Beyond Next took place on February 7-8, 2019 in Amsterdam. To view photos from the event, please click here. To learn more about the event, keep scrolling!
Circle Economy and AMFI bring together next generation and current industry professionals to tackle global challenges through circular innovation over two inspiring days of action.
Beyond Next is all about inspiration and action. It offers you a chance to put your skills & knowledge to work alongside other circularity experts. You can work on real life circularity challenges that four organisations are facing. Alternatively, find inspiration through our different exhibits and keynote talks where you can learn, exchange and contribute to shifting mindsets.
Join us in Amsterdam from 7-8 February 2019 and show how collective power disrupts!
Focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, Kate is the keynote speaker and the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.
Frans van Houten
Founder, SystemiQ. Ex-Director, Center for Business and Environment, McKinsey
Author, Design Studio owner
Author of 'De Verborgen Impact' (The Hidden Impact), she studied Industrial Design at TU Delft and is now also a sustainability advisor to organisations.
Corporate Sustainability Director, NS
Artist, The Incredible Shrinking Man
Co-founder FounderIndex, Sustainable Growth & Development specialist
Meteorologist, Weather reporter
Co-Founder & CEO, ECO-OS Inc.
TV director & host
Martijn Lopes Cardozo
CEO, Black Bear Carbon
CEO, Circle Economy
Head of Fashion&Design, AMFI
Other speakers include: Dolores Mae Höppener, Merijn van den Bergh
More speakers below!
Choose from one of our two tracks:
Ride the circularity wave through two days of inspirational speeches, panel discussions and interactive sessions where you can learn, exchange, contribute and be part of the collective power that makes up this movement!
Event partners AMFI, ABN AMRO, City of Amsterdam and HEMA will lead two-day challenge workshops covering four major themes of education, product as a service, organic waste in a circular city, and single-use plastic respectively. For more details, keep scrolling.
Both tracks will convene for several key speeches and sessions in the plenary.
"The key learning for the day was that we all have a huge opportunity ahead of us to look at waste from a different perspective. There are many opportunities to develop new business models by considering waste as a resource.
I see the Circular Economy approach as the evolution of the sustainability movement and I am convinced that it will change how businesses operate."
Thalita van Ogtrop, The Next Closet
“It is very interesting to bring the two worlds together; students have completely different ideas and ambitions compared to industry and when these two worlds collide, brilliant things happen!”
Special thanks to
About Circle Economy
A social enterprise, organised as a cooperative, we accelerate the transition to circularity through on the ground, action focused, development of practical and scalable solutions and international campaigns, communications, and engagement.
About Amsterdam Fashion Institute
AMFI is currently the largest fashion institute in the Netherlands. More than 100 lecturers teach more than 1100 students about all aspects of the fashion world. AMFI’s education covers all facets of fashion from developing a raw idea to a product and an image.
What are you waiting for?
Save your spot and get ready for two inspiring days of action!