The circular economy is the mobile phone industry's new gold rush.

International Data Corporation reckons a staggering 282.6 million used phones were globally shipped and sold last year. This growth is expected to rocket to 413.3 million units in 2026 with an annual growth rate of 10.3 per cent from 2021 to 2026.

The circular economy can play a pivotal role in reducing the environmental and health impact of e-waste, Businesses and major wireless retailers can sell excess and trade-in inventory – electronics and mobile devices in particular – to business buyers who are capable of recycling, reselling, or refurbishing these devices.

Circular Summit will be a meeting point where the trends and technology stoking this explosive growth will be discussed and analysed. In a single productive day, you’ll meet and hear from the experts with the inside track on aspects of the secondary market. By tapping into the secondary market, businesses can ease pressure on overfilled warehouses by selling pre-owned and excess electronics in a more sustainable way.

You'll leave with a stack of new ideas to stake your claim to this lucrative new world.

Who attended in 2023

Alchemy Telco Solutions    Amazon    AOL      Assurant     Aucnet Inc    Backmarket      Bastion Insurance Services    BlackBelt Smartphone Defence       Blancco    BlankIT      CCS Insight      Closing the Loop B.V.      Counterpoint    Device Network    DMS Global Consulting    eBay   EcoRenew      EIP      Eurostar Global Electronics     Fixably      FNT Comprol   Fónua    Foxway    5G Scotland    GfK    Good Things Foundation    Go Green Gadgets         Grade Mobile       Hugh Symons Exchange    Ingram Micro      International Data Corporation      Inturn Trading      J7e    Kempf Enterprises    Kingfisher Global Larato      Likewize    Mint Hive     Mobio DIstribution      Mobi-Hub    Mozillion      MTR      musicMagpie      Normandy Services     Packaging One      Panzer Glass    PCS WIreless     Phone Parts Express    Phonesmart    Phoenix Cellular      Pocket Geek Tech Repair      Projectfoned      Recomm    Renewd      Replace Base      Revolve Communications      RL People      Ridown      Sky    Sannam 4 Group      Stickee     TD Synnex    Techpoint Distribution     Techcycle    The Jargon Group      The Restart Project     Three      TMT First    Ting Mobile     Touchfix (NL)         Twig Group      Utelize      Virgin Media O2      Ven Dens Accessories      Vodafone    WeBuyAnyPhone     WJD Repairs    Xcess Trading    Zextons    Zone Global

Hear from leading experts about:

  • Sourcing products directly from users, networks, and retailers.
  • Cracking the lucrative public sector used device market (eg education, health, government).
  • Latest data about global  shipments and international supply and demand
  • Managing inventory and avoiding unwanted devices. Entering the mobile secondary device market.
  • Challenges and opportunities for new players.
  • Entering developing markets (eg India and Africa.).  Dealing with regulations and bureaucracy.
  • Component supply, avoiding counterfeit and fake parts, Apple self-repair programme, the risks of non-manufacturer approved repairing
  • Factors that drive the price of particular models in particular months Monitoring prices.
  • Creating impactful partnerships to obtain the best devices at the best prices.
  • Implementing the best IT and Logistics.
  • Privacy and data handling issues what you MUST know and implement •
  • IT and back-office investment - do's and don'ts.
  • The need for international grading standards and an overview of current grading anomalies.
  • Selling pre-owned and excess electronics in a more sustainable way.
  • Shifting excess and trade-in inventory