April 21-22, 2022

Hybrid format

St. Petersburg (Russia)

Transnational awareness raising event

Baltic Circular Economy Forum'22

The first and only landmark hybrid convention and matchmaking event in Russia focused on circular economy, sustainable development, green and cleantech solutions. BCEF is where companies, experts and key decision makers meet to discuss the strategies, tools and best practices leadership companies are using to shift their products and services from linear to circular.


Key circular event in Russia

The Baltic Circular Economy Forum is a hybrid event hosted by the city of St. Petersburg, with a mission to explore the tremendous circular challenges the region is facing, as well as the opportunities that the region has to offer. In the framework of the Forum participants will get the privilege to learn from and engage with key stakeholders of Russia as well as EU and beyond. Together we will break down borders, and initiate new projects and collaborations, with a mission to accelerate the circular transition in the region. 


What are the formats of the forum?

The forum offers wide range of the formats for successful networking as well as awareness raising. Depending on the existing restrictions the formats of the Forum can be amended.





Arhitecture of the forum

The event in 2022 will be focused on the four key areas that create number of opportunities for improvement.

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CIRCULAR REGIONS & CITIES: outlook, challenges, business opportunities & international experience

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GREEN MOBILITY: transport solutions of the future

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FOOD OF THE FUTURE: what we will be eating in 2035

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SMART WASTE SORTING & CIRCULAR DESIGN: how to make our homes cleaner and create new business opportunities?

Participation benefits

The event is designed to become the knowledge sharing and discussion platform for the wide range of target groups.  

For SMEs

- Get the latest trends 
- Select the best practices and technologies for "green" transformation of your business
- Showcase your products and share your best practices

For corporations

- Showcase your products and solutions
- Share your best practices  
- Network with the opinion leaders as well as decision makers

For startups

- Pitch your project & test your idea
- Connect with your clients and partners 
- Get access to venture and "green" financing solutions 

For authorities and international institutions

- Communicate your flagship initiatives 
- Network with the key decision makers in one place 
- Form new partnerships 


BCEF'21: Key facts

BCEF was held for the first time in 2021, but turned to be very successful event from the start.

10 10+ events & sessions
7575+ speakers
15001 500+ viewers

Interested to partner with the forum or would like to become a speaker?

At the moment we are drafting the formats as well as the congress programme of the Forum. Contact us in order to get the details as well as to partner with the BCEF.


BCEF is one of the key events of the World Earth Day 2022 celebration in St. Petersburg (Russia). The event from the start became the partner of the key global event and initiatives.

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World Earth Day 2022

The Day recognizes the Earth and its ecosystems as humanity's common home and the need to protect her to enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity.

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World Circular Economy Forum

Baltic Circular Economy Forum is the official side event of the World Circular Economy Forum.

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Deutsche Woche
German Week

The events and interactive programs of the German Week reflect a wide range of German-Russian cooperation.

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Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. BCEF is one of the key events of the network.

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Strategic Forum

BCEF is one of the partner pre-events of the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum.


BCEF'21: featured speakers & co-hosts

Meet some of the featured speaker of the BCEF in 2021.

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Guillaume SCHWALL

First Secretary - Energy and climate policies

Delegation of the European Union to Russian Federation

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Association of European Businesses

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Darren Klein



BDE Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e. V. (Germany) | FEAD European Waste Management Association (Belgium)

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Pedro Frank


Project Director
Circular economy for biodiversity


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Deputy chairman
Committee for Industrial Policy, Innovations and Trade of St.Petersburg

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Darren Klein

Sameer AKBAR

Sr. Environmental Specialist

Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice – World Bank

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Pedro Frank


Consulate General of Finland (St.Petersburg)

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Caleb Phillips


The North-West office of

Russian-German Chamber of commerce (AHK)

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Perry Larson


Project Centre director
Agency for strategic initiatives

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Executive director
The Sustainable Lahti foundation

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Darren Klein


Development Director

City of Lappeenranta

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Darren Klein


General director

ITMO Highpark Foundation

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Deputy Chairman
International consortium "St Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for urban environment" | Project Baltic Industrial Symbiosis

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Dewey Hall


Public representative
St. Petersburg Agency for Strategic Initiatives

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Darren Klein


Chairman of the Board

Port of Hamburg Marketing e.V.

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The forum contributes to fulfilling the following SDGs

The forum will create conditions for fulfilling the following SDGs:

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Use only energy efficient appliances and bulbs.

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns.

Goal 17: Partnerships

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.