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Pre-conference Workshop on LCA
Opening Remarks from The Chair
Part 1: Lifecycle Assessments (LCA) for Packaging
•    Background to LCAs; what is a Lifecycle Assessment?
•    Four steps of an LCA - case study
•    The value of LCAs for packaging
•    Q&A
Catherine Rae, Sustainability Analyst, Selerant
Part 2: Considerations in Sustainable Packaging Design
•    Consumer demand for sustainable packaging design
•    How to market sustainable packaging design 
•    The design process; what makes for a sustainable design
•    Why are companies focussed on sustainable packaging design
•    How to determine your strategy…single or multifaceted approach
•    Case studies in sustainable packaging design
•    Q&A
Gilad Sadan, CEO, Navicoglobal
Part 3: Application of LCA for Business – Case Studies in Action
•    Our business and business problem
•    Why we undertook an LCA and the process
•    The value and what we learned from the LCA (with a brief case study) and how we leverage the results (marketing communications)
•    Key considerations when undertaking an LCA
Kate Stewart | Managing Director, Stay tray
Part 4: Panel Discussion - Why LCAs
•    Why LCAs 
•    What is the difference in tools / full LCA versus screening LCAs
•    Stakeholder engagement – how to secure the data, accurately and quickly
•    Marketing and communications – what is best practice in LCA?
•    Pitfalls 
•    Opportunities
•    Advances in LCAs
Lunch Break
Section 1: Testing And Standards for E-Commerce Packaging
Test for E-commerce Packaging And Logistics
This session will dive in standards and tests done globally for packing for the purpose of compliance or meeting the requirements of big ecommerce platforms, as where will be the momentum of ecommerce packaging.
Jongkyoung "JK" Kim, Ph.D | Chair - ISTA Asia-Pacific Division, Head - Center for Packaging Research and Testing, Korean Conformity Laboratories (KCL)
Section 2: Trend And Future of E-Commerce Packaging
DHL Trend Report on Packaging
Rising costs, operational inefficiencies and the drive to improve sustainability are all pushing packaging up the corporate agenda. 90% of our customers told us in a recent survey that packaging will be an increasing priority for their business over the next five years. Against this background, our new report looks inside the changing roles of modern packaging. We’ll also uncover the innovative solutions that will shape the packaging systems and logistics processes of tomorrow.
Michel Heck | Innovation Manager, Trend Research, DHL
Section 3: E-Commerce Packaging for Different Goods
The Green Development And Guidance of Disposable Dishware
•    Green package and development tendency, including environmental problems caused by improper disposal of plastic waste;
•    Green and circular development of plastic waste; 
•    360º life-cycle approach to environmental friendliness;
•    The solution to pollution of plastics on the environment, perspectives from materials;
•    The measures for sustainable development of high polymer material;
•    The current situation and problems of disposable dishware;
•    Analysis on the performance requirements of disposable dishware with dialectical thinking;
•    The current situation and trend of degradable materials
Yun-Xuan Weng | Professor, Secretary-General of Degradable Plastic Committee of CPPIA of China, Secretary-General, Beijing Technology & Business University
Case Study of A CPG Brand's E-Pack
Since e-commerce became a significant channel, it has brought the new requirements on packaging. This presentation will share the story of a CPG’s input and development on more sustainable packaging for ecommerce.
Grace Chen | Packaging Development Manager, Johnson & Johnson
Break
Case Study: FMCG Packaging
This session will share a case study from a FMCG company about the packaging development and innovation for ecommerce channel, for a final purpose of sustainability.
Jasmine Chen | Premium Packaging Discovery Technology Director, P&G
Section 4: Sustainability in E-commerce Packaging
Tapping into Smart Packaging’s Potential in E-commerce

Yi Jiang, Director, Ecommerce and Business Development, Amcor
Robert Lillefloth, Director, Partnership Sales, Kezzler

Section 4: Sustainability in E-commerce Packaging (continued)
Re-imagining "Green" Packaging: Understanding The Environmental Impact of E-commerce Packaging.
In today's world,  demanding “greener” packaging isn’t always better when it comes to limiting environmental impact.  Learn about:

Common consumer and industry misconceptions on greener packaging 
End consumer and sometime industry perceptions of packaging are driven by media attention that focuses on the packaging in isolation, often at end of life, ignoring the function that packaging performs.  Real 'greener packaging' outcomes must consider the total impact of the packaging on the environment and the eco-system in which it operates.
The real drivers of the environmental impact of packaging
Using tools like the waste hierarchy, supply chain audits we can uncover the complete impacts and costs of packaging combined with the impact on the products it protects.  Waste and losses anywhere along the supply chain are key target areas for review and likely the biggest environmental impacts.  We will illustrate these concepts with real world examples.
The key to sustainable packaging innovation
The concept of protecting and maximizing the value of any resources should be at the heart of design and innovation.  Sustainable packaging innovation has to deliver the triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social benefit.  Incremental improvements remain valuable but often come with trade offs like the balance between climate change potential or resource consumption and circularity.  Achieving circularity and reducing climate change impacts, developing packaging that can deliver improved whole of supply chain performance and achieve circularity requires true innovation. 
Steps towards achieving corporate sustainability goals
Like many countries and companies Sealed Air has 2025 targets.  We will share some examples of how the we are making real steps towards these challenging recyclable and recycled content targets.
Alan Adams | Sustainability Director, APAC, Sealed Air
Innovation in Corrugated Packaging for Sustainability
WestRock
Case Study: Whole Supply Chain Working Together for Better E-commerce Packaging
Break
Section 5: Innovations for Sustainable E-commerce Packaging
Sustainable E-commerce Packaging Options
In less than two years, The Better Packaging Co. has grown from start-up to the world’s premiere supplier of home compostable packaging for eCommerce. Kate Bezar, the company’s co-founder will introduce the Circular Economy principles upon which the company was founded and give a series of examples of how they applied them to their products, company and the other services they provide in order to practice true product stewardship. For the Better Packaging Co., there is no perfect solution, but instead a constant process of improvement – often involving step change, but sometimes small iterations. Underpinned by transparent communication, innovative design and impeccable credentials, this company is setting new standards for sustainability in packaging.
Kate Bezar | Co-founder , The Better Packaging Co.
Packaging Personalization And Late Stage Customization
New technologies enabled the personalization of customization of packaging and what the difference it makes compared with traditional uniform packaging. How would it help on branding and on differentiating with your competitors?
Wouter Sieben | Nozomi Sales Development Manager Asia Pacific, EFI
Sustainability in E-commerce Packaging
Today, in the packaging industry, not only consumers prefers to purchase from companies that focus on sustainability but our local governments are also putting new rules in places to address environmental challenges. It is imperative that the whole industry takes action on what to offer and to change in packaging production.
My topic covers sustainability in e-commerce packaging. I will address the challenges we are facing with specific highlights from Asia. I will touch upon some of the key solutions that we developed to shape more sustainable e-commerce packaging. 
BOBST is not only offering packaging machines to printers and converters but looks at the entire packaging production chain. BOBST integrates sustainability across all steps – from machine design and R&D to machine production and services.  We look at applications from end-to end and we develop partnerships. Sustainability is one of the four strategic corner stones in BOBST’s Industry Vision for packaging production 4.0, and it is critical to achieve our ambition of shaping the future of the packaging world.
Sophia Hooper | Regional Marketing & Communication Manager, BOBST
Innovative Design for E-commerce Packaging
Tin Horse Design
Innovative packaging design plays a significant role on the roadmap to sustainability. this session will share good examples of innovative designs of ecommerce packaging.
Lunch Break
Panel: Food Waste vs. Packaging waste
Section 6: Circular Economy And Recycling Considerations in Packaging
New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action
In a new plastics economy, plastic never becomes waste or pollution. New Plastics Economy Global Commitment draws a line in the sand in the fight against plastic waste and pollution. It unites over 460 businesses, governments, and other organisations from around the world behind a common vision and a set of 2025 targets to address the problem at its source. It is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme.  Among the 460 signatories, 18 come from China. Upstream innovation is key to deliver on the Global Commitment targets and work towards achieving a Circular Economy for Plastics. The Plastics Pact brings together all key stakeholders at the national or regional level to implement solutions towards a circular economy for plastics. Each initiative has a concrete set of ambitious local targets.
Arnold Wang | China Plastics Program Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Recycling Realities And Ecosystem for Post-consumer PET Bottles And Flexible Plastics in Southeast Asia
PET packaging and flexible packaging are both fast-growing segments in the packaging industry and are widely used in Southeast Asia. This presentation focuses on collection and recycling realities for post-consumer PET and flexible plastics packaging across Southeast Asia. The presentation will also highlight the opportunities in the region, share various available solutions and recommend interventions to increase collection and recycling of these packaging types.
Ashwin Subramaniam | CEO, GA Circular
Break
Plastic Reuse And Recycling Status in China
Alongside with the recycling realities in ASEAN, this session will focus on what’s done in China, and how plastics are reused and recycled there.
Jiang Nanqing | Secretary General, China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association
Case Study of Recycling And Circular Economy
This presentation will share a case study for the shared goal of sustainability, the whole supply chain working together.
Casper Durandt | Director Sustainable Packaging and Climate Protection, Coca-Cola ASEAN
Section 7: Brands And Retailers' Perspectives on Sustainability
Delivering Sustainable Packaging Through An E-commerce Platform
E-commerce platforms have been booming especially in Asia. This presentation will share a big e-commerce platform’s effort to promote green and sustainable development of the end-to-end supply chain.
Duan Yanjian | Chief Packaging Expert, Head of Logistics Planning, JD Logistics
LUSH Committing to Sustainability Through Innovation
This session will share the story of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and our journey with innovative product design allowing us to eliminate packaging, developing closed loop recycling programs within our business, using 100% recycled plastics in our packaging, upcycling ocean plastic into our packaging, and educating staff and customers on how to live more sustainable at home and work. Our team has been dedicated to innovation and sustainability for over 25 years. Along the way we’ve faced many hurdles and learned from our mistakes. We will discuss this and more during our session and highlight Lush’s call to action.
Gary Calicdan | Ethical Buyer – Packaging and Print, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Sustainable Packaging Strategy toward A Circular Economy
Post COVID-19 era, the perception of the plastic has been greatly changed as the plastics turn out to be the
best solutions for personal protection and personal hygiene against the virus. As more people stays at home
due to the strong social distancing requirement by the government to prevent the spreading of the virus and as
the E-commerce business grows, the consumer’s interest in sustainable packaging solutions also has been
increased as they see the packaging wastes piled up at home. CJ Cheil-Jedang sustainable packaging strategy
reflects our responsible effort towards a circular economy. Our strategy has been developed with the CJ’s 3R
Policy (Redesign, Recycle and Recover) which reflects three circular economy principles. Sustainability is
everyone’s responsibility and CJ Cheil-Jedang will be a close partner toward a circular economy.
Grace Kim | Head of Global Packaging R&D, CJ CheilJedang
Break
Sustainability Roadmap of A CPG Brand
Due to the consumer and regulatory pressure, the sustainable packaging of CPG has developed all the way. Big CPG brands have adopted sustainable development measures and continuous innovation in packaging. This session will focus on the approach of sustainability of a CPG brand.
Mert Sasoglu | Associate Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health
Colgate Recyclable Tube - Samson Tube
This presentation introduce Colgate’s recyclable tube technology (Samson Tube TechnologyTM) and the path to bring the tube recycled. It contains the overall approach to recyclable tube; Samson technical development; technical recognition & external recycling partners as well as the additional recyclability considerations. 
Jun Wang | Packaging Innovation - Global Design & Packaging, Colgate-Palmolive
Section 8: Regulatory Landscape, Safety And Compliance of Packaging
Packaging Policy And Regulatory Landscape in Asia
To confront the growing crisis of plastics leaking into the environment (particularly the marine environment), packaging policies are required to address the intersecting challenges of increasing packaging waste (plastics packaging waste in particular) and the limitations of existing municipal waste management infrastructures. This presentation focuses on:
•    global benchmarks for packaging policy
•    review of where key countries in the region that contribute the most to marine plastics stand
•    key aspects of a playbook for packaging policy including definitions, policy administrators, instruments, enabling policies
•    it concludes with interventions that can be initiated at the regional level to ensure a concerted effort in combating packaging waste in the region.
 
Sumangali Krishnan | Head of Research, GA Circular
Lunch Break
Panel: Policies, Regulations, as well as Voluntary, Industry-led Systems (Packaging Recovery Organization) to Accelerate Circular Economy
The Safety And Compliance of Packaging Across The APAC Region
This speak will provide an overview of safety-related regulations and sustainability-related regulations in Asia Pacific, as well as Nestle’s position on packaging safety & sustainability.
Sylvain Rannou | NQAC Expert, Packaging Safety & Compliance (PS&C) in AOA, Nestle
Break
Section 9: New Technologies/Mechanism Facilitating Recycling
Chemical Recycling
Sreepadaraj Karanam, Director, Sustainability Strategy, APAC, SABIC
Challenges for Recycling in Emerging Markets And Innovative Approaches to Explore
While leading global consumer goods companies pledge for ambitious targets to increase the recycled content in their packaging, the emerging and other more developed markets are facing a lack of infrastructure and capacity to launch the local circular economy journey. The presentation will present examples of how Veolia explores innovative approaches to close some gaps with locally adaptable solutions and collaboration schemes.  
Phan Bai | Corporate BD Director for Sustainable Packaging, Veolia
Section 10: Material Challenges And Innovations
Panel: Ocean Bound Plastics Recycling
Case Study of Sustainability And Innovation in Paper Packaging
This presentation will share a case study for the shared goal of sustainability, the whole supply chain working together.
Quentin Yan | Sr. Manager/Director, Asia Pacific Market Development, Consumer Packaging, WestRock
Alternative Materials for Packaging - for Better or for Worse?
The current zeitgeist demonising all plastic packaging has driven businesses and governments around the world to eliminate any association with virgin fossil fuel-based plastic. This leads businesses and governments to turn towards alternative materials, such as plant-based or biodegradable plastics, and often, paper with water proof function. Plastics, however, still play many essential roles as a critical material in protecting product integrity. Additionally, unintended consequences of alternative materials are often overlooked, such as contributions to increased deforestation rates and greenhouse gas emissions.

The context of this talk will focus on single-use packaging material. From the policy point of view, this group of packaging has been an ongoing debate of whether to ban or not to ban them. From the materials point of view, its usage is short-lived and yet its consumption is massive, exerting a great stress on both the waste management system and the environment. In order to avoid the unintended transference of environmental burden from one material to another, transparent assessments of the full environmental impact of different types of packaging materials must be made a priority. It is with this notion that the Alternative Materials Tool was developed under the PACT (Plastic ACTion) initiative. This will further drive circularity where we need to completely rethink product packaging and design; we need to understand the role of single-use packaging; and we need to take into account the wider context of the waste management landscape in which those products are eventually discarded. 
Yvonne Lin | Materials Expert in World Wide Fund, WWF Singapore
Break
Sustainability in Metal Packaging
Sustainability in Paper/Corrugated Packaging
UPM
Section 11: Sustainability Through Whole Supply Chain
Lunch Break
The Role of A Label in Sustainable Packaging
Case Study of Partnership of Brand And NGO
WWF
Section 12: New Materials/Technologies for Sustainability
Circularity Enabled by Advanced Packaging
Advanced plastic packaging protects the good from outer impact, preserves the quality of the product and enhances the shelf life. It is durable and lightweight while offering barrier properties that mitigate food waste. Both important factors to save CO2 emissions. It is valuable, so you use it mindfully, you reuse it and preserve it. Or in more Circular Economy terms – reduce, reuse, recycle. Innovative materials, designs and business models enable circularity of plastic packaging. We will discuss case study based examples for each of the 3R. 
•    Reduce: Material reduction for lamitubes by 12% using recently launched Borstar® FB5600 which supports the stiffness of a toothpaste.
•    Re-use: Courier bags turning into carrier bags, giving it a second life and keeping valuable materials in use for longer.
•    Recycle: Design for Recycling helps designing packaging to be easy to recycle. Successful applications have been found in mono-materials and in closing the loop on courier bag.
Richard Horne | Vice President Marketing Centre Packaging, Borouge
Plastic Innovation to Respond to Sustainability Challenges
Session 13: Future Outlook of Sustainable Packaging in Asia
Sustainable Packaging: Pipedream or Possibility?
•    Sustainability: What does it mean?
o Towards a definition
o A brief history
•    What is happening now?
o Retailers and brand owners
o Raw materials and conversion
•    What does the future hold?
o Regulate?
o Recycle
o Refill / Reuse
o Reimagine
Stephen Harrod | Consultant, Paper and Board, Packaging, Smithers
Chair’s Closing Remarks