CEFA gathers industry leaders, entrepreneurs, universities, NGO’s and governments from across the Western Hemisphere*. To facilitate high level discussions with key Circular Economy experts and practitioners to debate the state of the needs, challenges, and opportunities of this important and rapidly expanding field of work with the purpose of generating a common and deeper understanding of Circular Economy and its relevance and applicability in the region.
*Western Hemisphere: North America | Mesoamerica | Caribbean | South America | European Territories & Greenland
KEVIN DE CUBA
Head of Innovation
Head Biomimicry Chemist
Founder & Director
Americas Sustainable Development Foundation
Kevin is a co-founder of the Circular Economy Platform Americas. He developed and managed the U.S. Department of State funded - Closed Looped Cycle Production in the Americas Program, he introduced and led the first regional effort to apply and validate the concepts of Cradle to Cradle®, Closed Looped Cycle Production & Circular Economy,
engaged in the first practical SME
application and drafted Circular Economy policies & roadmaps for several nations in the LAC region.
Ken has worked with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation since its formation in 2010. The Foundation’s aim is to accelerate the transition from a linear ‘take-make-dispose’ economy to a circular economy. He is the author of the book The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows (2nd Edition 2017). Ken is a outstanding and leading expert on Circular Economy.
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.
GeoCidades & Circular Economy Platform Americas
Mechanical engineer, trainer, speaker, consultant & researcher on Sustainable Design, Circular Economy and Green Entrepreneurship. Founder and Director of Ecologing.
Alexander is a Circular Economy & Cradle to Cradle® pioneer in Brazil the past 7 years. He dedicated many years in field research, supply chain & policy analysis, and the social impacts of the Circular Economy in Brazil.
He has 6 years of experience in training organizations teams and leaders to design innovative strategies to recreate products, processes and systems applying the Cradle to Cradle® design principles for a Circular Economy.
Alexander is a dedicated senior member of the Circular Economy Platform Americas.
Have attended CEFA events since the first edition, visiting from more than 60 countries.
Have given presentations at CEFA events since the first edition of CEFA in 2017.
30+ Panels &
Have been held by the Circular Economy Platform of the Americas during CEFA events.
members from 35+ countries
CEFA is a regional event that gathers many experts from all over the world to share knowledge.
CEFA is big on reporting in detail about the content of our program, sharing is important.
The reason why you should attend..
Is a 14-hectare botanical garden in Medellín, Colombia. The botanical garden has 4,500 flowers and 139 recorded bird species. It has an important collection of orchids preserved in an architectural space called the "Orchideorama".
Jardín Botánico Joaquín Antonio Uribe