Dr . Jules Roelofs
Jules Roelofs (born 1974) graduated from Wageningen University (The Netherlands) with a Masters degree in chemistry in 1997. In 2001, he finished his Ph.D at Utrecht University, on the topic development of heterogeneous clay-based catalysts. After this, he worked in the field of nanocomposites at Engelhard Corporation (now BASF). He joined the Research and Technology department of Holland Colours NV in 2004. As R&D Manager Packaging (2006-2012), he focused on PET packaging related projects. He currently holds the position of Director R&T. Jules is (co-) author of several scientific papers on various subjects and patent applications
Dr . Jules Roelofs, Senior Chemist Packaging
Holland Colours NV
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 09:00 AM
Introduction of a new light barrier for PET packaging of dairy drinks in Asia
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 10:50 AM
Mr. David Swift
David Swift was educated in UK studying Biochemistry at the University of Manchester and, subsequently, gained a Masters degree in Toxicology from the University of Surrey. He also has a MBA from Henley Management College, part of Brunel University.
David has worked as the Global Marketing manager for resin business unit for M&G Group from 2000-2007. Presently he is the Managing Director for PCI PET Packaging Resin and Recycling Ltd
Mr. David Swift, Managing Director
PCI (PET Packaging, Resin & Recycling) Ltd
Looming Global Capacity Surplus; Can producers in Asia Survive the Crisis
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 09:10 AM
Ms. Sok Peng Chua
Ms Chua Sok Peng is the Managing Editor for Asia Petrochemicals & Soft Commodities. She joined Platts in 2008 and currently leads a team of 13 editors located in Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai.
Ms. Sok Peng Chua, Managing Editor, Asia Petrochemicals & Soft Commodities
Global PX/PTA Market & Pricing Outlook
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 10:45 AM
Mr. Martua Sianipar
Martua graduated from the University of Indonesia majoring in Material Science. He has been with PT Dynaplast since 1995 in the dept of manufacturing plastics packaging. Today he is the Head of Material Development in the Supply Chain division responsible for developing materials for new and existing projects and also responsible for developing the supply chain to assure guarantee of quality, quantity and supply delivery
Mr. Martua Sianipar, Head of Material Development, Procurement Dept
PT Dynaplast Tbk
Indonesia - PET Packaging Growth & Hot-Fill Production Systems for Tea & Juice Market
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 11:15 AM
Mr. Y.J. Lou
YJ Lou graduated from Tatung Institute of Technology, Taiwan with a bachelor degree in chemical engineering He has been with join Far Eastern New Century Corporation for 28 years and over the years acquired a deep knoweledge and experience at PET packaging field , including bottle resin, A-PET sheet, film, bottle & preform & BTB resin .
Currently he is the to Senior Vice President.for the company handling FENC's. marketing & sales global strategy.
Mr. Y.J. Lou, Senior Vice President
Far Eastern New Century Corperation
Insights on China Market, Development in Polyester Industry and New Project in China
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 11:45 AM
Mrs. Cecile Bourland
Cecile received her MBA from Columbia University in NYC . She then joined the Danone Group where she stayed for more than 10 years and was involved in various brand management as well as purchasing positions. She shifted her career path into the packaging industry when she assumed a new business development position in a French packaging design agency. She has been working now for four years in M&G Group as marketing and business development manager for specialty PET resins.
Mrs. Cecile Bourland, Marketing Manager
M&G Polimeri Italia S.p.A
Developments in PET Barrier Resin and potential applications & growth opportunities in Asia
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 02:00 PM
Mr. Yusuke Hikichi
Mr Yusuke Hikichi studied economics in Japan and joined Iwatani Corporation in 2008. Iwatani Corporation is a major Japanese trading corporation involved in the PET business.
Mr Hikichi is a sales representative in the functional plastics products dept. taking care of PET resin sales. Currently his major focus is on barrier PET/Poliprotect sales, checking its recyclability into the Japanese market and exploring the possibility to develop sales in the Japanese and more globally Asian markets.
Mr. Yusuke Hikichi, Sales Manager, Functional Plastic Products Dept
Japan - Opportunities for PET barrier resins in a sophisticated and developed market
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 02:30 PM
Mr. Edward Kosior
Edward Kosior has been involved in Plastics and Rubber technology for the past 30 years. In 2004 he established NEXTEK Pty Ltd to provide new technical solutions to the environmental and recycling challenges facing the polymer industry. Currently he is - Managing Director Nextek Limited (UK and Australia)
Technical Director of Closed Loop London which is establishing London’s first plastics recycling plant
Mr. Edward Kosior, Managing Director
Review of PET recycling systems and technologies, challenges to obtain good RPET quality and requirements to enter the food contact market
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 04:30 PM
Due dilligence and Taking Risk out of PET recycling
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 08:10 AM
Ing. Christoph Woess
Christoph Wöss was born in 1980 in Linz.He visited the Secondary College for Electronic &
Communications- Engineering in Leonding near Linz, Austria and finished in 1999.
At the beginning of his career he worked exclusively in the automotive industry as an automation engineer. In the year 2001 he enters EREMA in the software/electrical
Ing. Christoph Woess, Product Manager, VACUREMA
department and was responsible for the visualization and automatisation of large plants at EREMA.
All along more and more PET recycling sparks his interests and so he assumed the control of the PET recycling plants in the EREMA group, the so called VACUREMA's in the year 2007.
Since then he is responsible for product development, technical Sales and customer care in this division. Meanwhile, with more than 10 years of experience in the plastic industry he also is member of PETCORE (PET Container Recycling Europe) and represents the Recycler's interests in the Board of PETCORE.
EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Ges.m.b.H.
New Ways in Recycling of Post Consumer PET Bottle Scrap
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 05:00 PM
Mr. Ankit Kedia
Ankit Kedia is a graduate in Food Marketing from Western Michigan University and a post graduate from Mumbai University, with a passion for packaging. He is a member of the several packaging insitutues like Indian Institute of Packaging, Indian Plastics Institute and others. He is with Manjushree Technopack since 2005 and is a part of the board of directors in the company, over looking sales and marketing functions of the company and driving the company towards strategy and growth. Prior to this, he was associated with Roundys Superstores, Wisconsin USA as a sales consultant and analyst. He has an experience of over 8 years in PET Packaging industry
Mr. Ankit Kedia, Director
Manjushree Technopack Limited
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 08:00 AM
India - Lightweighting of PET bottles and wide mouth jars
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 04:00 PM
Mr. Shinji Ishida
Shinji Ishida is the Chief engineer of R & D in Sekisui Plastics. He studied at the Kogakuin University in Tokyo and has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He started working at Sekisui Plastics in 1994, and his first engagement was in in R&D Foam Extrusion Technology dealing with polystyrene, polypropylene and polyester resins.
His next assignment was then in R&D High-performance, Moldable Resin composed of polyolefin and polystyrene
Mr. Shinji Ishida, Senior Manager, Chief of Basic Technology Dept
Sekisui Plastics Co Ltd
Heat resistant food containers made of Foamed PET and packagings for industrial use made of Foamed RPET
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 08:40 AM
Mr. Matthew Gray
Matthew Gray currently holds the position of Pacific Marketing Director for SABIC Innovative Plastics, with responsibility for Long Term Marketing Programs and Business Development Initiatives in the Asia Pacific Region. He also serves as the Global Marketing Director of the Performance Blends Product Portfolio, where he manages the business planning, enterprise accountability and technology and marketing programs.
With over 20 years of Plastics Industry Experience he has served roles in Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain and Executive Management. Gray is a graduate of La Trobe University holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Mr. Matthew Gray, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific
Sabic Innovative Plastics
New advances in Up-Cycled Conversion of PCR PET to Engineering Plastics for Electronics & Automotive applications
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 09:40 AM
Mr. Munehiko Takada
Mr. Takada graduated from Keio University with a degree in Science and Technology department at 1983 and joined Suntory. He has worked as mechanical engineer at brewery and beverage plant in Japan and China. At the time in the plant, he was in charge for construction and management of the plant. Now, he is in charge of New Packaging Development Dept. in Suntory HQ as General Manager and has developed many new package technology
Mr. Munehiko Takada, General Manager- New Packaging Devt
Suntory Limited., Head Office
Suntory's Sustainable Packaging Initiatives
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 10:10 AM
Mr. Kongkiat Ramphaisri
Kongkiat graduated in Production Engineering since 1994 and Masters of Information Technology since 2002 from King Mongkut’s University. He has his first 12 years experience in Process/Project Engineering on Stainless & Metal Coating steel business. Since 2006 he switched into aseptic packaging business, first joined SIG Combibloc starting as Project Leader of high speed aseptic filling machines then took his last position as Technical Service & Technical Specialist Manager in Thailand. In 2011, he joined Sidel as Business Development Manager of Sensitive Product for South East Asia Pacific zone.
Mr. Kongkiat Ramphaisri, Zone Business Development Manager for Sensitive Product
Sidel Group - Sidel South Asia-Pacific Ltd
New generation high speed aseptic PET filler for single serve sensitive beverages particularly for Asian market
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 11:20 AM
Mr. Rakesh Singh
Mr. Rakesh Singh has 25 years of experience in Thailand’s Plastics Industry. Possessing a very strong techno-commercial background, Mr. Singh has worked with some of the well known companies in the Thai Plastics industry. He is presently working with Srithai Superware Public Co., Ltd as Director of Corporate Strategy and Operations Development. Mr. Singh has been actively involved in formulating strategies and executing the PET Preform business expansion in Thailand and Vietnam for his Company.
Mr. Rakesh Singh, Director – Corporate Strategy & Operations Development
Srithai Superware Public Company Limited
Thailand PET Preform Market
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 12:15 PM
Afternoon Session Chairman
Day 1 [Mon 19, November], at 01:55 PM
Mr. Yoshihiro Saito
Mr. Saito graduated from Tohoku University with a degree in Material and Technology department at 2002 and joined Suntory. He has worked for new package development in Suntory for over 10 years.
Mr. Yoshihiro Saito, Supply Chain Management Division
Suntory Limited., Head Office
Day 2 [Tue 20, November], at 10:10 AM