2021 Speakers

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Elizabeth Staab

Rigid Packaging Global Marketing Manager | H.B. Fuller

Elizabeth Staab

Elizabeth Staab

Rigid Packaging Global Marketing Manager | H.B. Fuller


John Fox

Innovation and Digital Solutions | Covestro

John Fox

John Fox

Innovation and Digital Solutions | Covestro


Antoon Versteeg

Project Lead Innovation Research | Porsche

Antoon Versteeg

Antoon Versteeg

Project Lead Innovation Research | Porsche


Thomas Nuyts

Global Product Manager Advanced Materials | Domo Chemicals

Thomas Nuyts

Thomas Nuyts

Global Product Manager Advanced Materials | Domo Chemicals


Ellen Cary

Head of Sustainability | Circulor

Ellen Cary

Ellen Cary

Head of Sustainability | Circulor


Marco Schoneveld

General Manger Germany | Vepa Furniture Factory

Marco Schoneveld

Marco Schoneveld

General Manger Germany | Vepa Furniture Factory


Willemijn Witteveen

Director Business Development Renewable Chemicals | Avantium

Willemijn Witteveen

Willemijn Witteveen

Director Business Development Renewable Chemicals | Avantium


Gerard Nijhoving

Managing Director | Senbis Polymer Innovations BV

Gerard Nijhoving

Gerard Nijhoving

Managing Director | Senbis Polymer Innovations BV


Frank Schweikert

Managing Board | German Ocean Foundation

Frank Schweikert

Frank Schweikert

Managing Board | German Ocean Foundation


Uwe Amrhein

Foundation Manager - Polyproblem Project - Plastics & the Environment | Röchling Foundation

Uwe Amrhein

Uwe Amrhein

Foundation Manager - Polyproblem Project - Plastics & the Environment | Röchling Foundation


Xin Chen

| WWF

Xin Chen

Xin Chen

| WWF


Stefan Wolyniec

CEO | Bushplanet,

Stefan Wolyniec

Stefan Wolyniec

CEO | Bushplanet,


Marco Macorati

Head of Sustainable Business Solutions | Mondi

Marco Macorati

Marco Macorati

Head of Sustainable Business Solutions | Mondi


Wojtek Swietochowski

Head of Global Sales | Landbell AG

Wojtek Swietochowski

Wojtek Swietochowski

Head of Global Sales | Landbell AG

Wojtek Swietochowski is highly experienced manager in the environmental field.

He has a primary degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kassel, Germany and began his professional career as a consultant and designer for environmental infrastructure projects such as water, energy supply and urbanisation plants.

As a high skilled manager, he has many years of global experience and managed several departments and companies in Europe, particularly in the international retail and manufacturing sector including marketing, strategic planning, international business development and sales.

 

In February 2018, Wojtek was appointed as Head of Global Sales at Landbell Group, responsible for leading all sales activities in the group. He speaks fluent German, English, Italian and Polish.

linkedin.com/in/wojtek-swietochowski


Severine Lalande

Investment Principal | TotalEnergies Ventures

Severine Lalande

Severine Lalande

Investment Principal | TotalEnergies Ventures

Severine Lalande is a investment principal with TotalEnergies Ventures. TEV’s role is to find, fund and foster global startups which contribute to a low carbon future and support TotalEnergies’s ambition of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Key investment areas are smart energy, new mobility, recycling, bio plastic and fuels.


Johan Lunabba

VP Group Sustainability & Public Affairs | Ahlstrom-Munksjo

Johan Lunabba

Johan Lunabba

VP Group Sustainability & Public Affairs | Ahlstrom-Munksjo

Johan Lunabba is VP, Group Sustainability & Public Affairs at Ahlstrom-Munksjö. Johan has broad experience of business-driven sustainability from corporations as well as management consulting. Among others, he has held sustainability leadership positions in Neste and Stora Enso before joining Ahlstrom-Munksjö in Oct 2021


Willemijn Peeters

Founder | Searious Business

Willemijn Peeters

Willemijn Peeters

Founder | Searious Business


Robin Guillaud

Executive Vice President | Ahlstrom-Munksjo

Robin Guillaud

Robin Guillaud

Executive Vice President | Ahlstrom-Munksjo

Robin Guillaud is EVP Sustainability, Innovation and Commercial Excellence at Ahlstrom-Munksjö, one of the world’s leading players in sustainable and innovative fiber solutions.

After studying at completing his studies in Grenoble France (Paper engineering and MBA), he joined Ahlstrom-Munksjö in 2000, first 5 years in the US, then 4 years in Scotland before moving back France in 2009. Robin joined the group executive management team in Oct 2021, now focusing on Sustainability and Innovation for the company.


Jeremy Schwartz

Chairman of The Board | Kantar

Jeremy Schwartz

Jeremy Schwartz

Chairman of The Board | Kantar


Lars Mortensen

EEA Expert - Circular Economy, Consumption and Production | European Environment Agency,

Lars Mortensen

Lars Mortensen

EEA Expert - Circular Economy, Consumption and Production | European Environment Agency,

Lars Fogh Mortensen – an economist – leads work of the EU institution The European Environment Agency (EEA) on plastics in a circular economy. He is the lead author of recent EEA reports and briefings on plastics, including Plastics, the circular economy and Europe′s environment — European Environment Agency (europa.eu) and Impacts of COVID-19 on single-use plastic in Europe’s environment — European Environment Agency (europa.eu). Previously he led work of the EEA on international relations and on sustainable consumption and production. Prior to joining the EEA, he worked at the OECD and at the United Nations on environment and sustainable development.


Alexander Dilnot-Smith

COO | Ellipsis Earth

Alexander Dilnot-Smith

Alexander Dilnot-Smith

COO | Ellipsis Earth


Emilio Braghi

SVP & President | Novelis Europe

Emilio Braghi

Emilio Braghi

SVP & President | Novelis Europe


Celia Sapart

Director Communications and Climate Science | CO2 Value Europe

Celia Sapart

Celia Sapart

Director Communications and Climate Science | CO2 Value Europe


Michael Carus

Managing Director | Nova Institute

Michael Carus

Michael Carus

Managing Director | Nova Institute


Jos Tuinenburg

Senior Consultant | The International REC Standard

Jos Tuinenburg

Jos Tuinenburg

Senior Consultant | The International REC Standard


Martina Bonnier

Editor in Chief, | Vogue Scandinavia

Martina Bonnier

Martina Bonnier

Editor in Chief, | Vogue Scandinavia


Dr Sandra Hofmann

Technology & Innovation Director, Synthetic Rubber | Trinseo

Dr Sandra Hofmann

Dr Sandra Hofmann

Technology & Innovation Director, Synthetic Rubber | Trinseo


Sophie Herrmann

Partner | SYSTEMIQ

Sophie Herrmann

Sophie Herrmann

Partner | SYSTEMIQ


David Ekberg

Executive Vice President, Packaging Solutions Division | Stora Enso

David Ekberg

David Ekberg

Executive Vice President, Packaging Solutions Division | Stora Enso

Kirsi Seppäläinen, Vice President, Strategic projects, Stora Enso Biomaterials is member of Biomaterials division management team since March 2012 and responsible for strategy process, various strategic projects, marketing communications, branding and certification. Prior to this position she held managerial responsibilities in communications, marketing and sustainability at Stora Enso and other global companies.


Nicole Bendsen

Secretariat of the PREVENT Waste Alliance | GIZ

Nicole Bendsen

Nicole Bendsen

Secretariat of the PREVENT Waste Alliance | GIZ


Dr Katharina Gräfe

Science Officer | BIO.NRW

Dr Katharina Gräfe

Dr Katharina Gräfe

Science Officer | BIO.NRW


Gunilla Carlsson

Board Member | ISWA International Solid Waste Association

Gunilla Carlsson

Gunilla Carlsson

Board Member | ISWA International Solid Waste Association


Bob Robinson

Principal Consultant, energy and resource efficiency and carbon management | SLR Consulting

Bob Robinson

Bob Robinson

Principal Consultant, energy and resource efficiency and carbon management | SLR Consulting


Thor Sverre Minnesjord

CEO | Cycled

Thor Sverre Minnesjord

Thor Sverre Minnesjord

CEO | Cycled


Vladimir Trembovolsky

CEO | ETB Catalytic Technologies

Vladimir Trembovolsky

Vladimir Trembovolsky

CEO | ETB Catalytic Technologies


Luis Hoffmann

Technologist Polymer Recycling | Sulzer Chemtech Ltd

Luis Hoffmann

Luis Hoffmann

Technologist Polymer Recycling | Sulzer Chemtech Ltd


Dr Christian Patermann

“Father of European bioeconomy", Former Director EU Commission and Advisor to the German Government on bioeconomy matters |

Dr Christian Patermann

Dr Christian Patermann

“Father of European bioeconomy", Former Director EU Commission and Advisor to the German Government on bioeconomy matters |


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

Marco has had a 25-year career (Nestlé, CPW, E&Y, CGEY, Deloitte and DNV), leading in R&D and operations on food and product safety, quality, regulatory and audits for multiple products and beverage systems, packaging, food processing lines and toys. Since 2019 he has been FCM global business development head at TÜV Rheinland, one of the big five in FCM regulatory, compliance and testing services.


Pieter Imhof

Senior Business Developer Circular Economy & Environment | TNO

Pieter Imhof

Pieter Imhof

Senior Business Developer Circular Economy & Environment | TNO


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


Inari Seppä

Technology innovation director and EU circular economy advocacy leader | Eastman

Inari Seppä

Inari Seppä

Technology innovation director and EU circular economy advocacy leader | Eastman


Luis Carretero Sanchez

Legal officer | European Commission

Luis Carretero Sanchez

Luis Carretero Sanchez

Legal officer | European Commission


Andrej Holobar

General manager | Echo Instruments

Andrej Holobar

Andrej Holobar

General manager | Echo Instruments


Alexandra Karnig

Business Operation Lead | Doconomy

Alexandra Karnig

Alexandra Karnig

Business Operation Lead | Doconomy


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


Andy Doran

Senior Manager, Sustainability and Recycling Development | Novelis Europe

Andy Doran

Andy Doran

Senior Manager, Sustainability and Recycling Development | Novelis Europe


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


Sonja Haider

Senior Business and Investors Advisor | ChemSec

Sonja Haider

Sonja Haider

Senior Business and Investors Advisor | ChemSec


Dries Vangheluwe

Advisor Business Development | Port of Antwerp

Dries Vangheluwe

Dries Vangheluwe

Advisor Business Development | 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


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


Errit Bekkering

Business Development | Chemport Europe

Errit Bekkering

Errit Bekkering

Business Development | Chemport Europe


David Newman

Managing Director | BBIA

David Newman

David Newman

Managing Director | BBIA

David has been active in the field of waste management since 1997, specializing particularly in food waste management and bioplastics. Over the past 20 years, he has founded, led or run several national and international associations working in these fields, including being President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) 2012-2016 and the Italian Compost and Biogas Consortium CIC 2000-2014, and the UK Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) since 2015. Among his many notable achievements, he was part of the team that managed to change Italy’s laws, introducing biowaste collections with biobags and banning plastic shopping bags, instead promoting the use of re-usable and compostable bags. David was additionally part of the team that successfully pushed through the EU Directive reducing plastic bag consumption.


Thomas Walter

Managing Director | Easy Smart Grid

Thomas Walter

Thomas Walter

Managing Director | Easy Smart Grid


Jack Bigio

Co-founder and CEO | UBQ Materials

Jack Bigio

Jack Bigio

Co-founder and CEO | UBQ Materials


Staffan Filipsson

Research Lead | Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)

Staffan Filipsson

Staffan Filipsson

Research Lead | Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)


Mattia Trovato

Head Of Marketing Communications presso | Manteco SpA

Mattia Trovato

Mattia Trovato

Head Of Marketing Communications presso | Manteco SpA


Ed Maclean

Co-founder | Econscia

Ed Maclean

Ed Maclean

Co-founder | Econscia


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


Paul Wilkinson

Head of Emerging Business (Europe) | SLR Consulting

Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson

Head of Emerging Business (Europe) | SLR Consulting


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

Kristin Hughes is the Director of the Global Plastic Action Partnership, a public-private partnership housed by the World Economic Forum that is aimed at eradicating plastic waste and pollution while focusing on circular economy solutions. Over the past twenty years Kristin has represented companies and governments in driving complex global programs focusing on sustainability, economic development, public policy and stakeholder engagement. During her experience working in the consumer goods, apparel retail and technology industries Kristin addressed the needs of those working in the supply chains, improving working conditions in factories and remediating human rights atrocities while implementing sustainable environmentally-friendly solutions for the companies’ approach to its business model. Kristin has a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law and has spent most of her career between London, Brussels, and Washington, DC partnering with businesses, government agencies and civil society focusing on emerging markets and collaborating to drive meaningful social and environmental change to improve the state of the world.


Miguel-Angel Fernandez

Vice President & Head of Verticals Chemicals, Glass, Oil & Gas, | Siemens

Miguel-Angel Fernandez

Miguel-Angel Fernandez

Vice President & Head of Verticals Chemicals, Glass, Oil & Gas, | Siemens


Siân Sutherland

Co-Founder | A Plastic Planet

Siân Sutherland

Siân Sutherland

Co-Founder | A Plastic Planet

Igniting social change, creating brands, campaigns and businesses with soul are among Siân’s overriding passions. The recipient of multiple awards, including ‘Female Marketer of the Year’, ‘CEW Achiever Award’, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘British Inventor of the Year’, Siân is a serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, Michelin Star restaurants, film production and brand creation design agencies. In 2017, she and Frederikke Magnussen founded ‘A Plastic Planet’, a global social Impact movement with a single goal: to ignite and inspire the world to ‘turn off the plastic tap’. As entrepreneurs, Siân and Frederikke bring a different, fresh pro-business approach to environmental issues. A Plastic Planet is highly vocal in representing the public’s right for plastic-free choice, working collaboratively with industry, retailers, governments, legislators and the United Nations to accelerate the pace of change at all levels. From ‘hack-athons’ for Unilever to the ‘Plastic Free Aisle’ campaign, A Plastic Planet has created a global impact in just two years.


Rolph Payet

Secretariat | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Rolph Payet

Rolph Payet

Secretariat | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Dr Rolph Payet is an international policy expert, researcher and speaker on environment, climate and island issues, and was the first president & vice-chancellor of the University of Seychelles. He was Minister of Environment and Energy in the Cabinet of Seychelles from 2012 to 2014. He is currently United Nations Executive Secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. Dr Payet has received numerous international awards and recognition for his work on islands, climate change, tertiary education and biodiversity. He is known for his ability to bring together the various disciplines – natural science, economics and business – to innovate solutions for environmental issues. His research in sustainable tourism and climate change continue to benefit numerous tourism developments in Seychelles and elsewhere.


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


Werner Bosmans

Directorate General Environment | European Commission

Werner Bosmans

Werner Bosmans

Directorate General Environment | European Commission

Werner Bosmans, a Belgian national, graduated as a Bio-engineer at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and obtained a Ph.D. in international economics in Montpellier, France. He also holds a degree in Public Management.

After undertaken research at the University of Ghent and at the Belgium Ministry of Agriculture, he worked as assistant to the Secretary-General of the Belgian and then Flemish Ministry of Agriculture. He is also a part-time professor at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

In 2005, he joined the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission in Brussels. He was responsible for Natural Resource policies, promoting life-cycle thinking to reduce environmental impacts. He helped setting up the International Resource Panel together with UNEP. He is one of the authors of the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe and coordinated the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) and work around the Circular Economy. The last years, he focused on developing the Plastics Strategy and the Directive related on single use plastics in order to reduce marine litter.


Betül Türel Erbay

Sustainability & Business Development Director | Elif Packaging

Betül Türel Erbay

Betül Türel Erbay

Sustainability & Business Development Director | Elif Packaging

Dr Betül Türel Erbay has a BSc in chemical engineering and an MSc and PhD in polymer science and technology from Istanbul Technical University. She has worked at Elif for more than 10 years, and is now sustainability and business development director. In addition, she has been the executive of the R&D Center since 2018.


Thomas Marinelli

Head of Sustainable Design & Products | Signify

Thomas Marinelli

Thomas Marinelli

Head of Sustainable Design & Products | Signify

Thomas leads the sustainable innovation and design program at Signify. He is responsible for driving sustainability strategic priorities in the social and environmental focus areas. He has a PhD in chemistry/heterogeneous catalysis and an MBA from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.


David Harding-Brown

CEO | EcoVeritas

David Harding-Brown

David Harding-Brown

CEO | EcoVeritas

David leads the highly skilled EcoVeritas team using 30+ years’ experience working within the global branded packaging industry as a client-facing technical operations, creative services and sustainability professional. He is a long-standing Certified Sustainability Practitioner, a fellow of the IOM3/Packaging Society, a member of the advisory groups for Packaging Education & Training, IOM3 Sustainability and IOP/DBA liaison. He is also a contributing writer for several FMCG magazines and a conference reporter for the Sustainable Brands organization.


Lorenz von Seherr

Geschäftsführer | PlantBase GmbH

Lorenz von Seherr

Lorenz von Seherr

Geschäftsführer | PlantBase GmbH

Lorenz worked in the music event industry. For years he ran his own booking agency and brought many well-known US rappers to Germany. After that, he founded his own marketing agency and helped many startups to succeed. Most recently, he and his wife Xandra founded PlantBase – a plastic-free, vegan natural cosmetics company.


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

Graeme has over 25 years’ experience in plastic processing, developing and designing innovative solutions for many demanding applications. At Mondi he is responsible for the product sustainability of all consumer packaging including flexible packaging, protective films and personal care. Graeme coordinates Mondi’s sustainability R&D efforts and is key to ensuring the ambition of commitments like the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy become a reality. He started his career at VitaSheet Group and has held senior positions in packaging and plastics development.


Jo Rowan

Associate Director - Strategy | PriestmanGoode

Jo Rowan

Jo Rowan

Associate Director - Strategy | PriestmanGoode

Jo is Associate Director of Strategy at leading design consultancy PriestmanGoode, where she specialises in insight and strategic thinking, defining solutions that improve user experience. Jo has extensive experience working for transport and hospitality brands and is instrumental in shaping the studio’s concept work around future cities and sustainable products, with particular focus on human-centered and circular design. 


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

Joachim has extensive experience in packaging waste management, dating from 1992 when he spent four months in the German Federal Ministry of the Environment working on packaging issues including the German Packaging Ordinance. From 1993 to 2006 he worked with Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD), where he was appointed head of international affairs in 2001. Between 2001 and 2013 he also became secretary general and later managing director of PRO EUROPE, the umbrella organization of 35 packaging recovery organizations. Since 2013 Joachim has been managing director of EXPRA, a new alliance of 26 PROs from more than 24 countries. Since 1995 he has also been an independent lawyer in Germany specializing in international EPR legislation, chair of ISWA’s Governance & Legal WG and the EU Group and a member of the OECD EPR expert group. He has served as an expert in ISO global standardization project SIS/TK 165/AG 10 Packaging and Environment.


Dr Julien Renvoise

Global Circularity Manager, Plastics | Trinseo

Dr Julien Renvoise

Dr Julien Renvoise

Global Circularity Manager, Plastics | Trinseo

Dr. Julien Renvoise – Global Circularity Manager Plastics at Trinseo, focuses on accelerating time-to-market for circular solutions like chemical recycling projects with a science-based approach. Renvoise joined Trinseo’s plastic team in 2016, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience on the the chemical industry, from polymers to end markets.


Georg Raffael Spindler

Manager Speciality Applications & Analytics | Lenzing AG

Georg Raffael Spindler

Georg Raffael Spindler

Manager Speciality Applications & Analytics | Lenzing AG

After his study in Innovation & Product Management, George joined an international packaging producer where he worked several years in diverse functions from product management to sales. Since nearly three years, he has been with Lenzing, where he is globally responsible for speciality applications like Sustainable Packaging and Automotive Interiors.


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


Petri Laakso

CEO | Soletair Power

Petri Laakso

Petri Laakso

CEO | Soletair Power


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

Katharina has a PhD in quantum physics from RWTH. She is CEO and co-founder of Digimind GmbH. Previously she was chief scientist at ETH Zurich and senior researcher in AI and digital twin at Siemens AG.


Elizabeth Staab

Rigid Packaging Global Marketing Manager | HB Fuller

Elizabeth Staab

Elizabeth Staab

Rigid Packaging Global Marketing Manager | HB Fuller

As a subject expert of sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverage segment, Elizabeth closely follows market and regulatory trends EIMEA, North America, and the rest of world. She drives the direction for product and solution developments in the food and beverage segments to meet future sustainability and circular economy needs.


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,

As a corporate staff member, Volker is driving the implementation of circular economy projects starting at the COTY Fragrance plant in Cologne. He began his career at Procter & Gamble in baby care. He gained expertise in the areas of new process and equipment development in baby care as well as in beauty care, with a track record in each area. He leads the agile plant engineering organization in Cologne as well as the global luxury engineering group.


Vanessa Chesnot

Senior Product Policy Manager | FEVE

Vanessa Chesnot

Vanessa Chesnot

Senior Product Policy Manager | FEVE

Vanessa is senior product policy manager at FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, dealing in particular with circular economy topics and coordinating Close the Glass Loop, a multi-stakeholder partnership to establish a material stewardship program that will result in more bottle-to-bottle recycling. Formerly a director and head of practice at Grayling Brussels, she also worked as the representation of PSA Peugeot Citroën to the EU, handling environment, transport, consumer and competitiveness issues.


Jürgen Dornheim

Director Corporate Packaging Sustainability & Innovation | Procter & Gamble

Jürgen Dornheim

Jürgen Dornheim

Director Corporate Packaging Sustainability & Innovation | Procter & Gamble

Jürgen is director in P&G’s global packaging organization with a focus on sustainability and innovation for all business units.
Today engaged in assessing new technologies, materials and concepts to realize P&G’s Global ambitious sustainability goals.
Representing P&G in various European Industry associations and expert panels.


Daniela Albuquerque

Marketing Coordinator | BVRio

Daniela Albuquerque

Daniela Albuquerque

Marketing Coordinator | BVRio

Daniela is an environmental engineer with over 15 years’ experience in credit mechanisms related to environmental issues, focused on waste management and circular economy. She is the circular economy manager for BVRio, an international NGO and founder of the 3R Initiative and the Circular Action Hub.


Tara Nitz

Global Positioning & Advocacy Circular Economy | Covestro

Tara Nitz

Tara Nitz

Global Positioning & Advocacy Circular Economy | Covestro

Tara is a lawyer and the lead in the Positioning in Global Circular Economy Program. She is responsible for global positioning and advocacy for circular economy at Covestro and is experienced in energy, climate and CE policy setting at the national and international level. She is co-chair of the Climate Advocacy Taskforce of the International Council of Chemical Associations and chair of the German chemical industry’s working group on Circular Economy.


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

Shaun is the digital strategist who designed and leads Plastic Bank’s blockchain recycling, banking and movement platform. He created the marketing strategies to introduce Social Plastic to the world, resulting in over 500 media features and a multi-million-person revolution. He is globally recognized as a leading authority on blockchain for good and designing systems for the world’s bottom billion. He has been awarded as an IBM Champion and an Ashoka Emerging Innovator. He was previously the vice president of a GPS technology company. He is currently an advisor to XPRIZE spin-off HeroX and various technology projects. Along with David Katz, Shaun received UN awards at COP21 and COP23 and has been featured in numerous media interviews, documentaries and keynote events.


Ina Ballik

Senior Project Manager ValuCred | Yunus Environment Hub

Ina Ballik

Ina Ballik

Senior Project Manager ValuCred | Yunus Environment Hub

My name is Ina Ballik, and I am a passionate social environmentalist.
I love the fact that my CV perfectly depicts the concept of circularity as I am back working in waste management this year – the field I started my professional career in over 16 years ago.
Beginning with municipal waste management in Mexico directly let me to work in the Carbon Market; first as a Sector Expert for waste management under the UNFCCC’s CDM framework and then as an EU ETS verifier. Parallelly, as an ISO auditor I had the great opportunity to work in over 40 countries across 5 continents, which gave me invaluable insights into global environmental and social challenges humanity must overcome.
Now, the “waste world” has me back!


Hanna Buck

Program Manager & Sustainability Expert | Control Union

Hanna Buck

Hanna Buck

Program Manager & Sustainability Expert | Control Union

Hanna has been with Control Union for over five years as a key account and program manager. She combines her interdisciplinary background in environmental management and business administration to assess sustainability management systems and thereby create value along the supply chain. Hanna has broad experience in conducting social and environmental assessments in agricultural supply chains worldwide, including in-depth consultation with involved stakeholders. Furthermore, she is program manager and auditor for the Grüner Knopf, a German government certification of social due diligence in the textile supply chain.


Caterina Camerani

Vice President Sustainability | PACCOR Group

Caterina Camerani

Caterina Camerani

Vice President Sustainability | PACCOR Group

Caterina has a PhD in chemistry with a specialization in environmental chemistry. She has more than 20 years’ experience in leading sustainable business strategy developments and implementation in academia and international corporations. At PACCOR she is responsible for making the company fit for the long-term future in relation to environmental, social and governance issues. She is a recognized expert on social and environmental impact assessments, and has contributed to the development of impact valuation frameworks in external fora for the past 10 years, including WBCSD Natural and Social Capital Protocols and derived sector-specific guides. She has been a guest lecturer on sustainable development, waste management, sustainability reporting, biodiversity and ecosystem services.


Marie Buy

EMEAI Sustainability Leader | Dow Polyurethanes

Marie Buy

Marie Buy

EMEAI Sustainability Leader | Dow Polyurethanes


Dr Miriam Weber

Managing director | HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH

Dr Miriam Weber

Dr Miriam Weber

Managing director | HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH

Dr Miriam Weber is a marine biologist. For the last 12 years she has been leading research on the biodegradation of plastic in the environment, contributing to the introduction of several ISO standards and the SAPEA evidence review report on Biodegradability of Plastic in the Open Environment.


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

Jonathan has broad experience in sustainability in various sectors such as consumer goods, food and beverage, energy and international cooperation. Prior to joining his current company, he worked as a research scientist at the Earth Institute of Columbia University.


Michelle Carvell

COO | Lorax EPI

Michelle Carvell

Michelle Carvell

COO | Lorax EPI


Maike Rabe

Professor | Hochschule Niederrhein

Maike Rabe

Maike Rabe

Professor | Hochschule Niederrhein


Tuomas Mustonen

Founder, CEO | Paptic Oy

Tuomas Mustonen

Tuomas Mustonen

Founder, CEO | Paptic Oy


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


Christian Crépet

Executive Director | PETCORE Europe

Christian Crépet

Christian Crépet

Executive Director | PETCORE Europe


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.


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


Robbie Staniforth

Head of Policy | Ecosurety

Robbie Staniforth

Robbie Staniforth

Head of Policy | Ecosurety

Robbie Staniforth is head of policy at Ecosurety, the market leading compliance scheme investing in quality recycling in the UK. Robbie provides EPR expertise to customers, government, regulators and industry organisations. He has held a number of key industry roles in the UK, including being Chair of the Packaging Scheme Forum, a Director of the WEEE Scheme Forum and a former Director of the Resource Association.


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

Ashley Holding is an Innovation Manager at Fashion for Good, the global initiative to make all Fashion Good. He focuses his efforts on plastics in the fashion supply chain. Ashley has a background in polymer chemistry and previously worked with Worn Again technologies developing a chemical recycling process for textiles.


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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