Waste to Wealth: Innovative Solutions to Build a Circular Economy

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River City Labs, Startup Precinct

Level 2 TC Beirne Building, 315 Brunswick St · Fortitude Valley

How to find us

! IMPORTANT INFO ! This event will be held on Level 3 of The Precinct, we will have signage and people to direct you from our usual event space on Level 2 up to our temporary space on Level 3 :)

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What we'll do

Please join us for our March Circular Economy Meetup! This event is going to be our biggest one yet! We have an impressive lineup of speakers who will be discussing sustainable solutions for building a Circular Economy. If you are interested in learning about how existing business models can become more sustainable or trying to re-invent the wheel on how we engage in circular principles, then this event will provide some awesome inspiration.

! IMPORTANT INFO ! This event will be held on Level 3 of The Precinct, we will have signage and people to direct you from our usual event space on Level 2 up to our temporary space on Level 3 :)

Speakers:

BRAD PARSONS
CEO, MOVUS
Brad Parsons, CEO of MOVUS, is helping to bring sustainability to industry. MOVUS’s world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. MOVUS' FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. By acting as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale, MOVUS enable industry to reduce waste, increase efficiency and empower people.

BRENDAN LEE
CIRCULAR ECONOMY MANAGER, CLOSED LOOP ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
Brendan Lee, Circular Economy Manager of Closed Loop, will discuss creating sustainable solutions within existing business models. Closed Loop builds strong partnerships with clients to design, deliver, communicate and measure bespoke waste management solutions that provide the best possible economic, social and environmental outcomes. Some of their clients include; QANTAS, Heathrow Airport, Griffith University & Urbane Restaurant.

SARAH & SIMEON GOVER
ILLUMINATING DISTRACTIONS
Sarah and Simeon, co-founders of Illuminating Distractions, are a mother and son team working together to educate and engage people on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Illuminating Distractions is a start-up supported by St Paul's School Centre for Innovation (CIE) and Entrepreneurship. With a passion for the world and a desire to make sure people are educated on sustainable practices, Sarah and Simeon created a fun and interactive card game to teach players about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They've already sold over 100 units including some to the United Nations!

YAS GRIGALIUNAS (EVENT HOST)
CEO - WORLD'S BIGGEST GARAGE SALE
Yas is a passionate advocate for the circular economy. Her work at WBGS focuses on activating circular principles within the community and industry around recycle, reuse and repurpose.

As usual we will have snacks, nibbles and drinks available for guests. All beer served is provided by our good friends and social enterprise The Good Beer Co.

Event night info:
Doors open from 5pm
Event runs from 5.30pm - 7:30pm
Networking and mixer from 7:30pm-8pm

Proudly presented by World's Biggest Garage Sale, in partnership with River City Labs, The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, & Advance Queensland