May 31, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Koiné Space (UPF-BSM) / Streaming
Circular economy has established itself in public policies and business strategies, confirming itself as a trend of the future at the European level. Its practical integration along the logistics chain of the agrifood and distribution industry has a huge innovative potential, while at the same time presenting great challenges for its implementation.
Among the various challenges to advance in the transition towards a more circular production and consumption pattern, the fact that in order to achieve the objectives it is impossible to advance in isolation, but rather requires the involvement of all actors in the supply chain, including society.
In this regard, the Mercadona Chair of Circular Economy at the UPF Barcelona School of Management (UPF-BSM), directed by Carolina Luis Bassa, is organising a series of conferences entitled "Circular economy, agrifood industry and distribution: trends, innovation and challenges" to reflect on the prospects of the circular economy in the agrifood sector, starting with the projection that the European Union is making in this direction and taking the concept to the business, social and academic spheres, identifying lines of progress and pitfalls to overcome.
Sessions, to be held on 31 May from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Balmes Auditorium of the UPF-BSM, will serve to contrast the imaginaries that the concept of circular economy is generating in the different spheres in which it is combined.
9:30 am – Welcome
9:35 am – Presentation of the conferences
9:45 am – Lecture "Future Prospects for The Circular Economy in Europe"
10:20 am – Panel "Vision of the Agrifood Sector and Distribution"
11:30 am – Coffee Break
11:30 am – Panel "The Reflection of The Circular Economy on Society and The Consumer"
12:20 pm – Panel "State of Play from An Academic Perspective"
13:20 pm – Conclusions
13:30 pm – Closing