High Level Plenary Opening Session: From a global vision to transitions (th)at work

In 2016 the World committed itself to Agenda 2030 and 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Leading voices reflect on what role circular economy can play to achieve these goals, and what additional steps are needed to make real systemic circular shifts and achieve the SDG’s. Where are the circular opportunities? This exploration helps us to understand what the key issues are for the post-2020 policy agenda’s on circular economy.

Date and time:

Monday 25 February, 09:30 - 11:30


Queen Elisabeth Hall


  • Special Opening speech (to be announced shortly)
  • Mrs. Henny De Baets , CEO Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM)
  • Prof. Bruno Oberle, President World Resources Forum
  • Mr. Koen Van den Heuvel, Minister of Environment of Flanders
  • Dr. Janez Potocnik, Co-Chair International Resource Panel, former EC Commissioner

WRF Workshop Parade - moderated by Mr. Bas de Leeuw


  • Mr. Bas de Leeuw
  • Mr. Jan Verheyen