2023 Speakers

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Mark Knill

Chief Commercial Officer | Thinkwise Software

Mark Knill

Mark Knill

Chief Commercial Officer | Thinkwise Software


Andreas Queck

Senior Solution Specialist - Industrial Manufacturing | SAP

Andreas Queck

Andreas Queck

Senior Solution Specialist - Industrial Manufacturing | SAP


Lennert van Mens

ESG & Sustainable Finance Solutions | Commerzbank AG

Lennert van Mens

Lennert van Mens

ESG & Sustainable Finance Solutions | Commerzbank AG


Andres Alcayaga

Senior Researcher | Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Andres Alcayaga

Andres Alcayaga

Senior Researcher | Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy


Norbert Völl

Spoksperson | Der Grüne Punkt Holding GmbH

Norbert Völl

Norbert Völl

Spoksperson | Der Grüne Punkt Holding GmbH


Dr Fabian Klein

Legal Director Rechtsanwalt | Prinsent Masons

Dr Fabian Klein

Dr Fabian Klein

Legal Director Rechtsanwalt | Prinsent Masons


Katrin Bolkart

Senior Consultant | Anthesis

Katrin Bolkart

Katrin Bolkart

Senior Consultant | Anthesis


Darren West

Product Expert, Circular Economy | SAP

Darren West

Darren West

Product Expert, Circular Economy | SAP


Andrew Eversden

Co-Founder | Bottle Up

Andrew Eversden

Andrew Eversden

Co-Founder | Bottle Up


Lauriane Veillard

Chemical Recycling and Plastic-to-Fuels Policy Officer | Zero Waste Europe

Lauriane Veillard

Lauriane Veillard

Chemical Recycling and Plastic-to-Fuels Policy Officer | Zero Waste Europe


Philipp Heisenberger

Solution Architect | ONIQ

Philipp Heisenberger

Philipp Heisenberger

Solution Architect | ONIQ


Leon Ge

CEO | tocco.earth

Leon Ge

Leon Ge

CEO | tocco.earth


Alejandro Navazas

Scientific and policy advisor | European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC)

Alejandro Navazas

Alejandro Navazas

Scientific and policy advisor | European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC)


Floris Schiks

Lead Commercial Team | Ecochain Technologies

Floris Schiks

Floris Schiks

Lead Commercial Team | Ecochain Technologies


Patrick Van Waes

Global Marketing Director | CovationBio

Patrick Van Waes

Patrick Van Waes

Global Marketing Director | CovationBio


Dr Asta Partanen

Senior Expert | nova-Institut

Dr Asta Partanen

Dr Asta Partanen

Senior Expert | nova-Institut


Tim Grossheimann

Regional Lead Dach & BeNe | STRIVE by STX

Tim Grossheimann

Tim Grossheimann

Regional Lead Dach & BeNe | STRIVE by STX


Dr Noam Gressel

Co-founder and Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer | ECO-OS

Dr Noam Gressel

Dr Noam Gressel

Co-founder and Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer | ECO-OS


Mesbah Sabur

Founder | Circularise

Mesbah Sabur

Mesbah Sabur

Founder | Circularise


Marc Borghans

Director - Head of Sustainable Structured Finance | ING

Marc Borghans

Marc Borghans

Director - Head of Sustainable Structured Finance | ING


Michael Carus

Founder & Managing Director | Nova-Institute

Michael Carus

Michael Carus

Founder & Managing Director | Nova-Institute


Markus Kraft

Director Group Procurement & ESG | HIRSCH Servo AG

Markus Kraft

Markus Kraft

Director Group Procurement & ESG | HIRSCH Servo AG


Dr Annis Mapleston

Senior Consultant | Lorax Compliance

Dr Annis Mapleston

Dr Annis Mapleston

Senior Consultant | Lorax Compliance


Monica Gassmann

Global Head of Sustainability for Industries | SAP

Monica Gassmann

Monica Gassmann

Global Head of Sustainability for Industries | SAP


Pascal Lakeman

Fellow, R&D | Trinseo

Pascal Lakeman

Pascal Lakeman

Fellow, R&D | Trinseo


Prof Ulrich Schwaneberg

Head of the Institute of Biotechnology and Bio4MatPro Competence | RWTH Aachen University & DWI

Prof Ulrich Schwaneberg

Prof Ulrich Schwaneberg

Head of the Institute of Biotechnology and Bio4MatPro Competence | RWTH Aachen University & DWI


Prof Ulrich Schurr

Director of Plant Sciences, Bioeconomy Science Center and BioökonomieREVIER | Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof Ulrich Schurr

Prof Ulrich Schurr

Director of Plant Sciences, Bioeconomy Science Center and BioökonomieREVIER | Forschungszentrum Jülich


Dr Liz Wilks

Head of Public Relations & Communication for the UK & Europe APP Sinar Mas | Asia Pulp & Paper

Dr Liz Wilks

Dr Liz Wilks

Head of Public Relations & Communication for the UK & Europe APP Sinar Mas | Asia Pulp & Paper


Hanna Kalliomäki

Chief Sustainability Officer | Paptic

Hanna Kalliomäki

Hanna Kalliomäki

Chief Sustainability Officer | Paptic


Lars Sandberg

CEO | Blue Ocean Closures

Lars Sandberg

Lars Sandberg

CEO | Blue Ocean Closures


Axel Darut

Public Affairs Associate - Circular Economy Policies | Minderoo Foundation

Axel Darut

Axel Darut

Public Affairs Associate - Circular Economy Policies | Minderoo Foundation


Joost Schollaert

General Manager | Galloo Plastics

 Joost Schollaert

Joost Schollaert

General Manager | Galloo Plastics


Frans-Willem de Kloet

CEO | Ecochain

Frans-Willem de Kloet

Frans-Willem de Kloet

CEO | Ecochain


Reneé Remijnse

Sustainability Communication Director | Essity Professional Hygiene

Reneé Remijnse

Reneé Remijnse

Sustainability Communication Director | Essity Professional Hygiene


Bas Latten

Founder & Director | CYCLUPS

Bas Latten

Bas Latten

Founder & Director | CYCLUPS


Florian Witt

Director of Technology | INDEED Innovation

Florian Witt

Florian Witt

Director of Technology | INDEED Innovation


Lara Dammer

Head of Department Economy & Policy | nova-Institute

Lara Dammer

Lara Dammer

Head of Department Economy & Policy | nova-Institute


Alex Herking

Principal Consultant, Expert Services | aPriori Technologies

Alex Herking

Alex Herking

Principal Consultant, Expert Services | aPriori Technologies


Elizabeth Staab

Global Packaging Sustainability Manager | H.B. Fuller

Elizabeth Staab

Elizabeth Staab

Global Packaging Sustainability Manager | H.B. Fuller


Komal Sinha

Director, Plastics and Sustainable Development Policy and Markets | Verra

Komal Sinha

Komal Sinha

Director, Plastics and Sustainable Development Policy and Markets | Verra


Stefaan De Wildeman

CEO | B4Plastics

Stefaan De Wildeman

Stefaan De Wildeman

CEO | B4Plastics


Sabrina Schreiner

Research Associate | Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Sabrina Schreiner

Sabrina Schreiner

Research Associate | Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT


Anna Krüger

Research Associate | Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

Anna Krüger

Anna Krüger

Research Associate | Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT


Stefan Koensgen

R&D Project Leader for Circular Economy | BMW

Stefan Koensgen

Stefan Koensgen

R&D Project Leader for Circular Economy | BMW


Ahmet Lokurlu

CEO | Soliterm Group GmbH 

Ahmet Lokurlu

Ahmet Lokurlu

CEO | Soliterm Group GmbH 


Helen Landhäußer

CEO | LOOXR GmbH

Helen Landhäußer

Helen Landhäußer

CEO | LOOXR GmbH


Jonas Johannisson 

Sustainability Program Development Manager  | TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH 

Jonas Johannisson 

Jonas Johannisson 

Sustainability Program Development Manager  | TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH 


Viktoria Scheuer

Lead Business Developer | Energiency

Viktoria Scheuer

Viktoria Scheuer

Lead Business Developer | Energiency


Miguel Gorriz

Innovation Associate | EIT Manufacturing

Miguel Gorriz

Miguel Gorriz

Innovation Associate | EIT Manufacturing


Efrat Friedland

Founder/materials strategist | materialscout

Efrat Friedland

Efrat Friedland

Founder/materials strategist | materialscout


Ulf Seefeldt 

Business Development Manager  |  M.TEC ENGINEERING GmbH 

Ulf Seefeldt 

Ulf Seefeldt 

Business Development Manager  |  M.TEC ENGINEERING GmbH 


Lars Krause

Senior Expert | Nova-Institut GmbH

Lars Krause

Lars Krause

Senior Expert | Nova-Institut GmbH


Ton Knipscheer

Business Consultant | TK Packaging Consulting

Ton Knipscheer

Ton Knipscheer

Business Consultant | TK Packaging Consulting


Rolph Payet

Executive Secretary | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Rolph Payet

Rolph Payet

Executive Secretary | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions


Pierre Bodin

Partner | Mews Deutschland GmbH

Pierre Bodin

Pierre Bodin

Partner | Mews Deutschland GmbH


Remko Detz

Scientist | TNO

Remko Detz

Remko Detz

Scientist | TNO


Saurabh Tembhurne

CEO & Founder | SoHHytec

Saurabh Tembhurne

Saurabh Tembhurne

CEO & Founder | SoHHytec


Kai Risthaus

| DLR

Kai Risthaus

Kai Risthaus

| DLR


Charlotte Wiles

CEO | Chemtrix

Charlotte Wiles

Charlotte Wiles

CEO | Chemtrix


Pascal Buskens

Principal Scientist | TNO

Pascal Buskens

Pascal Buskens

Principal Scientist | TNO


Marcel Jacobs

Managing Director | CIRCL8 BV

Marcel Jacobs

Marcel Jacobs

Managing Director | CIRCL8 BV


Pauline Ruiz

Expert in Sustainability, Technology & Markets for Renewable Chemicals and Polymers | nova-Institut GmbH

Pauline Ruiz

Pauline Ruiz

Expert in Sustainability, Technology & Markets for Renewable Chemicals and Polymers | nova-Institut GmbH


Pia Skoczinski

Senior Expert Technology & Markets | nova-Institut GmbH

Pia Skoczinski

Pia Skoczinski

Senior Expert Technology & Markets | nova-Institut GmbH


Angelina Schreiner

Advisor on Circular Economy | PREVENT Waste Alliance

Angelina Schreiner

Angelina Schreiner

Advisor on Circular Economy | PREVENT Waste Alliance


Stanley Mitchell

Head of Business Development | Xampla

Stanley Mitchell

Stanley Mitchell

Head of Business Development | Xampla


Erik Pijlman

CEO | Recell Group B.V.

Erik Pijlman

Erik Pijlman

CEO | Recell Group B.V.


Stephen Jamieson

Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions | SAP

Stephen Jamieson

Stephen Jamieson

Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions | SAP


Dr Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Chief Scientist | Circular Valley

Dr Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Dr Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Chief Scientist | Circular Valley


Liv Andersson

Circular Economy Consultant | Stena Circular Consulting

Liv Andersson

Liv Andersson

Circular Economy Consultant | Stena Circular Consulting


Monique Maissan

CEO and founder | Waste2Wear  

Monique Maissan

Monique Maissan

CEO and founder | Waste2Wear  


Timo Unger

Manager Environmental Affairs | Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre GmbH

Timo Unger

Timo Unger

Manager Environmental Affairs | Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre GmbH


Louisa Hoyes

Head of Strategic Partnerships | TOMRA Textiles

Louisa Hoyes

Louisa Hoyes

Head of Strategic Partnerships | TOMRA Textiles


Ulla Forsström

Principal Scientist | VTT

Ulla Forsström

Ulla Forsström

Principal Scientist | VTT


Dr Jacco van Haveren

Programme Manager | Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

Dr Jacco van Haveren

Dr Jacco van Haveren

Programme Manager | Wageningen Food & Biobased Research


Kristian Salminen

Lead, Bio-based products | VTT

Kristian Salminen

Kristian Salminen

Lead, Bio-based products | VTT


Julia Cramer

Head of Global Marketing Textile Coatings | Covestro

Julia Cramer

Julia Cramer

Head of Global Marketing Textile Coatings | Covestro


Dr Dominik Auer

Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability | Wacker Chemie AG

Dr Dominik Auer

Dr Dominik Auer

Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability | Wacker Chemie AG


Jaakko Kuusisaari

Solution Sales Lead | VTT

Jaakko Kuusisaari

Jaakko Kuusisaari

Solution Sales Lead | VTT


Sampo Immonen

Director of Line R&D | Valmet

Sampo Immonen

Sampo Immonen

Director of Line R&D | Valmet


Dr Miriam Weber

Managing Director | HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH

Dr Miriam Weber

Dr Miriam Weber

Managing Director | HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH


Marjukka Kujanpää

Sustainability Director | Stora Enso

Marjukka Kujanpää

Marjukka Kujanpää

Sustainability Director | Stora Enso


Tanja Virtanen-Leppä

Principal, Sustainability Consulting | AFRY Management Consulting Oy

Tanja Virtanen-Leppä

Tanja Virtanen-Leppä

Principal, Sustainability Consulting | AFRY Management Consulting Oy


John Higginson

CEO | Higginson Strategy

John Higginson

John Higginson

CEO | Higginson Strategy


Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Chief Scientist | Circular Valley

Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Chief Scientist | Circular Valley


Dr Thawatchai Maneerung

Global Sustainability Expert | TÜV SÜD

Dr Thawatchai Maneerung

Dr Thawatchai Maneerung

Global Sustainability Expert | TÜV SÜD


Siem Haffmans

Strategic consultant Circular Economy | Partners for Innovation, the Netherlands

Siem Haffmans

Siem Haffmans

Strategic consultant Circular Economy | Partners for Innovation, the Netherlands


Märta Bergfors

Circular economy consultant | Stena Recycling Group

Märta Bergfors

Märta Bergfors

Circular economy consultant | Stena Recycling Group


Mark Hoff

European Head of ESG & Finance Sector Lead | SLR Consulting

Mark Hoff

Mark Hoff

European Head of ESG & Finance Sector Lead | SLR Consulting


Marco Macoratti

Head of Sustainable Solutions for Retail Brands  | Mondi

Marco Macoratti

Marco Macoratti

Head of Sustainable Solutions for Retail Brands  | Mondi


Martin Clemesha

Technical Advocacy Lead | BRASKEM

Martin Clemesha

Martin Clemesha

Technical Advocacy Lead | BRASKEM

Mr. Martin Clemesha graduated in materials science and engineering at the Polytechnic
School of São Paulo University in 2001 and has a post-graduation degree in Packaging
Engineering.
Along the past 21 years in the polymer industry, he has provided technical support to
customers in several segments in Brazil, South America and Europe. As a market
development engineer, he worked on projects involving the replacement of traditional
materials in the paint and medical packaging industries. He moved to Europe in 2014 to help
Braskem promote it’s I’m greenTM biobased plastics first as technical sales and then as a
product manager. As of 2023 he has been fully dedicated to technical advocacy, a branch of
external affairs dedicated to exchanging with relevant stakeholders (including policy makers,
think tanks and trade associations), Braskem’s views on complex topics such as responsible
sourcing, life cycle thinking and circular economy.


Julie Cachat

Senior Associate, Plastics & Packaging | WBCSD

Julie Cachat

Julie Cachat

Senior Associate, Plastics & Packaging | WBCSD


Juliana Oliveira

Functional Materials Researcher  | CeNTI - Centre for Nanotech & Smart Materials 

Juliana Oliveira

Juliana Oliveira

Functional Materials Researcher  | CeNTI - Centre for Nanotech & Smart Materials 


Jasper Munier

Business Development Manager NWE | Clariter

Jasper Munier

Jasper Munier

Business Development Manager NWE | Clariter


Dr Inga Bargende

Business Development Manager & Lab Head | Covestro Deutschland AG

Dr Inga Bargende

Dr Inga Bargende

Business Development Manager & Lab Head | Covestro Deutschland AG


Fred Baars

Sr. Process Director | Fluor B.V.

Fred Baars

Fred Baars

Sr. Process Director | Fluor B.V.


Dr Grzegorz Kubik

Head of innovation field industrial biotechnology | Fraunhofer IGB

Dr Grzegorz Kubik

Dr Grzegorz Kubik

Head of innovation field industrial biotechnology | Fraunhofer IGB


Evelyne Keller

Principal Consultant | Anthesis Group

Evelyne Keller

Evelyne Keller

Principal Consultant | Anthesis Group


David Katz

Founder | Plastic Bank

David Katz

David Katz

Founder | Plastic Bank


Claudia Rivinius

Marketing Director | STI Group | STI - Gustav Stabernack GmbH

Claudia Rivinius

Claudia Rivinius

Marketing Director | STI Group | STI - Gustav Stabernack GmbH


Daniel Bochnitschek

Co-Founder, CEO | AllocNow

Daniel Bochnitschek

Daniel Bochnitschek

Co-Founder, CEO | AllocNow


Chirag Virani

Co-founder and CEO | Sparkle Innovations Inc.

Chirag Virani

Chirag Virani

Co-founder and CEO | Sparkle Innovations Inc.


Britta Wyss Bisang

Global Sustainability Director | Schoeller Allibert Services B.V.

Britta Wyss Bisang

Britta Wyss Bisang

Global Sustainability Director | Schoeller Allibert Services B.V.


Ben Lynch

Director for Energy | Anthesis Group

Ben Lynch

Ben Lynch

Director for Energy | Anthesis Group


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