september, 2019

05sep15:3017:00ING Circular Economy Days15:30 - 17:00 Platz der Einheit 2

Event Details

In 2015, the European Commission adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Action Plan, which included measures that would help stimulate Europe’s transition towards a circular economy, boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs. What has happened 4 years later?

Join ING on September 5th for an insightful panel discussion where Ralph Hamers, the CEO of ING Group, will discuss current challenges on the way to a circular economy with representatives from the public and non-profit sectors.


15:30 – 16:00 Registration with food & drinks

16:00 – 17:00 Panel discussion: Challenges on the way towards a circular economy

– Ralph Hamers (CEO of ING Group)

“Circular Economy means shifting from the current linear model of “take, make, waste” to an economy where we “reduce, reuse, recycle” (ING Circular economy)

– Dr. Levin Holle, Head of finance market policy, Federal Ministry of Finance

“Getting to a carbon neutral economy in time requires a huge process of change at all levels.” (Zitat Dr. Levin Holle, 18.07.2017) 

– Mark Griffiths, Global Head of the Climate Business Hub, WWF)

“Was wir heute tun entscheidet darüber, wie die Welt morgen aussieht” (WWF, Pinterest)

– Ulf von Hacke, Managing Partner, 3i

– Marius Smit, CEA & Co-founder, Plastic Whale

Interested in additional green impulses?

In the early afternoon (13:00-15:30), ING & TechQuartier’s GreenTech Hub are co-hosting a matchmaking event between GreenTech startups and corporates & investors. This event also takes place at TechQuartier.

How to register

Keen to learn about the current status of European circular economy initiatives? Interested in meeting with the GreenTech startups? Then apply here!

We look forward to welcoming you!


(Thursday) 15:30 - 17:00



Platz der Einheit 2