Halle 18–Beaulieu Circulaire: opening speech and round tables

The opening speech will begin with remarks from the Canton of Vaud and the City of Lausanne.

This address is desired by Mentor Energy, L’Eveil, and Impact Hub Lausanne to share the vision and reflections of public authorities on the topic of circularity, particularly regarding new collaborations to accelerate Switzerland’s transition to a circular and inclusive economy. The opening speech will begin with remarks from the Canton of Vaud and the City of Lausanne. This is a desired address by Mentor Energy, L’Eveil, and Impact Hub Lausanne to share the vision and thoughts of public authorities on the topic of circularity, including new collaborations to accelerate Switzerland’s transition to a circular and inclusive economy.

Key stakeholders from various sectors in the Romandy region will then take the floor to address topics related to the circular economy, intersectoral innovation, and inclusion – valuable exchanges to advance this shared vision of circularity.

The speeches will be followed by two panel discussions involving key stakeholders at various levels to question, exchange, debate, and share information and positions of different parties on circularity.

This unique moment marks Switzerland’s transition to a circular and inclusive economy and is not to be missed!

 

18:30 – Welcome words and introductory remarks

  • Co-initiators of the event and residents of Halle 18-Beaulieu Circulaire
  • Nicolas Gasztonyi, CEO of Beaulieu SA

18:45 – Opening speeches

  • Pierre-Antoine Hildbrand, Municipal Councillor of the City of Lausanne in charge of security, economy, and water
  • Raphaël Conz, Head of the Economic Promotion and Innovation Department (SPEI)
  • Rebecca Ruiz, Vaud State Councillor and Head of the Department of Health and Social Action (DSAS)

19:15 – First panel discussion: Towards a more inclusive and sustainable economy

  • Falk Hoffmann, Founder, Icterus SA
  • Aurelia Jaquier, Head of Marketing and Communication for Romandy, Ricardo
  • Céline Lafourcade, RTE (Ecological Transition Income) Project Manager, EPER
  • Sophie Swaton, Philosopher and Economist, Founder and President of the Zoein Foundation

19:35 – Second panel discussion: New business models and partnerships for acceleration

  • Julien Boucher, Co-founder, Environnementale Action
  • Benoît Carrière, Deputy Director, DSS+, La Fabrique Circulaire
  • Jürg Stuker, Partner, Kickstart Innovation
  • Mathias Paquier, Municipal Councillor and Responsible for Sustainable Economy at the Cantonal Service for Economic Promotion and Innovation (SPEI)

19:55 – Closing remarks – Oran McKenzie, François Egger, Felix Stähli

20:00 – Cocktail reception

 

For more details and to register, please click here.

Date:

25 April 2023

Time:

18:30

21:00

Location:

Impact Hub Lausanne

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