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When Oct 17 & 18 , 2019
Where USF Patel Center For Global Solutions

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The conference will provide a platform to :

  •       Learn
  •       Share
  •       Network
  •       Innovate
Conference Speakers

Coca-Cola North America
Bruce Karas                                                      VP, Env. and Sustainability, Safety & Tech Info                                                                        Presentation

Rohan Patel                                            Director, North America, Policy and Business Development.                                For Bio click here

Eric Austermann                                            VP, Social & Environmental Responsibility    For Bio click here                                              Presentation

BMS                                                         Dr.Victoria Emerick                                    Director, Global Env., Health, Safety and Sustainability                                                        For Bio click here                                              Presentation

Adam Liddle                                              Director of Sustainable Growth & Innovation                                                          For Bio click here                                              Presentation

Paul Stauder - President, Environmental Solutions                                                          For Bio click here                                              Presentation
Natali Archibee - Corporate Sustainability Manager - Mosaic (USA and Canada)              For Bio click here                                              Presentation
Don Smith - Director, North America, Environment Safety, Security and Sustainability                                                      Presentation
Michael Hewett - Director, Environment & Sustainability Programs                                     For Bio click here                                             
Arizona State University
Anthony Evans - Staff Director and a Senior Research Fellow at the L. William Seidman Research Institute                                                Presentation
Tampa International Airport
Justin Smith - Project Director      Architecture & Sustainability                        For Bio click here                                              Presentation
Smart Cities Tampa
Vik Bhide - Chief Transportation Planner  For Bio click here                                              Presentation
Interface Polymer Group
Janice Loppe - Senior Director            Business Development & Community Relations                                                              Presentation
Fat Beet Farm
Tim Curci - Founder and President                  Presentation
City of Orlando
Joseph England - Greenworks                          Presentation                                                      For Bio click here  

Florida Power and Light                            Amy Albury - Director Environmental Relations and Sustainability                              For Bio click here                                              Presentation


Speaker Presentations
Dr. Michael Bloom, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Partnerships and Innovation Presentation
Mr. Brian Armstrong, Exec.Director–Southwest Florida Water Management District Presentation    For Bio click here  
Ygrene-Byron DeLear-Managing Director and CentralRegional Executive –Midwest Presentation      For Bio click here  
 Coca-Cola BeveragesFlorida-Erin Black, VP, Sustainability & Risk Management Presentation      For Bio click here  
 Waste Management-Carrie Miller, Total Recycling Program Manager Presentation      For Bio click here  
PascoCounty-Michael Carballa-Assistant County Manager Presentation        For Bio click here 
Jacobs-Dr.John Mogge, Federal Solutions & Technology Director Presentation
USRD-Ed De La Paz-Chief Program Officer Presentation
Duke Energy-Tom Lawery, Manager, Wholesale Renewables Presentation
Halovation-Dr.Pradeep Haldar, President Presentation


Day 1  Part1  Part2  Part3  Part4 Part5  Part6  Part7  Part8  Part9  Part10  Part11  Part12  Part13 Part14  Part15  Part16  Part17 
Day 2 Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 Part5 Part6 Part7 Part8 Part9


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usf federal credit union








What is Circular Economy:

The linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model of consumption assumes unlimited quantities of easily accessible resources (i.e., virgin materials and energy), and is not sustainable in the long run. Improving efficiency in a linear economy reduces the rate of consumption of resources per unit, but does not address the finite nature of the planet’s resources. In contrast, Circular Economy is restorative by design, relies on renewable energy, minimizes the use of virgin resources, and eliminates waste by maximizing the reuse value of materials at the end of each use. Transition to Circular Economy also has the promise to foster innovation and create a new paradigm in sustainable business enterprises.

According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Circular Economy concept is gaining traction in the US because of the opportunities it offers businesses willing to capture new value from existing operations and resources, for example by redesigning products and business models, building new relationships with customers, harnessing technology to increase the utilization of assets, and switching to renewable energy.

Conference :

The Patel College of Global Sustainability is hosting its Annual Global Sustainability Conference in Tampa, Florida on October 17-18, 2019. The key theme of the conference will be the concepts and applications of Circular Economy. Speakers will be invited from Ellen MacArthur Foundation who pioneered the concept in EU, executives from multinational companies which embrace the concepts of Circular Economy, academic professionals advancing the research on the concepts and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about the long term sustainability of the planet.

Specific areas of discussion will include sustainability in

  •          Food and Beverage Industries
  •          Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
  •          Hi-tech Industries
  •          Energy and Utility Sectors
  •          Smart cities and governments 

 For sponsorship & inquiries please contact Kelly Gaskell.