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REBus celebration of resource efficient business models

Contributed by: KTN

From 2016-11-21 to 2016-11-21, United Kingdom
Join REBus, an EU Life+ funded project, at an event celebrating resource efficient business models. Our experts have been working with industry to develop, pilot and champion resource efficient business models which embrace the opportunities presented by the circular economy.

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Venue: Department For Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET, United Kingdom,
REBus celebration of resource efficient business models
• Hear from leading industry figures about their direct experience of developing resource efficient business models across a wide range of industry sectors
• Understand the range of resource efficient business models and current best practice
• Attend a meet the expert clinic to understand how to apply this thinking to your own business
• Network with like-minded industry pioneers

• Ask the Resource Efficient Business Models (REBMs) expert - WRAP experts answer your business’s questions about the process of designing and implementing REBMs for businesses supplying products and services.
• Systems thinking workshop – KTN’s Design and Innovation Manager and Schmidt-MacArthur fellow Barry Waddilove using KTN’s Circular Economy Systems Innovation tool to take an in-depth look at your business in a systems context and identify circular economy opportunities
• Ask the circular procurement experts – RWS experts answer your questions about circular procurement

10:00 Arrival and registration
10:30 Chair’s introduction
10:35 Resource Efficient Business Models – Steve Creed – Director Business Programmes, WRAP
11:00 Professor Walter Stahel - Founder-Director of the Product-Life Institute Geneva
11:30 Behaviour change en masse: how to crack business model innovation in B2C markets
Session Chair: Greg Lucas – Technical Specialist, WRAP
Speakers: Alexandra Florea – Marks & Spencers, Michelle Keam – IKEA UK & IE, E-Car
12:45 Networking Lunch
14:00 Cooperative partnerships: developing new business models that deliver mutual value
Session Chair: Professor Margaret Bates – University of Northampton
Speakers: Ann Beavis – Premier Sustain, Gareth Banks – Orangebox, Jeremy Palmer – Philips Lighting, UniGreenScheme
15:15 Circular procurement: the role of procurement in stimulating demand for new business models
Session Chair: Joan Prummel – RWS – Circular Procurement Facilitator, Rijkswaterstaat Environment,
Speakers: Sabien van der Leij – Rijkswaterstaat Environment, Hanneke op den Brouw – Rijkswaterstaat Environment
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Taking a leap of faith: how to transition to a new business model without disrupting a good business
Session Chair: Dr Steve Wallace - Director, Aldersgate Group
Speakers: Martin Hunt – Forum for the Future
Tom Youle – REBus, Donald Shepherd – Beko
17:45 Chair’s closing report
18:00 Drinks reception

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REBus was set up to test the methodology in practical, real-life situations by suppliers and procurers in the UK and the Netherlands.

The REBus project brings together a unique partnership of expertise and knowledge to enable the advancement of resource efficient business models. REBus is led by WRAP, working in partnership with Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment), Aldersgate Group, the Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd (KTN) and the University of Northampton. REBus has secured €3.1m funding from the European Commission’s LIFE+ fund, UK governments and project partners.

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