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Business breakfast - accelerating growth by making things last

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Date: 23 November 2016

Venue: Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD

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This breakfast event will introduce you to the circular economy from a manufacturing perspective and discuss what it could mean for your business, your supply chain and your long-term forecasting and planning process. It will also set out support available to businesses including the Circular Economy Investment Fund and the Circular Economy Business Service.

Guest speaker Sandy Rodger will set out how to make practical sense of the circular economy for manufacturing businesses. Sandy is an engineer and business leader who held senior roles with Unilever and Diageo before joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2013 to lead project MainStream – a cross-industry initiative to accelerate business driven innovation in the circular economy.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at managers, leaders and staff responsible for implementing operational plans and will also be of interest to design engineers and entrepreneurs.

The event has been timed to ensure minimum time away from the workplace, starting at 8.30am with breakfast rolls, fruit, pastries and refreshments and finishing promptly at 10.30am, with lots of opportunities to ask questions and network.


8am Registration & networking breakfast
8:30am Louise McGregor, Head of Circular Economy, Zero Waste Scotland – overview of ZWS
8:40am Jerome Finlayson, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service - Manufacturing in Scotland
8:55am Lynn Wilson, Zero Waste Scotland – Investment Fund & Business Service
9:05am Sandy Rodgers, Ellen McArthur Foundation – Engineering the Circular Economy
9:35am Panel discussion
9:55am Coffee & pastries for the road/networking and close

This event is free of charge, with limited places, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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