9th of November 2023
Venue: Emara Ole-Sereni, Nairobi

The 8th edition of the Annual Circular Economy Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 9th of November 2023, under the theme, Accelerating Circularity: Trends and Opportunities in Kenya. The conference is organized by Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB-K) under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) in partnership with TheRockGroup (TRG).

Join us for a transformative journey into the world of circular economy solutions. Our conference brings together thought leaders, innovators, and changemakers from around the region to explore the power of circularity in redefining industries, minimizing waste, and maximizing resource efficiency.


7:00 am - 8:15 am Ballroom

Arrival & Registration Session

8:15 am - 8:30 am Ballroom

Opening Performance

By Juliani

8:30 am - 8:45 am Ballroom

Mentimeter Ice-Breaker

By Johnson Mwakazi (MC)

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcoming Remarks by the Host

Karin Boomsma - Director, Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya & Kenya Plastics Pact (KPP)

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Art Statement

A showcase of sustainable re-use of materials

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Cross-Sectoral Visionary Statements on Circular Economy

1. Dr. Asma Awadh - Coastal Kenya Programme Manager, WWF-Kenya
2. Dr George Njenga - Chief of Party, USAID Strategic Partnership
3. Ms Shereen Shaheen – Head of Corporate and Public Affairs, Grand Middle East & Africa at TetraPak
4. Ms Clare Romanik - USAID's Lead Ocean Plastics and Urban Advisor
5. Dr Mamo B. Mamo – DG, NEMA
6. Ms Carol Kariuki – CEO, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
7. PS Mary Muthoni HSC. - Principal Secretary State Department for Public Health & Professional Standards

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Address

Hon. Soipan Tuya - CS, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Health / Tea Break

Inside: Videos of Circular Economy Trailblazers

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Press Conference

Media One-on-One Interviews with Guest Speakers

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Key Discussion Themes Round 1: Choose your Breakout Session

A. Fundamentals of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
B. Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change & Green Finance
C. Digital Access & Designing Innovations for Circularity

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Key Discussion Themes Round 2: Choose your Breakout Session

A. Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty
B. Regenerative Agriculture & Organic Circular Solutions

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch Break

Light, healthy, energizing, plant-based meal.
The Circular Expo and Networking will be ongoing.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Practical Business Masterclasses

A. Sustainability, Collection, and Recycling of Multi-layered Packaging (Tetrapak)
B. Embedding sustainability in business strategies (ESG & CSRD) - TheRockGroup

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Business-to-Business Matchmaking

Connect with other businesses and participants in a one-on-one set-up and elevate your networks beyond the conference. A room will be dedicated for networking.

8th Annual Circular Economy What to expect

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Immerse yourself in captivating talks by industry pioneers driving the circular economy movement forward.


B2B + B2G matchmaking

The conference has always been a networking place for everyone. Matchmaking can help you find new business matches and solidify relationships with old ones. This dedicated B2B and B2G space will allow you to set up your business meeting based on the participants’ lists and profiles. Were you looking for a valuable business date? We have the table ready.


Showcasing Success Stories

Learn from real-world case studies that showcase successful circular initiatives across various industries in Kenya and Africa.


Practical Business Masterclasses & workshops

Discussing, collaborative thinking, brainstorming and sharing are very much needed – but taking the next steps is usually the hardest. How do you apply sustainable models to your business? This is a great chance to speed up your knowledge and draw a working roadmap.


Networking Opportunities

Connect with a diverse community of professionals, entrepreneurs, and policymakers passionate about creating a more sustainable future.


Circular Start-ups and Innovations EXPO

Touching, feeling, smelling and seeing circular innovations is an excellent way to increase exposure and make your business known. For participants visiting the expo and talking to the people behind the innovation is refreshing and inspiring and provides the real story of an innovative solution.


Why participate?

8th Annual Circular Economy Key Discussion Themes

We will highlight specific topics during the conference with innovations, inspiration, information and discussions:

Fundamentals of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Implementation worldwide with a focus on Kenya, EPR Best Practices, Challenges and Solutions, and Business Perspectives.


Regenerative Agriculture & Organic Circular Solutions

Zero waste, zero chemicals, the power of indigenous food, local markets, alternative animal feeds, waste-to-value, and smart water use.


Digital Access & Designing Innovations for Circularity

The digital shift is of tremendous help in creating new markets, accessing education, solving global challenges, and creating equality. Innovation is key in creating new systems and models.


Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change & Green Finance

Harnessing the power of natural processes: reforestation, wetland restoration, and sustainable land management; enhancing resilience, and providing multiple co-benefits for the environment and society.


Business Coalition for Plastic Waste Reduction

UN Global Plastics Treaty Enforcement Mechanisms and Industry Commitment to Treaty Goals.


Practical Business Masterclasses

1. Embedding sustainability in business strategies (ESG & CSRD).
2. Sustainability, Collection, and Recycling of Multi-layered Packaging




PODCAST: Promoting Circularity in

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The Kenyan Government has lauded the private sector players' contribution


7th Annual Circular Economy

On the 26th of October 2022, Sustainable Inclusive Business(SIB-K), a

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Partnership opportunities

Gain Brand visibility to over 500 participants from Kenya, Africa and globally 


Engage a broad audience interested in the Sustainable , Circular ,Inclusive Ethical Future (from economy to society).


Foster direct connections with thought leaders in the private sector , government , international community , experts, visionaries , changemakers , frontrunners, the youth creatives and designers.


You can customize your partnership package to meet your organization’s objectives wile helping us create and impactful ,Circular conference 


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