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Bilbao prepares to host the largest circular economy event in southern Europe

Bilbao prepares to host the largest circular economy event in southern Europe

Jeickson Sulbaran

May 30, 2024 | 11:00 a.m.

Bilbao will host the Basque Circular Summit 2025 in April, bringing together experts and professionals to promote the circular economy in Europe

The city of Bilbao will become at the epicenter of the circular economy in southern Europe on April 2, 3 and 4, 2025. The Euskalduna Palace will be the setting for the Basque Circular Summit, a large-scale event organized by the Public Society for Environmental Management of the Basque Government, Ihobe. The main objective of this meeting is to analyze the challenges and opportunities that the circular economy offers to companies and the entire socioeconomic fabric, in addition to highlighting the progress achieved to date.

For three days, Bilbao will bring together professionals and specialists from the industrial and environmental fields from all over Europe. The event will offer a space to discuss business opportunities and improving business competitiveness that this economic model provides. In addition, progress in legislative and regulatory development in the context of the European Green Deal will be addressed, highlighting the most recent developments in the field of circular economy.

Bilbao prepares to host the largest circular economy event in southern Europe

Basque companies, leaders in this change towards circularity, tThey will have the opportunity to share their work and results, both individually and through public-private collaboration initiatives. Within the framework of the Euskadi 2030 Circular Economy Strategy, projects such as the Basque Ecodesign Center, SME Circular Euskadi and Basque Ecoinnovation will be protagonists, showing how progress has been made in the application of circular economy principles in the region.

An international event to position Euskadi at the forefront of the circular economy

The Basque Circular Summit will not only be a forum for discussion and learning, it willIt is also a platform to make Euskadi visible and position itself internationally. as a reference in circular economy. The international projection of the event will attract experts and professionals from various parts of the world, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

In its previous edition, held in November 2022 in Ficoba (Irun), The Basque Circular Summit brought together more than 800 professionals and 350 companies from multiple industrial sectors. This event became a European reference in circular economy, highlighting the participation of representatives of the European Commission and large Basque companies such as CIE Automotive, Eroski, Siemens Gamesa, Petronor, Orona, Sidenor, Vicinay Cadenas, Iberdrola, Uvesco and Kutxabank, as well as such as various clusters, technology centers and universities.

Bilbao, epicenter of innovation and sustainability in 2025

The Basque Circular Summit 2025 is presented as a unique opportunity for Basque companies and institutions to continue promoting the transition towards a circular economy. The event will provide criteria and keys for action to both companies and public institutions, local entities, the academic field and citizens in general. In this way, Euskadi is preparing for a more sustainable and competitive future, consolidating its position as a leader in the implementation of the circular economy in Europe.

The next edition of the Basque Circular Summit will once again bring Euskadi the latest in circular economy and ecodesign, ensuring that Basque companies continue to be a European benchmark in this field. Collaboration and knowledge exchange will be essential to prepare the Basque industry for an imminent more circular scenario, where sustainability and innovation will be key to business success.

The Basque Circular Summit 2025 in Bilbao will be a crucial event to boost the circular economy in Europe, bringing together experts and professionals to debate, learn and collaborate in creating a more sustainable future. With the participation of prominent companies and organizations, and the international projection of the event, Euskadi will position itself as a benchmark in the circular economy, leading the change towards a more sustainable and competitive economic model.

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