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Agenda

On Tuesday 3 November, attend one/two of our three pre-conference workshops on:

Morning Workshop 9.30 - 12.30 Afternoon Workshops 13.30 - 17.00

 


 

 

Registration and morning refreshments
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE LATEST MARKET DRIVERS
Ocean plastic pollution: source to solution
Future regulatory challenges on packaging
How will industry be able to fulfil all new targets and obligations from the various new laws, undertakings and plastic pacts
Networking break
How has COVID-19 impacted the packaging industry?
Panel discussion: Industry perspectives and plans following the pandemic
  • Understanding the role of packaging and perceptions of plastics might have changed
  • Discussing whether these emerging long-term trends or contextual considerations
  • What changes in consumer behaviour are impacting business flow already? 
  • How will the surge in e-commerce look after the pandemic and how must they work to improve sustainability?
James Bull | Head of Packaging, Tesco
Joe Franses | Vice-President, Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners
Pauline Metivier | Innovation Manager UK & Ireland, Veolia 
Carsten Larsen | Commercial Director Recycling EMEA & APAC, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
Dr Gerald Rebitzer | Sustainability Director, Amcor
Networking lunch
PRACTICAL ACTION PLANS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS
The big brand and retailer panel
  • Moving beyond the targets - what are brands actively doing to meet sustainability targets?
  • State of the pledges that came out 2 years ago in 2018
  • How has COVID-19 changed your plans?
  • What new initiatives do you have in place?
  • What are your needs from the rest of the industry to help fulfil your plans?
  • How is e-commerce impacting your business and your packaging choices?
Borja Lafuente | Head of Sustainability South Europe, Danone
Simon Locke | Sustainable Design Innovation Manager, The Body Shop
Jennifer Patrick | Global Packaging and Branding, Patagonia
Dr Paul Collins | R&D Packaging Director, Europe Foods, PepsiCo
David Dombrowski | R&D Head of Innovation & Sustainability, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Ben Bruens | Global Supply Chain Manager - Sustainable Packaging Food & Refreshments, Unilever
Standards, bonus & technology: The economic solution for a climate-neutral plastic circular economy
Holistic approach to packaging sustainability: A way to avoid unintended consequences
Networking break
STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING SUSTAINABILITY
A systems perspective on addressing the plastic packaging challenge
One European standard for certification of recyclability
Finding biggest opportunities in reusable packaging models in grocery retailing
Circular packaging thinking, the Italian EPR dossier on resources & ideas
Closing the loop of plastics in Ghana - a model of global collaboration and European leadership
Dana Mosora | Founder and Managing Director, ASASE Foundation
Dr Catharina R. Bening | Circular Economy Expert, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)
Representative | Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Delegate sign-in and morning refreshments
DESIGN FOR END OF LIFE
Chair’s opening remarks
Circular Design: driving business growth with sustainable material choices
PackCD-Packaging Circular Design: standardizing the sustainability of a package
A more holistic approach to the sustainability assessment of food packaging
Networking break
Paper where possible, plastic when useful - what's your route towards sustainability?
Graeme Smith I Sustainability & Innovation Manager, Mondi
CONSUMER INSIGHTS AND ENGAGEMENT
Buying green – an insight into consumer perceptions of sustainability in packaging
Consumer engagement title TBC
Networking lunch
MATERIAL & PACKAGING PRODUCTION INNOVATION
Chair’s opening remarks
Contribute to sustainability by saving material and time from the earliest point in the life cycle
Introducing the beauty of circularity to the transport packaging community – a cradle-to-cradle business case
Snapshot panel: The latest in material innovation
Short presentations will be followed by a Q&A:
 
Investigating the environmental benefits of bio-based packaging production using waste-streams
Trang Nhu | Postdoctoral Researcher, Ghent University
 
Biodegradable & compostable packaging materials – friend or foe…?
Andy Sweetman | Sales & Marketing Manager, Futamura Europe
 
More panellists to be announced
Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference
Delegate sign-in and morning refreshments
INNOVATIONS IN RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESSES
Chair’s opening remarks
Innovations in P(ost) C(onsumer) R(ecycling) technologies in times of the plastic crisis
Sorting technology - Circular Economy for plastic packaging is possible
Rethinking flexible packaging in a circular world using PE films
Circular economy at its best – from mixed packaging waste to biochar
Networking break
Designing the new plastics economy: Enzyme-based solution for infinite biorecycling of PET packaging
Snapshot panel: Assessing whether chemical recycling is a viable, sustainable option
Short presentations will be followed by a Q&A:
  • What technologies are out there?
  • When you reverse engineer the logistics is it really more sustainable?
  • When is chemical recycling a better option than mechanical recycling or other end of life options and visa versa?
Cloé Ragot | Head of Policy & Sustainability, Plastic Energy
Dr Chantal Semaan | Application Technology Manager – Consumer Products, Borealis
Dr Feliks Bezati | Global Sustainable Packaging Manager, Mars
Networking lunch
USING RECYCLED CONTENT
Chair’s opening remarks
Sustainability is a matter of Partnerships: RB Hygiene approach to packaging sustainability, based on selected recent launches and programs driving circular economy
“Fairstainable” single-use packaging - is that possible?
EXPLORING REUSE
Snapshot panel: Where is reuse the best option and how can it work across multiple applications?
Short presentations will be followed by a Q&A:
  • How can reusable packaging work for sectors like to-go food service, FMCG and fashion?
  • How can you engage with consumers to make reuse workable?
  • Assessing when reuse works and when logistical considerations make other models better
  • Cleaning needs and solutions
  • Building a reusable packaging infrastructure
Henri Gaskjenn | CEO, Bockatech
Armin von Keitz | Sustainability Manager, Tata Steel
More panellists to be announced
 
Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

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