World Circular Economy Forum 2024

The world’s leading event for circular economy thinkers, doers and leaders hits Brussels in April 2024, showcasing the most impactful circular solutions from around the world. Online participation is open to everyone!

From the 15 April 2024 to the 18 April 2024 Brussels, Belgium

The annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) presents the world’s leading circular economy solutions with business leaders, policymakers and experts participating from around the world. Circular economy approaches can help businesses seize new opportunities and gain a competitive advantage, as well as contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. WCEF is a global initiative of Finland and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. The forum has been held since 2017, growing bigger and more powerful each year.

WCEF2024 has joint forces with the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 2024 (ECESC) which brings to the forum a dedicated track showcasing Europe’s progress. In addition, the forum features a full day programme on 17 April curated by the Belgian EU presidency team including site visits to circular economy companies in Belgium.


The SQUARE convention centre in Brussels will host WCEF2024 from 15 to 16 April. In addition, accelerator sessions will be held by WCEF collaborators on 17–18 April in Brussels, online and around the globe.

WCEF2024 will mark the eighth iteration of the forum and occurs at a pivotal moment for economies, societies and our planet. To enable participation from around the world, the forum will be live-streamed online, open to all and free of charge. Attendance in person is by invitation only.


The first two days of the forum will offer unique views, innovative ideas, rousing panel discussions and inspiring examples, packaged into four plenaries and 16 parallel sessions. The third and fourth days are reserved for accelerator sessions that are led by WCEF2024 collaborators and can take place anywhere around the world or online to bridge the forum with the daily work needed for a circular transition. WCEF2024 will also include sessions that comprise the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 2024 (ECESC).

More information about the forum can be found here.