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What the transition to the circular economy means for global economies, supply chains and procurement.

Impact Hub Basel and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) invite you to go one step further and talk about the ongoing transition to a circular economy and how it is having a major impact on global supply chains – where products are manufactured, how they are moved around the world, and importantly, how product life cycles are extended through remanufacturing, repair and re-use.

Procurement teams have a key role in enabling the transition and changes to the new circular business models. This webinar is an opportunity to hear from 3 perspectives, with leading experts in the fields of circular economy, global supply chains and procurement, each providing their views, with an opportunity to ask questions and express your own ideas during an extended panel discussion.

Registered participants will receive the link for the online platform prior to the event date.

This webinar will be held in English.


18:00 – Welcome, agenda and introductions

18:05 – An introduction to the circular economy, with Pavlina Pavlova (Business Lab Co-lead at the Circular Economy Transition Programme)

18:15 – The economic implications of the transition to the circular economy and the impact of externalities, with John Glen (Visiting Fellow Cranfield School of Management & Director for the Centre for Customised Executive Development – CCED at the Cranfield University)

18:25 – The implication of the transition to the circular economy for global supply chains, with Andrew Lahy (Solutions Design Director at PARC Institute and DSV)

18:35 – The implications of the transition to the circular economy for procurement teams, with Thomas Udesen (EVP & Chief Procurement Officer at Bayer)

18:50 – Panel discussion on circular economy and its impact on global economies, supply chains and procurement professionals, moderated by Bill Young (Independent Consultant, Coach & Facilitator in procurement, supply chain and outsourcing)

19:20 – Wrap up and future events


The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest professional body serving procurement and supply; a not-for-profit organisation that exists for the public good. CIPS sets the Global Standard in procurement and supply management and is an awarding organisation recognised by regulatory authorities. CIPS has a membership community of over 200,000 procurement and supply professionals and members in over 150 countries.

Impact Hub Basel being a part of the national initiative CE Transition – Circular Economy Transition is building the CE community in Basel. #CETransition initiative, in partnership with the Swiss Impact Hubs, sanu durabilitas and MAVA Foundation, aims to accelerate the transition to the circular economy at local and national levels. The program is aimed at interested individuals and startups as well as larger companies.


Please note that by registering and participating in this event, you agree to the recording of your appearance and/or your voice, which Verein Impact Hub Basel can publish in photos, videos and accompanying sound recordings via online and offline media and for marketing purposes.

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