Join 250+ colleagues at the first annual gathering for individuals and organizations inspired by the Circular Economy principlescontribute to the discussions and share your view.





Two Days of Powerful Talks
29-30 November 2017

Our Speakers

A unique combination of Thought-Provoking Speakers and Trendsetters specialized in Circular Economy.

What made CEFA special?

Mark Dorfman

Principle and Biomimicry 3.8 Chemist, United States

Mark seeks out and applies the design principles of nature's time-tested chemical strategies to the development of innovative solutions to the toxic chemical and material challenges facing the 21st century.

Ken Alston

Ex CEO and Ex President Consulting and Education Services, MBDC, United States

35+ years of work experience in corporate sustainability programs. Former S.C. Johnson’s Global Director of Sustainable Product Innovation.

Nicola Cerantola

Founder and Director, Ecologing, Spain

Mechanical engineer, trainer, speaker, consultant & researcher on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and Green Entrepreneurship. 

Jully Andrea Herrera

Researcher and Teacher at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Colombia

Product Design Engineer with research focus on Circular Economy. Former Cradle to Cradle specialist at the Organization of American States (OAS).

Kevin de Cuba

Executive Director

ASDF, Aruba

Founder and President, Circular Economy Platform of the Americas

(CEP-Americas), Event Director of CEFA.

Lewis Perkins

President, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, United States

A passionate for “doing the right thing”. He previously led the Institute’s Fashion Positive initiative, engaging different stakeholders to create materials for a Circular Economy.  


Key objectives of CEFA2017:

  1. What is Circular Economy?

  2. How does Circular Economy benefit the American Continent?



By becoming a sponsor of the Circular Economy of the Americas Forum (CEFA), you will have the great opportunity to introduce and expand the reach of your products and services to an audience that is especially interested in the growing trend of Circular Economy. This audience includes business leaders, academics, senior government personnel and NGOs.



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