Session 1:

Materials & Nutrients for

the Circular Economy

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MODERATOR

KEN ALSTON

Founding Partner

Circularity Edge LLC & CEP-Americas member

United States

Ken is exceptionally skilled at presenting the business, social and environmental benefits of a Sustainable Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle® design.  35+ years of experience in the international private sector on topics of sustainable development. Ken leads the innovation division of the Circular Economy Platform Americas. Ken is a outstanding 

teacher on the principles of Circularity and sustainable business practices.

Howie Fendley

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Founder & CEO

Fendley Sustainability Solutions

United States

Mark Dorfman

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Head Biomimicry Chemist

Biomimicry 3.8

United States

Ken Webster

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Head of Innovation

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

United Kingdom

Session 2:

How to apply Circular Economy to Air, Water, Food & Land-Management

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MODERATOR

CARLO MONSANTO

Co-Founder

IOLEE Ecosystem

Curacao

Carlo is an original thinker, international director of IOLEE ECOSYSTEM (NY), and a scholar at the Ronin Institute (NJ). He helps communities deliver IOLEE-based educational programs for wellbeing. This process reframes the minds of stakeholders towards sustainability thinking, which is an important aspect of the circular economy. 

Irina Reyes

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Co-Founder

Reversible & CEP-Americas member

Chile

Ricardo Andrés Cardona

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Director

SURA - Centro Nacional de Salvamientos

Colombia

Carlos Mario Bernal Jaramillo

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Vice President of Planning and Development

Chamber of Commerce Medellín-Antioquia

Colombia

Session 3:

Circular Economy for the Development of Cities and Regions

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MODERATOR

JORGE LOPEZ JARAMILLO

Professional Development Advisor

Enlace Professional

Colombia

Ken has worked with the Ellen MacArtur 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)

Slendy Diaz

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General Manager

Conescombros

Colombia

Alexandre Gobbo Fernandes

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Associate Director

GeoCidades & CEP-Americas member

Brasil

Santiago Murillo

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Lead, Internationalization Strategy of AMVA

Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Aburrán

Colombia

Session 4:

Energy, Mobility and SMEs in a future Circular Economy

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MODERATOR

MAURICIO ZENTENO

Co-founder

Camel Hub & CEP-Americas member

Mexico

Mauricio is a skilled business developer with an eye for creating exceptional strategies when creating business opportunities through innovation with focus on constructing triple impact for SME's that want to transition towards circularity. With 16+ years of experience implementing high-impact project all over the world. The past 5 years of Mauricio has been passionate about circular innovation, catalyzing and creating awareness through his work with the Circular Economy Platform Americas.

Federico Restrepo

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Co-Founder

Impact Hub Medellin

Colombia

Catalina Zuluaga

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General Manager

VRICA

Colombia

Alex Saer

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Director of Sectoral & Urban Environmental Affairs

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable
Development of Colombia

Colombia

Gloria Restrepo

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Team Leader Circular Economy

CNPML

Colombia

Session 5:

Financing Circular Innovation and Research & Development

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MODERATOR

KEN ALSTON

Founding Partner

Circularity Edge LLC & CEP-Americas member

United States

Ken is exceptionally skilled at presenting the business, social and environmental benefits of a Sustainable Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle® design.  35+ years of experience in the international private sector on topics of sustainable development. Ken leads the innovation division of the Circular Economy Platform Americas. Ken is a outstanding 

teacher on the principles of Circularity and sustainable business practices.

Nicolas Guarin

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Digital Business Analyst

Independent

Colombia

Octavio Torres

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Director

Valopes & CEP-Americas member

Colombia

Claudia Lorena García

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Program Manager

Americas Sustainable Development Foundation

Colombia

Session 6:

Circular Education, Social & Economic inclusion

MODERATOR

LUISA LEMA VELEZ

Senior Advisor

Environment & Sustainable Development

Colombia

Luisa Fernanda has worked with environmental policy and international cooperation for more than 15 years. Her career has been carried out by institutions such as the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others.

Kevin de Cuba

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Co-Founder & Chairman

Circular Economy Platform Americas

Aruba

Armando R. Lampe

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Minister - Ministry of Education, Science and Sustainable Development

Government of Aruba

Aruba

Nicola Cerantola

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Founder & Director

Ecologing

Italy

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CEFA2019 is organized by the Circular Economy Platform of the Americas, a initiative created by the Americas Sustainable Development Foundation (ASDF) as part of its broader ambition to facilitate the transition toward Circular Economy in the Americas.