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ENVforum Spin-off Conference 2022 on Circular Industry

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📢#OpenCall for young #Entrepreneurs & #Innovators from Asia and Europe.

Be part of the #ENVforum Conference “Circular Industry: Innovation & Digitilisation as Enablers for SMEs” on 24-25 October 2022 in Incheon, Korea. #funded

👉 Discuss your ideas and views on the twin green and digital transition with likeminded leaders.

👉 Find areas of collaboration to drive the transformation to a circular economy model, with SMEs playing a key role.

👉 Network and identify solutions towards a greener planet.

The #ENVforum supports purpose-driven entrepreneurs.

Deadline: Thursday, 6 October 202

The programme consisted of panel discussions, business case studies, and two thematic streams. The latter focused on:

  1. Stream on Circular Transition: SMEs Decarbonisation Enablers.
  2. Stream on SMEs Decarbonisation Pathways: Innovation for a Cleaner Supply Chain.

The conference objectives were:

  • To contribute to a better understanding of SMEs’ needs regarding circular food systems and explore enabling conditions.
  • To support multi-stakeholder, regional and international dialogues on circular agri-food production among ASEM stakeholders with a focus on agri-food SMEs.
  • To provide a platform for creative solutions via facilitated dialogue and networking.

Programme and Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Day 2, Wednesday, 29 June 2022

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Overview and Objectives

As part of its 3-year long programme on SMEs and circularity in the food systems sector, the Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) will organise the Spin-Off conference  “Circular Industry: Innovation and Digitisation as Enablers for SMEs” on 24-25 October 2022 in Incheon, Korea.

Taking place as a hybrid event with both online and onsite elements, the ENVForum conference is embedded in the overall programme of the 2022 Sustainable Development Transformation Forum (SDTF), organised by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) on 25-28 October 2022.

The ENVForum programme will include keynotes, panel discussions, and networking sessions for participants, and focus on two themes:

  1. Circular Economy as a Strategy for Decarbonisation: The Role of SMEs as Enablers for Decarbonisation
  2. Twin Green and Digital Transition: Advancements in the Circular Industry in Asia and Europe

With the ENVForum being a key inter-regional platform for knowledge-sharing and capacity building for policy makers, businesses and civil society from Asia and Europe, the conference addresses the following objectives:

  • Exchange of knowledge and experiences on SMEs’ contributions towards sustainable, green, and digital transitions in the food industry sector.
  • Multistakeholder engagement of policymakers, academia and research community, the business community, and civil society organisations from ASEM countries.
  • Setting up of an inter-regional network and community of practice to jointly identify potential areas of cooperation, including joint activities, research, or advocacy initiatives.
  • Awareness creation of the SMEs’ twin transition needs and effects with a focus on the food industry sector through the production and distribution of knowledge and multimedia products by experts.

The ENVForum conference in Korea follows up on the outcomes of the annual Asia-Europe Environment Conference (ENVForum) conference on “SMEs Going Circular: Decarbonisation of Food Supply Systems”, which was held online on 28-29 June 2022.

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Overview and Objectives

The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) “SMEs Going Circular: Decarbonisation of Food Supply Systems” was a 2-day, online international conference aiming to boost the exchange of ideas and solutions on the decarbonisation of the agri-food industry.

As the transition to a circular economy centred on Net-Zero can only be achieved by scaling up collaboration and partnerships among stakeholders involved in the SMEs ecosystem, the conference offered a platform to empower  participants to identify challenges, exchange best practices, and brainstorm solutions towards an effective decarbonisation of food supply chains. This is key to stimulate progress towards achieving a sustainable future.

The programme consisted of panel discussions, business case studies, and two thematic streams. The latter focused on:

  1. Stream on Circular Transition: SMEs Decarbonisation Enablers.
  2. Stream on SMEs Decarbonisation Pathways: Innovation for a Cleaner Supply Chain.

The conference objectives were:

  • To contribute to a better understanding of SMEs’ needs regarding circular food systems and explore enabling conditions.
  • To support multi-stakeholder, regional and international dialogues on circular agri-food production among ASEM stakeholders with a focus on agri-food SMEs.
  • To provide a platform for creative solutions via facilitated dialogue and networking.

Programme and Agenda

Day 1, Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Day 2, Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Pre-register for the 2022 ENVforum Spin-off Conference
Become part of the conversation
2022 ENVforum on SMEs Going Circular
Get inspired

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