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Registration and Welcome
Opening Remarks
Brittany Onslow, Conference Producer, Smithers
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Session I: Commercialized Successes of Sustainability
El rol de la sustentabilidad en las industrias de consumo masivo
Las regulaciones gubernamentales junto con las demandas de los consumidores hacen que la sustentabilidad sea un tema fundamental en todas las áreas del consumo masivo. Desde una producción más verde hasta un packaging más sustentable, hoy todo importa para reducir el impacto ambiental de un consumidor más consiente que incluye en su decisión de compra productos más sostenibles. Frente a esta situación, y frente a una nueva era más responsable con el entorno, existen riesgos claros para las empresas: el green washing, la claridad de las comunicaciones y el propósito de marca son sola algunas de ellas para atender.
Jorge Araya | Consultant, Euromonitor International
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Networking Break
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Session II: Regulations Across the Region
Reduciendo contaminación por plástico a través de legislación: Ley Plásticos de un Solo Uso de Chile
En este keynote Sr. Minneboo explica los detalles y los primeros resultados sobre la ley Chilena de plásticos de un solo uso y botellas. Ley que entró en vigencia el 13 de febrero de 2022. Además contará como esta ley complementa otras legislaciones y estratégias nacionales existentes, como la ley REP, para dar un mayor entendimiento sobre el paisaje regulatorio de Chile y  a nivel global.
 
Mark Minneboo | Regional Director, Latin America, Plastic Oceans
Panel: Global Plastics Treaty – How this will affect everyone
This panel will go over the recent Global Plastics Treaty, how this will affect the packaging industry and how will this look in the future. Each panellist will address how the treaty will be handled in their country and discuss the obstacles that could be in the way before the treaty is implemented.

Moderated by: Mark Minneboo, Regional Director, Latin America, Plastic Oceans Chile

Panelists include:
  • Maria Alejandra Gonzalez, Regional Coordinator Plastic Policy, WWF
  • Additional Panelist Coming Soon!
The new ecodesign regulatory requirements and the development of EPR schemes with a comparison between EU & Latam
In Europe & Latam, public authorities and brand owners are constantly reflecting on how to integrate packaging into a circular economy model through reduction, reusability and recyclability. As a result, new regulatory frameworks, with EPR schemes; and business solutions, linked to the consumers patterns, are emerging to answer to these challenges. In this context, and to help you understand the ongoing and upcoming regulatory and business trends, Axel Darut will share with you an overall picture of these trends in Europe & Latin America.
Axel Darut | Head of EU & International Affairs, CITEO
Networking Lunch
Session III: E-commerce Innovation, Reuse and Retail Packaging
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Networking Break

 
Session IV: Plastics
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Panel: Differences in Recyclability
This panel will go over the differences between Compostables (industrial) vs. Recycling (mechanical and/or chemical) vs. Biodegradables vs. PCR use. What are the differences between compostable, recyclable and biodegradable? How are brands including more PCR in their packaging? How does waste management differ across Latin America?

Panelist:
  • Cristian Olivares, Founder, Solubag
  • Additional panelists coming soon!
Evening Networking Reception
Session III: Material Innovations, Environmental Factors and Involving Communities
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Panel: Sustainable Cities – How are Cities Helping Sustainability Thrive
Includes recycling and collection, reducing carbon emissions, reducing packaging, climate change, etc. How are companies helping? Where does the education start – with packaging or with consumer education? How can the packaging industry support the work that cities are doing to becoming or continue to be sustainable?

Panelists:
  • Pedro Pereira, Chief Sustainability Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, SAP
  • Federico di Penta, Director of Latin America, Delterra
  • Additonal panelists coming soon!
Networking Break
Session IV: The Latest in Paper Innovations
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How to replace 9 billion of plastic straws and transition to a circular economy by using green technology?
We will explain how this process occurs: from understanding what users need from their products, considering industry standards and government regulations, and starting production to executing mass production in only a few months. Together with ongoing development in quality, food-safety, consistency and efficiency measurements.
Martin Grandjean | Global Business Development Manager, Tembo Paper
Biodegradable packaging for food contact
BioElements is a biotech and circular economy company that produces sustainable bioplastic for ecommerce and food packaging, films and bags. They were born in 2014 with the aim of becoming an ecological alternative to conventional plastic. Since then, they have doubled our turnover year after year, becoming one of the fastest growing startups in the region. Together with the food industry, they are revolutionizing the packaging industry with their solution, which biodegrades in six months, against the 400 years it takes for plastic.
Ignacio Parada da Fonseca | CEO and Co-Founder, BioElements Group
Evening Networking Reception
Registration and Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks
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Session V: Sustainability in Action – Products that are Commercially Sustainable
Our journey for plastic pollution elimination till 2025
From 2020, we at Ambev (ABInBev in Brazil) are working in a big platform to achieve our challenge bold target, to eliminate 100% of plastic pollution by 2025. To achieve it, we have a strategy that aims to Reduce/Eliminate, Reuse/Recycle and Offset the plastic usage and pollution caused if mismanaged. We´re learning in this journey, that "plastic doesnt have to end, it have to circulate". From 2020 we launch pilots, from up to 100% recycled shrink film to MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) content carbon positive plastic crates, multipacks up to 100% plastic free, with consolidated companies and startups from our Accelerator program. The purpose of this presentation is to share with the audience my role as technical leader for those projects, and how we´re working to achieve those bold targets and the cases that we are delivering.
Danilo Silva | Packaging Sustainability & Disruptive Innovation Sr. Specialist, Ambev
Sustainability + Innovation: See What’s Possible During Collaborative Package Exploration & Co-Creation
The demand for fundamental and meaningful change is being led by the consumer. They are not only demanding more aggressive legislation and enforcement from their governments, but they are also exerting pressure on brand owners to commit to improving their sustainability records. Brand owners, in turn, are making bold commitments to improve their sustainability and reduce their impact on the environment. No one can tackle these on their own. We need collaboration across the entire packaging supply chain in order to meet the demands of the consumer and to create real change for the sake of our environment. We have an obligation to work together with brand owners, printers, converters, retail chains, governments, and even consumers, to create new and sustainable packaging solutions that require rethinking across the packaging supply chain.
Nathan Pajka | Sustainability Specialist, Metsӓ Board, Americas
Networking Break
Session VI: Designing Sustainable Packaging
Panel: Essentials for Sustainable Packaging Design
This panel will cover the essentials needed for sustainable packaging design but also include design for recyclability and innovation.

Panelists coming soon!
From Paper to Paper: An Australian Success Story in Closing the Loop on Barrier-Coated Paper Packaging
Paper cups and most plastic-coated paper packaging have long been a challenge for recycling in conventional paper recycling systems.  Typically, the materials are classified as “outthrows” and sent to landfill or sent to the few specialized recycling facilities able to accept these materials.  However, with an innovative change to the resin pellet formulation, these packaging materials are universally recyclable materials, having qualified in the most valuable recovered paper grade paths for recyclers, and recycled for use in premium recycled paper products such as gift wrap and copy paper.  The session will cover a case study of success in Australia, explaining the benefits for brands, packaging manufacturers, recyclers and the environment.  The session will also cover the steps to implement the solution globally with the potential to make these types of packaging a valuable commodity for the recycling industry.
Will Lorenzi | President, Smart Planet Technologies
Networking Lunch
Session VII: Involving Consumers in the Recycling Process
Recycling with Purpose
For the first time, a single system can connect the production and consumption value chain on the road to the circular economy. From environmental problem to economic opportunity: ecoins, the first regional program that rewards commitment to recycling.
Karla Chaves Brenes | Regional Director of the ecoins program and the Proxima Comunicacion agency, ecoins
Panel: Influencing Consumers to Recycle – Increasing Recycle Rates and Impact
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Networking Break
Session VIII: The Importance of a Circular Economy
Designing Sustainable Packaging: "From Concept to Execution"
In today's world, "being green" should be part of our daily lives, but in terms of Sustainability "being green" is no longer enough.
Packaging suppliers, Clients and Final Consumers must be an active part in the integration of a circular economy model that ensures current sustainability and that of future generations.
The Research and Development of products, processes, and behaviors "cradle to cradle" is a necessity that must be established as an indispensable pillar in the economic and social spheres that allows us to implement a technical cycle that emulates as much as possible the natural biological cycle of the planet when using the resources and reintegrate the resulting elements once their intended use has ended.
Miguel Curiel | Packaging Engineering Director, Grupo Gondi
Digital Corrugated Driving Sustainability in Packaging
The Time for COrcular Retail is Now
Converting to a Circular Economy operating system provides retailers and their partners with the opportunity to deliver meaningful results in the pursuit of a more sustainable business. In a COVID response world, demand for more sustainably sourced products and business models has only increased. And the resources and capabilities to deliver these results have never been more plentiful. Organizations and their partners who provide clear, compelling commitments and results in supporting a more sustainable world will build loyalty and drive sales. As retailers and brands accelerate their move towards a more circular approach, they will rely on their supplier partners to navigate this shift. This conversation will help suppliers understand the needed steps to pursue a more circular, zero-waste approach to producing consumer goods and packaging. This conversation will provide a deeper understanding of how the Circular Economic Operating model can amplify sustainability practices' impact, using scalable, marketable measurements and metrics.
Juli Lassow | Owner and Principal, JHL Solutions
Closing Remarks