Dublin to host Major four day Circular Economy Event from May 29th to June 1st 2023
Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 Launches Programme at Mansion House
Embassy ambassadors, Industry leaders and Public Representatives gathered at the Mansion House Dublin on Thursday 6th April for the official launch of a major international four day event on circular economies. Launched by the steering committee for the 2023 Circular economy Hotspot Dublin 2023, this event will set the tone for the prestigious opportunity for Dublin to showcase, promote and celebrate ground-breaking Circular economy initiatives from across the globe.
Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, said: “Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 aims to showcase how we can make Dublin a more vibrant place by adopting circular practices, inspiring individuals, businesses, and policymakers to take action towards a more sustainable future.”
Commenting on the upcoming event, Dr. Sarah Miller, Chief Executive at The Rediscovery Centre said:
“We are thrilled to be hosting this flagship event in Ireland for the first time. Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 presents a unique opportunity for businesses in Ireland, Europe, and beyond to learn from, connect with, and be inspired by the very best. Today as we bring together Embassies and industry leaders it is an opportunity to highlight the importance of this event and its place in international policy. The programme launch marks a crucial first step in promoting the event and building excitement for the opportunities it will provide.
CIRCULÉIRE’s Head of Circular Economy Dr Geraldine Brennan outlined just some of the the highlights from the packed event schedule including a matching making event to be held on May 30th in Croke park that will allow delegates to connect and forge relevant collaborative relationships to further their CE aims, deep dive workshops facilitated by top CE Experts across Europe on May 31st and a series of tours demonstrating CE in action on June Ist at the OPW, The Rediscovery Centre and Cloughjordan Ireland’s first eco village.
Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 will showcase, promote and celebrate ground-breaking circular economic initiatives, best practices and innovations that Dublin and Ireland have to offer. Attendees will learn about practical steps and resources to mobilise action within their respective countries, network with international stakeholders and engage in inspiring discussions. The event will revolve around three key themes: Policy in Practice, Citizen Engagement, and Innovation & Collaboration. These themes will be explored with four innovative focus areas: Social Enterprise, Design & Manufacturing, Built Environment, and Food Systems & the Bioeconomy
The Steering Committee for Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 is a collaboration of leading organisations in the fields of circular economy and waste management, chaired by The Rediscovery Centre. The committee comprises representatives from Dublin City Council, the Eastern & Midlands Regional Waste Management Planning Office, CIRCULÉIRE and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. These experts have united to host the Circular Economy Hotspot 2023 in Dublin, with exciting events spanning over four days to raise awareness of Dublin’s commitment to the circular economy.
Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is the secretariat of CIRCULÉIRE – The National Platform for Circular Manufacturing which is funded by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. In November 2022, DECC announced €1.5m continuation funding for CIRCULÉIRE in 2023.