RAI Amsterdam, organizers and hosts of the METS Trade Show, announced that the opening ceremony of this year’s edition of the three-day show will include a keynote speech by the renowned architect Steven Beckers.
He will address the topic of “Circular Economy: Towards a positive impact on the recreational marine industry” during the traditional Breakfast Briefing in collaboration with ICOMIA on the first morning of the METS Trade Show.
Becker’s attendance and speech highlights the leading role played in terms of sustainability by the METS Trade Show, which runs Nov. 15-17.
As president of the Implementation Centre for Circular Economy in Brussels, Steven Beckers has had a distinguished career in the field of sustainability. As an accredited cradle-to-cradle architect/consultant since 2007, he has a broad knowledge of this biometric approach to the design of products and systems.
Beckers is also founding partner and chairman of Lateral Thinking Factory Consulting and the Building Integrated Greenhouses company, as well as being co-founder of Local Solutions Development Group, an NGO active in Ethiopia.
His speech during the opening of the METS Trade Show will include an introduction to the circular economy, where resources are kept in use for as long as possible and products and materials are recovered and regenerated at the end of service life.
Beckers will leverage on case studies and examples from other industries and recreational fields to highlight the benefits in terms of finance, self-sufficiency, economy of functionality (boat sharing, marinas used out of season, licensing and leasing products), demography and the environment.