Circular Economy Symposium (CES)

COVID-19 has brought with it, a wave of disruption for every fabric of human society and these ripples of disruption have in turn brought global economy at still and pushed it backwards. At the same time, the positive impact on environment due to break on wheels of economy also not remain unnoticed.
With better control over pandemic, economies across globe have started to show signs of recovery. It is paramount that we must not get into trap of falling back to old ways. In this scenario, a transition to a CE is both a necessity and an opportunity, with the potential to offer long-lasting economic, environmental, and social benefits. We also need to be mindful of the long-term nature of the circular economy transition, global sustainability objectives and meeting the needs of future generations.

Our approach going forward will have following as value addition:

Indian circular Economy Awards (ICEA)

To recognize the effort put in the Circular Economy space by industry and individuals that have made notable contributions and brought in a change through their innovation and strategy.


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To organise a masterclass/workshop to help industry unlock the Circular Economy value in their business and to equip them with a practical tool kit to actively identify and pursue Circular Economy opportunities.

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CES 2020

The only gathering of Circular Economy Crusaders would focus on further strengthening the business case for CE through industry dialogues, B2B and a consortium of Industries on CE.


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Speakers 2020


Amitabh Kant
NITI Aayog

Rameshwar Prasad Gupta

Janardhanan Ramanujalu
Vice President, Regional Head
South Asia & Australia

Ugo Astuto
EU Ambassador to India

Willem Uijen
Executive Director, Supply Chain

Anirban Ghosh
Chief Sustainability Officer
Mahindra Group

Prabhjot Sodhi
India Head for Circular Economy

Peter Betzel
IKEA India

Adrienna Zsakay
Circular Economy Asia

Hemant Chaudhary
Founder and Managing
Director, Circular Economy Alliance Australia

Dr. Rachna Arora
Team Leader

Dr. Mayuri Vijayasundara
Deakin University

Meeta Narsinghani
Senior Investment Director
Circulate Capital

Suman Bethapudi
Sustainability Expert
C & A

Prof. (Dr) Tata L Raghuram
XLRI-Xavier School of Management

Deepa Maggo
Manager- Water

Arpita Kalunaria
Ample Pac

Andrew Almack
Plastics for Change

Dr Alexandro Stefanakis
Assistant Professor
Technical University

Eric Logtens 
Corporate Director CE
Noble Environmental Technologies

Ishteyaque Amjad
VP– Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability
Coca-Cola India & South West Asia

Viral Thakker
Deloitte India

Devni Acharya
Senior Consultant, Climate Change & Circular Economy

Thakur Pherwani
Global Head SHE & Sustainability
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Dr. Helmut Schmitz
Green Dot

Mr. Sundeep Singh
Principal Director – Global Consulting

Vishvesh Prabhakar
MD - Global Consulting

Mr. Thomas Varghese
Business Head – Textiles
Aditya Birla Group

Prasad Modak
Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation

Chirag Gajjar
Head Subnational Climate Action
WRI India

Vikram S. Gandhi
Senior Lecturer
Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Ashok Menon
Global Technology Leader

Joke Dufourmont
Lead Circular Jobs Initiative
Circle Economy

Head of Regional Representation for South Asia
European Investment Bank

Dr. Andreas Jaron
Federal Ministry for the Environment

Catherine Sheehy
Global Lead of Sustainability Partnerships, UL Environment and Sustainability

Bettina Heller
Programme Officer, UN Environment Programme’s Consumption & Production

Vivek P Adhia
India Country Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Suman Bethapudi
Senior Manager
Materials and Circular Fashion, Global Sustainability, C&A

Atin Kumar Tyagi
Corporate Sustainability Cell
Jain Irrigation Systems Limited

Dr N.C.Saha
INDUS - Indo - Dutch Sustainability Forum

Atul Mittal
Director Partnerships

Yogesh Bedi
FICCI CE Committee Member & Chief
TATA Steel Recycling Business

Surojit Bose
FICCI CE Committee Member & AVP Sustainability and Climate Change
Coca-Cola, India

Dr. Nimish Shah
Managing Director, Toilet Board Coalition, India Chapter

Arvind Bodhankar
FICCI Committee Member & Jt. Executive President & Chief Sustainability Officer
Ultratech Cement

Antonia Gawel
World Economic Forum

Jürgen Hannak
Head of Programme
Circular Economy, Adelphi

Archana Datta
Project Coordinator for India, Switch-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component (RPAC)





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