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: New plastics economy

    Annette Lendal | Senior Research Analyst 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. Circular economy and lower impact lifestyle: an education and awareness challenge

    Katy Newnham I Founder and CEO of Wastebuster CIC, UK and Sarah Perreard I Circular Economy Consultant of Precious Planet Consulting, Switzerland

  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 recyclable or reusable 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 I Senior Sustainability Advisor of Arla Foods, Denmark and Laura Peano I Senior Sustainability Consultant of Quantis, Switzerland

  3. Sustainability choices for a brand owner. Navigating conflicting data and priorities

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

  4. PANEL: Hidden plastics in packaging: exploring innovation through the lens of “paper” cups

    Panellists featuring: Nestlé, Kotkamills Oy, CupClub, Footprint, Solenis and more to be announced

    Multi-layer materials that include plastic liners are a staple in packaging across a wide range of products.  But as consumer’s become aware of the challenges with recycling and compositing multi-layer materials, they are demanding change.  Especially for items like the ubiquitous “paper” cup.  When customer’s demand a shift, how do you innovate out of these hidden plastics? 

    Join this discussion to learn about 3 different approaches taken to eliminate the hidden plastics from “Paper” cups to meet this  shift in demand from consumers.

    Moderator: Sandeep Kulkarni, Founder and President, KoolEarth Solutions Inc., USA

    Alexey Vishtal, Packaging Specialist Paper & Board, Nestlé, Switzerland
    Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, Kotkamills Oy, Finland
    Safia Qureshi, Founder and CEO, CupClub, UK
    Eemeli Siitonen, Market Manager, Graphic & Specialty Papers, EMEA, Solenis, USA
    Troy Swope, CEO, Footprint, US

    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