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Event P+ Conferentie 'Closing the loop' over vergroening van de textielindustrie

How best practices from various major industries show the business benefits of creating circular economical systems, whilst protecting the environment. With the world premiere of the automatic sorting machine for second hand textiles at Wieland Textiles in Wormerveer, the Netherlands, to enable a closed loop in the fashion industry.

With best practices from:
+ Production
+ Textiles/Fashion
+ Food
+ Construction
+ Professional services

Programme: Conference, Master Classes, Excursions to companies

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Period [14/11/2012 - 15/11/2012]
Event location Inntel Hotel Amsterdam / Zaandam Provincialeweg 102, Zaandam
Host P+ People Planet Profit
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Target group(s) Adults
Type Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival) Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival)

The first day of the conference is aimed at business leaders and high level professionals from various industries, who are interested in the concept of a Circular Economy and aim to re-think their business models. Specifically functions within business and (local) governments like strategists, product developers, R&D professionals, waste management professionals and professionals in the field of sustainable innovation will benefit from the conference.

The second day of the conference is aimed at deepening the insights of the first day. Participants can choose to visit a company to see a best practice live and join master classes to make the circular concept concrete.


During the second day of the conference the international Textiles for Textiles (T4T) consortium demonstrates an automatic sorting installation for post-consumer textiles and clothes. This innovation enables to drastically improve textile recycling and contributes to sustainability and closed loop systems in the textile and fashion industry.

Keynote addresses by: 1. Closing the Loop, a circular economical system, means changing the whole system by Robert Jan van Ogtrop, Initiator the Circle Economy, former CEO of Bols Royal Distilleries and subsequently CEO of Remy Cointreau was also an industrial partner at CVC Capital Partners and an active investor in a number of renewable energy/clean tech companies.
2. Top Scientist: how big industries influence a closed loop system by Louise Vet, professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University and director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). The title of the presentation: 'Closing the loop: from theory to practice'.


The first day of the conference will be held at the beautiful location of the Inntel Hotel Amsterdam / Zaandam. This 4 star hotel is situated next to the Zaandam train station, easy to reach by train from Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Centre. Inntel Hotel Amsterdam / Zaandam has 160 unique hotel rooms, a Wellness Club, free wifi internet and its own Tourist Information Office. Its remarkable architecture forms a new Landmark for this region.
The second day of the conference will be on tour to visit best practices, all within one hour drive from the Inntel Hotel Amsterdam/Zaandam. The in depth master classes take place at the Inntel hotel.
Optional: The third day covers a sightseeing tour of Amsterdam and surroundings.


You can register by sending an e-mail to and will be informed on the definite Conference Program and Registration procedure as soon as this is available. You can also register by filling in this form:
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Program content:
Ellen van den Adel, Work on Progress:
Christiaan Kraaijenhagen, Circle Economy:
Michel Schuurman, MVO Nederland:

Reservation/registration details:
Truus Jansen, Attica BV:

Press contact:
Jan Bom, chief editor P+ People, Planet, Profit: