The circular economy is much more than recycling. A linear economy makes, uses, and disposes materials while circular economy looks at all the options across the chain to use as few resources as possible in the first place, keep resources in circulation for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them while in use, then recover and regenerate products at the end of service life. This means designing products for longevity with repairability in mind so that materials can be easily dismantled and recycled.

Circular economy is currently a crucial issue and high to be an international global policy. Public and private co-operation is crucial in converting challenges into opportunities at a national, regional and global level.

The 2nd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2018 invite all innovation makers in Indonesia to submit posters on sustainability and waste management. Selected posters will be exhibited and presented in The 2nd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2018, on June 28-30 2018, in Surabaya, Indonesia.

This is an opportunity for institutions,  companies and other types of organizations to share their initiatives in sustainability and waste management, such as eco-products, technology invention, environmentally business models, and community program among Indonesia decision makers and practitioners. Get the benefit of pitching your initiatives to potential investors from all around Indonesia!

Abstract registration is open from 2 April 2018 to 15 May 2018. Submitted posters must follow the requirement and outline. The abstracts will be reviewed by selected judges.

The Type of Initiatives must fall between:

  1. Circular Economy Initiatives on Products, Services, and Design
  2. Circular Economy Initiatives on Community Programs and Social Innovations

Within the Issue Areas of:

  1. Circular Economy on Domestic Waste
  2. Circular Economy on Hazardous Solid Waste: Medical Waste and E-Waste
  3. Circular Economy on Plastic Pollution and Marine Debris


  1. Open for public, for all innovation-makers in Indonesia
  2. Submission may be individuals or institutions (only one team member will be invited to participate and being speaker in the forum)
  3. The proposed initiative has been running for 4 months.

The Poster Abstract

  1. Written in Microsoft Word format, using Times New Roman with 12 font sizes, one and half (1.5) line spacing. Maximum 4 pages.
  2. Written in English.
  3. The poster abstract outline:
  4. Introduction: Describe shortly the purpose and content of paper
  5. Problem/Issue: Explain the problem/issue, why it occurred and the story behind it.
  6. Initiatives: Explain the initiatives taken, the stakeholder involvement and engagement, challenges, the period/stages to run the initiatives, innovation, and technology (if possible).
  7. Monitoring And Evaluation: Describe the monitoring and evaluation process, including reporting, the indicators and how it was defined successful or not.
  8. Result And Reflection: Explain the results, the learning from the case, the conclusions and recommendations.
  9. Reference: references must be from appropriate sources and adequately quoted, e.g. the report of program

The Final Poster

  1. Selected candidate must send poster in digital format in A0 size (84,1 x 118,9 cm), portrait, and minimum 300 dpi resolution.
  2. For Exhibition, selected candidate must print their own poster in A0 size, and minimum paper thickness is 200 gsm.

The Presentation

  1. Each presenter will be provided with 7 minutes presentation time.
  2. Presentation will follow Pecha Kucha rules (see for references), with 20 slides of presentation and 20 seconds of presentation time for each slide.

How to Register

  1. Download your registration form from
  2. Send your filled form and payment proof to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title “Innovation Registration: [registered initiative’s name]” e.g. Innovation Registration: Circular Economy Forum
  3. Once you are registered, you'll be sent registration confirmation e-mail from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  4. Once you've received your registration confirmation, you could send your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "Abstract Submission: [registered initiative's name]" e.g. "Abstract Submission: Circular Economy Forum".
  5. 10 selected posters will be announced on and e-mail.

Judging Criteria

  1. Correspondence to the theme : Details connect to the theme
  2. Layout & Design :  All information on the poster is in focus and can be easily viewed and identified from a distance. All graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.
  3. Accuracy :  No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.
  4. Presentation :  The presentation was the appropriate length. It did not seem hurried or too slow. The presenter clearly and distinctly established connection with the audience.


  1. Grand prize of Rp 5.000.000,- for one best poster.
  2. Free pass to The 2nd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2018 including flight fees* for 10 selected posters.

*flight fees are not included for international participants

Important Dates

  1. Opening For Abstract Submission : 6 April 2018
  2. Poster Abstracts Submission Deadline : 15 May 2018
  3. Top 10 Posters Announcement : 30 May 2018
  4. Top 10 Posters's Poster Submission : 14 June 2018
  5. Presentation & Winner Announcement : 28-30 June 2018


For questions, please contact

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Ms. Sandy (+62813-1537-4008)

Exhibition Hours

Thu, 28 June  : 10.00-18.00
Fri, 29 June    : 10.00-18.00
Sat, 30 June    : 10.00-17.30

Grand City Convex, Surabaya - Indonesia

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