Partnerships Manager, Subaru
Ms. Coogan leads automaker Subaru’s external environmental and sustainability programs, which include an initiative to achieve a “zero landfill” goal at their national plants.
Adam Corneil, Founder and CEO, Unbuilders
In 2018, Mr. Corneil launched Unbuilders. Canada’s foremost deconstruction company. For every home Unbuilders deconstructs, approximately 50 tonnes of waste are diverted from landfill. Salvaged materials are upcycled through donations to charity, generating tax receipts for building owners and reducing costs below traditional demolition.
Moderated by: Michael Gerbis, CEO, GLOBE Series & The Delphi Group
#ZWC19 is Your Guide to the Circular Economy
Economic success is impossible without a clear view of where we are, and where we’re headed. Whether you’re totally new to the concept or an industry veteran, the Zero Waste Conference, in collaboration with the National Zero Waste Council, strikes a balance between theory and action. The conference is your guide to the people, ideas and actions that are having the biggest impact.
2019 Zero Waste Conference:
Mobilizing for Success in the Circular Economy
October 30 – 31, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place)
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