20 April 2016

17:30 - 18:30

Registration & Reception

Location: Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

18:30 - 22:30

Dinner with:
• Welcome
• Keynote address by Thomas Rau during the dinner.

Thomas Rau (RAU Architecture) is an international authority on One Planet Architecture and leading exponent of circular buildings and more networking. And also nominated for The Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership.

This dinner is by invitation only.

Location: Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

21 April 2016

08:30 - 09:00

Registration, coffee and networking

Location: Vakbondsmuseum

09:00 - 09:30

Official Welcome and opening by Bart van Bolhuis, director international at Ministry I&M

Outline of the CE Package of the European Commission by François Wakenhut

09:30 - 10:05

The International Policy Context – Key Developments by representatives of UNEP, European Commission and ICLEI on the latest policy advances on public procurement.
o Farid Yaker (UNEP)
o François Wakenhut (European Commission)
o Mark Hidson (ICLEI)

Followed by discussion with Dutch representative Ivo Bonajo on how CP is seen as supporting both Public Procurement (PP) and Circular Economy (CE).

10:05 - 10:30

Policy Implementation – Examples of Leadership by:
• Cuno van Geet & Greg Lucas (REBUS).
• Philipp Tepper (GPP 2020 & SPP Regions)
• Joan Prummel (Green Deal Circular Procurement)

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:30

CP Policy: Orientation (Room 1):
Moderator: Cecile van Oppen (Copper8)

This session is designed for participants wanting to know more about CP. What it means, why it is important and how it is being used by public authorities in different countries.

Speakers are;
• Michel Schuurman (MVO Nederland).
• Mervyn Jones & Joan Prummel (training module UNEP)

11:00 - 12:30

Case Studies IT (Room 3):
Moderator: Ineke Vlot (SMK)

In this session, complementary presentations will be made by private and public organization representatives.
Speakers are;
• Cyrille Depondt, Weelec
• Klaas van der Sterren, Rijkswaterstaat
• Judith Voermans, Canon

11:00 - 12:30

Case Studies Furniture (Room 2):
Moderator: Take Padding (PIANOo)

Sabien van der Leij is the category manager office furniture of the Dutch federal government. Her ambition is to move from a linear model to a circular model for all the office furniture in the next couple of years. Mrs van der Leij presents this ambition and shows how the Dutch federal government provides substance to this ambition. After the presentation of Mrs van der Leij the participants are invited to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of the chosen approach by the Dutch federal government. Finally, Didier Pierre, Belgian frontrunner in this circular model, reflects from a supplier perspective on the discussions held.

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch, accompanied by circular fashionshow of ‘Dutchawareness’

13:30 - 15:00

CP Policy: Implementation and Scaling (Room 1):
Moderator: Cecile van Oppen (Copper8)

This session is designed for more experienced procurement professionals wanting to share policy implementation experiences and to explore how circular procurement can be brought to scale.
• Bettina Schaefer (Ecoinstitut SCCL)
• Greg Lucas (WRAP)
• Marcel Jacobs (Philips)

13:30 - 15:00

Financing the Circulair Economy (Room 3)
Moderator: Michel Schuurman (MVO Nederland)

This session will explore the critical financial dimensions of the transition to a Circular Economy. In any transaction involving buyers and sellers, budget holders, CFOs, investors and other stakeholders will have a range of questions about the
viability of business/revenue model and the financial implications of the proposed transaction.

In the context of Circular Procurement, key issues
include how to assess and show short and long term costs and benefits. What is the role of financial and non-financial factors, including reporting? How well do the information needs of suppliers and their customers match? What incentives do suppliers need to make the investments needed in
transforming their business models? How can procurement officers defend sometimes higher initial costs?
• Mark Hodgson QSA Partners LLP
• Frido Kraanen PGGM
• David Uzsoki IISD

13:30 - 15:00

Case studies Textiles (Room 2)
Moderator: Hanneke op den Brouw (Ministry I&M/Rijkswaterstaat)

Both Rob van Arnhem and Marcin Kautsch use innovative strategies for the procurement of workwear. They will present good examples of their practice and the learnings derived from it. After their presentations the participants are invited to discuss the opportunities of applying their experience for the next step of circular procurement.

• Rien Otto, Dutch awareness
• Rob van Arnhem, Ministry of Defence
• Marcin Kautsch, Rawicz County Hospital, Poland

15:00 - 15:30


15:30 - 17:00

CP Policy: Procurement, empowering the circular economy (Room 1):
Moderator: Cecile van Oppen (Copper8)

Procurement is a means to introduce concepts of materials/resource efficiency, life cycle thinking and the circular economy into the business model. This session will explore how governments and companies can mainstream these concepts along the supply chain and go beyond procurement to an integrated business model in which these concepts are normal business practice.
• Markus Laubscher (Philips Lighting)
• Sjors Witjes & Rodrigo Lozano (University of Utrecht)
• Douwe Jan Joustra (ICE-Amsterdam)

15:30 - 17:00

Case studies Catering (Room 2)
Moderator: Ineke Vlot (SMK)

In this session, complementary presentations will be made by private and public organization representatives.

• Tamara Bruning, City of Ghent
• Betina Bergmann Madsen, City of Copenhagen
• GRO, Jan willem Bosman Jansen
• Rob Heijink (RWS, categorymanager catering)

15:30 - 17:00

Case studies Construction (Room 3)
Moderators: Cas van Arendonk (Kirkman Company) & Tessa de Haas (Programmanager Sustainable GWW)

In this session, complementary presentations will be made by private and public organization representatives.

• Mervyn Jones, London, Olympic Games
• Evert Schut (policy perspective).
• Sabine Oberhuber, Municipally Brummen (TurnToo).

17:00 - 17:30

Review & Next Steps

17:30 - 19:00

Networking with drinks and canapés during a tour of the canals of Amsterdam by boat.

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islandsand 1,500 bridges. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North".

22 April 2016

09:30 - 11:00

CP: Where Next? Co-crafting the Solutions

Plenary session in which key issues arising from Day 2 will be divided in small groups. The task of each group/cluster will be to address a single theme (e.g. challenge/need) and come up with recommended response options (what the issue is, how is should be redressed, who needs to be involved, key times lines, etc.)

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

Where Next? Recommended Action Plan

Theme leaders report back on key findings, conclusions and recommendations.

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 -

Circular expo, Park 2020 in Hoofddorp (see page excursions)

13:30 -

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (see page excursions)

14:00 -

Excursion Recover-E to Siso, re-use/refurbish of old IT (see page excursions)

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