Get Inspired 2021

Tuesday 15th June 2021



Our world is only 8.6% circular. That means that only 8.6% of global resources are being circulated back into our economies and communities. Or that 91.4% of our planet’s finite resources are currently being wasted.

But amongst the startling statistics about our increasingly challenging climate emergency, there are businesses and organisations driving change. Pioneering new innovations, embracing new technologies, supporting and developing the workforce of tomorrow. We need a circular economy. And the business community is leading the way.

Welcome to Circular Glasgow’s Get Inspired 2021 event. Across the morning, we will be exploring 3 key themes:




At Get Inspired 2021, as well as hearing from expert businesses and entrepreneurs, you can build your knowledge of a circular economy and its importance in achieving ambitious net-zero targets, and find inspiration to make a difference in your own organisation.

Get inspired. Be informed. Join Glasgow’s circular economy movement.


Click the button below to register your free place.


8:30am - 9am:

Event opens for networking and exhibition


9:00am - 9:10am:

Welcome from host Alison McRae


9:10am - 10:10am:

Session 1 - The future generation of circular economy entrepreneurs


10:20am - 11:20am:

Session 2 - When a circular economy meets digital transformation


11:30am - 12:30pm: 

Session 3 - Solving the world's biggest challenges through innovation


12:30pm - 1pm:

Keynote: Greg Lucas, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA


1pm - 1:30pm: 

Networking and exhibition

Our speakers for Get Inspired 2021

Alison McRae

Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Greg Lucas

Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA UK & Ireland

Geoff Leask

Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland

Michael Groves

Founder, Topolytics

Craig Sterling

CEO, CuanTec

Kate Chambers

Trustee, 2050 Climate Group

Sam Sutaria

Head of Strategy, WaterBear

Anthony Burns

Chief Operating Officer, ACS Clothing

Julia Kirby-Smith

Founder, Fridge of Plenty

Paul Duddy

Managing Director, Hypervine

Professor Martin Tangney OBE

Founder, Celtic Renewables