April 22, 2021


St. Petersburg (Russia)

Transnational awareness raising event

Baltic Circular Economy Forum

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.

  The event will be held in in online format with the central studio at Boiling point - St. Petersburg (Russia). The event will be broadcasted with simultaneous Russian-English translation.


The forum features 3 virtual halls dedicated to the key challenges of the circular economy adoption. Review the programme and join one of the forum's interactive halls.

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Sessions of the hall:

access_time10:00 - 12:00 Plenary session "Circular economy in Russia: from plans to actions?"

access_time12:00 - 14:00 Panel discussion & forecast session “NTI ECONET and ecosystems of industrial symbiosis: a step towards circular economy?”

access_time14:00 - 16:00 Round table "Russian green solutions for export: are there any and how to support?"

access_time16:00 - 18:00 Panel discussion “Sustainable mobility: motor of transport revolution?”

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Sessions of the hall:

access_time12:00 - 14:00 Best practices sharing session "Circular Economy in Finland: best practices, solutions and lessons learnt"

access_time14:00 - 16:00 Panel discussion "Green solutions for universities: best practices"

access_time16:00 - 18:00 Talent attraction and pitch session “Green StartUps Go Global”

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Sessions of the hall:

access_time12:00 - 14:00 Panel discussion “Hydrogen – new oil and gas: challenge or opportunity? Russian and German experience"

Satelite events

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Hybrid learning event in the framework of the Baltic Industrial Symbiosis project (funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region with the support European Regional Development Fund and the Russian Federation).

April 22-23, 2021

location_onLivingLab - St. Petersburg (Russia)

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Kick-off meeting of the Cool4City project

Kick-off meeting of the project Clean Green City by Smart Waste Management (Cool4City) (funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland in the framework of South-East Finland-Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme).

April 22, 2021



Key speakers

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Chairman Committee for Nature Use Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety

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Executive director The Sustainable Lahti foundation

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Public representative in 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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Perry Larson

Valentin ENOKAEV

First Deputy Chairman of the Transport Committee Administration of St. Petersburg

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Perry Larson


Project Centre director Agency for strategic initiatives

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Darren Klein


Development Director

City of Lappeenranta

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Pedro Frank


Project Director, Circular economy for biodiversity

Sitra (Finland)

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Pedro Frank


Team Leader Consulate General of Finland (St.Petersburg)

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Darren Klein


General director

ITMO Highpark Foundation

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Lorenzo Pope


Senior Advisor, Sustainability solutions

Sitra (Finland)

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Caleb Phillips


Director of the North-West office

Russian-German Chamber of commerce (AHK) (Germany)

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

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CEO Association of European Businesses

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Perry Larson

Hans-Ullrich WERNER

Executive director

Metaliq GmbH (Germany)

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

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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 


Why circular economy?

The Baltic Circular Economy Forum is the first hands-on event for SMEs that is aimed to promote transformation to circular & sustainable businesses using latest international trends and technologies.

What are the targeted sectors?

The event in 2021 will be focused on the three key areas, that create number of opportunities for improvement.

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Green Energy & Home

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Smart & Green Transport


BCEF: Key facts

View the key statistics of the upcoming event.

2000up to 2 000+ attendees
15up to 15+ events & sessions
75up to 75+ speakers
25up to 25+ media representatives

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.

Partner events and initiatives

The partners of the Forum are key projects and initiatives in the field of sustainable development.

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18th Germany Week in St. Petersburg

A panel discussion "Hydrogen - new oil and gas: challenge or opportunity?" will be held as part of BCEF, April 22, 2021 at 12:00. BCEF has become an official partner of the 18th German Week in St. Petersburg.

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Green Leaf 2021 winner

The city of Lappeenranta has been awarded the title of European Green Leaf Award 2021. A number of events dedicated to sustainable development are planned as part of the "Green Year". BCEF is one of the partner events of the year.


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The Baltic Circular Economy Forum 2021