Day One - Wednesday 13 November

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Day One - 13 November

Wednesday 13 November

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

Session 1 – Regulatory and societal environment

  1. Opening keynote

    Eline Boon | Senior Policy Analyst for the Systemic initiatives of Ellen MacArthur Foundation

  2. Keynote: Legal requirements and targets, current position of recycled plastics

    Sarah Nelen | Head of Unit Waste Management and Secondary Materials at DG Environment of European Commission, Belgium

  3. Consumer attitude and expectations – acceptability of packaging

    Hans van Bochove | Vice-President Public Affairs Europe of Coca-Cola European Partners, Belgium

  4. Packaging and the impact on climate change – a clean planet for all

    Speaker to be confirmed

  5. Morning networking break

Session 2 - Retailers commitment to the circular economy and packaging

  1. A retailers perspective – Loop initiative

    Romain Badie | Corporate Social Responsibility Manager of Carrefour, France

  2. Setting a circular packaging strategy – the journey

    Ulrika Nordvall Bardh | Circular Strategy Lead Non Commercial Goods of H&M Group, Sweden

  3. Circular economy and packaging

    Per Stoltz | Circular and Waste Manager of Sustainability IKEA Group, Sweden

  4. Paul Earnshaw

    Paul Earnshaw | Packaging Manager of Tesco, UK

  5. Q&A session

  6. Networking lunch and interactive round tables

    Benefit from additional learning by joining our moderated roundtable discussions (30 min each). Choose from the following topics: 

    RT 1: What requirements is circular economy putting on packaging
    Moderator: Per Stoltz, Resource and Waste manager IKEA Group, IKEA Services AB, Sweden

    RT2: Loop initiative
    Moderator: Caroline Fréry, Global Head of Business Development, TerraCycle, UK

    More round tables to be announced


Session 3 - Value chain sustainability and new business models

  1. Creating packaging for circularity - delivering 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging. How to support collection schemes in established and emerging countries?

    Sokhna Gueye | Plastics Sustainability Manager of Nestlé

  2. Plastic leak project to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage

    Jan Dalsgaard Johannesen | Senior Sustainability Advisor of Arla Foods, Denmark

  3. Driving sustainability in supply chain

    Dr. Will Connolly | Head of Packaging of Britvic Soft Drinks Limited, UK

  4. Panel: NextGen Cup Challenge

    Panellists featuring: Nestlé, Kotkamills Oy, CupClub, KoolEarth Solutions Inc. and more to be announced

    Panel: NextGen Cup Challenge

    • How to define recyclability of paper material
    • Collection of the used beverage cups in general waste paper stream, is it feasible?
    • Single-use vs. re-use models

    Moderator: Kelly L. Helein, Director of Business Innovation, Footprint, US

    Panellists including:

    Alexey Vishtal, Packaging Specialist Paper & Board, Nestlé, Switzerland
    Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, Kotkamills Oy, Finland
    Safia Qureshi, Founder and CEO, CupClub, UK
    Sandeep Kulkarni, Founder and President, KoolEarth Solutions Inc., USA

    More panellists to be announced

  5. Networking break

  6. Engaging with value network for sustainability

    Tommi Heinonen | Head of Sales, EMEIA of UPM Specialty Papers, Finland

    • Key elements of the value network
    • Eco-design and value network
    • Circularity as a business model

Session 4 - Brands perspectives – moving towards sustainable solutions

  1. Apparel and footwear packaging: closing the loop

    Petra Knapp | Packaging Sustainability Analyst of Nike Inc., USA

  2. Big brand panel – measurement and progress made, a year on

    Pannellists including: Mars, P&G, Nestlé, Unilever

    Panellists including

    Juan Manuel Banez Romero, Public Affairs Manager Europe, Mars
    Gian De Belder, Packaging Technologist, R&D Packaging Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
    Sokhna Gueye, Packaging Technologist , Packaging Research & Development Sustainability, Nestlé
    Fatma Sahin, European External Affairs Manager, Unilever (tentative)

    More panellists to be announced

  3. Chair’s closing remarks

  4. Networking drinks reception