Being a Sustainable Business in the Circular Economy

Thurs 29 Oct

Being a Sustainable Business in the Circular Economy

Thursday 29 October (12.00pm - 2.30pm)

Innovate Moreton Bay presents a fireside discussion and interactive workshop as part of the 2020 Moreton Bay Region Business & Jobs Expo.


Fireside Chat (12.00pm - 1.10pm)

The dynamic duo of Leanne Kemp and Yasmin Grigaliunas will fire up on the hottest current topic – the Circular Economy. Leanne’s experience and achievements with the innovative Everledger, the World Economic Forum and as Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur matches her challenging approach to all things sustainable.

Yasmin is the founder of the World’s Biggest Garage Sale and has creative insights into ways businesses and communities can embrace the concepts of the Circular Economy and build communities.

The Fireside Chat will be facilitated by Howard Nielsen from the Sustainable Startup Hub and Green Street. He is a Global Advisor to the UN Global Compact Cities Programme.

The Circular Economy Café : a workshop with a difference (1.30pm - 2.30pm)

The lead-in fireside chat will provide the stimulus for a Café Style workshop. A nice change in itself! We will convert what we know, learn and share about The Circular Economy into workable business strategies which add real value to our business and those with whom we do business … while building a better planet.

Chatter about the simplicity of The Circular Economy will soon slip easily from our lips as we engage in conversation about the challenges and potential triumphs of building more sustainable and profitable businesses and communities. We will go away with some clarity about what to do next as an important cog in the Circular Economy wheel.

Hosted by Howard Nielsen

Howard Nielsen is one of the most experienced sustainability consultants in Australia having conducted high-level leadership, sustainability and community development projects with clients as diverse as Boeing, Toyota, Colorcorp, Brisbane City Council, Micah Projects, Regional Development Australia and many more over a twenty-year period.

Howard has a history of initiating and following through on innovative projects such as the establishment of the Sustainable Startup Hub, Sustainable Business Precincts and Green Street. He facilitated a national engagement project ‘Reworking Tomorrow’ which challenged our criteria for success as businesses, governments and families. He is a Global Adviser to the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme and lives in Samford.

2020 Moreton Bay Region Business & Jobs Expo

The Moreton Bay Business Expo and Jobs Expo have combined to create a greater platform for local businesses and job seekers to connect. The expo is expecting more than 150 local businesses exhibiting, connecting and doing business on Thursday 29 October at The Hope Centre, Rothwell.

The expanded program which includes additional workshops, presentations and opportunities is all aimed at assisting businesses getting back to business. The program will also include an Innovation Precinct with fireside chats and workshops available for attendees.

The Moreton Bay Region Business & Jobs Expo is proudly presented by Small Business Expos and supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council, Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism, Regional Development Australia - Moreton Bay, and Innovate Moreton Bay.


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