About The Speaker
Arthur is a structural engineer, architect, and circular economy innovator. He has spent over a decade turning post-consumer waste into innovative products for businesses and consumers through his company, MINIWIZ. As founder and CEO of MINIWIZ, Arthur is focused on accelerating the shift to a closed-loop circular economy where all products are made from recycled materials and eventually, even those products will be recycled. Today, MINIWIZ is a global leader in transforming post-consumer products into retail store interiors, architectural structures, and consumer goods. Under Arthur’s leadership, MINIWIZ has received the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award, The Financial Times’ Earth Award, and The Wall Street Journal’s Asian Innovation Award. Arthur has been a National Geographic Explorer since 2016 and the World Economic Forum recognized him as the Runner up for The Circular Leadership Award 2019 Davos. In February 2019, the World Economic Forum named MINIWIZ as one of the top 11 companies leading the way to a circular economy. MINIWIZ MINIWIZ exists to make the circular economy a reality in everyday consumption by turning recycled material into high-performance applications. In applying circular economy design and engineering principles to post-consumer plastic waste, packaging waste, food waste, and electronic waste, MINIWIZ creates high-value raw materials, turnkey architecture and interiors, building modules, customizable consumer goods, and for the first time, luxury performance fabrics. The great enabler of its goals is its ability to demonstrate the financial feasibility of environmentally serving technologies, which often outcompete less sustainable technologies. MINIWIZ is based in Taipei with subsidiaries in the EU (Berlin, Germany) and Beijing, China. For 15 years, MINIWIZ has made the circular economy a reality of everyday consumption. Beginning with the development and testing of scalable technologies for mass-manufacturing application and ending with the turnkey delivery of physical architectural and consumer solutions, MINIWIZ turns recycled material into high- performance applications with functional and commercial value, MINIWIZ applies its proprietary material and manufacturing capabilities to post-consumer plastic waste, packaging waste, food waste, electronic waste, and now, for the first time, fashion industry waste, creating recycled and re-recyclable raw materials, turnkey architecture and interiors, building modules, customizable consumer goods, and for the first time, luxury performance fabrics.