Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Purchasing for a Circular Economy

10:10am  -  11:10am
Tower Court D

  Moving from a linear “take, make, discard” economy to a circular one utilizing a “make, use, return” approach requires new business models and disruptive innovation. The IT industry is uniquely positioned to support the ideals of the circular economy

Click for more information on 'Purchasing for a Circular Economy'

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Purchasing with End of Life in Mind: Diversion, Zero-Waste, and Pre-thinking Product Design

11:35am  -  12:35pm
Tower Court A

  Case Studies for Operationalizing a Zero Waste Initiative Presenters: David Rachelson and Brian Werner Hear examples and case studies about right-sizing and optimization of purchased goods and packaging, food waste minimization strategies, and supply chain enhancements. Participants will learn

Click for more information on 'Purchasing with End of Life in Mind: Diversion, Zero-Waste, and Pre-thinking Product Design'

Furniture Transformed: Circular Economy Models in Action

11:35am  -  12:35pm
Tower Court B

As a vision for the future, the circular economy is ground-breaking. However, organizations world-wide continue to struggle with the actual design and implementation of circular models that offer a strong and marketable business case. How to transform markets to enable

Click for more information on 'Furniture Transformed: Circular Economy Models in Action'