European Commissioner Karmenu Vella is pleased to invite you to a combined Circular Economy Mission to Japan and Indonesia between 22 and 26 October 2018.
The Circular Economy Mission to Japan will coincide with the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2018) in Yokohama from 22-24 October 2018 and will focus on ‘Showcasing Circular SMEs’ and ‘Preventing Marine Plastic Waste with Circular Solutions’.
The Indonesia leg of the Circular Economy Mission will begin in Jakarta on Thursday 25 October. The business delegation will attend an EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue in Jakarta, with a particular focus on plastics and marine litter, chemicals, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Meetings with key circular economy leaders and Indonesian authorities will be held on Friday 26 October 2018.
Costs: The participation is free of charge but travel arrangements and accommodation costs are under the responsibility of each participant.
Targeted sectors (non-exclusive list): Waste, Plastics (including marine litter), Chemicals.
Registration: Please be aware that registration is only open until Friday 13 July 2018 and only to EU companies. If the maximum number of participants is reached, registration might be closed before.
About Circular Economy Missions
The missions are organised by the Directorate-General (DG) for the Environment of the European Commission and aim to build bridges between European institutions, NGOs and companies and the relevant stakeholders in those third countries, interested in the opportunities that the transition to the circular economy brings.
These initiatives have the potential of strengthening existing and creating new ties between the EU and third country institutions in the field of environment, as well as supporting green European businesses - especially SMEs- to expand their activities abroad. .