Artificial intelligence and circular economy models: towards a regenerative industrial ecosystem
March 23rd 2022 - 9:30-13:30
The Circular Economy is the conceptual framework of sustainable development. The Circular Economy Summit has offered an exploration of the intersection of two emerging megatrend: artificial intelligence and circular economy, and how artificial intelligence can accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
On the way to the 2022 event, the partners of The Innovation Alliance, in collaboration with Fiera Milano, have proposed an International Summit, aimed to the stakeholders of all industrial sectors.
It is about inspiring a regenerative industrial ecosystem and implementing a new economy that is circular – not linear – based on the principle of "closing the loop" of the lifecycles of products, services, waste, materials, water and energy.
During the digital Summit, top voices from Italian and international institutions and companies, will discuss the issues that are revolutionizing the industrial scenario, requiring new skills and imposing new business models. Starting from analyses of trends and policy in environmental sustainability and AI, the goal of the event is to disseminate and enrich vision, awareness and research on Circular Economy by presenting the best circular economy solutions at a global level.
Chairperson: Mariangela Pira, Journalist, Sky Tg 24
9.30 Opening Platform
10.00 Welcome Delegates & Remarks
Luca Palermo, Group CEO, Fiera Milano
10:10 The circular economy: models for a regenerative industrial ecosystems
Alice Bodreau, Strategic Partners Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
FRAMEWORK AND PERSPECTIVES
10:30 Circular economy Outlook: global and European Sustainability Challenges
Rob Dellink, Senior Economist, OECD
10:50 A new Circular Economy Action Plan
William Neale, DG Environment’s Directorate B - Circular Economy, European Commission
11:10 Investing in a Circular Future: Circular economy and PNRR
Laura D’Aprile, Head of Department of Ecological Transition and green investments, Ministry of Ecological Transition, Italian Government
11.30 Artificial intelligence and the circular economy: AI as a tool to accelerate the transition
Gianluigi Greco, Full professor in Computer Science, University of Calabria, President, Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence AIxIA - Member of EurAI
FUTURE CONVERSATION WITH CEOS
11:50 Towards a Modern, Sustainable, Circular Industry
13:30 Closing event