Speakers

From L-Z

Laksh Sampat.jfif

Laksh Sampat

Sr. CBG Manager

Bank of the West

Event: Inspiring Circularity Through Different Lenses

image002.jpg

Laurence Carr

CEO

Laurence Carr Inc.

Event: The State of Circular Practices 

Lars Olesen, Partner & Chairman, Better

Lars Olesen

Partner & Chairman

Better World Fashion

Event: Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion & Textile 

Leslie Rodgers, Director of Education &

Leslie Rodgers

Director, Education & Business Dev.

Atlas Organics

Event: Creating Resilient Food Systems

Lindsey Casella.jfif

Lindsey Casella

Senior Global Marketing Manager

Loop

Event: Sustainable Beauty Circle

Louis Grasso.jfif

Louis Grasso

Managing Partner

Urban Mining Northeast

Event: Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete

Manuel Maqueda teaches Circular Economy

Manuel Maqueda

CEO of SUPER

CE Teacher, University of California

Event: Making Plastic-Free Cities a Reality

Montana Møbler.jfif

Márcia Álvaro

International Business Development Manager

Montana Furniture

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

Matthew Tonello.jfif

Matthew Tonello

Project Executive

Consigli Construction Company

Event: Skyscrapers of Wood?

Meagan Knowlton.jfif

Meagan Knowlton

Director Sustainability

Optoro

Event: Circular Economy – Looping on Data

Michael Lundgaard Thomsen.jfif

Michael Lundgaard Thomsen

Managing Director

Aalborg Portland

Event: Challenge: Carbon & Circularity

PIONEER SPEAKER (1).png

Michael Reed

- Pioneer Speaker

Team Lead, Advanced Efficiency Solutions

NYSERDA

Event: Challenge: Carbon & Circularity

Michelle.jfif

Michelle Wiseman

Director of Waste Diversion

City of Atlanta

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse!

Mike Izzo.jfif

Mike Izzo

Vice President of Construction

Hines

Event: Circular Systems and The Built Environment

Nanna Ravn hoegh.jpg

Nanna Høegh Ravn

Co-owner

LNH Water

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

Nina-Goodrich.jpg

Nina Goodrich

Executive Director

SPC, GreenBlue

Event: The Big Interview

5.png

​Oliver Dudok van Heel

- Pioneer Speaker

​Head of Client Sustainability & Environment
Freshfields

Event: Opening Ceremony

paul.jpg

Paul Mankiewicz

Co-Founder and Ecological Engineer,

Leaf Island

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

Peter Kelly, ISG ltd.jfif

Peter Kelly

Group Director of Sustainable Operations

ISG

Event: RIBA Stage 5, Manufacturing and Construction

LES.png

Peter Tzannes

Compost Operations Manager

The Lower East Side Ecology Center

Event: LES Ecology Center Tour

Philip White, Chair, Sustainability Sect

Philip White

Chair, Sustainability Section IDSA Assistant Professor, ASU

Event: Close That Loop Ideathon

Rachel Kibbe,.jpg

Rachel Kibbe

CEO and Founder

Circular Services Group

Event: From Waste to Fashion

René Stenvang.jfif

René Stenvang

Founder

Hoppekids

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

Rob_Kaplan_edited.jpg

Rob Kaplan

CEO

Circulate Capital 

Event: The Big Interview: Rob Kaplan

Robin Nagle.png

Robin Nagle

Clinical Professor, Anthropologist

New York University

Event: Energy & Waste

Rune Kirt.jfif

Rune Kirt

CEO

KIRT x THOMSEN

Event: Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

Ryan kanzler.jpg

Ryan Kanzler

Head of Sustainability for North and Latin America

HP

Event: Are We at a Turning Point?

Sam Bennett.jfif

Sam Bennett

Co-founder of Clever/Slice, Design Researcher and Educator at Parsons School of Design

Event: Full Circle Furniture

Saman Sarbazvatan.jpeg

Saman Sarbazvatan

Research Fellow

CERC & CEA

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

Sarah Currie-Halpern, Co-founder and par

Sarah Currie-Halpern

Co-founder and Partner

Think Zero

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

7.png

​Scott O’Connell

- Pioneer Speaker

​Director of Environmental Affairs
Dell Technologies

Event: Opening Ceremony

Sinead Flanagan Murphy.jfif

Sinead Flanagan Murphy

Policy and Planning Strategist, Circular Economy

City of Toronto

Event: Making public-private innovation work

stan chen.jpg

Stan Chen

Co-Founder & CEO

RecycleGO

Event: Leveraging Blockchain to Verify a Circular Value Chain for Recycled Plastics

stephanie.JPG

Stephanie Potter

Executive Director, Sustainability and Circular Economy Program

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Event: Are We at a Turning Point?

Susan Ruffo.jfif

Susan Ruffo

Senior Advisor to Circulate Capital, The Circulate Initiative & the UN Foundation

Event: Circularity for Clean Healthy Cities and Seas

no-avatar-300x375-m.png

Tamara Cohen

Executive Director

Remix Market NYC

Event: Launch of the OSC

Teemu Halme.png

Teemu Halme

Anttinen Oiva Architechts

Event: Skyscrapers of Wooed?

Tok Michelle Oyewole.jfif

Tok Michelle Oyewole

Policy and Communications Organizer

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Event: #SaveOurCompost; Visions for composting in NYC

Tone Søndergaard.jpg

Tone Søndergaard

Founding Director of Circular City Week 

Danish Cleantech Hub New York

Event: Opening Ceremony

           Closing Celebration

           Challenge: Carbon & Circularity

Troels Dam Madsen.jfif

Troels Dam Madsen

Project Manager

Henning Larsen Architects

Event: Accelerating The Circular Transition In The Built Environment

Ursula Kaczmarek.jpg

Ursula Kaczmarek

Lead Researcher

Open Trash Lab

Event: The Circular Economy - The Role of Citizens

no-avatar-300x375-m.png

Vik Rai

Organizer

The Uptown Fridge in Manhattan

Event: Making Circles

Vlatka Katusic.jfif

Vlatka Katusic

Research Fellow at the CERC

Ecole des Ponts Business School (EPBS)

Event: Workshop: Digitalisation and Skills in a Circular Economy

Will Sibia.jfif

Will Sibia

Founder

Urban Systems

Event: Circular Systems and The Built Environment

laura.jfif

Laura Beres

Sr. Director, Strategic Portfolio Delivery

Ulta Beauty

Event: Sustainable Beauty Circle

Laureen Meroueh.jfif

Laureen Meroueh

CEO 

Alchemr

Event: Cleantech Open Kickoff Webinar

Lars Ravn Nielsen.jfif

Lars Ravn Nielsen

CEO

Gemidan Ecogi

Event: Food Waste & Biogas

lexi.jpg

Lexi Schladenhauffen

Chief Experience Officer

1888 Mills

Event: Textile-to-Textile Circularity

Liza%20Lubell%2C%20Founder%20of%20Garbag

Liza Lubell

Founder

Garbage Goddess and Peartree Flowers

Event: Making Circles

Lotte_breengaard.jpg

Lotte Breengaard

Program Director of Urban Partnerships

BLOXHUB

Event: Co-creating a Circular Campus

mark phillips.jpg

Mark Phillips

President

Phillips Collection

Event: The State of Circular Practices

Matthieu Soulé.jfif

Matthieu Soulé

Head of Innovation Lab

BNP Paribas

Event: Inspiring Circularity Through Different Lenses

Mayealie.JPG

Mayealie Adams

Director of Compliance, Political and Government Affairs

Philips, North America

Event: Are We at a Turning Point?

Michael Cyr,.jfif

Michael Cyr

Co-Founder and Chief Cup Officer

Cup Zero

Event: The Reusable City

michael.png

Michael Martinez

LA Compost

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

Michael Van Brunt.jfif

Michael Van Brunt

Sr. Director, Sustainability

Covanta

Event: Waste & Energy

no-avatar-300x375-m.png

Midushi Kochhar

Designer and Founder

Ylem Lab

Event: Making Circles

Headshot_Delucia_1.jpg

Mike DeLucia

Principal

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners

Event: Insights Into Financing the Circular Economy

nicholas.jpg

Nick Johnson

Founder

Open Trash Lab

Event: The Circular Economy - The Role of Citizens

Norman Vossschulte.jfif

Norman Vossschulte

Director of Fan Engagement

Philadelphia Eagles

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

Oskar Norelius.jfif

Oskar Norelius 

Architect SAR/MSA

White Arkitekter

Event: Skyscrapers of Wood?

Paul Humphrey.jfif

Paul Humphrey

Donations Coordinator

Materials for the Arts

Event: Guided Tour of Materials for the Arts

peter swallow.png

Peter Swallow

Associate

Grimshaw Architects

Event: RIBA Stage 5, Manufacturing and Construction

Phoebe Mankiewicz.jfif

Phoebe Mankiewicz

Head of Research of Leaf Island, Interdisciplinary Scientist

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

Pia Huusfelt.jfif

Pia Huusfelt

Business Leader of Circular Economy, Transformation and Innovation,

Ingka Group (IKEA)

Event: The Future of Furniture?

Rama Chorpash.jfif

Rama Chorpash

Associate Professor of Product Design

Parsons The New School

Event: The State of Circular Practices 

Ricky Silver.jpeg

Ricky Silver

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Daily Harvest

Event: 3rd Annual EGE

Rob Watson.jfif

Rob Watson

Founder & President

SWEEP

Event: Defining & Verifying Material Circularity

roth.jpeg

Rolf Ekroth

Fashion Designer

Event: From Waste to Fashion

rusne.png

Rusne Sileryte

Co-founder & CTO

geoFluxus

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

Ryan Torres,.jfif

Ryan Torres

Assistant Vice President of Parks Operations, Battery Park City Authority

Event: Tour of Battery Parks Zero Waste Facility

Samuel Pressman.jpg

Samuel Pressman

Ecological Systems Designer

Natural Works

Event: 3rd Annual EGE

Sandra Goldmark.jpg

Sandra Goldmark

Associate Professor, Director of Campus Sustainability & Climate Action

Barnard College

Event: Co-creating a Circular Campus

Sarah Templin.jfif

Sarah Templin

Product and Material Designer, Part-time faculty of product design at Parsons School of Design

Event: Full Circle Furniture

Shruti Parikh, Co-Chair, Sustainability

Shruti Parikh

Co-Chair, Sustainability Section IDSA Associate Director, Takeda Pharma

Event: Close That Loop Ideathon

Simonil Rustomji,.jfif

Simonil Rustomji

Former COO

mebl | Transforming Furniture

Event: The Future of Furniture?

Stephanie Benedetto.jfif

Stephanie Benedetto

Founder and CEO

Queen of Raw

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

Steven Usdan.jpg

Steven Usdan

Founder

Giotex

Event: Textile-to-Textile Circularity

Sophie Liu.jfif

Sophie Liu

Business Development Manager for North America

Loop

Event: Circular Collaborations for Change

Tara St James.jfif

Tara St James

Founder

Re:Source(d)

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

Tim Conway.jfif

Tim Conway

VP of Sustainability

Shaw Industries

Event: Powering Circularity through Product Transparency

tanya woods.jpg

Tanya Woods

General Council 

Hut 8 Mining Group 

Event: Launch of the OSC

Torsten Andersen.jpg

Torsten Andersen

Deputy Director

Danish Business Authority

Event: Circular Economy – Looping on Data

Umaimah Sharwani.jfif

Umaimah Sharwani

Vice President Operations

Bravo Sierra

Event: Innovating Personal Care & Cleaning Products for Tomorrow

Ushma Pandya.webp

Ushma Pandya

Co-Founder & Partner 

Think Zero

Event: Dishwasher Roles are Green Jobs

            How Can ESG Help in Buildings?

            The Reusable City

Vigga Svensson.jfif

Vigga Svensson

CEO

Continued

Event: Circular Economy – Looping on Data

walter.jpg

Walter Brigham

Senior Business Development Manager

Lenzing Group

Event: The State of Circular Practices 

Xander Shaw is Compost Operations Coordi

Xander Shaw

Compost Operations Coordinator

Big Reuse

Event: Composting Tour, Gowanus Canal

Lauren DeSteno.jfif

Lauren DeSteno

Corporate Executive Chef

Altamarea Group

Event: Lessons from a Resilient Restaurant During Covid

lai.jpg

Larissa Lai

Community Development Researcher

MicroFood Hub

Event: 3rd Annual EGE

Aarhus Water.jfif

Lars Schrøder

CEO

Aarhus Water

Event: The Big Circular Ambition

Lise Walbom.jpeg

Lise Walbom

CEO

Food Nation

Event: Turning Agriculture Upside Down

Lon Epstein, The Junkluggers of NYC.jfif

Lon Epstein

Director Of Sales And Business Dev. 

The Junkluggers of NYC

Event: Creative Reuse & Public-Private Partnerships 

circular.jfif

Maité Ortiz

Circular Economy Manufacturing

Event: Get Started Composting: Supporting the Biological Cycle

Marianna Koval.png

Marianna Koval

Director, Invest NYC, Center for Sustainable Business, NYU-Stern School of Business

Event: Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete

Matthew Greenley.jfif

Matthew Greenley

Research Fellow

CERC & CEA

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

Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli.jfif

Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli

USCC Board of Directors, Director of Common Ground Compost LLC

Event: Municipal Parks & Composting

Michael Fishman.png

Michael Fishman

Co-Founder of Leaf Island, Principal of City Planning at Mott MacDonald

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

4.png

Michael Plaster 

- Pioneer Speaker

Executive Vice President & Lead Business Manager, Electrification
ABB US

Event: Closing Celebration

Mitchell Grant - Property Manager, RXR.j

Mitchell Grant

Property Manager

RXR

Event: Commercial Properties and CE

Mik Strøyberg, CEO, Good Monday.jfif

Mik Strøyberg

CEO

Good Monday

Event: Internationalization Strategies for Sustainable Fashion & Textile

Mike Newman.jpg

Mike Newman

CEO

Returnity

Event: Zero Waste Showcase for Business

Nicole Spina.jfif

Nicole Spina

Senior Project Manager & Circular Economy Lead

NYC Economy Development Corporation

Event: Opening Ceremony

Olayinka Credle.jfif

Olayinka Credle

Cofounder & Co-CEO

Melanin Essentials 

Event: Sustainable Beauty Circle

Patrick Moloney.jpg

Patrick Moloney

Market Director Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Rambøll

Event: Circular Economy – Looping on Data

pete.jfif

Pete Lankford

VP of Design

Erem

Event: Powering Circularity through Product Transparency

peter perrault.jpg

Peter Perrault

Senior Manager of Circular Economy Enel Group

Event: Inclusive Circular City Design

            Inspiring Circularity Through Different Lenses

phil vos.jpg

Phil Vos

Program Director of Urban Partnerships

Energy Vision

Event: 3rd Annual EGE

paul.jpg

Poul Ejner

President

Renew Energy

Event: Food Waste & Biogas

Rasmus Bjerngaard.jpeg

Rasmus Bjerngaard

Co-founder CEO

Nextfood

Event: Turning Agriculture Upside Down

rich.jpg

Rich Grousset

Senior Vice President

Business Development at Re:Dish

Event: Dishwasher Roles are Green Jobs

            The Reusable City

Robert%20Rising_edited.jpg

Robert Rising

Principal

NYCitySlab

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

Ruby Pittman.jpeg

Ruby Pittman

Vision 2048

Event: Group future-vision

6.png

​Ryan Cooper

- Pioneer Speaker

​Director of Circular Solutions
Rubicon

Event: Creating Resilient Food Systems

Saba Williams.jfif

Saba Williams

Cofounder & Co-CEO

Melanin Essentials

Event: Sustainable Beauty Circle

samantha.png

Samantha Sommer

Director of Business Innovation

UPSTREAM

Event: The Reusable City

Sandy Nurse.jpeg

Sandy Nurse

Founder of BK Rot, New York City Council candidate 

Event: Using Policy to Enable Circularity

Scott Allison.jfif

Scott Allison

Senior Project Manager

CLEAN 

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

Silvia Khurrum.jfif

Silvia Khurrum

Senior Engineer in R&D

Con Edison

Event: Waste & Energy

Shannon Goodman, Director, Lifecycle Bui

Shannon Goodman

Director

Lifecycle Building Center

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse

cahoot 1.jpg

Stephanie Erwin

Co-Founder 

Cahoots Co

Event: The Life of Jeans

Susan Inglis.png

Susan Inglis

Executive Director

The Sustainable Furnishing Council

Event: The State of Circular Practices 

søren portræt___serialized1.jpeg

Søren Nielsen

Sales and Marketing
Circle Supply

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

2019_12_02_TaziaSmith_007.jpg

Tazia Smith

Managing Director

Closed Loop Partners

Event: Insights Into Financing the Circular Economy

Tim C. McAloone.jfif

Tim C. McAloone

Professor

Technical University of Denmark

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

8.png

​Tom Kennedy

- Pioneer Speaker

​Principle & Circular Economy Lead
Arup

Event: Closing Celebration

           Inspiring Circularity Through Different Lenses

Tricia Carey.jpg

Tricia Carey

Director of Global Business Development

Lenzing Group

Event: Textile-to-Textile Circularity

urban blomster.jfif

Urban Blomster

Market Director

Södra Building System

Event: Skyscrapers of Wood?

Valentino Vettori.jfif

Valentino Vettori

Founder

Arcadia Earth

Event: Circular Collaborations for Change

Ecole des Ponts Business School.png

Prof. Vasilis Katos

Senior Research Fellow at the CERC

Ecole des Ponts Business School (EPBS)

Event: Workshop: Digitalisation and Skills in a Circular Economy

Whitney Frances Falk.jfif

Whitney Frances Falk

Founder & CEO

ZZ Driggs

Event: The Future of Furniture?

Yarden Harari, Associate, CallisonRTKL.j

Yarden Harari

Associate

CallisonRTKL

Event: Activating Building Material Reuse