IKEA Joins International Line-up at Resource 2014

              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

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

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