The WRF 2017 registration is now open and we are pleased to invite you to register and contribute to the success of the upcoming World Resources Forum, to be held in Geneva, October 24–25, 2017.

The conference’s main topic, Accelerating the Resource Revolution, highlights the need for immediate action in the field of resource management and stresses the ideas and opportunities behind this revolution. How should we manage, coordinate, finance, track progress, learn, train and communicate about it?

Registration to the conference is now open! Follow this link to register and find all related information here.

The program will incorporate lively plenary sessions, as well as engaging workshops and scientific sessions dedicated to the theme. All the fruitful discussions and presentations will be complemented with a social program that includes the WRF Cinema, Art Gallery, the WRF Gala Dinner on October 24 and a cocktail reception, amongst others. More information about the overall program will follow shortly.

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Interested organizations have the opportunity to design their own workshops and play an active role in the program of the conference. The number of workshops is limited, an early expression of interest is therefore recommended. Kindly visit our website for more information on how to get involved. 

Scientific Sessions are as usual a key element of the WRF 2017 overall program and the Call for Papers is open. We are pleased to invite you to submit a scientific abstract in the following topics: policies and governance, technology and innovation and lifestyles and education. Find here all the information about the call, submission and addressed topics and sub-topics. Find here more information about the Scientific Committee behind this process. 

Main topics include:

  • Governance of Raw Materials
  • Circular Economy and Sustainable Recycling
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Business Concepts on Resource Efficiency and Decoupling
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Life Cycle Thinking
  • Smart Cities, Infrastructure and Lifestyles
  • Capacity Building for Resource Efficiency

We look forward to meeting you in Geneva.

Bas de Leeuw 

WRF Managing Director