Lessons for Japan's Circular Economic Future

maandag 3 april 2023


Holland Circular Hotspot LUISS Business School

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Van 3 april 2023 07:00 Tot 3 april 2023 09:30

This seminar explores the opportunities and challenges facing Japan as it shifts toward a circular economy (CE). Mr. Freek Van Eijk, Managing Director of the Holland Circular Hotspot, will provide an introduction to CE developments in the Netherlands, a leading nation when it comes to CE development strategy.

Professor Scott Valentine of Kyushu University, Senior CE Advisor at KPMG Australia and Chair of the Australia Circular Economy Hub advisory board, will then share insights into a CE development program that is ongoing in Melbourne's northern municipality, Hume City.

Mr. Shiko Hayashi, Programme Director of the Kitakyushu Urban Centre of the IGES will then introduce the cross-organization efforts to create a Kitakyushu Circular Economy. Finally, the session will wrap up with a panel discussion that explores how these experiences can help support more impact CE development strategy in Kyushu and beyond.

We look forward to your participation!

Please note: the schedule is Japan Standard Time (JST)


14:00-14:10: Introductions
14:10-14:30: The Dutch CE Experience
14:30-14:40: Q&A
14:40-15:00: The Melbourne CE Experience
15:00-15:10: Q&A
15:10-15:15: Break
15:15-15:35: The Kitakyushu CE Project
15:35-15:45: Q&A
15:45-16:25: Panel discussion
16:25-16:30: Wrap up


Freek Van Eijk 
Managing Director of the Holland Circular Hotspot

Scott Valentine
Professor, Research Promotion Director of Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies
Senior Circular Economy Advisor of KPMG Australia

Shiko Hayashi
Programme Director of the Kitakyushu Urban Centre of IGES


Vesna Lavtizar
Policy Researcher of the Kitakyushu Urban Centre of IGES

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