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 will be speaking at. More than 150 speakers will contribute to making this the biggest circular economy festival in the US.  More speakers will be publicized as the different event host are ready with their full lineup. 

Speakers

From A-K

 

Adam Friedberg

Principal

Buro Happold NY

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

Alessio Franconi

Research Fellow

CERC & CEA

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

Alice Henry

Senior Project Coordinator

Share Reuse Repair Initiative 

Event: Sharing, Reuse, and Repair

Anastasia Plakias

Co-Founder

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms

Event: A Conscious Kitchen

Anoop Nannra

Chair

Open Sustainability Collaborative 

Event: Launch of the OSC

Amy Musanti

Director of Sustainability

ASSA ABLOY

Event: Powering Circularity through Product Transparency

Anna Sherman

Donations Coordinator

Remix Market NYC

Event: Creative Reuse & Public-Private Partnerships 

Antto Kauhanen

Business Development Manager

Stora Enso

Event: Skyscraper of Wood?

Ash Richards

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

Barent Roth

Circular Economy Manufacturing

Event: Get Started Composting: Supporting the Biological Cycle

Benjamin Rodney

NY President Elect

ASHRAE

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for NY

           Circular Sys & Built Environment

Bob Guarnaccia

Vice President

Major Accounts, Royal Waste Services

Event:  Waste & Energy

Camilla Haustrup Hermansen

Director and co-owner

Plus Pack 

Event: The Big Circular Ambition

Cassia Patel

Program Director

Oceanic Global's SUPR

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

Celeste Rose

Circular Economy Manufacturing

Event: Get Started Composting: Supporting the Biological Cycle

Chizoba Nwobodo

- Pioneer Speaker

Senior Engineer

Arup

Event: Inspiring Circularity Through Different Lenses

Chris Voell

Head of Waste & Biogas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Trade Council

Event: Food Waste & Biogas

Cody Irwin

Founder

ShareWares

Event: Launch of the OSC

Dan Bergsagel

Structural Engineer

Schlaich Bergermann Partner

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

Daniel Lawson

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

David Rachelson 

- Pioneer Speaker

Chief Sustainability Officer

Rubicon

Event: Opening Ceremony

Deb Singer

Cofounder

BRINGiT

Event: Circular Collaborations for Change

Dylan Beach

Sustainability Manager

GOJO

Event: Innovating Personal Care & Cleaning Products for Tomorrow

Elizabeth Balkan

Director, North America

Reloop Platform

Event: Maximizing Circularity in US Beverage Packaging

            Using Policy to Enable Circularity

Enzo Favoino

Scientific Committee Chair

Zero Waste Europe

Event: Using Policy to Enable Circularity

Faith Legendre

Circular Economy Solutions Strategist

Event: Launch of the OSC

Francois Souchet

Lead of Make Fashion Circular

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Event: From Waste to Fashion

Gabriella Constantinou

Fashion & Textile Designer

Lifestyle & Design Cluster

Event: Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion & Textile

Gavin White

Director

Ramboll UK

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

Ginger Spencer

Director, Public Works

City of Phoenix

Event: Using Policy to Enable Circularity

Hossein Rezai Jorabi

Director

Web Structures

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

Henrik Grand Petersen

​CEO

Stena Recycling

Event: The Big Circular Ambition

Igor Bronz

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

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

Jaclyn Hochreiter

Director of Client Services

Foodprint Group

Event: Lessons from a Resilient Restaurant During Covid

Jasmine Johnson

Horticulturist & Zero Waste Team Leader, Battery Park City Authority

Event: Tour of Battery Parks Zero Waste Facility

James Souder

Circular Economy Consultant

Metabolic

Event: Maximizing Circularity in US Beverage Packaging

Jennifer June

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

Event: Full Circle Furniture

Jessica Becker

Project Coordinator Architect 

Föreningen Trästad Sverige

Event: Skyscrapers of Wood?

John Holm

VP of Strategic Initiatives

PYXERA Global

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

John Mascari

Co-Founder & COO

Blueland

Event: Innovating Personal Care & Cleaning Products for Tomorrow

Jonathan T. Scott

Senior Research Fellow

CERC & CEA

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

Joyce Halloun

Project Coordinator

CERC & CEA

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

Joshua Singer

DC Parks and Recreation

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

Kara Napolitano

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Sims Municipal Recycling

Event: Tour of Sims Municipal Recycling

Kate Daly

Managing Director, Center for the Circular Economy

Closed Loop Partners

Event: The Future of Furniture?

Kathrine Overgaard Warberg

Head of Program, Circular Economy Copenhagen

City of Copenhagen

Event: Making public-private innovation work

Kellan Stanner

Compost Operations Coordinator

The Lower East Side Ecology Center

Event: LES Ecology Center Tour

Keri Browder

Cities Project Director

Ocean Conservancy

Event: Circularity for Clean Healthy Cities & Seas

Kristy Caylor

CEO & Co-Founder

For Days

Event: Insights Into Financing the Circular Economy

Kyle Jeremiah

Comm. and Community Engagement

Energy Vision

Event: 3rd Annual EGE

Alan Cohn

Managing Director of New York City Department of Environmental Protection

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

Alejandra Arce-Gomez

Material Repurposing Program Lead

Madrone/GCI General

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

Alissa Baier-Lentz

Co-Founder and COO

Kintra Fibers

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

Anders Lendager

Founder and CEO

Lendager Group

Event: Challenge: Carbon & Circularity

Amanda Parkes

Chief Innovation Officer

PANGAIA

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

Anna Dengler

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Great Forest

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

Anthony Abbotts

Director Group Sustainability

ROCKWOOL International 

Event: Closing Celebration

Amanda Kaminsky

Founder + Principal

Building Product Ecosystems

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

        Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete

Ashima Sukhdev

North America Programs Lead

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Event: Opening Ceremony

Bella LaMartina

Circular Economy Manufacturing

Event: Get Started Composting: Supporting the Biological Cycle

Beth Zonis

Director

Cleantech Open Northeast

Event: Cleantech Open Kickoff Webinar

Bridget Croke

Managing Director

Closed Loop Partners

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

Caroline Brown

Managing Director

Closed Loop Partners

Event: From Waste to Fashion

Cecelia Mercer

Sustainability Coordinator

Chipotle 

Event: Creating Resilient Food Systems

Cheryl Smyre

Director of Advanced Materials

Parkdale Mills

Event: Textile-to-Textile Circularity

Christine Facella

Founder of Modest, Product Designer and Landscape Architect

Event: Full Circle Furniture

Clare Miflin

Founder

Center for Zero Waste Design

Event: #SaveOurCompost

            How Can ESG Help in Buildings?

Colin Rose

Architect, Researcher

UCL

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

Cisco Pinedo

Co-Founder & CEO

ReFoundry

Event: The Future of Furniture?

Darryl Young

Director, Sustainable Cities Program

Summit Foundation

Event: Using Policy to Enable Circularity

Daniela Pigosso

Associate Professor

Technical University of Denmark 

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

Denis Hayes

CEO

Bullitt Foundation

Event:The Big Interview: Denis Hayes

Eleanor Ansell

Data Analyst, Metrics Team

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Event: Circulytics - How Measurement Can Empower Companies 

Emily Bachman

Compost Program Manager

GrowNYC

Event: #SaveOurCompost; Visions for composting in NYC

Eva Gladek

Founder & CEO

Metabolic

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

Fernando Ramirez

Managing Director

Hydraloop Systems 

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

Frederic Clerc

Director, Carbon to Value Program

Urban Future Lab

Event: Challenge: Carbon & Circularity

Garr Punnett

Chief of Staff & Circular Economist

Rheaply

Event: Making public-private innovation work

Georg Spindler

Business Development Manager

Lenzing

Event: Circular Collaborations for Change

Harry Etra

CEO

HXE Partners

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

Helena Glantz

Partner

Urban Design

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

Henrik Marstrand

​Founder and CEO

Mater

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

Jacob Kjeldsen

Director

Confederation of Danish Industry

Event: The Big Circular Ambition

Jason Phillips

Vice President

Phillips Collection

Event: The State of Circular Practices

Jasper Steinhausen

Fulfilment Director & Co-founder

Ouroboros

Event: Understand the Business Side of Circular Economy

Jane S. Wu

Waste Management Expert

Arcadis New York

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

Jennifer McDonnell

Resource Recovery Program Manager

NYC Environmental Protection

Event: Waste & Energy

Jessica Schreiber

Founder 

FABSCRAP

Event: Textile Waste with FABSCRAP

John Elkington

Founder and Chief Pollinator

Volans

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

John Mongello

Vice President of Buidling Service

The Durst Organisation

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

Joost van Dun

Sustainable Finance & Circular Economy Lead

ING Wholesale Banking

Event: Are We at a Turning Point?

Justin Green

Executive Director + Founder

BIG Reuse

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

           Visions for composting in NYC

Jørgen Therkelsen

Houe

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

Karin Calvinho

CTO

RenewCO2

Event: Cleantech Open Kickoff Webinar

Kate Kitchener

Chief of Staff Bureau of Recycling

NYC Department of Sanitation

Event: Textile-to-Textile Circularity

Kathy Pazakis

Executive VP, Commercial, TerraCycle

Event: Sustainable Beauty Circle

Kendall Christiansen

Principal

Gaia Strategies

Event: Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete

Kim Berg Jacobsen

CCO

Kvist Industries

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

Kristen Fulmer

Founder

Recipric

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

Aguinaldo Dos Santos

Professor of Design

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Event: Making Circles

Alice Tedesco

Founder

MACTE STUDIOS

Event: Making Circles

Ana Carolina Oliveira

Director

Head of Sustainable Finance Americas

ING Capital LLC

Event: Are We at a Turning Point

Ann-Sofi Gaverstedt

Managing Director

Urbs Urban Systems 

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

Amy Marpman

Director of Sustainability

SBM

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

Anna Sacks

Senior Associate

Think Zero LLC

Event: #SaveOurCompost; Visions for composting in NYC

Anthony Rossi

VP of Global Business Development 

Loop

Event: Zero Waste Showcase for Business

Allison Arlotta

Board Member

Build Reuse

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

Ausharre Harvey

Co-Founder and Head of Operations, Open Sustainability Collaborative

Event: Launch of OSC

Ben Kogan

Founder

Reusable Solutions

Event: Zero Waste Showcase for Business

Birgitte Langer

Business Development Director

SPOOR

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

Camilla Haugsten

CEO & Co-founder

Ouroboros 

Event: Understand the Business Side of Circular Economy

Caroline Priebe

Director of Sustainability

Center for the Advancement of Garment Making

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

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

Cheryl McCulloch

Senior Project Manager

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Event: Making public-private innovation work

Christina Grace

CEO

Foodprint Group

Event: Lessons from a Resilient Restaurant During Covid

Claus Mortensen

Business Development & Incubator Manager

Food & Bio Cluster Denmark

Event: Food Waste & Biogas

Connor Barwin

Founder

Make the World Better Foundation

Event: The Power of Sport for a Circular Economy

Daniel Larkin

Direct Donations Coordinator

Materials for the Arts

Event: Creative Reuse & Public-Private Partnerships 

David Briefel

Sustainability Director

Gensler

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

Deborah Nartey

Research Analyst

Footprints Africa

Event: What Can America Learn From Africa?

Devin Reitsma

Compost Project Director

Big Reuse

Event: Compost Tour, Queens Plaza 

Eliza Edge

Co-Founder

Cahoots Co

Event: The Life of Jeans

Emma Gains

      - Pioneer Speaker