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Sustainability in Packaging MENA

22-23 May 2024
Dubai


Join us for Sustainability in Packaging MENA 2024 in Dubai!

Smithers’ are excited to confirm that our hugely popular Sustainability in Packaging event series will be launching into MENA on 22-23 May 2024.

Following on from the huge successes of the events in Europe, USA, Asia and Latin America – this new edition will lean into our global packaging expertise and provide insights, case studies and introduction to sustainable packaging in the Middle East and North Africa.

According to market intelligence from Smithers’ latest industry report – The Future of Global Packaging to 2028 – Africa and the Middle East are among the fastest growing packaging markets, with both emerging markets (along with Asia and South & Central America) forecast to grow packaging sales faster than the global market average across the five-year period to 2028.

Most countries in these regions are characterised by quite low packaging consumption rates per capita, and therefore offer good growth prospects for packaging market development. Sustainability is also expected to gain more prominence with brand owners switching from plastics to more sustainable packaging solutions such as board and paper-based pouches.

This is an exciting and formative time for packaging in MENA, and this event aims to bring together key stakeholders from across the entire value chain to discuss:
  • Global packaging market trends
  • Regulatory frameworks and EPR in MENA
  • Existing waste management infrastructures in the Middle East & Africa
  • Differences and developments in mechanical recycling and chemical recycling
  • Retailers and brand perspectives
  • Designing for circularity
  • Sustainable material innovations and food contact safety materials safety
  • Digital innovations
Speakers and attendees include Mondelez International, KraftHeinz, Mars, Unilever, Veolia, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (UAE), Agthia, Tetra Pak, Roland Berger, Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Enviroment Agency - Abu Dhabi, Tasnee, Taghleef Industries, Mondi, EFI, Hotpack Packaging Industries, Food Contact Center, and more.

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Supporting Organisation:

Registration and morning refreshments
Chair's Opening Remarks
SESSION 1 - GLOBAL PACKAGING MARKET TRENDS AND REGULATIONS
SESSION 2 - REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS AND EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY (EPR) IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

SESSION 3 - EXISTING WASTE MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA – INVESTMENTS, INITIATIVES AND COLLABORATIONS
SESSION 3A - DIFFERENCES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MECHANICAL RECYCLING AND CHEMICAL RECYCLYING
NETWORKING EVENING RECEPTION
Registration and welcome refreshments
Chair's opening remarks
SESSION 4 - RETAILERS AND BRANDS PERSPECTIVES
SESSION 5 - DESIGNING FOR RECYCLABILTY
SESSION 6 - SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL INNOVATIONS AND FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS SAFETY
SESSION 7 - DIGITAL INNOVATIONS
Jérôme Viricel - RECAPP by Veolia

Jérôme Viricel

General Manager at RECAPP by Veolia
Maria Talu - Mars

Maria Talu

Packaging Sustainability Program Manager at Mars
Omneya Fawzy - Mondelez International

Omneya Fawzy

Director of Corporate and Government Affairs – MENAP at Mondelez International
Theofilos Alevizos - Agthia

Theofilos Alevizos

HSE & Sustainability Director at Agthia
Omar Katanani - Majid Al Futtaim | Carrefour

Omar Katanani

Head of Sustainability at Majid Al Futtaim | Carrefour
Priya Sarma - Unilever

Priya Sarma

Sustainability HEAD and C&CA Business Partner home & Beauty and Well-Being MET at Unilever

Sponsors

CCL
Food Contact Center
PIQET (owned by Lifecycles)