One week to go – circular economy on show at Scottish Resource Conference 2014

With less than one week to go until the 13th annual Scottish Resources Conference, hosted by Zero Waste Scotland and CIWM, takes place in Glasgow, it’s the last call for professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds to book their place.

28 Oct 14

The conference, which will take place on Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th of October, this year will focus on the role of innovation, leadership and policy in helping to create a circular economy.

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Sandy Rodger, will deliver keynote speeches across the two-day event, discussing the latest updates from the Scottish Government and its partners, and how Scotland can lead and innovate the shift to a circular economy. 

The conference will also hear from economist and writer Francis Cairncross; Chief Executive of Viridor Ian McAulay; and new Chair of Zero Waste Scotland Vic Emery.  A number of panel debates and break-out sessions will take place exploring topics around the theme of the circular economy, including the opportunities for industries to work together to do things differently.

The conference provides opportunities to network with more than 250 delegates, alongside more than 20 suppliers, consultants and manufacturers who will be exhibiting.

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

“Scotland has an ambitious vision to be a leading nation in progressing towards a more circular economy, and this year’s event will offer a great opportunity to showcase what we’ve already achieved, as well as looking to the future and making plans to improve.

“We’ve got a great line-up of expert presenters from Scotland and further afield, and I look forward to coming together with the industry to help drive forward the circular economy agenda.”

Linda Ovens, Chair of CIWM Scotland Centre, said:

“With the publication recently of the European Commission’s Circular Economy proposals, and its ambitions for higher recycling targets and further curbs on landfill, this conference will bring all the stakeholders together to map the exciting opportunities ahead.”

The event also plays host to the Scottish Resource Awards, which recognise the achievements being made in Scotland. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner, with the presentation ceremony hosted by Grant Stott, the popular radio and television presenter.

For more information or to book a space at the conference, visit

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