Launch Event
Come celebrate with us the official launch of the Dutch Canadian Circular Alliance (DCCA), a collaboration initiative between Canada and The Netherlands focusing on circular practices in the built environment
October 4, 2022
9:00AM- 4:30PM EDT
3:00PM- 9:00PM CEDT
Thomas Rau, Founder of Rau Architects and Turntoo

Mark Gorgolewski, Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University

Bernardo Korenberg, Head of Sustainability & Innovation at Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors

Kathryn Bakos, Director, Climate Finance and Science at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

Hannah Teicher, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Sheida Shahi, Co-Founder & CEO, Adaptis

Yvette Watson, Founder PHI Factory & The 2B Collective

Niels Ruijter, Director Dutch Association for Construction Supply and Transition Team Circular Building

Madeline Carter, Program Advisor, Lead Zero Waste Economic Transformation Lab, City of Guelph

Betsy Varghese, Partner / Technical Group Strategist - Waste Management at Dillon Consulting
This event will be held in person in Toronto and via livestream.

Why should you attend:

-learn how to participate in the fast-growing circular economy

-gain access to some of the great minds in circular thinking and practicing

-hear about the benefits and challenges of implementation of circular models

-get insights into the reasons to invest in circular economy

We are thrilled to host Thomas Rau as keynote speaker.

Thomas Rau is an architect, entrepreneur, innovator and recognized circular economy pioneer. He founded two of the first companies in the Netherlands specializing in Circular Economy, Turntoo and architectural office RAU, supporting clients with groundbreaking circular designs and office transformation solutions.

He also initiated the foundation of "Madaster", an organization that won the Digital Top 50 Award for Social Impact 2018, awarded by Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the DCCA Launch Event and Conference offers a way to showcase your company’s leadership in the sustainable built environment sector:

-Network with peers and other stakeholders and hear from national and international industry thought leaders

-Sponsorship packages range from $500 - $1000.

Please contact Marjan Lahuis for more information at
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