Summit Objectives

  • Enhance greater awareness of circular economy

  • Verify the importance of procurement to advance Canada’s circular economy

  • Quantify the important role of the public sector of all sizes and locations

  • Highlight examples through case studies in government top 5 category spends

  • Showcase best practice in circular procurement from around the globe

  • Provide resources and tools to support concepts into practice and measure results

  • Demonstrate how circular economy integration fosters unique public and private partnerships

  • Bridge knowledge and facilitate relationships between international jurisdictions with Canada

  • Educate vendors and service providers that engage with the public and private sector buyers

In doing so we will also support a premise where buying services over goods disrupts the linear model of consumption through a series of engagements: 
  • Foster longer term relationships between vendor and buyer

  • Facilitate relationships between internal departments and functions to maximize resources and budgets

  • Support transformative business modelling, access over ownership, and sharing economies

  • Encourage manufacturing of higher quality products that are upgradeable or repairable and last longer in the marketplace

  • Design for sustainability where items are not designed for disposal at end-of-life and returned to vendors for recovery and recycling in a truly closed-loop process