The Rediscovery Centre at the Dubai EXPO

Posted on 13th January 2022

Join us live at the Dubai EXPO

At the Dubai EXPO, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform’s Coordination Group members will showcase the work done by their Leadership Groups on 17 and 18 January 2022 during the Circular Europe Days. The events will take place during the Dubai Expo Global Goals Week, which coincides with the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The Dubai Expo Global Goals Week aims to unite businesses worldwide and urge further action towards a sustainable and inclusive future.

For two days, members of the Coordination Group will present to an international audience the work done by their Leadership Group on different topics, from buildings and infrastructure to circular procurement to economic incentives to food waste and more.


Ireland: Collaborating & Innovating to Accelerate Circularity

To celebrate Circular Europe Days in Dubai, Ireland will host a hybrid event within its national pavilion and online, organized by The Rediscovery Centre, The Department of Foreign Affairs and CIRCULEIRE. The event will feature insights from:

  • Dr. Sarah Miller, CEO of The Rediscovery Centre
  • Ossian Smyth TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for communications and the circular economy
  • Sharon Finegan, Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability The Environmental Protection Agency
  • Paul Mc Sweeney, CEO of TheZeroNet
  • Sonja Hyland Deputy Secretary-General Department of Foreign Affairs

As the last event in the Circular Europe Days programme, the event will be followed by a closing address from ECESP Coordination Group Co-Chairs, Freek van Eijk of Holland Circular Hotspot & Ladeja Godina Kosir of Circular Change, with closing remarks by Pat Hennessey, Commissioner General Ireland Pavilion, Expo 2020, followed by a reception with Irish folk music concert


  • 18 January 2022
  • 17:00 – 19:30 CET +3
  • 13:00 – 15:30 GMT



Discover the full programme here, and register to attend the event here.

For online participants, no registration is necessary, simply join us on YouTube.

Hybrid matchmaking event

In addition to our event at the Irish Pavilion, the ECESP will organize both an in-person and an online matchmaking event with organisations, industry influencers and circular economic leaders from around the globe. This is a fantastic opportunity to make new connections, explore collaborations and be inspired.

Join us Online

From the 19th to 22nd January, a digital matchmaking session will allow industry stakeholders to connect, share knowledge and collaborate. Simply sign up, enter your available dates, find your contact, and connect at any time across the 5 dates. Register here to join the session, view other participants and set up meetings.

Join us at the Irish Pavilion

Participants present in Dubai are welcome to the Irish Pavilion between 15:00 – 17:00 (CET + 3) to attend an in-person matchmaking event. Register for the in-person event at the Irish Pavilion here.