What makes our event special?
Impressions from 2018:

“What I like most about this conference is the energy of the people exchanging their experiences and finding common ground on the circular economy.”
Herman Bavinck, Programme Director, Holland Circular Hotspot

“It is important that companies and the government support the initiative of Circular Change, because that is exactly what is needed to move towards the circular economy.”
Guido Braam, Director, Powered by Meaning

“I feel a lot of positive energy. When things are coming from the heart – you feel really good!”
Iain Gulland, CEO, Zero Waste Scotland

“Circular economy is a collaborative effort and the conference could become a collective action for a change!”
Massimiano Tellini, Global Head – Circular Economy at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Centre


The Conference

The international Circular Change Conference has grown into one of the key European events dedicated to circular economy. It provides participants, speakers and sponsors with an opportunity to connect, become engaged, inspired, and up-to-date with the latest developments in the global push towards circularity

The ambition of the 4th Circular Change Conference is to move towards “less talk, more action”. We are inviting you to explore what is actually happening “on the ground”. We all know what must be done for switching from a linear to a circular economy. We have excellent reports and scientific data, as well as guidelines for much needed solutions. We have agreed to follow the sustainable development approach, based on the Sustainable Development Goals, which takes into account environmental, economic and social dimensions. What we need now is concrete action, radical collaboration and scalable success stories.

This year we are focusing on real business cases from the four priority sectors set out in the Roadmap Towards the Circular Economy in Slovenia – food system, manufacturing industries, mobility and forest-based value chains, while bringing in the key role of creative industries.

Supported by leading circular economy experts from all over the world, the Circular Change team will be joined by around 400 participants from over 20 countries who will help us co-create sustainable solutions for the future.

Why is the Circular Change Conference a Must-be-there Event?

  • Listed by the World Economic Forum as one of key circular community engagement events of the year
  • Part of EU Green Week
  • Held in MARIBOX, a unique location in the centre of Slovenia’s 2nd largest city
  • Unique positive vibes: Slovenian hospitality and an annual meeting of friends and newcomers
  • Inspiring mix of activities: keynotes, workshops, roundtables, exhibitions, art installations, networking, company visits
  • Opportunities for bilateral meetings
  • Introducing new topics for discussion on the national, EU and international levels
  • Extensive media coverage
  • Involvement of leading international CE organisations and competence networks, such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Circular Hotspot, OECD, SITRA, Circle Economy, etc.

The People


Ladeja Godina Košir, Executive Director of Circular Change

Sponsors and marketing:

Niko Korpar, Project Manager, Circular Change

Speakers, guests, booking inquiries:

Anja Nered, Community Manager, Circular Change

Programme Committee:

Mitja Štoka, Butan Plin

Mattia Comotto, Aquafil

Tanja Subotič Levanič, Heineken

Igor Kos, Wcycle Institute

H.E. Bart Twaalfhoven, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Mojca Pinterič, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Janez Rakušček, Luna TBWA

Graphic Recording:

Mireille van Bremen, Graphic Recorder, The Visual Catalyst


For general questions: [email protected]
For sponsorship opportunities: [email protected]

Circular Change, Institute for Circular Economy
Address: Gestrinova 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Website: www.circularchange.com