IKEA Joins International Line-up at Resource 2014 PR Newswire LONDON, January 16, 2014 LONDON, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource, Europe's first major conference and exhibition for organisations committed to developing improved resource strategies and a truly circular global economy is pleased to confirm the addition of Per Stolz, Sustainability Developer, IKEA Services AB to its unrivalled line-up of international thought leaders including Ecover and The French Institute of the Circular Economy. Per will share with delegates his experience of leading the IKEA Group's 'Turning waste into resources' initiative, which is tasked with improving waste handling at all the Group's sites, developing customer take back schemes, optimising the reuse of products and developing "closed loop projects". The conference programme includes international experience from: François-Michel Lambert, President of the French Institute of the Circular Economy. François-Michel will give a keynote presentation to delegates on the 4 ^th March covering France's approach and progress towards a more resource efficient economy and the importance of cross-sector and global collaboration to its success. The international focus continues on day two with Tom Domen, Innovation Manager for Dutch cleaning products giant Ecover taking part in a panel discussion to identify options for a more sustainable approach to packaging. The final day of the event will see one of the world's most sustainable and socially responsible brands, Mud Jeans join Kingfisher Group's CEO, Ian Cheshire and Dutch circular supply chain manager aWEARness in debating retail strategies for a circular economy. For the first time more than 100 major brands from across the design, manufacture, retail and resource management sectors will share a platform at Resource with all parties committed to working together to unlock the commercial and environmental benefits of a truly circular economy. Commenting on the strength of the international line-up Ed Lawson, Content Director, Resource, said: ' Whilst the circular economy is not a new concept, there has not until now been an impartial international forum to bring together the key players in its development. Resource, which takes place from 4 ^th - 6 ^th March at ExCeL London , is fulfilling this requirement and providing a platform for the development of a genuinely global circular economy. ' For more information visit: http://www.resource-event.com Resource - 4-6 March 2014, ExCeL, London Resource is the first conference and exhibition that connects the whole supply chain - extraction, design, recycling, manufacturing, retail and resource recovery - to capitalise on the commercial opportunities of a circular economy. A resource constrained world demands new thinking and new business models, this event allows senior business leaders to network throughout the supply chain and discover forward thinking solutions for closed loop business strategies. UBM Live UBM Live, a division of UBM plc, the global events-led marking and communications company, connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Ecobuild, Medtec, CPhI, IFSEC, Food Ingredients, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live's exhibitions, conferences, awards programmes, publications, websites and training and certification programmes are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors. About UBM plc UBM plc is a global marketing and communication services company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com ; follow us at @UBM plc to get the latest UBM news. Contact: For further information contact: Austen Lees, Sirius Comms, T: +44(0)7773813210, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
IKEA Joins International Line-up at Resource 2014
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