2021 Speakers

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Kristin Hughes

Director of the Global Plastic Action Partnership and Member of the Executive Committee | World Economic Forum

Kristin Hughes

Kristin Hughes

Director of the Global Plastic Action Partnership and Member of the Executive Committee | World Economic Forum


Siân Sutherland

Co-Founder | A Plastic Planet

Siân Sutherland

Siân Sutherland

Co-Founder | A Plastic Planet


Rolph Payet

Secretariat | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Rolph Payet

Rolph Payet

Secretariat | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions


Mauro Scalia

Director Sustainable Businesses | The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX)

Mauro Scalia

Mauro Scalia

Director Sustainable Businesses | The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX)


Rebecca Johansson

Sustainability and R&D Manager | Helly Hansen

Rebecca Johansson

Rebecca Johansson

Sustainability and R&D Manager | Helly Hansen


Kathleen Rademan

Director Innovation Platform | Fashion for Good

Kathleen Rademan

Kathleen Rademan

Director Innovation Platform | Fashion for Good

 

Kathleen Rademan is the Director of the Innovation Platform at Fashion for Good. Fashion for Good is the global platform for collaborative innovation in the fashion Industry. Together, we harness the power of innovation, practical action & collaboration towards a circular textile industry.

Kathleen is responsible for leading Fashion for Good’s Accelerator Programme and for sourcing and implementing innovation within the plastics, end of use, CMT and traceability space. She  leads the implementation effort through developing collaborative, global, multi-brand pilot projects with the most recent being the polybag to polybag project launched in December 2019.

Kathleen brings both financial and sustainable start up experience to the table having spent six years in investment banking financing the retail sector and two years as Strategy Lead for Dutch sustainability start up Fastned. Under her direction, Fastned launched in four new markets across Europe. Kathleen has a background in financial mathematics and holds a MBA from INSEAD


Marco Scialpi

Food Contact Material Global Business Development Manager & FCM Senior Expert | TÜV International GmbH

Marco Scialpi

Marco Scialpi

Food Contact Material Global Business Development Manager & FCM Senior Expert | TÜV International GmbH


Martin Ekenbark

Project Manager - Circular Innovation LAB | H&M Group

Martin Ekenbark

Martin Ekenbark

Project Manager - Circular Innovation LAB | H&M Group

Martin started his innovation journey at the royal school of technology in Stockholm and has since then worked with mechanical engineering and material development for both IKEA and H&M. After building up and heading the engineering department within global expansion he joined the H&M group global sustainability department last year to help build up the Circular Innovation Lab.


Werner Bosmans

Directorate General Environment | European Commission

Werner Bosmans

Werner Bosmans

Directorate General Environment | European Commission


Betül Türel Erbay

Sustainability & Business Development Director | Elif Packaging

Betül Türel Erbay

Betül Türel Erbay

Sustainability & Business Development Director | Elif Packaging


Thomas Marinelli

Head of Sustainable Design & Products | Signify

Thomas Marinelli

Thomas Marinelli

Head of Sustainable Design & Products | Signify


David Harding-Brown

CEO | EcoVeritas

David Harding-Brown

David Harding-Brown

CEO | EcoVeritas


Lorenz von Seherr

Geschäftsführer | PlantBase GmbH

Lorenz von Seherr

Lorenz von Seherr

Geschäftsführer | PlantBase GmbH


Berry Wiersum

CEO | Sappi Europe

Berry Wiersum

Berry Wiersum

CEO | Sappi Europe


Graeme Smith

Head of Product Sustainability for Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials | Mondi

Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith

Head of Product Sustainability for Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials | Mondi


Jo Rowan

Associate Director - Strategy | PriestmanGoode

Jo Rowan

Jo Rowan

Associate Director - Strategy | PriestmanGoode


Michael Pooley

CEO | IFCO SYSTEMS GmbH

Michael Pooley

Michael Pooley

CEO | IFCO SYSTEMS GmbH


Joachim Quoden

Managing Director / Lawyer | EXPRA - Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance

Joachim Quoden

Joachim Quoden

Managing Director / Lawyer | EXPRA - Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance


Peggy Sung

Global Marketing Communications & Business Intelligence | Trinseo (Hong Kong) Ltd

Peggy Sung

Peggy Sung

Global Marketing Communications & Business Intelligence | Trinseo (Hong Kong) Ltd


David MacDonald

Business Owner | Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging

David MacDonald

David MacDonald

Business Owner | Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging


Jürgen Eizinger

Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens | Lenzing

Jürgen Eizinger

Jürgen Eizinger

Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens | Lenzing


Georg Raffael Spindler

Manager Speciality Applications & Analytics | Lenzing AG

Georg Raffael Spindler

Georg Raffael Spindler

Manager Speciality Applications & Analytics | Lenzing AG


Fabrizio Di Gregorio

Technical Director | Recyclass & Plastic Recyclers Europe

Fabrizio Di Gregorio

Fabrizio Di Gregorio

Technical Director | Recyclass & Plastic Recyclers Europe


Timo Porsch

CEO | Periplast

Timo Porsch

Timo Porsch

CEO | Periplast


Tahsin Dag

CEO | Papacks

Tahsin Dag

Tahsin Dag

CEO | Papacks


Michael Laermann

Managing Director | Reason & Rhyme

Michael Laermann

Michael Laermann

Managing Director | Reason & Rhyme


Dr Katharina Eissing

CEO | Digimind

Dr Katharina Eissing

Dr Katharina Eissing

CEO | Digimind


Tania Montesi

Global E-Commerce Manager | HB Fuller

Tania Montesi

Tania Montesi

Global E-Commerce Manager | HB Fuller


Claudia Rivinius

Marketing Director | STI Group

Claudia Rivinius

Claudia Rivinius

Marketing Director | STI Group


Volker Maier

Global Luxury Engineering Leader and Engineering Director | COTY,

Volker Maier

Volker Maier

Global Luxury Engineering Leader and Engineering Director | COTY,


Jürgen Dornheim

Section Head Packaging Capability | Procter & Gamble Service GmbH

Jürgen Dornheim

Jürgen Dornheim

Section Head Packaging Capability | Procter & Gamble Service GmbH


Daniela Albuquerque

Marketing Coordinator | BVRio

Daniela Albuquerque

Daniela Albuquerque

Marketing Coordinator | BVRio


Tara Nitz

Global Positioning & Advocacy Circular Economy | Covestro

Tara Nitz

Tara Nitz

Global Positioning & Advocacy Circular Economy | Covestro


Malou van der Vegt

Researcher and lecturer circular economy | University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Malou van der Vegt

Malou van der Vegt

Researcher and lecturer circular economy | University of Applied Sciences Utrecht


Daria Frączak

R&D Manager | Clariter

Daria Frączak

Daria Frączak

R&D Manager | Clariter


Shaun Frankson

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer | Plastic Bank

Shaun Frankson

Shaun Frankson

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer | Plastic Bank


Christina Jäger

Co-founder & Managing Director | Yunus Environment Hub

Christina Jäger

Christina Jäger

Co-founder & Managing Director | Yunus Environment Hub


Hanna Buck

Program Manager & Sustainability Expert | Control Union

Hanna Buck

Hanna Buck

Program Manager & Sustainability Expert | Control Union


Caterina Camerani

Vice President Sustainability | PACCOR Group

Caterina Camerani

Caterina Camerani

Vice President Sustainability | PACCOR Group


Lucie Porcelli

Sustainability Leader | Dow Europe GmbH

Lucie Porcelli

Lucie Porcelli

Sustainability Leader | Dow Europe GmbH


Dr Miriam Weber

Managing director | HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH

Dr Miriam Weber

Dr Miriam Weber

Managing director | HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH


Omri Mazar

Product Manager | Tosaf Group

Omri Mazar

Omri Mazar

Product Manager | Tosaf Group


Ilka Kaczmarek

Innovation Manager | Kelheim Fibres GmbH

Ilka Kaczmarek

Ilka Kaczmarek

Innovation Manager | Kelheim Fibres GmbH


Jonathan Demierre

Team Section Lead - Circular and Sustainable Product Engineering | Helbling

Jonathan Demierre

Jonathan Demierre

Team Section Lead - Circular and Sustainable Product Engineering | Helbling


Victor Bell

US Managing Director | Lorax EPI

Victor Bell

Victor Bell

US Managing Director | Lorax EPI


Jeroen Bulk

CFO | Ioniqa Technologies

Jeroen Bulk

Jeroen Bulk

CFO | Ioniqa Technologies


Eduardo Garza

Director, Research & Development | Waste2Wear

Eduardo Garza

Eduardo Garza

Director, Research & Development | Waste2Wear


Jeanne Meillier

Chargé de développement | Euramaterials

Jeanne Meillier

Jeanne Meillier

Chargé de développement | Euramaterials


Dr Katrin Schuhen

Inventor and CEO | Wasser 3.0 gGmbH

Dr Katrin Schuhen

Dr Katrin Schuhen

Inventor and CEO | Wasser 3.0 gGmbH


Maike Rabe

Professor | Hochschule Niederrhein

Maike Rabe

Maike Rabe

Professor | Hochschule Niederrhein


René Bethmann

Innovation Manager, | VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG

René Bethmann

René Bethmann

Innovation Manager, | VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG


Lotta Kopra

CCO | Spinnova

Lotta Kopra

Lotta Kopra

CCO | Spinnova


Tuomas Mustonen

Founder, CEO | Paptic Oy

Tuomas Mustonen

Tuomas Mustonen

Founder, CEO | Paptic Oy


Amrei Becker

Reseracher, Institut für Textiltechnik | RWTH Aachen University

Amrei Becker

Amrei Becker

Reseracher, Institut für Textiltechnik | RWTH Aachen University


Keith Charlton

Chief Operations Officer | Mainetti

Keith Charlton

Keith Charlton

Chief Operations Officer | Mainetti


Sophie Tuviahu

VP Business Development and Sales | UBQ Materials

Sophie Tuviahu

Sophie Tuviahu

VP Business Development and Sales | UBQ Materials


Carlos Monreal

CEO | Plastic Energy

Carlos Monreal

Carlos Monreal

CEO | Plastic Energy


Amanda Johnston

Curator & Education Consultant | Sustainable Angle

Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston

Curator & Education Consultant | Sustainable Angle


Christian Crépet

Executive Director | PETCORE Europe

Christian Crépet

Christian Crépet

Executive Director | PETCORE Europe


Pilar Tejada Lopez

Head of Brand & Communication | PYRATES smart fabrics

Pilar Tejada Lopez

Pilar Tejada Lopez

Head of Brand & Communication | PYRATES smart fabrics


Joanna Dupont Inglis

Head of EU Affairs | European Bioplastics

Joanna Dupont Inglis

Joanna Dupont Inglis

Head of EU Affairs | European Bioplastics


Linus Mueller

IP/R&D Coordinator | Circular Systems

Linus Mueller

Linus Mueller

IP/R&D Coordinator | Circular Systems


Arthur ten Wolde

Executive Director | Ecopreneur.eu

Arthur ten Wolde

Arthur ten Wolde

Executive Director | Ecopreneur.eu


Efrat Friedland

Founder | Materialscout

Efrat Friedland

Efrat Friedland

Founder | Materialscout

With training and experience in industrial design and a great passion for materials, Efrat
founded Materialscout, a Munich-based consultancy that helps market-leading
companies generate value through creative, competitive and sustainable
implementation of materials and technologies. It’s all about enthusiastically stirring
materials-driven processes, leading to products, spaces and services that have a
positive footprint; processes that take into account consumer tendencies, materials
sourcing, processing, implementation, emotional attachment and end usage with a
circular approach. Materialscout connects the materials industry with the creative
industry, linking suppliers, engineers, product managers, recyclers and designers to
solve materials challenges together.


Branson Richie

Director, Technology Development & Implementation | New Materials Institute, University of Georgia

Branson Richie

Branson Richie

Director, Technology Development & Implementation | New Materials Institute, University of Georgia


Kristy-Barbara Lange

Head of Public Affairs | APK AG

Kristy-Barbara Lange

Kristy-Barbara Lange

Head of Public Affairs | APK AG

Kristy-Barbara Lange is Head of Public Affairs at APK AG an innovative recycling company from Merseburg, Germany. Kristy is responsible for stakeholder management, communications and strategic cooperations. Before joining APK in March 2020 she worked nearly 10 years for European Bioplastics as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Deputy Managing Director. Prior to her engagement in the bioplastics sector, she managed PA and PR projects in international agencies with a focus on infrastructure and (renewable) energy. Kristy holds a Master of Political Sciences from Heidelberg University, Germany.


Dr Christian Haessler

SVP & Head of Circular Economy Program | Covestro

Dr Christian Haessler

Dr Christian Haessler

SVP & Head of Circular Economy Program | Covestro


Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Founder & CEO | Circulor

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Founder & CEO | Circulor

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen is co-founder and CEO of Circulor (www.circulor.com)

Circulor is using blockchain, IoT and AI to bring transparency to raw materials supply chains and is a recent graduate of the PnP programme in Silicon Valley.  Now three years old, the business has customers like Daimler, Volvo, Boeing, LG Chem and CATL.

Doug has 25 years international experience working both in MD roles for large corporates (Barclays, BT) as well as starting and growing companies (Snapdragon, ISD, Cadence). He started his career as a bomb disposal officer.

Outside work he is a keen cyclist, oenophile and over-enthusiastic early adopter of gadgets.


Miriam Gallur

Materials and Packaging Area Manager at ITENE | ITENE

Miriam Gallur

Miriam Gallur

Materials and Packaging Area Manager at ITENE | ITENE


Paul Bjacek

Principal Director, Global Resources Research Lead | Accenture

Paul Bjacek

Paul Bjacek

Principal Director, Global Resources Research Lead | Accenture


Ruth Farrell

Global Marketing Director, Textiles | Eastman

Ruth Farrell

Ruth Farrell

Global Marketing Director, Textiles | Eastman


Karla Magruder

CEO | Accelerating Circularity

Karla Magruder

Karla Magruder

CEO | Accelerating Circularity


Robbie Staniforth

Head of Policy | Ecosurety

Robbie Staniforth

Robbie Staniforth

Head of Policy | Ecosurety


Dr. Ashley Holding

Principal Consultant and Scientist | Circular Material Solutions Ltd

Dr. Ashley Holding

Dr. Ashley Holding

Principal Consultant and Scientist | Circular Material Solutions Ltd


Marko Kärkkäinen

Chief Commercial Officer - Global | Clewat Inc.

Marko Kärkkäinen

Marko Kärkkäinen

Chief Commercial Officer - Global | Clewat Inc.


Sascha Schriever

Head of Chemical Technologies for Textile and Fibre Innovations | ITA Technologietransfer GmbH - ITA Institute of RWTH Aachen

Sascha Schriever

Sascha Schriever

Head of Chemical Technologies for Textile and Fibre Innovations | ITA Technologietransfer GmbH - ITA Institute of RWTH Aachen


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