The autumn of 2016 has the Copper8 team frequently traveling abroad in order to share their experiences and vision. After the Dutch island of Terschelling and Rome, the next stop will be Tokyo where Cecile van Oppen will speak at the ‘World Forum on Sports & Culture‘ on the topic of Circular Economy.
The World Forum on Sports & Culture is hosted by Japan partially because they will be hosting the next Summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo. The Forum will commence on October 19 in Kyoto and will then move to Tokyo on October 21. Various international speakers will make their appearance during the 4-day event, such as Thomas Bach (president IOC), Philip Craven (president IPC), Klaus Schwab (president World Economic Forum), Francis Gabet (president of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage) and Hilde Schwab (co-founder of the Schwab Foundation for social entrepreneurship),
Cecile van Oppen, co-author of the book ‘Circular Business: Collaborate and Circulate’ and experienced practitioner in the field of the Circular Economy and Circular Procurement will speak in the session ‘The Circular Economy: A New Growth Opportunity’. Other speakers in this session are:
- Kozo Yamamoto
Minister of State, in charge of Regional Revitalization, Deregulation, etc.
- Ichiro Kawanabe
Chairman, Nihon Kotsu Co., Ltd.
- Retsu Fujisawa
Representative Director, RCF
- Peter Lacy *
Global Managing Director, Sustainability Service Group, Accenture Strategy
You can find the program of the World Forum on Sports and Culture here.
Aside from the World Forum, Copper8 will be in Japan in the week of October 17-21 to join other Dutch companies and entrepreneurs in an Economic Mission with the Minister of Health and Sports, Edith Schippers. The goal of the mission for the Copper8 team is to make the Olympic Games of Tokyo2020 the most sustainable to date, a mission that recently led to the founding of the ‘Olympact’ foundation.
After Tokyo there will be two more international stops in 2016, follow us on the map below.