2021 Speakers

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Hasso von Pogrell

Managing Director | European Bioplastics

Hasso von Pogrell

Hasso von Pogrell

Managing Director | European Bioplastics


Helmut Schmitz

Director of Communication & Public Affairs | Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Holding

Helmut Schmitz

Helmut Schmitz

Director of Communication & Public Affairs | Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Holding


Mario Malinconico

Researcher | Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Mario Malinconico

Mario Malinconico

Researcher | Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche


Emilio Braghi

SVP & President | Novelis Europe

Emilio Braghi

Emilio Braghi

SVP & President | Novelis Europe


Michael Carus

Managing Director | Nova Institute

Michael Carus

Michael Carus

Managing Director | Nova Institute


Jared Braslawsky

Director | The International REC Standard

Jared Braslawsky

Jared Braslawsky

Director | The International REC Standard


Celia Sapart

Director Communications and Climate Science | CO2 Value Europe

Celia Sapart

Celia Sapart

Director Communications and Climate Science | CO2 Value Europe


Insiya Jafferjee

CEO | The Shellworks

Insiya Jafferjee

Insiya Jafferjee

CEO | The Shellworks


Christian Fischer

CEO | Bcomp

Christian Fischer

Christian Fischer

CEO | Bcomp


Johanna Terry

Managing Director | NovaLoop GmbH

Johanna Terry

Johanna Terry

Managing Director | NovaLoop GmbH


Maaike van Heeren

Communications Advisor | Chemport Europe

Maaike van Heeren

Maaike van Heeren

Communications Advisor | Chemport Europe


Bruna Moura

R&D Manager | CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials

Bruna Moura

Bruna Moura

R&D Manager | CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials


Sinan Öztürk

Polymer Materials Technical Specialist FCA Turkey | TOFAŞ Automotive

Sinan Öztürk

Sinan Öztürk

Polymer Materials Technical Specialist FCA Turkey | TOFAŞ Automotive


Thor Sverre Minnesjord

CEO | Cycled

Thor Sverre Minnesjord

Thor Sverre Minnesjord

CEO | Cycled


Jonathan Wagner

Programme Lead, Centre for Circular Chemical Economy | Loughborough University

 Jonathan Wagner

Jonathan Wagner

Programme Lead, Centre for Circular Chemical Economy | Loughborough University


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


Giorgio Santella

General Manager | CMG Granulators

Giorgio Santella

Giorgio Santella

General Manager | CMG Granulators


Angela Smits

Technology Development Manager | Croda Europe Ltd

 Angela Smits

Angela Smits

Technology Development Manager | Croda Europe Ltd


Martin Friz

Managing Director | Weima

Martin Friz

Martin Friz

Managing Director | Weima


David Nelson

Director of Biodegradable Platform | Eastman Chemical Company

David Nelson

David Nelson

Director of Biodegradable Platform | Eastman Chemical Company


Luis Carretero Sanchez

Legal officer | European Commission

Luis Carretero Sanchez

Luis Carretero Sanchez

Legal officer | European Commission


Luis Hoffmann

Technologist Polymer Recycling | Sulzer Chemtech Ltd

Luis Hoffmann

Luis Hoffmann

Technologist Polymer Recycling | Sulzer Chemtech Ltd


Andrej Holobar

General manager | Echo Instruments

Andrej Holobar

Andrej Holobar

General manager | Echo Instruments


Bettina Siggelkow

Program Manager EcoCircle | Clariant

Bettina Siggelkow

Bettina Siggelkow

Program Manager EcoCircle | Clariant


Babette Pettersen

VP, Europe, | LanzaTech

Babette Pettersen

Babette Pettersen

VP, Europe, | LanzaTech


Nicola Noponen

Sector Lead - Chemicals and Polymers | Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

Nicola Noponen

Nicola Noponen

Sector Lead - Chemicals and Polymers | Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials


Arne Kätelhön

Managing Director | Carbon minds

Arne Kätelhön

Arne Kätelhön

Managing Director | Carbon minds


Martin Demler

Project Manager, Defossilation | Evonik Creavis GmbH

Martin Demler

Martin Demler

Project Manager, Defossilation | Evonik Creavis GmbH


Jonatan Kleimark

Senior Chemicals and Business Advisor | ChemSec

Jonatan Kleimark

Jonatan Kleimark

Senior Chemicals and Business Advisor | ChemSec


An Damen

| Port of Antwerp

An Damen

An Damen

| Port of Antwerp


Friedrich Fries-Henrich

Founder & CEO | Circulania

Friedrich Fries-Henrich

Friedrich Fries-Henrich

Founder & CEO | Circulania


Jouni Lattu

Customer Account Lead | VTT

Jouni Lattu

Jouni Lattu

Customer Account Lead | VTT


Suki Kler Young

Senior Project Manager | EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH

Suki Kler Young

Suki Kler Young

Senior Project Manager | EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH


Sean Smith

Managing Director | Eden Research

Sean Smith

Sean Smith

Managing Director | Eden Research


Gary Bearden

Senior Consultant | Deloitte

Gary Bearden

Gary Bearden

Senior Consultant | Deloitte


Asam Rafi

Vice President of Sales | CarbonClean

Asam Rafi

Asam Rafi

Vice President of Sales | CarbonClean


David Newman

Managing Director | BBIA

David Newman

David Newman

Managing Director | BBIA


Jennifer Patel

President of BioIndustrial | Cargill

Jennifer Patel

Jennifer Patel

President of BioIndustrial | Cargill


Noam Gressel

Co-Founder & CEO | ECO-OS

Noam Gressel

Noam Gressel

Co-Founder & CEO | ECO-OS


Thomas Walter

Managing Director | Easy Smart Grid

Thomas Walter

Thomas Walter

Managing Director | Easy Smart Grid


Tudor Constantinescu

Principal Adviser | European Commission

Tudor Constantinescu

Tudor Constantinescu

Principal Adviser | European Commission


Jack Bigio

Co-founder and CEO | UBQ Materials

Jack Bigio

Jack Bigio

Co-founder and CEO | UBQ Materials


Thomas Palkovich

VP Project Development | EnergyNest

 Thomas Palkovich

Thomas Palkovich

VP Project Development | EnergyNest


Roland Dittmeyer

Director | KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT)

Roland Dittmeyer

Roland Dittmeyer

Director | KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT)


Alex Watson

Marketing Manager | Natural Capital Partners

Alex Watson

Alex Watson

Marketing Manager | Natural Capital Partners


Ed Maclean

Co-founder | Econscia

Ed Maclean

Ed Maclean

Co-founder | Econscia


Rebekah Braswell

Co-Founder & CCO | Land Life Company

Rebekah Braswell

Rebekah Braswell

Co-Founder & CCO | Land Life Company


Mesbah Sabur

Founder | Circularise

Mesbah Sabur

Mesbah Sabur

Founder | Circularise


Vivian Hsieh

Managing Director | NorthFind Management

Vivian Hsieh

Vivian Hsieh

Managing Director | NorthFind Management


Anastasios Perimenis

Secretary General | CO2 Value Europe

Anastasios Perimenis

Anastasios Perimenis

Secretary General | CO2 Value Europe


Petri Laakso

CEO | Soletair Power

Petri Laakso

Petri Laakso

CEO | Soletair Power


Birk Teuchert

Head of Business Development | ClimeWorks

Birk Teuchert

Birk Teuchert

Head of Business Development | ClimeWorks


Mark Hoff

European Head of ESG & Finance Sector Lead | SLR Consulting

Mark Hoff

Mark Hoff

European Head of ESG & Finance Sector Lead | SLR Consulting


Andrea Barbon

Sales application manager | Turboden SpA

Andrea Barbon

Andrea Barbon

Sales application manager | Turboden SpA


Susanne Marczian

Supervisor Sustainable Mobility & Strategies | Ford Motor Company

Susanne Marczian

Susanne Marczian

Supervisor Sustainable Mobility & Strategies | Ford Motor Company


Ralf Haller

Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing | Nnaisense

Ralf Haller

Ralf Haller

Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing | Nnaisense


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


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

Head of Regulatory Affairs | Sappi Europe

Berry Wiersum

Berry Wiersum

Head of Regulatory Affairs | 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,


Vanessa Chesnot

Senior Product Policy Manager | FEVE

Vanessa Chesnot

Vanessa Chesnot

Senior Product Policy Manager | FEVE


Jürgen Dornheim

Director Corporate Packaging Sustainability & Innovation | Procter & Gamble

Jürgen Dornheim

Jürgen Dornheim

Director Corporate Packaging Sustainability & Innovation | Procter & Gamble


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


Henrik Langholf

Zukunftsmoderator/Future Facilitator | Zukunftsmoderation

Henrik Langholf

Henrik Langholf

Zukunftsmoderator/Future Facilitator | Zukunftsmoderation


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


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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