Exhibition Place in Toronto will be the first North American convention center to host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020 Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Beanfield Centre.
Attendees at the WCEF 2020 will have the opportunity to share their solutions and also learn about Canada’s unique skills and approach to the circular economy.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Dec. 2 that Canada is the chosen country to host the fourth World Circular Economy Forum edition in 2020, co-organized by the government of Canada.
“My congratulations to the City of Toronto, a wonderful location to host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020. This is the first time that Canada has hosted this global conference,” says Wilkinson. “It shows that we have made significant progress in moving toward a more circular economy and developing clean technologies to make our businesses cleaner and more sustainable.”
“We are honored to be the first North American convention center to host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020,” adds Don Boyle, chief executive officer of Exhibition Place. “Toronto is proud of our cultural diversity, and we look forward to welcoming international leaders and experts, creating discussion on economic and environmental topics that have an impact not only in our community but globally.”
The World Circular Economy Forum is a worldwide initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Now in its fourth edition, the first global forum was organized in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2017 with 1,600 participants from nearly 100 countries. In 2018, Sitra brought the concept to Yokohama, Japan, and last year the forum took place in its original city of foundation, Helsinki.
“Exhibition Place has a significant impact on the circular economy through innovations and initiatives in environmental sustainability. We’re proud to be the Canadian convention center hosting some of the brightest minds and leaders in Toronto,” says Laura Purdy, general manager, Exhibition Place.
Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest entertainment and convention site, attracting more than 5.5 million visitors a year. The 192-acre site is an integral component of Toronto and Ontario’s economy, particularly for conventions, sport, festivals, recreation, culture and tourism. Exhibition Place boasts the award-winning, LEED Platinum Enercare Centre; Canada’s largest exhibition and convention center, and the Beanfield CentreLEED Silver conference venue. For more info, visit www.explace.on.ca.