Jorge Serrano | Head of the Companies and Ecodesign Department of Ecoembes, Spain
11:00-14:30 on 24 October 2017
Ecoembes is the non-profit organization that cares for the environment through the recycling and eco-design of packaging in Spain. Thanks to the coordination of the agents involved in the recycling process -Companies, Citizens, Administration and Recyclers-, we have been protecting the environment for 20 years by making possible for packaging to be recycled.
During the visit we will explain all the light packaging waste sorting processes that have contributed to reach the recycling rate to 76% in Spain by 2016, completing thus the packaging cycle by giving them a new life far from the landfill.
The site visit costs just €59* and includes entrance to the tour, travel to/from the site.
11:00h Meeting point. Hesperia Tower Hotel
11:10h Bus departure. (coach provided by Smithers)
11:30h Arrival at Gavà Sorting plant.
11:40h Welcome Coffee Break
12:00h Ecoembes Collaborative Model (Jorge Serrano presentation)
12:15h Gavà Sorting Plant
12:50h Security consideration reminder. IPEs
13:00h Plant visit
14:00h Back to bus
14:10h Bus departure
14.30h Arrival at hotel
Victor Bell | President of Environmental Packaging International (EPI)
15:00-17:45 on 24 October 2017
Update and review of global EPR programmes and how to achieve effective and efficient EPR reporting and corporate sustainability success!
The rapidly expanding myriad of global EPR packaging and product reporting requirements
review of global packaging EPR programmes with updates regarding:
What kind of data will be required and how reporting requirements are changing
The circular economy and future data requirements
The rapidly increasing demand for corporate metrics and how EPR data can be use to understand your packaging footprint.
The price to attend this workshop is EUR499.
Gary Parker | Sustainability Group Head of Enviromental Packaging International (EPI)
Dana Mosora | Founder of Dana Mosora Consulting GmbH, Swizerland
Werner Bosmans | Coordinator Plastics Strategy of European Commission, DG Environment
Taking into account the economic importance and the environmental externalities of plastics, the Circular Economy Action Plan (2015) considered plastics as a priority area. The European Commission is preparing a strategy to addresses the challenges posed by plastics throughout the value chain, such as reuse, recyclability, biodegradability, the presence of hazardous substances of concerns in certain plastics and marine litter. The Strategy is due by the end of this year and will look at the following issues:
Dr. Mats Linder | Project Manager of Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK
Piotr Barczak | Policy Officer on Waste of European Environmental Bureau, Belgium
Ulrike Sapiro | Director Sustainability of Coca-Cola Company, EMEA
Recyclability as the starting point for circularity
Sebastian Tarkowski | Client Director and Brand Strategist of NINE, Sweden
Juan Manuel Banez Romero | Public Affairs Manager Europe of MARS, Belgium
Giacomo Canali | Packaging Research and Sustainability Manager of Barilla G. e R. Fratelli SpA, Italy
Panel: speakers from this session and Matthew Miller, Business Director, James Cropper 3DP
Tom Szaky, CEO, TerraCycle, USA and co-presenter Gian De Belder, Principal Scientist - Packaging R&D, Procter & Gamble, Belgium
Mustan Lalani | Manager, Environment Affairs of Tetra Pak International, Belgium
Dr. Karlheinz Hausmann | R&D Fellow Sustainability Technology Leader of DuPont de Nemours Intl Sarl, Switzerland
Graham Houlder | Managing Director and and Project Co-ordinator for the CEFLEX project of SLOOP Consulting, Netherlands
The presentation will draw on early learnings from the CEFLEX project on how flexible packaging can add even more value in the circular economy. CEFLEX is a European full flexible packaging value chain collaboration to propose solutions that allow more flexible packaging to be recycled without compromising it’s significant added value and resource efficiency benefits.
Dr. Gerold Breuer | Head of Marketing & Business Development of EREMA Group GmbH, Austria
Chair: Jonne Hellgren, Managing Director, RePack, Finland (7 minutes pitching presentations)
Suvi Haimi | CEO of Sulapac Ltd., Finland
Prof. Dr. Rudy Koopmans | Director of Plastics Innovation Competence Center; Switzerland
Adnan Wasti | CTO of Hanhaa, UK
Heiða Gunnarsdóttir Nolsøe | Co-founder of DropBucket ApS, Danmark
Panel discussion/Q&A session
Further information to follow...
17:45 – 19:15 Networking drinks reception
Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Europen, Belgium
Speaker to be confirmed
Dr. Géza T. Nagy | Senior Packaging Specialist (Metals) of Nestlé S.A., Switzerland
Metal packaging is increasingly seen as premium. Does metal have a matching image when it comes to sustainability.
Kevin Vyse I Primary Foods Packaging Technologist and Packaging Innovation Lead & Laura Fernandez I Packaging Technologist of Marks and Spencer, UK
Prabhat R Mishra | M. Ch. Engg., Chartered Scientist, & Fellow of IOM3, Global Packaging Sustainability Lead of Mondelez International, UK
Lena Nover | Senior Manager European Business & Sustainability, Metal Packaging Europe, Belgium & Ramon Arratia | Sustainability Director, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, UK
Theme and topics to be confirmed...
Panellists: Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environment Manager, Danone Waters and speakers from this session
Lars Brede Johansen | Head of Development of Grønt Punkt Norge AS, Norway
The Circular Lab is a pioneering project in Europe that brings together all the proposals and solutions to boost innovation in the field of packaging and its subsequent recycling, all framed under the concept of Circular Economy. It will affect all phases of the life cycle of packaging: from conception, through eco-design, to its reintroduction to the consumer cycle through new products.
Rauno Raal | CEO of Estonian Deposit System (original name in Estonian language - Eesti Pandipakend OÜ), Estonia
Chair: Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Europen, Belgium
Topics to be confirmed
Dr. Carsten Weiss | Vice President Engineering of Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH, Germany
Henrik Essén | SVP Communication & Sustainability of BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden
Oona Koski, Sustainability, Senior Specialist, UPM Raflatac, Finland
Andreas Gémes | Marketing Manager Circular Economy Solutions of Borealis AG, Austria
Marcia Correa | Marketing Director Specialties of Klöckner Pentaplast, Germany
Virginia Janssens | Managing Director of EUROPEN, Belgium