Remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and reuse will all be on the agenda when the International Resource Panel presents a workshop on its report, Redefining Value – the Manufacturing Revolution, at the World Resources Forum in Antwerp, Belgium, on 25 February.
Panel member Nabil Nasr, lead author of the report and Director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Founder of the Institute’s Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, will discuss value retention process in the context of a circular economy.
Panel Co-Chair Janez Potočnik will discuss the Panel’s work and the importance of a circular economy, while Jocelyn Bleriot, Executive Officer of the Ellen McArthur Foundation, will speak about business models that are complementary to remanufacturing.
The World Resources Forum, on the theme of closing loops and the circular economy, takes place in the Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre in Antwerp.
The Panel’s workshop, moderated by the Head of the Panel’s Secretariat Peder Jensen, runs from 4pm to 5.30pm.
• Mr Potočnik will also speak in the High-Level Opening Plenary session, in the presence of Queen Mathilde of Belgium, on the topic "From a global vision to transitions at work". This session runs from 9.30-11.15am on Monday, 25 February.