On November 18, 2020, an online session will take place where the debate on the transition of European furniture industries to a more circular economy will be put on the table. Discover the opinions of industry experts on the potential of circular furniture design and best practices, and hear from European policy makers on the latest initiatives planned to make circular products and services the norm in Europe.


Opening and welcome, Gabriella Kemendi, EFIC Secretary General
Introductory remarks, Markus Wiesner, EFIC President
Sustainable products initiative, Paola Migliorini, European Commission, Deputy Head of Unit ENVI B1

Panel discussion I – European furniture industry embraces circular economy
Omar Degoli, chair of EFIC Circular Economy WG and Environmental Adviser at FederlegnoArredo
Robin Ljungar, vice-chair of EFIC Circular Economy WG and Sustainability Manager at TMF

Panel discussion II – Potential of circular design for furniture – best practices from industry experts
Christian Lodgaard, Senior Vice-President Products and Brands at Flokk
Malin Nordin, Head of Circular Business Development at Inter IKEA Group
Holger Hanhardt, Managing Director at Hartmann Möbelwerke GmbH
Maria Porro, Head of Marketing and Communication at Porro S.P.A.
Wrap-up & conclusions, Gabriella Kemendi, Secretary General

All event information will be published on EFIC website.