Circle Economy and AMFI bring together next generation and current industry professionals to tackle global challenges through circular innovation over two inspiring days of action.
Beyond Next is all about inspiration and action. It offers you a chance to put your skills & knowledge to work alongside other circularity experts. You can work on real life circularity challenges that four organisations are facing. Alternatively, find inspiration through our different exhibits and keynote talks where you can learn, exchange and contribute to shifting mindsets.
Join us in Amsterdam from 7-8 February 2019 and show how collective power disrupts!
Lighting up the stage
Renegade Economist, Author
Focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, Kate is the keynote speaker and the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.
Author, Design Studio owner
Author of 'De Verborgen Impact' (The Hidden Impact), she studied Industrial Design at TU Delft and is now also a sustainability advisor to organisations.
Other speakers include: Dolores Mae Höppener, Merijn van den Berg
More speakers to be announced soon!
Founder, Systemiq. Ex-Director, Center for Business and Environment, McKinsey
Corporate Sustainability Director, NS
Meteorologist, Weather reporter
Artist, The Incredible Shrinking Man
Frans van Houten
Co-founder FounderIndex, Sustainable Growth & Development specialist
Co-Founder & CEO, ECO-OS Inc.
TV director & host
Martijn Lopes Cardozo
CEO, Black Bear
Choose from one of our two tracks:
Ride the circularity wave through two days of inspirational speeches, panel discussions and interactive sessions where you can learn, exchange, contribute and be part of the collective power that makes up this movement!
Both tracks will convene for several key speeches and sessions in the plenary.
AMFI, ABN AMRO, Gemeente Amsterdam and HEMA will lead two-day workshop challenges covering four major themes of education, product as a service, residents in a circular city and single-use plastic respectively.
Contribute existing research, inspirational case studies, and new ideas to our challenges online and win a ticket to Beyond Next, including travel and accommodation expenses up to €1,000!
Win a free ticket
"The key learning for the day was that we all have a huge opportunity ahead of us to look at waste from a different perspective. There are many opportunities to develop new business models by considering waste as a resource.
I see the Circular Economy approach as the evolution of the sustainability movement and I am convinced that it will change how businesses operate."
Anna Maria Rugarli,
“It is very interesting to bring the two worlds together; students have completely different ideas and ambitions compared to industry and when these two worlds collide, brilliant things happen!”
Thalita van Ogtrop,
The Next Closet
About Circle Economy
A social enterprise, organised as a cooperative, we accelerate the transition to circularity through on the ground, action focused, development of practical and scalable solutions and international campaigns, communications, and engagement.
About Amsterdam Fashion Institute
AMFI is currently the largest fashion institute in the Netherlands. More than 100 lecturers teach more than 1100 students about all aspects of the fashion world. AMFI’s education covers all facets of fashion from developing a raw idea to a product and an image.
What are you waiting for?
Save your spot and get ready for two inspiring days of action!