Events 10 December 2015

Innovative Enterprise conference: "Financing the Circular Economy"

General Information

Event date :

10 December 2015

Event location :

Headquarters of the European Investment Bank (Board room – West building) - 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg

Time :

09:00 - 22:00

Organizer :

The European Commission, The European Investment Bank and the Ministry of Economy in Luxembourg

Organizer email :

The conference will be opened by Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. He will be followed, EIB President Werner Hoyer, the host of the conference. An overview on innovative and circular economy policies and strategies will be given by high official representatives from the European Commission, the Luxembourg and Dutch Government and the European Parliament. A motivational speech on circular economy will be given by Stef Kranendijk, Chairman of the Groene Zaak.

In the afternoon, specific panel discussions will take place to give you an in-depth view on circular economy projects and their financing, on how to prepare investment readiness and financial solutions for the circular economy and you will be given perspectives from different financing models on circular economy. The day will be closed with reflections by the European Commission and the Luxembourg and Dutch Presidencies.

Attending the Innovative Enterprise conference is an opportunity for you to hear the voices of key stakeholders from the finance, innovation and economic sectors as well as public authorities and enterprises that shape the future of the circular economy at the national and European level.

Key speakers

  • Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg Prime Minister
  • Francine Closener, Luxembourg’s Secretary of State for the Economy
  • Robert-Jan Smits, General Director, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament


  • 09.00 - 09.30: Welcoming Breakfast / Registration at EIB Headquarters (West building)
  • 09.30 - 12.00: Opening in Plenary Session
  • 12.00 - 14.00: Lunch
  • 14.00 - 18.00: Panel discussions in Plenary Session
  • 19.30 - 22.00: Dinner at the Draï Eechelen Museum

Full details, including the agenda and speaker profiles, are available at:

Conference sessions will be webcast live and made available to view after the event.

Organisations represented

  • Groene Zaak
  • Tarkett
  • ArcelorMittal Group
  • Veolia Environment
  • PGGM
  • ING Group
  • KPMG
  • Caisse d’Épargne
  • The London Waste and Recycling Board


The conference is free of charge but with a limited number of seats. So you are kindly invited to register online no later than 27/11/2015 on the Innovative Enterprise Website.

For more information, interview requests and media assistance, please contact Ms. Jill Berger at the Media Relations Desk at or by phone at (+32) 25 04 07 95.

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