World Resources Forum

24. Februar 2019 – 27. Februar 2019 ganztägig

World Resources Forum (WRF) 2019 will be organized together with the Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM), which is the principal authority in the Flanders Region of Belgium for sustainable management of waste, materials and soils.

It will be held in the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA). The conference will be organized in close cooperation with international partners such as UN Environment, the European Commission, and other partners of the international WRF network, as well as with local partners such as the City of Antwerp, local authorities, environmental companies, sector federations, civil society and universities and knowledge institutions from the Flanders region. The general theme for the Forum is “Closing Loops – Transitions at Work”. With this theme, WRF 2019 wants to focus on hands-on sharing of best practices. “The vision and knowledge to close cycles and to evolve towards a circular economy is often already available,” the homepage says. A necessary and urgent next step would now be to put theory and knowledge into practice for which networking with peers and other stakeholders could be a key driver.