Dr. Marta Pazos, Owner and Founder, Dr. MP, Inc
Simon Boas Hoffmeyer | Director, Group Sustainability, Carlsberg Group
Tim Silbermann | Project Manager, Product Development, Paper Bottle Company A/S
Bineke Posthumus | Director Business Development, Avantium
Gina Isoldi | Global Packaging Fabric & Home Care Senior Director, Procter & Gamble
Feliks Bezati | Global Circular Packaging Director, Mars
Can Buharali | Senior Director, Global Public Affairs, Mondelēz International
Sarah Greenwood, Packaging Technology Expert/Leader, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield
Catherine Conway, Founder, Unpackaged
Tony Rossi, VP Global Business Development, TerraCycle
Giacomo Canali, Research, Development and Quality Packaging Research and Sustainability Manager, Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A.
Zoe Newton, Packaging & Circular Supply Chains Senior Manager, Haleon Consumer Healthcare
Abhijit Bhattacharya, Group Leader Fiber-based Packaging R&D, Nestlé
Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Director, Group Sustainability, Carlsberg Group
Alexey Vishtal | Head of Novel Packaging development, MM Group
Michael Delle Selve | Head of Marketing and Communications, FEVE
Johan Lunabba | VP Sustainability & Public Affairs, Ahlstrom-Munksjö
Thomasine Kamerling | Executive Vice President Sustainability and Communications, Huhtamaki
Dr. Carolin Struller | CEng Department Head of R&D, Bobst (tentative)
Lars Lundquist | Senior Expert Packaging Sustainability, Nestlé (tentative)
Janne Varvemaa, Director, Products & Technology, UPM Specialty Papers
Thierry Van Migem, Director, Sales, Michelman
Dr. Carolin Struller, CEng Department Head of R&D, Bobst
Joachim Quoden | Lawyer and Managing Director, EXPRA, EuropePanellists:
Amanda Fuso Nerini | Head of International Affairs, CONAI
Alexander Urmanov | Executive Director, Ecopack Bulgaria
Anne-Marth Vrind | Business Development and Innovatie, Afvalfondsverpakkingen
Romane Colleu | EU Policy officer, Citeo
Jens Nießmann | Managing Director, Reclay Systems GmbH
Panel moderator: Dr. Gerald Rebitzer, Sustainability Director, Amcor
Dr. Peter Sandkuehler, Director for Sustainability Europe, Middle East and Africa, Dow
Graham Houlder, Project Coordinator, CEFLEX and Managing Director, Sloop Consulting B.V.
Carlos Monreal, Founder and CEO, Plastic Energy
Jeroen Kelder, Partner, Infinity Recycling
Carlos Ludlow-Palafox, CEO, Enval
Luca A. Zerbini, Founding Partner and CEO, Una TerraConnected packaging through QR codes, an enabler to Digital DRS, sustainability and consumer engagement
Ivan Gonzalez, CEO, recycl3RNavigating the complexity of international recyclability
Vivian Loftin, Co-Founder, RecydaReal-time data on packaging waste at sorting facilities unlocks game-changing insights on recyclability
Mikela Druckman, Co-founder & CEO, GreyparrotIs Nanocoating the Future of High-Performance Sustainable Packaging?
Chee Hau Teoh, CEO and Co-Founder and Jhi Yong Loke, CTO and Co-Founder, Nfinite Nanotechnology
Mattia Pellegrini is currently Head of Unit for « Waste Management & Secondary Materials » at DG Environment, European Commission. Previously he was Head of Unit for Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals and Forest-based Industries at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Previously, he worked as Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Nelli Feroci and as a Member of the Cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission, in charge of Enterprise and Industry. Mr Pellegrini has a Master’s Degree in European Legal Studies obtained at the College of Europe, Bruges, and a postgraduate diploma in EC Law obtained at L.U.I.S.S. “Guido Carli”, University of Rome.
Degree in Political Science and International Relations at University of Turin, Italy
Master of Art’s Degree in European Studies at the College of Europe in Warsaw, Poland
Government Affairs and Business Development in the European region for global aluminium leaders Arconic and Alcoa
Public Affairs at Hyundai Motor Company, the Confederation of Italian Industry and Alcan
Currently Managing Director of EUROPEN, the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment, comprised of companies representing the packaging supply chain and national packaging associations
Marco ten Bruggencate is the Commercial Vice President for Packaging and Specialty Plastics
for EMEA, and is based in Horgen, Switzerland. He is also a vocal advocate for inclusion and
diversity and is Co-Chair in Dow’s Women’s Inclusion Network & Executive Sponsor of the
Disability Employee Network in EMEAI.
Marco joined Dow in 2000 in the role of Commercial Manager Polyurethanes. In 2007, he
became Strategic Marketing Manager for Dow Building Solutions, before being appointed
Product Director in 2011. As part of that role, he became the Chairman of the European
Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Producers Association, EXIBA.
In 2012, Marco assumed the role of Business Director EMEAI for Dow Building Solutions and
in 2014 was appointed Global Business Director for Dow Construction Chemicals. In 2017, he
moved to Midland, MI, United States, as the Global Business Director role of Dow Building &
Construction and subsequently became responsible for Global Strategy for the Polyurethanes
Portfolio before assuming his current role.
Marco earned his Masters degree in Business Economics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
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Paul has huge experience in all aspects of packaging and has an exceptional understanding of packaging materials, and processes. Paul developed Tesco strategy for packaging sustainability including the creation of preferred materials and formats guidelines.
Currently working for Tesco with responsibility for the non food area for both Own Label and Branded products. Has previously been responsible for the Tesco Packaged Food areas as well as Household and Personal Care.
In his personal life Paul is Chairman of the Thriplow Daffodil Festival – an annual charity event which has raised over £1m to date.
Paul Krochak is Director of Research & Business Development at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. Pauls primary focus is in the area of packaging, and developing innovative solutions to improve the circularity, sustainability, and minimize the climate impact of packaging across the entire packaging value chain. Paul has worked with packaging related R&D for over 20 years, and works closely with packaging producers, converters and brand owners to help achieve their climate related targets.
With a background in industrial design engineering and strategic design, as well as experience from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Circle Economy, Kinge is currently a partner in the new accelerator FutureLab & Partners and a specialist and advisor in circular design. By facilitating the collaboration and adoption of new technologies, beyond 1:1 replacement, her focus is on creating concepts that add value to all stakeholders, and that accelerate the creation of circular systems.
An avid sustainable packaging leader with a strong sense of purpose and profound ability to see the big picture while remaining highly focused. Proven track record of steering through ambiguous environment and driving disruptive projects of strategic importance at a global scale across several MNC`s. Experienced and adept at agile translation of scientific concepts into successful commercial products for delivering business results at a global platform.
Thomas Kahl studied economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Moenchengladbach
He has over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the European flexible packaging industry. His functional experience includes sales, marketing and project management. Since 2018 Thomas is leading the EcoSolutions project at Mondi focusing on sustainable packaging guided by the headline “paper where possible and plastic when useful”
Jennifer Patrick is the Global Manager of Branding and Packaging at Patagonia. She is responsible for driving Patagonia’s branding and packaging initiatives in support of the company’s mission to save our home planet.
Jesse Rep is Director Sustainability at Stora Enso in the Packaging Materials division. He is a sustainable packaging professional with strong experience in leading a regional sales organizations. In his current role, Jesse leads and coordinates the strategic sustainability engagement with the Packaging Materials sales network, key accounts, and partnership accounts.
Chris is based in Richmond, Virginia, and is responsible for sustainability within WestRock. He develops strategy, policies, goals, and metrics for the company’s global sustainability program, and is responsible for internal and external reporting on the company’s sustainability efforts, the forest certification program and social responsibility. He works directly with customers, as well as national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on a wide range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Chris has worked in the forest products industry for more than 27 years. He serves on the boards of the Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and GreenBlue. He is also the co-chair of the Corporate Sustainability & Environment Executive Committee of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Chris has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in forestry, from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in silviculture and ecology from Virginia Tech.
Marika Knorr is the Head of Sustainability and Communication at CCL Label since April 2020 and is dedicated to grow the “Sustainable Product Family” while driving CCL’s Sustainability roadmap. Marika holds a Master‘s Degree in Art from Cologne University and Arizona State University and started her career as a newspaper and magazine writer before moving into Corporate Communications at international companies including TÜV Rheinland, LANXESS AG and Constantia Flexibles. She has held varied and senior positions in marketing and communications and has extensive experience in our industry focusing on sustainability and communication. Marika is based in Cologne, Germany.
Adrian Sen joined Colgate-Palmolive (CP) in August 2020 as a Sustainability Manager for Europe with a Packaging Engineer Background.
With experience in packaging development, supply chain and upstream technologies, Adrian is now involved in developing key partnerships across the value chain and managing open innovation through CP internal program.
He was previously Packaging Manager at Johnson & Johnson, where he led the implementation of an end-to-end Supply Chain transformation program and managed a cross-functional team. To help drive cross-sector collaboration, Adrian is recently involved at RecyClass and is also a member of the Packaging Task Force at the A.I.S.E. He is active in other industry associations such as the AIM for Holy Grail 2.0, Expra (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance). Adrian holds an EMBA Degree from the University of Basel, an MS in Packaging Technology from the University of Berlin, and completed the Oxford Sustainability Leadership Program in 2020. In his free time, Adrian enjoys mountain biking, traveling and is a member of a local nonprofit initiative to support the people of Raja Ampat in their pursuit for sustainability.
Dennis Bankmann founded his own consultancy business in 2021 and supports CEFLEX as an independent scientific consultant to the design guideline testing programme. He has extensive industrial research & development experience including establishing a joint academic/industrial research center, and the creation of a circular economy strategy for a packaging and consumer goods adhesives company.