Circular Economy Hotspot 2022


From September 12 to 14, 2022, the 6th edition of the Circular Economy Hotspot, the seminal and international event format, will be held in the former mining town of Bottrop in North Rhine-Westphalia. The City of Bottrop, in cooperation with the project “Prosperkolleg – Circular Economy”, will offer a varied program on the topic of circular economy, supported by the regional Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy and under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Ms. Mona Neubaur. The topics of circular economy, conservation of resources and efficiency enhancement will be highlighted and presented to the audience in the form of practical examples, workshops and panel discussions.

Experience the Circular Economy Hotspot

Visit the Circular Economy Hotspot and gain insights through impressive practical examples on how to accomplish the transformation to a circular economy. Participate in discussions with international experts about current challenges, get exciting impulses and learn about new innovative solutions.

The four pillars of the event
Bottrop, 18.11.2021, Motive rund um die Arbeiten zur Schachtverfüllung am Schacht / der Schachtanlage der Ruhrkohle Aktiengesellschaft RAG, Franz Haniel 1/2. Am Bergbau-Standort Prosper-Haniel in Bottrop hatte die RAG Ende 2018 offiziell die aktive Förderung von Kohle und den Steinkohle-Bergbau in Deutschland eingestellt | F o t o :  Ina Fassbender

Official Side-Event on September 15

This cross-border event will focus on Chemical Recycling, a trending topic that is likely to play a crucial role in making the Chemical Industry Circular and Climate neutral. It will focus on the latest developments and innovations and how cross-border collaboration can foster growth towards a circular plastic sector. This event is a follow-up of the online NL-NRW event held on October 8, 2020 on Chemical Recycling.The session will take place against the backdrop of the CE Hotspot NRW 2022


The Circular Economy Hotspot is a seminal and international format with world-renowned experts and delegates from business, politics, science and public initiatives. Companies and institutions that have successfully launched the transformation to a circular economy will present their impressive practical examples to our guests and participants. The subjects of circular economy, conservation of resources and efficiency enhancement will be highlighted and made accessible to the audience through practical examples, workshops and panel discussions. Always with the goal of learning from one another how to eventually produce in a more resource-conscious way while saving costs and at the same time supporting sustainability and climate targets.

From September 12 to 14, 2022, the Circular Economy Hotspot will be held in the heart of the Ruhr Area, in the City of Bottrop on the site of the former coal mine Prosper-Haniel.

Ticket sales have started. Tickets are available here.

You can register for the Industry Tours in advance on this website. Details of each tour and how to register will be published at a later time.

A detailed program is online and can be viewed here.

You are welcome to participate as a company. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact Julia Böhm, department of business development, via: E-Mail:

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