Day Two - Thursday 14 November

View Day One Programme Here  (Wednesday 13 November)

Pre conference sessions  (Tuesday 12 November)

Day Two - Track A

TRACK A - Packaging design for end of life

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

  3. Review of the essesntial requirements set by packaging packaging waste directive and modulated EPR fees

    Simon Webb | Government Relations of P&G, Belgium

  4. Understanding recyclability & certification of recyclability

    Vincent Mooij | Head of SUEZ.circpack® of SUEZ, The Netherlands

  5. Driving responsible packaging development with science-based eco-design tool

    Patrick van Baal | R&D Global Director Packaging Development of FrieslandCampina, The Netherlands

    • Data-driven sustainability especially for packaging
    • Eco-design for circular economy
    • Drive science-based sustainability insights
  6. Innovation about PET recycling

    Pascal Chapon | Sustainable Plastic R&D Manager of Danone, France

  7. Networking break

TRACK A - Collection, sorting and recycling

  1. Chair’s open remarks

    Philippe Diercxsens | Packaging & Environment Manager of Danone Waters, Belgium

  2. EXTR:ACT - the way forward for multimaterial recycling in Europe

    Michael Brandl | Managing Director of EXTR:ACT e.V., Germany

  3. Circular plastics : fundamentals and innovation challenges

    Herman Van Roost | Business Development Manager Recycling of TOTAL Polymers Business, Belgium

  4. Moving EPR to the next level to support industry to comply with new challenges from legislation and public demand

    Joachim Quoden | Managing Director of EXPRA, Germany

  5. Panel: Deposit return systems, design and effect on EPR

    Panellists featuring: UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change (ESCI-UPF), Expra and more to be announced

    Packaging recovery organisations are facing many challenges that impact their operations and business model, and consequently impact producers who rely on these schemes to comply with their legal obligations under Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging. This panel discussion will explore whether Deposit Return Schemes are the only way for beverage producers to comply with their new legal obligations and what the impact of the introduction of DRS is on existing EPR systems.

    Is the introduction of DRS really necessary, and if so, on what exactly?
    Will the introduction of DRS have a detrimental effect on the effectiveness and efficiency of existing EPR systems?

    Panellists including:
    Alba Bala Gala. Senior Researcher, UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change (ESCI-UPF), Spain
    Joachim Quoden; Managing Director, EXPRA, Europe
    More panellists to be announced


  6. Networking lunch

  7. Chemical recycling

    Speaker to be confirmed

  8. Closing the loop for plastic packaging – what prevents industry to move forward faster

    Dr. Catharina Bening | Senior Researcher of ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  9. CEFLEX: The action to drive the circular economy for flexible packaging through full value chain collaboration. A progress update

    Graham Houlder | Project Co-ordinator of CEFLEX project, The Netherlands

  10. Q&A session

  11. Case study

    Speaker to be confirmed

  12. Chair’s closing remarks

  13. End of conference

Day Two - Track B

TRACK B - Food packaging safety and material innovations

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

  3. Food packaging in the circular economy: Focus on chemical safety

    Dr. Jane Muncke | Managing Director of Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland

  4. The paper bottle journey

    Hein van den Reek, Director Business Development Formable Europe, BillerudKorsnäs AB, Sweden and Speakers to be confirmed, ALPLA, Austria

    • How did we start?
    • Innovation is not an easy route
    • Why do we think this concept is disruptive?
    • How a Pulp and Paper Producer and a Plastic converter jointly continue this journey
  5. Carton packaging, a fully sustainable solution

    Riccardo Castagnetti | Director, Portfolio Planning and Strategy of Tetra Pack, Italy

    • Renewability journey
    • Short term challenges
    • Fitting into a low-carbon circular economy
  6. Ingeo biopolymers, polymers that fit in a true, biobased, circular economy

    Eth Vink | Senior Sustainability Manager of NatureWorks LLC, The Netherlands

    • Sustainable feedstock production to decouple economy from fossil resources.
    • New properties leading to new design options.
    • Where and how Ingeo fits in a true biobased circular economy in balance with the environment.
    • Where Ingeo can help reduce leakage of plastics into the environment.
    • Recycling and EOL options fit with a co-benefit.
  7. Networking break

TRACK B - Capitalising on sustainability assets and technology innovations

  1. Chair’s opening remarks

  2. Environmental, social and business sustainability: the glass packaging story

    Michael Delle Selve | Senior Communication Manager of FEVE – The European Container Glass Federation, Belgium

  3. How to achieve a recycling rate higher than 95%

    Dr. Armin von Keitz | Manager Sustainability and Associations Packaging of Tata Steel, The Netherlands

  4. Panel: Fibre-based packaging innovation and barrier technologies

    Panellists featuring: Nestlé; WWF, Huhtamaki Flexibles, Tetrapak, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and more to be announced

    Panellists including:

    Alexey Vishtal, Packaging Specialist Paper & Board, Nestlé, Switzerland
    Mauro Giuseppe Ciriminna, Senior Pulp, Paper and Packaging Advisor, Forest Sector Transformation, WWF, Sweden
    Michael Hahl, Sustainability and Strategic Innovation Director, Huhtamaki Flexibles, Germany
    Riccardo Castagnetti, Product Director, Tetrapak, Italy
    Ahlstrom-Munksjö, France 

    More panellists to be announced

  5. Networking lunch

  6. Case study

    Speaker to be confirmed

  7. Innovation through technology - Snap shot panel

    10 minute snap shot presentations featuring HP, more speakers to be announced

    How sustainable the ink technology is and how more sustainable packaging will become
    Xavier Melisse, WorldWide Corrugated Packaging Ink Category Manager, HP

    followed by panel and Q&A session

  8. Chair’s closing remark

  9. End of conference