Circular Materials Conference goes Virtual

April 21-22 2021, Chalmers, Gothenburg

Circular Materials Conference

The leading Nordic forum for industrial, scientific and commercial progress in circular use of materials

We look forward seeing you in person at the next Ciruclar Materials Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden in the spring of 2022. Dates to be confirmed.

Circular Material Conference Goes Virtual

Navigating the post-COVID hospitality environment requires adaptability, flexibility, and innovation.
We are planning for a hybrid event – with the addition of a number of digital components to the traditional live event in order to offer the participants and exhibitors additional benefits in this new context.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel and major gatherings, we recognize that staying connected is more important than ever for speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and numerous partners. The decision to move forward with a hybrid event offers a safe and innovative solution to access outstanding the program and networking opportunities. We will share further updates as they become available. We welcome you to Gothenburg in a new virtual setting.

A Hybrid Event

The conference will take place at the physical venue at Chalmers Conference Center and within a virtual venue platform as well. Part of the program- some presentations and paneldiscusssions will be broadcasted live from our studio at Chalmers Conference Center. Event components that participants would traditionally experience in-person will be presented virtually as well. Exhibitors will showcase information and interact with participants at virtual booths through video/text chats and relevant links/resources. Participants will network in virtual lounges, 1:1 video meetings, chat rooms and in other virtual gathering areas as well.
We will come back to you early next year with further information and details!

Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 2021!

Links to the virtual conference sessions on YouTube:

April 21
April 22



Latest speakers to join the program

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Dr Emma Nehrenheim

Chief Environmental Officer Northvolt

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Joost de Kluijver

CEO and founder, Closing the Loop


James Lundström

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

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Kristin Geidenmark Olofsson

Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation, Trioplast Group


Marthe Haugland

Senior Innovation Advisor, Nordic Innovation


Rasmus Bergström

Managing Director, Stena Recycling Group

Joseph Klatt

Joseph Klatt

Operations at Precious Plastic


Helena Lind

Market Sustainability Expert at Tetra Pak North Europe

What to expect



We provide a matchmaking platform to enhance your event experience by helping you to schedule 1-1 meetings with relevant attendees. We suggest you start creating your profile as soon as possible.


Plenary & breakout sessions

Look at the conference programme for 21-22 April at Chalmers Conference Centre.
→ Programme structure



The list of speakers is being continuously updated.
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Virtual Field Trip —The test- and development plant for sustainable textiles

April 21
Join our Virtual Field Trip to Wargön Innovation to see the test and development plant and to hear about ongoing research in textile sorting, recycling, reuse and innovation.
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Exhibition opportunities

Exhibition spaces

The Circular Materials Conference 2021 will bring together major decision-makers from the basic and recycling industries, academics as well as politicians, service and equipment suppliers and stakeholders from the Nordic region.

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“Today the circular economy concept is widely accepted as the road forwards and many industrial branches are striving to develop their supply chains and business networks to that goal. The conference explores how the region’s innovations can contribute to the global transition towards circular economy.”

Britt-Marie Steenari
Professor in Industrial Materials Recycling and Director for CCR


A network and catalyst for multidisciplinary R&D collaboration within the field of circular use of materials.


Testimonials and insights from last year’s conference


”The two-day conference provided a balanced mix of general overview on the trends of circular economy transition in the Nordic countries and Europe, and practical solutions from companies and innovators. I can highly recommend Circular Materials Conference.”

Maté Kriza
Circular Foundation


”It was a pleasure to be part of this exciting conference!”

Susanne Fischer
Research Fellow,
Wuppertal Institut


”It was a pleasure to be with you at the Circular Materials Conference, which was well organised.”

Norbert Zonneveld
Executive Secretary, European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA)


”It was a fascinating event, and a great opportunity to meet people and learn about new projects.”

Cosima Dannoritzer
Director, The E-Waste Tragedy

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