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Circular Glasgow hosts the Circle Lab Challenge and city wins awards hat-trick

Circular Glasgow, an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, is set to host an innovative Circle Lab Challenge, which will conduct research into the best way to achieve sustainable economic growth, benefitting local SMEs, during and after large events.

The challenge asks a global audience: “How can small to medium-sized local businesses improve the legacy of major city events and conferences?”, and aims to drive positive change through the empowerment of local businesses.

The Circle Lab will open for contributions on Monday 19 March, with registration open now, and will be hosted by a panel of circular economy and industry experts. Contributors are encouraged to share their knowledge and opinions, and can be from any country or background.

Circular Glasgow is also a partner at the Circular Economy Hotspot 2018, taking place from 30 October to 1 November. With the expectation of attracting around 300 leading international decision-makers, trade representatives, investors and circular economy entrepreneurs, Circular Glasgow will play host to a showcase at the Hotspot, highlighting both Glasgow and Scotland’s strategic and practical leadership on the circular economy.

Ian Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, commented, “For Scotland to be selected to host the third Circular Economy Hotspot is a fantastic achievement. We know that across Europe, shifting towards a more circular economy could generate £1.4 trillion of annual benefits by 2030 – that’s a huge scale of opportunity.

“We are delighted to be working with our partners Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, who will be hosting a Circular Glasgow showcase as part of this three-day global event. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of Scotland’s Circular Hotspot on 30 October – save the date now!”

These events come alongside a record-breaking win at the Meeting & Incentive Travel (M&IT) awards, where Glasgow was crowned the UK’s Best Convention Bureau for the twelfth year in a row.

Alongside the city’s win, the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre won the UK’s Best Academic Venue, and the Scottish Event Campus received Silver in the Best UK Conference Centre category

For more information, or to contribute to the Circle Lab Challenge, visit:

For more information on the Circular Hotspot Scotland 2018, visit:

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