Conference Programme (DRAFT)


Maciej Kautz - conference moderatorConference moderator

Maciej Kautz is a journalist at Polskie Radio - Poland's public broadcaster. He originated "International Poznan" – a talk show in English that encourages foreigners to speak openly about their lives in Poland. Maciej also works as a TV producer and hosts morning shows. He is interested in the issues related to the circular economy in the closed circuit and activities in the Baltic Sea Region. more details

From 10:00
10:00 - 11:00
11.00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
15:15 - 16:45
16:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:45
Free time
19:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 10:30
10:45 - 12:15
12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:45
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Registration open
Opening Session more / less

Circular economy – the key to a clean, healthy and rich Baltic Sea

Welcome words:

Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of Pomorskie Region

Roger Ryberg, Chair of BSSSC

Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland

High-level debate (1-2 rounds of questions)

Prime Ministers tbc (invited: DE, DK, SE, FI, NO, LT, LV, EE)

Enabling questions (open list):

Why and to what extent should circular economy be a key driver for good environmental status of the Baltic Sea?

What is the role of the EUSBSR in facilitating this process?

Networking Break (Lunch)
I Plenary Session more / less

Going circular – a pathway to well-being in the Baltic Sea Region

Short message from the Authors of the Strategic Forum Report "No time to waste. Unlocking the circular potential of the Baltic Sea Region"

Keynote speech:

Securing growth and prosperity for the Baltic Sea Region by means of circular economy

Strategic panel:

Marcin Ociepa, Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of Poland

Hubert Bruls, Mayor of Nijmegen tbc

Petr Hradil, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Kari Herlevi, Project Director Circular Economy, SITRA

Enabling questions (open list):

What could be the role of circular and sharing economy in addressing the key Baltic Sea Region's challenges?

How can public policy at all levels be re-shaped to best use circular economy to address these challenges and to improve Baltic Sea Region long-term global competitive position?

Can the EUSBSR support the transformation into the circular reality in the Baltic Sea Region?

Parallel seminars
Networking Break (Snacks)
II Plenary Session more / less

Business-driven approach to circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region

Short message from the Authors of the Best Practice Forum Report

Keynote speech:

Circular business models as an important contribution to SDGs' implementation in the Baltic Sea Region     

Strategic panel:

Marius Skuodis, Vice-Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

Sari Rautio, Häme Region

Carolina Garcia Gomez, CEO IKEA Retail Poland

Monika Romenska, Regulatory and Public Affairs Manager of EXPRA Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance

Enabling questions (open list):

Has business reached a critical mass to transform Baltic Sea Region economy into eco-efficient one?

Is cooperation between public and private partners fully utilised to make Baltic Sea Region a circular one?

What are the ways to better use the EUSBSR as a platform for business-led investment in circular economy?

Gala Dinner
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Registration open
III Plenary Session more / less

Demography and circularity in the Baltic Sea Region: interdependent or disconnected?

Message from the Baltic Youth Camp

Keynote speech:

Role of circular economy in robust demographic change management in the Baltic Sea Region

Strategic panel:

Maira Mora, General Director CBSS

Marju Lauristin, Tartu City Council

Kjell Nilsson, Director of Nordregio

Marzena Rudnicka, CEO of the Polish Institute of Silver Economy tbc

Enabling questions (open list):

What is a link between circular economy and labour market dynamics in the Baltic Sea Region?

Could circular economy be a part of an answer to depopulation, ageing or migrations in the Baltic Sea Region?

How to use the EUSBSR to strengthen pro-circular mind-set of young generation for better future?

Parallel seminars
Networking Break (Lunch)
Parallel seminars
Concluding panel  more / less

Looking into the future

Strategic panel:

Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investment and Economic Development of Poland or representative

Marc Lemaître, Director-General, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy tbc

Mika Lintilä, Minister of the Economy of Finland, upcoming EU Council Presidency tbc

Markku Markkula, vice president of the Committee of Regions  tbc

Issues to be touched:

Reflections on the future of the EUSBSR after 10 years of implementation

EU budget for 2021-2027. What's in it for the Baltic Sea Region?

Closing remarks:

Roger Ryberg, Chair of BSSSC

Mieczysław Struk, Marshal of Pomorskie Region


Issues to be touched:

Summing-up of the Forum. Key messages.



Networking Break (Snacks)
Participation Day
Networking Village
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Networking Village
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Networking Village

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