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 will be there?
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 Mobileparts.shop 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