April 21-22 2021, Chalmers, Gothenburg

Circular Materials Conference

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

CMC Connected
Next webinar "The Circular Packaging Challange"

February 4 at 09.30-11:00.

We invite you to join us at CMC Connected, a digital
version of Circular Materials Conference, consisting of keynote sessions, seminars and talks where we meet up digitally and share knowledge about the transition
towards Circular Economy in the Nordics and beyond.

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Latest speakers to join the programme

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Dr Emma Nehrenheim

Chief Environmental Officer Northvolt

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Joost de Kluijver

CEO and founder, Closing the Loop

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Karin André

Director of Circular Economy, Volvo Car Group

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Craig Thompson

CEO, Semper Augustus Consulting


Marthe Haugland

Senior Innovation Advisor, Nordic Innovation


Rasmus Bergström

Managing Director, Stena Recycling Group

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Stina Klingvall

Senior consultant, Material Economics


Gustav Askham

Circular Economy Expert, Tetra Pak

What to expect



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Plenary & breakout sessions

Look at the conference programme for 17-18 March at Chalmers Conference Centre.
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The list of speakers is being continuously updated.
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Pre-Convention Field Trip 1 — Stena Nordic Recycling Center, Halmstad

March 16
Join our Pre-Convention Field Trip to Stena Nordic Recycling Center, Halmstad.
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Networking dinner

March 17
Join our networking dinner at River Restaurant On The Pier!
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Pre-Convention Field Trip 2 —The Testbed for Material Recycling of Plastics at RISE, Mölndal

March 16
Join our Pre-Convention Field Trip to RISE in Mölndal to see the Testbed and to hear about ongoing research in plastics recycling and innovation.
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Exhibition opportunities

Exhibition spaces

The Circular Materials Conference 2020 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 to one location.

There are two exhibition areas, Volvo Foyer and Entre Foyer.

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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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