Casino de Montbenon / Lausanne

August 30th 2019

/ Co-created by the initiators group of Circular Economy Switzerland’s (CES)

/ Supported By

 / Circular Economy Switzerland - Romandie Launch
Opportunities for SMEs and industry - circular economy applied

On August 30, 2019, an event will take place at the Casino de Montbenon in Lausanne. This event is the official launch of the Swiss movement for a circular economy in French-speaking Switzerland. This day is the continuation of the launch of this movement (CES Circular Economy Switzerland) which took place on February 5, 2019 in Basel:




You will find here the provisional program which will be regularly updated.








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August 30, 2019 | Lausanne


Launch of the Swiss circular economy movement in Romandie
Opportunities for SMEs and industry - applied circular economy


* The event will be conducted in three languages: German, French, and English. Simultaneous translation will be proposed.

/ Three Rooms

"Paderwski Saal"

Conferences - Official part / Presentations / Round tables

"Le Salon"

Closed Workshops

"La Salle des Fêtes"

Exhibitions of the services and products of the stakeholders as well as the start-up finalists of the Circular Economy Transition incubator.

/ Agenda - Paderewski Room


Welcome, coffee and croissants

Morning Block

Official Part

Welcoming words, presentation of the CES members, partners (Mava, Migros Engagement).
Official speeches


The Circular Economy - A User's Guide

Walter Stahel, pioneer of the circular economy will present his latest book "Circular Economy: A User's Guide" - transition for the industry.

Cradle to Cradle - Principles and Certification

Albin Kaelin, the first entrepreneur to adopt these principles while he was the CEO of a company in the textile field. It was in 1993. From then on, Albin created and directed Epea Hamburg, Int. and finally Epea Switzerland.

Concrete cases - Biological loop | Eco design

From Pfister to Vögeli, from textiles to the world of printing; concrete cases. Presentation and demonstration of the creation of energy and economic values / industrial composting. Value chain, reverse logistics - principles of the circular economy.
Presentations and round table
Moderation: Impact Hub

Concrete cases - Technical loop | Eco design

USM, "laboratoire des souliers", concrete cases. modularity, longevity, value chain. Transparency, digitization, design of materials and products designed to preserve the value of materials in multiple cycles - principles of the circular economy.
Presentations and round table
Moderation: Impact Hub

Coffee Break 

Business Model and Circular Economy | Digitalization

Aquama, Cherry B2B, Share a look etc. Concrete cases of companies and start-ups with business models favoring the circular economy. Decentralization, digitalization, economy of functionality, sharing economy.
Presentation and round table
Moderation: Alp ICT

Lunchbreak: Networking and visit of the exhibition

Afternoon Bloc

Construction, Deconstruction, Reuse

Losinger Marazzi, Madaster, IOC etc. Actors in the field of construction present concrete cases.
Debates, issues and opportunities.
Organization, introduction and moderation: Sofies


Festivals as laboratories for Circular Economy

Xander Kotvis, founder of the Revolution Foundation, won the International Greener Festival Award for DGTL (Amsterdam), which has been declared the most sustainable festival in the world. Revolution tested all types of circular and regenerative systems in areas such as energy, mobility, nutrition and resources.

Discussion with representatives of various events such as the Paleo Festival, Elecrtosanne


Closing Debate

Organization by Sanu Durabilitas. Details and speakers will follow soon.

Exhibition visit, drinks and networking


Registration mandatory



Casino Montbenon


Allée Ernest-Ansermet 3, 1003 Lausanne

The Casino Montbenon is located at the end of the Chauderon Bridge in Lausanne. You can reach the venue from the station by bus 3 or 21 to the Cécil stop.

Arriving by car: Park at the Chauderon car park and take the lift to the bridge, then walk to the casino.



Willy Lionel Pomathios

Aquama | Chairman of the Board

Markus Vögeli

Vögeli | CEO

Adrian Burri

ShareYourBiCar | Founder

Adrien Pradines

Losinger-Marazzi |

Deputy Director - Renovation / Transformation Suisse Romande

Thomas Dienes


USM U. Schärer Söhne ltd. | Group Product Development Director

Felix Staehli

Impact Hub | Co-Founder

Alban Bitz

Paléo Festival Nyon | Commission for the environment

Laurent Maeder


Impact Hub | Circular Economy Transition

Frederik Thumser

Loacker Recycling | Area Manager

Stefan Hunger 

Bayonix | CEO & Founder

Staffan Ahlgren 


TRS Tyre Recycling Solutions SA | CEO & co-founder

Holger Schmid

MAVA Foundation | Program Director Sustainable Economy & Switzerland Programme

Walter Stahel

Product-Life Institute | Founder

Albin Kälin


EPEA Switzerland | CEO

Xander Kotvis

Revolution Foundation | Revolution Manager

Benoît Charrière

Sofies International | Deputy General Director

Pavlna Pavlova

 Impact Hub | Circular Economy Transition 

Pia – Maria Laux ​

Sharealoook | Co-founder

Lise Van Long

International Olympic Committee | Corporate Sustainability Manager

Christoph Dell‘Ava

Pfister Rideaux | CEO

Nicolas Meudal

1H2O3 | Founder

Adèle Thorens Goumaz

Conseillère nationale | Vice-présidente du groupe parlementaire des Verts

Daniel Ziegerer​

Sans Durabilitas  | Director

Jean-François de Saussure


Caran d’Ache | Chief Executive Officer

Maïté Florentin

B2B Cherry | Cofounder & CEO

Stefan Kehrer


Calida | Material development & quality 

Bautista Del Rocha


Electrosanne | Co-founder

Delphine Seitiée

Alp ICT | Ecosystem manager

Jean-Paul Schindelholz

Ecomanif  | Director

Marc Münster

Sanu future learning SA | CEO

Matthias Orsett


Electrosanne | Festival manager

Ben Levi-Mcnaughton

Le laboratoire des Souliers | Co-Founder & CEO

François Pugliese

Elite | CEO

Laurène Descamps​

Circular Economy Transition | Impact Hub Zurich


Nicolas Jutzet

Jeunes PLR suisses | Vice-President 

Natalia Casal Marassi​

Sharealook | Founder

Marc Vez

Fédération des jeunesses campagnardes Commission technique | président dicastère développement durble



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