iNEMI / IPC Workshop at Electronics Goes Green 2024: How to Address Circularity Challenges in Electronics Manufacturing

There’s No End to a Circle
A workshop on how to address circularity challenges in electronics manufacturing

When & Where?

Electronics Goes Green 2024+
June 18-20, 2024  
Conference Center of the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Berlin, Germany

iNEMI / IPC Workshop
Monday, June 17, 2024  |  2:00-6:00 p.m.  
Workshop B2
Location: Grenander 3
Maximum participants: 40
Participation is free of charge; book via ConfTool.


About the Workshop

This and several other workshops are scheduled on Monday, June 17, prior to the start of the full Electronics Goes Green conference on June 18.

Hosted by iNEMI and IPC, this workshop will scope industry solutions to address pressing circularity challenges. Circularity means that electronics manufacturers have systems and processes in place that address remanufacturing, recycling, repairability, reusability, upgradability, and resource efficiency. Solutions driven by industry will help enable efficient and effective adoption of circularity through the electronics manufacturing value chain. 

We plan to use this forum to develop foundational content for new industry standards, tools, and workforce education and to define next steps for iNEMI and IPC to assist industry in addressing challenges.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Who Should Attend

Attendees of this workshop should be procurement officers, policy experts, and technical experts who will work together in small teams to develop initial scopes for electronics industry solutions that address pressing circularity challenges. 

Workshop Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, we will have foundational content for new industry standards, tools, and workforce education. We will also define next steps that will lead to work by iNEMI and IPC to assist the industry with:
  • Problem statements 
  • Template for an educational vehicle
  • Scopes of work
  • Preferences for vehicles to deliver standards, education, certification, validation, advocacy, R&D
Before the conference, we will send read-ahead / thought questions to registrants. 
During the workshop we will have break-out sessions and an app-driven survey.
After the workshop, we will publish a short article / blog and conduct follow-up webinars.

Preliminary Agenda

Time Topic / Activity


Introduction and 2 keynotes


IPC and iNEMI Roles in Standards Development


Introduction to Session 1


Break-out Session 1: Problem Statements


Report Out


Introduction to Session 2: Solution / Scope


Break-out Session 2


Report Out


Next Steps and Close



If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mark Schaffer (