Better products & services for a new circular economy

The 2017 Basque Ecodesign Meeting is going to focus on analysing the implications for the industrial sector of the change of economic model as the result of the transition towards a Circular Economy in Europe, and on how to be in a position to change those challenges into business opportunities and to enhance business competitiveness.

Over 190 speakers from different social-economic areas from the public administration to the private sector will be taking part at the 2017 Basque Ecodesign Meeting to analyse those issues. That will be divided into 2 conference days, with three plenary and 12 parallel sessions being held. In short, a conference that is going to turn Bilbao and the Basque Country into one of the best European forum to talk, discuss and agree about the future challenges facing the industrial sector.


Euskalduna Conference Centre
Avda Abandoibarra, 4
Bilbao (Bizkaia)
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Tuesday – wednesday
19 & 20 september 2017

International event on ecodesign

Every two years, the Basque Ecodesign Center organises an international event on ecodesign, the Basque Ecodesign Meeting BEM2017.

It is one of Europe’s most important ecodesign meetings and attracts nearly five hundred company representatives in the realm of strategic decision-making and interested in introducing ecodesign and product environmental innovation in the policies of their organisations to obtain competitive advantages. Professionals and technicians from the field of product and service industrial design, the university and the public administration also take part.

Sectors BEM2017

A wide range of different sectors of activity will be represented at the BEM2017. Special mention should be made of the machinery, electric-electronic, renewable, transport and mobility, ontainers and packaging, food, ICTs, construction material, and furniture and fixtures sectors, among others.

BEM2017 will be held at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao (Bizkaia) on 19 and 20 September. The plenary session and thematic forums will be held on the first day and the second day will be dedicated to sectoral forums.


As proof of the organisation’s commitment to protecting the environment, the BASQUE ECODESIGN MEETING 2017 complies with the requirements of the ERRONKA GARBIA certificate of environmental sustainability for events.

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