What is Circular Economy
Hotspot Catalonia 2021?

The annual event where you can meet cross-sectorial delegates and companies from Europe and all around the world, taking place this year in Barcelona, Catalonia, the 15 - 18 November.

This is the 5th edition of Circular Economy Hotspot previously held in The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Scotland, and Belgium, which aims to share strategies and experiences about the circular economy. Those taking part are some of the main European actors involved in the transformation of the current economic and productive model.

Catalonia, the host of this new edition of the Circular Economy Hotspot, has around 400 companies offering circular solutions and half of them are exporting worldwide. During the day and a half of organized tours, we will explore some of their initiatives, as well as R&D&I projects, government strategies and successful collaborations.

The Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia 2021 takes place in Barcelona, where green and circular economy policies have constituted 13% of the annual budget over the last 4 years, and by way of 9 guided tours throughout the Catalan region. The second half of the event will take place within the framework of Smart City Expo World Congress, the international forum for business and discussion which connects stakeholders addressing the most pressing urban issues, giving participants a unique opportunity to create new synergies.

The celebration of this event in Catalonia strengthens the Circular Catalonia hub, a meeting point for companies, institutions, and people ready to put into practice solutions and strategies to consolidate the circular economy in Catalonia.


The new edition of the Circular Economy Hotspot offers you the chance to:


Discover firsthand how local companies from diferent sectors are successfully implementing innovative solutions.


Conferences and round-table sessions with experts from companies, clusters, public sector delegates, and technology centers concentrating their experience in Barcelona.


Meet and network with the 500+ participants from over 25 countries who are part of the global circular.


Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia 2021 is built on a framework of 6 tracks, which together will provide
a comprehensive view of circular economy solutions in both Catalonia and Europe.
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Circular design: Dematerialising the Economy

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Closing the circle of materials, components, and products: re-making the economy

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Bioeconomy: A Regenerative System

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Industry 4.0: Enabling Technologies

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Research and innovation: Connecting Actors

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Inclusive circularity: Creating Social Value

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