1 Nov - 17:00-18:30
Pre-registration and pre-networking drinks reception sponsored by:
All timings Central European Time (CET)
Dr. Marta Pazos, Owner and Founder, Dr. MP, Inc
Willemijn Peeters | CEO & Founder, Searious BusinessPanellists:
Trine Pondal | Head of Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Procurement, Flying Tiger Copenhagen
Gizem Narin | Technical Packaging Engineer, Metro AG
Stuart Lendrum | Head of Packaging, Quality and Food Safety, Iceland
Simon Boas Hoffmeyer | Director, Group Sustainability, Carlsberg Group
Gittan Schiöld | CEO, Paper Bottle Company A/S
Bineke Posthumus | Director Business Development, Avantium
Gina Isoldi | Global Packaging Fabric & Home Care Senior Director, Procter & Gamble
Speaker to be announced, Recycler
Feliks Bezati | Global Circular Packaging Director, Mars
Can Buharali | Senior Director, Global Public Affairs, Mondelēz International
George McLoughlin, Circular Economy - Packaging Innovation and System Design - Research Analyst ,
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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
Speaker to be announced, Retailer
Giacomo Canali | Research, Development and Quality Packaging Research and Sustainability Manager, Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A.
Hans Van Bochove | Head of Public Policy Center, The Coca-Cola Company Europe (tentative)
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
Speaker to be announced | 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
David Carroll, Director External Affairs, Plastics Europe
Graham Houlder, Project Coordinator, CEFLEX and Managing Director, Sloop Consulting B.V.
Carlos Monreal, Founder and CEO, Plastic Energy
Jeroen Kelder, Partner, Infinity Recycling
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
Bio to follow shortly
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 Grow FutureLab 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.
Becca Cable is a seven year Starbucks partner (employee) and has supported various aspects of sustainability across Starbucks Enterprise. Currently she is orchestrating the multi-year sustainability strategy and governance structure as a senior strategy & sustainability brand manager on the Starbucks Global Channel Development (GCD) Team. Prior to this role, Becca was a New Product Introduction and Priorities Manager in Global Supply Chain. She was responsible for executing, from concept to in-store launch, sustainable packaging product development. Simultaneously, Becca created and led the Mandate Response Team where she managed and executed in store solutions in support of sustainable packaging legislation in the Americas. Additionally, for two years Becca served as a Co-Director of Events for an employee engagement group, Partners for Sustainability. She and her co-director, hosted 45 events attended by over 10,000 and provided attendees with local action-oriented organizations and resources aimed at driving sustainable change.
Lars Lundquist holds a PhD in polymer composites science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, where he conducted research within the fields of pulp and paper chemistry, composites processing science and life-cycle engineering.
He currently holds a position as Senior R&D Expert at the Nestlé Research Center where he is responsible for the development and dissemination of knowledge related to packaging environmental sustainability within the Nestlé organisation. Representing Nestlé he has contributed to a wide variety of international environmental initiatives including co-chairing The ECR/EUROPEN Guide “Packaging in the Sustainability Agenda: A Guide for Corporate Decision Makers”, The Consumer Goods Forum Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability as well as the FoodDrinkEurope ENVIFOOD Protocol for Environmental Assessment of Food and Drink.
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.
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