2021 Speakers

Circular City Week is an opportunity to meet and learn from circular pioneer, international frontrunners, local champions and innovative business professionals. 

Below overview is a guide to which event they spoke at. In 2021 almost 300 speakers contributed to making this the biggest circular economy festival in the US. 

2021 Speakers
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Adam Friedberg

Principal

Buro Happold NY

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

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Alessio Franconi

Research Fellow

CERC & CEA

Event: Upskilling and Reskilling: Building a Foundation for the Circular Economy

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Alice Henry

Senior Project Coordinator

Share Reuse Repair Initiative 

Event: Sharing, Reuse, and Repair

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Anastasia Plakias

Co-Founder

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms

Event: A Conscious Kitchen

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Anoop Nannra

Chair

Open Sustainability Collaborative 

Event: Launch of the OSC

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Amy Musanti

Director of Sustainability

ASSA ABLOY

Event: Powering Circularity through Product Transparency

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Anna Sherman

Donations Coordinator

Remix Market NYC

Event: Creative Reuse & Public-Private Partnerships 

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Antto Kauhanen

Business Development Manager

Stora Enso

Event: Skyscraper of Wood?

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Ash Richards

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

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Barent Roth

Circular Economy Manufacturing

Event: Get Started Composting: Supporting the Biological Cycle

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Benjamin Rodney

NY President Elect

ASHRAE

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for NY

           Circular Sys & Built Environment

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Bob Guarnaccia

Vice President

Major Accounts, Royal Waste Services

Event:  Waste & Energy

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Camilla Haustrup Hermansen

Director and co-owner

Plus Pack 

Event: The Big Circular Ambition

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Cassia Patel

Program Director

Oceanic Global's SUPR

Event: The Power of Sport for a Circular Economy: A Philly Special

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Celeste Rose

Circular Economy Manufacturing

Event: Get Started Composting: Supporting the Biological Cycle

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Chizoba Nwobodo

- Pioneer Speaker

Senior Engineer

Arup

Event: Inspiring Circularity Through Different Lenses

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Chris Voell

Head of Waste & Biogas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Trade Council

Event: Food Waste & Biogas

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Cody Irwin

Founder

ShareWares

Event: Launch of the OSC

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Dan Bergsagel

Structural Engineer

Schlaich Bergermann Partner

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

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Daniel Lawson

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

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David Rachelson 

- Pioneer Speaker

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Event: Opening Ceremony

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Deb Singer

Cofounder

BRINGiT

Event: Circular Collaborations for Change

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Dylan Beach

Sustainability Manager

GOJO

Event: Innovating Personal Care & Cleaning Products for Tomorrow

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Elizabeth Balkan

Director, North America

Reloop Platform

Event: Maximizing Circularity in US Beverage Packaging

            Using Policy to Enable Circularity

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Enzo Favoino

Scientific Committee Chair

Zero Waste Europe

Event: Using Policy to Enable Circularity

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Faith Legendre

Circular Economy Solutions Strategist

Event: Launch of the OSC

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Francois Souchet

Lead of Make Fashion Circular

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Event: From Waste to Fashion

Gabriella Constantinou, Fashion & Textil

Gabriella Constantinou

Fashion & Textile Designer

Lifestyle & Design Cluster

Event: Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion & Textile

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Gavin White

Director

Ramboll UK

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

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Ginger Spencer

Director, Public Works

City of Phoenix

Event: Using Policy to Enable Circularity

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Hossein Rezai Jorabi

Director

Web Structures

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

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Henrik Grand Petersen

​CEO

Stena Recycling

Event: The Big Circular Ambition

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Igor Bronz

​Co-Founder of Leaf Island, Geotechnical Engineer of Hydrologist

Event: Ecological Infrastructure: Key to Carbon Capture in The Evolution of Cities

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Jaclyn Hochreiter

Director of Client Services

Foodprint Group

Event: Lessons from a Resilient Restaurant During Covid

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Jasmine Johnson

Horticulturist & Zero Waste Team Leader, Battery Park City Authority

Event: Tour of Battery Parks Zero Waste Facility

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James Souder

Circular Economy Consultant

Metabolic

Event: Maximizing Circularity in US Beverage Packaging

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Jennifer June

Founder of Loose Parts, Part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design

Event: Full Circle Furniture

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Jessica Becker

Project Coordinator Architect 

Föreningen Trästad Sverige

Event: Skyscrapers of Wood?

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John Holm

VP of Strategic Initiatives

PYXERA Global

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

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John Mascari

Co-Founder & COO

Blueland

Event: Innovating Personal Care & Cleaning Products for Tomorrow

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Jonathan T. Scott

Senior Research Fellow

CERC & CEA

Event: Upskilling and Reskilling: Building a Foundation for the Circular Economy

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Joyce Halloun

Project Coordinator

CERC & CEA

Event: Upskilling and Reskilling: Building a Foundation for the Circular Economy

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Joshua Singer

DC Parks and Recreation

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

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Kara Napolitano

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Sims Municipal Recycling

Event: Tour of Sims Municipal Recycling

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Kate Daly

Managing Director, Center for the Circular Economy

Closed Loop Partners

Event: The Future of Furniture?

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Kathrine Overgaard Warberg

Head of Program, Circular Economy Copenhagen

City of Copenhagen

Event: Making public-private innovation work

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Kellan Stanner

Compost Operations Coordinator

The Lower East Side Ecology Center

Event: LES Ecology Center Tour

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Keri Browder

Cities Project Director

Ocean Conservancy

Event: Circularity for Clean Healthy Cities & Seas

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Kristy Caylor

CEO & Co-Founder

For Days

Event: Insights Into Financing the Circular Economy

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Kyle Jeremiah

Comm. and Community Engagement

Energy Vision

Event: 3rd Annual EGE

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Alan Cohn

Managing Director of New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Event: Water In The City: Bringing Circularity To Urban Water Management

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Alejandra Arce-Gomez

Material Repurposing Program Lead

Madrone/GCI General

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

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Alissa Baier-Lentz

Co-Founder and COO

Kintra Fibers

Event: The Future of Fashion is Bio-Based and Compostable

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Anders Lendager

Founder and CEO

Lendager Group

Event: Challenge: Carbon & Circularity

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Amanda Parkes

Chief Innovation Officer

PANGAIA

Event: The Future of Fashion is Bio-Based and Compostable

Anna Dengler, Senior Sustainability Advi

Anna Dengler

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Great Forest

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

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Anthony Abbotts

Director Group Sustainability

ROCKWOOL International 

Event: Closing Celebration

Amanda Kaminsky, Founder + Principal, Bu

Amanda Kaminsky

Founder + Principal

Building Product Ecosystems

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

        Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete

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Ashima Sukhdev

North America Programs Lead

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Event: Opening Ceremony

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Bella LaMartina

Circular Economy Manufacturing

Event: Get Started Composting: Supporting the Biological Cycle

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Beth Zonis

Director

Cleantech Open Northeast

Event: Cleantech Open Kickoff Webinar

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Bridget Croke

Managing Director

Closed Loop Partners

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

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Caroline Brown

Managing Director

Closed Loop Partners

Event: From Waste to Fashion

Cecelia Mercer, Sustainability Coordinat

Cecelia Mercer

Sustainability Coordinator

Chipotle 

Event: Creating Resilient Food Systems

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Cheryl Smyre

Director of Advanced Materials

Parkdale Mills

Event: Textile-to-Textile Circularity

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Christine Facella

Founder of Modest, Product Designer and Landscape Architect

Event: Full Circle Furniture

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Clare Miflin

Founder

Center for Zero Waste Design

Event: #SaveOurCompost

            How Can ESG Help in Buildings?

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Colin Rose

Architect, Researcher

UCL

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

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Cisco Pinedo

Co-Founder & CEO

ReFoundry

Event: The Future of Furniture?

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Darryl Young

Director, Sustainable Cities Program

Summit Foundation

Event: Using Policy to Enable Circularity

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Daniela Pigosso

Associate Professor

Technical University of Denmark 

Event: Making the Transition to a Circular Economy (MATChE)

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Denis Hayes

CEO

Bullitt Foundation

Event:The Big Interview: Denis Hayes

Eleanor Ansell, Data Analyst, Metrics Te

Eleanor Ansell

Data Analyst, Metrics Team

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Event: Circulytics - How Measurement Can Empower Companies 

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Emily Bachman

Compost Program Manager

GrowNYC

Event: #SaveOurCompost; Visions for composting in NYC

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Eva Gladek

Founder & CEO

Metabolic

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

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Fernando Ramirez

Managing Director

Hydraloop Systems 

Event: Water In The City: Bringing Circularity To Urban Water Management

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Frederic Clerc

Director, Carbon to Value Program

Urban Future Lab

Event: Challenge: Carbon & Circularity

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Garr Punnett

Chief of Staff & Circular Economist

Rheaply

Event: Making public-private innovation work

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Georg Spindler

Business Development Manager

Lenzing

Event: Circular Collaborations for Change

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Harry Etra

CEO

HXE Partners

Event: How Can ESG Goals Help the Zero Waste Operations in Buildings?

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Helena Glantz

Partner

Urban Design

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

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Henrik Marstrand

​Founder and CEO

Mater

Event: Design for Life – The Danish Way to Circular Design

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Jacob Kjeldsen

Director

Confederation of Danish Industry

Event: The Big Circular Ambition

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Jason Phillips

Vice President

Phillips Collection

Event: The State of Circular Practices

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Jasper Steinhausen

Fulfilment Director & Co-founder

Ouroboros

Event: Understand the Business Side of Circular Economy

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Jane S. Wu

Waste Management Expert

Arcadis New York

Event: Measuring the Circular Economy in Cities: Learning from Best Practices

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Jennifer McDonnell

Resource Recovery Program Manager

NYC Environmental Protection

Event: Waste & Energy

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Jessica Schreiber

Founder 

FABSCRAP

Event: Textile Waste with FABSCRAP

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John Elkington

Founder and Chief Pollinator

Volans

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

John Mongello, Vice President of Buidlin

John Mongello

Vice President of Buidling Service

The Durst Organisation

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

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Joost van Dun

Sustainable Finance & Circular Economy Lead

ING Wholesale Banking

Event: Are We at a Turning Point?

Justin Green, Executive Director + Found

Justin Green

Executive Director + Founder

BIG Reuse

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

           Visions for composting in NYC

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Jørgen Therkelsen

Houe

Event: Design for Life – The Danish Way to Circular Design

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Karin Calvinho

CTO

RenewCO2

Event: Cleantech Open Kickoff Webinar

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Kate Kitchener

Chief of Staff Bureau of Recycling

NYC Department of Sanitation

Event: Textile-to-Textile Circularity

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Kathy Pazakis

Executive VP, Commercial, TerraCycle

Event: Sustainable Beauty Circle

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Kendall Christiansen

Principal

Gaia Strategies

Event: Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete

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Kim Berg Jacobsen

CCO

Kvist Industries

Event: Design for Life – The Danish Way to Circular Design

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Kristen Fulmer

Founder

Recipric

Event: The Power of Sport for a Circular Economy: A Philly Special

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Aguinaldo Dos Santos

Professor of Design

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Event: Making Circles

Alice Tedesco, Founder of MACTE STUDIOS.

Alice Tedesco

Founder

MACTE STUDIOS

Event: Making Circles

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Ana Carolina Oliveira

Director

Head of Sustainable Finance Americas

ING Capital LLC

Event: Are We at a Turning Point

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Ann-Sofi Gaverstedt

Managing Director

Urbs Urban Systems 

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

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Amy Marpman

Director of Sustainability

SBM

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

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Anna Sacks

Senior Associate

Think Zero LLC

Event: #SaveOurCompost; Visions for composting in NYC

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Anthony Rossi

VP of Global Business Development 

Loop

Event: Zero Waste Showcase for Business

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Allison Arlotta

Board Member

Build Reuse

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

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Ausharre Harvey

Co-Founder and Head of Operations, Open Sustainability Collaborative

Event: Launch of OSC

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Ben Kogan

Founder

Reusable Solutions

Event: Zero Waste Showcase for Business

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Birgitte Langer

Business Development Director

SPOOR

Event: Design for Life – The Danish Way to Circular Design

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Camilla Haugsten

CEO & Co-founder

Ouroboros 

Event: Understand the Business Side of Circular Economy

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Caroline Priebe

Director of Sustainability

Center for the Advancement of Garment Making

Event: The Future of Fashion is Bio-Based and Compostable

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Celeste McMickle

Director, TRUE Certification

US Green Building Council

Event: Zero Waste Showcase for Business

     Commercial Properties and CE

     How Can ESG Help in Buildings?

     Defining & Verifying Material Circularity

    Tour of Battery Parks Zero Waste Facility

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Cheryl McCulloch

Senior Project Manager

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Event: Making public-private innovation work

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Christina Grace

CEO

Foodprint Group

Event: Lessons from a Resilient Restaurant During Covid

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Claus Mortensen

Business Development & Incubator Manager

Food & Bio Cluster Denmark

Event: Food Waste & Biogas

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Connor Barwin

Founder

Make the World Better Foundation

Event: The Power of Sport for a Circular Economy

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Daniel Larkin

Direct Donations Coordinator

Materials for the Arts

Event: Creative Reuse & Public-Private Partnerships 

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David Briefel

Sustainability Director

Gensler

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

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Deborah Nartey

Research Analyst

Footprints Africa

Event: What Can America Learn From Africa?

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Devin Reitsma

Compost Project Director

Big Reuse

Event: Compost Tour, Queens Plaza 

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Eliza Edge

Co-Founder

Cahoots Co

Event: The Life of Jeans

Sustainable Development Lead, Arup Denma

Emma Gains

      - Pioneer Speaker

Sustainable Development Lead, Arup Denmark

Event: Circular Economy – Looping on Data

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Evelyn Ritter

Director of Customer Success

Toxnot

Event: Powering Circularity through Product Transparency

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Florinda Saieva

General Director

FARM Cultural Park

Event: Making Circles

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George Alexandris

Research Fellow at the CERC

Ecole des Ponts Business School (EPBS) 

Event: Workshop: Digitalisation and Skills in a Circular Economy

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Garry Cooper

CEO

Rheaply

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

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Giorgos Demetriou

Director of the CERC

Ecole des Ponts Business School (EPBS) 

Event: Digitalisation & Skills in a Circular Economy

           Upskilling and Reskilling

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Herman Quarles

​Consul General of the Netherlands in New York 

Event: Maximizing Circularity in US Beverage Packaging

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Hernan Ruiz

​Research Fellow at the CERC

Ecole des Ponts Business School (EPBS) 

Event: Workshop: Digitalisation and Skills in a Circular Economy

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Hilari Varnadore 

​Vice President

LEED for Cities

Event: Defining & Verifying Material Circularity

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Jacqueline Cramer

Professor of Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University and former Dutch Minister of Housing

Event: Measuring the Circular Economy in Cities: Learning from Best Practices

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Jason Moore

Director of Service Solutions and Marketing

Grundfos

Event: Circular Economy – Looping on Data

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James Ankenman

Harlem Grow

Event: Tour of IMPACT Farm

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Dr. Jenna Jambeck

Professor of Environmental Engineering

University of Georgia

Event: Circularity for Clean Healthy Cities and Seas

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Jerome Tinianow

Proprietor

Western Urban Sustainability Advisors

Event: Defining & Verifying Material Circularity

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Joanna Bingham

CEO

Footprints Africa

Event: What Can America Learn From Africa?