Sustainable Polyolefins, Markets & Innovations, Polyolefins Markets, Profitability, Technology Innovation & Circular Plastics Transition

28-29 Jun, 2022 - Brussels, HYBRID

Novotel Brussels City Centre

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Mr. Marco Jansen

Mr. Marco Jansen

Circular Economy & Sustainability Leader Europe & Asia / Global Biopolymers Leader

Braskem Netherlands BV

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Mr. Marco Jansen

Mr. Marco Jansen

Circular Economy & Sustainability Leader Europe & Asia / Global Biopolymers Leader

Braskem Netherlands BV

AGENDA SESSION

EXPANDING RENEWABLE PE CAPACITY & CIRCULAR POLYOLEFINS INVESTMENT UPDATE

Day 2 [Wed 29, June], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/MarcoJansen.jpgIn 2010 Marco joined Braskem in Rotterdam initially responsible for marketing the polyethylene and polypropylene resins imported from Brazil. In 2012 he became the Commercial Manager for the renewable chemicals division in Europe and from 2013 Marco was heading the renewable chemicals division in Europe and North America, driving the growth of the biobased polyethylene business.

 

Marco is also one of the founding board members of Holland Bioplastics and was in the board until December 2018 and is currently the vice chairman of Plastics Europe’s Strategic Committee 1 for Climate & Production. In April 2019 Marco assumed the position of Business Director Circular Economy Europe and since October 2019 Marco expanded his responsibilities and is now the Director of Circular Economy & Sustainability in Europe and Asia and Global Director of Biopolymers at Braskem.

Ms. Charlotte de Montpellier

Ms. Charlotte de Montpellier

Senior Economist

ING Economic Research

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Ms. Charlotte de Montpellier

Ms. Charlotte de Montpellier

Senior Economist

ING Economic Research

AGENDA SESSION

GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/CharlotteMontpellier.jpgCharlotte de Montpellier is a Senior Economist at ING Belgium. She is responsible for economic forecasts for France and Switzerland and closely follows European and global macroeconomic developments. She has been working at ING since 2018, and before that was a research and teaching assistant at one of Belgium's major universities, UCLouvain.

Mr. Graham Houlder

Mr. Graham Houlder

Project Coordinator & Managing Director

CEFLEX

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Mr. Graham Houlder

Mr. Graham Houlder

Project Coordinator & Managing Director

CEFLEX

AGENDA SESSION

DRIVING DESIGN FOR RECYCLABILITY IN FLEXIBLE PACKAGING & UPDATE ON NEXT GENERATION FLEXIBLE PACKAGING RECYCLING PLANT

Day 2 [Wed 29, June], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/GrahamHoulder.jpgGraham is the Managing Director of SLOOP Consulting B.V. which has been offering consulting services and tools in the field of packaging and sustainability since 2009.

 

He is the founder & project co-ordinator for CEFLEX (a Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging), which is a collaborative initiative by over 170 companies and associations from across the flexible packaging value chain to make flexible packaging even more relevant in the circular economy.

 

Prior to 2009, he worked for Unilever for 23 years with a wide range of responsibilities including: R&D, Packaging management and design, Supply chain restructuring, Sustainability and CSR.

 

When not helping clients to make their packaging more sustainable, he enjoys being outdoors, BBQ’ing, restoring an old house and trying to fend off Father Time by keeping fit.

Ms. Cecilia Gee

Ms. Cecilia Gee

Analyst /Team Lead - Energy Transition

Lux Research Inc

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Ms. Cecilia Gee

Ms. Cecilia Gee

Analyst /Team Lead - Energy Transition

Lux Research Inc

AGENDA SESSION

SURVIVING THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/CeciliaGee.jpgCecilia Gee is an analyst based in Lux Research’s Amsterdam office. She identifies emerging technologies that are synergistic and disruptive to industry, filling in the innovation gaps of Global 1000s. Having led teams in both Materials and Energy, Cecilia connects the dots between industry and startups across multiple deep tech sectors, acting as strategic partner to industry executives. Areas of expertise have included decarbonization of industry, carbon utilization, sustainability of materials, composites, functional and circular materials, and more.
 
Cecilia brings an international perspective to client engagements, having been active in both Canada and France prior to Lux.

Jasmin Droste

Jasmin Droste

System Manager Sustainability

ISCC System GmbH

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Jasmin Droste

Jasmin Droste

System Manager Sustainability

ISCC System GmbH

AGENDA SESSION

TRANSITIONING TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY – THE ROLE OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION

Day 2 [Wed 29, June], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/JasminDroste.jpgJasmin Droste has been working at ISCC for more than two years now and from the beginning she has been heavily involved in the development of the ISCC PLUS standard as well as the further implementation of the use of logos and claims mainly at the end of the supply chain. She has a background in CSR management. She did her bachelor in Sports Management and Communication at the German Sports University in Cologne and her master in Business Administration: Strategy and Organization at the VU Amsterdam.

Dr. Francois H. Chambon

Dr. Francois H. Chambon

PE - Global Strategic Marketing Manager

ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, Inc.

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Dr. Francois H. Chambon

Dr. Francois H. Chambon

PE - Global Strategic Marketing Manager

ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, Inc.

AGENDA SESSION

ADVANCING PLASTICS CIRCULARITY IN PACKAGING AND BEYOND

Day 2 [Wed 29, June], at 10:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/FrancoisChambon.jpgDr. François H. Chambon has over 30 years of international experience in plastics & resins business development along with product and application development.  He joined Exxon Chemical in 1988 and has since occupied several positions in Research & Development, Planning and Technology management, both in Europe and the USA.  From 2005 onward his focus has been on Polyethylene Marketing through roles in Product Management and Business Development for Europe Middle East and Africa region.

 

On January 2018 he became Global Strategic Marketing Manager PE, a position he is assuming until now and in which he is providing vision and global strategic leadership to the Polyethylene business, focusing on innovation, new platform developments and sustainability. François was awarded a Ph.D in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and earned an Advanced Leadership diploma from the Thunderbird school of global management

Dr. Michael McDermott

Dr. Michael McDermott

Senior Analyst, EMEARC Polyolefins

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals

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Dr. Michael McDermott

Dr. Michael McDermott

Senior Analyst, EMEARC Polyolefins

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals

AGENDA SESSION

POLYOLEFINS MARKETS, PROFITABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 10:40 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/MichaelMcDermott.jpgDr. Michael McDermott joined Wood Mackenzie Chemicals in 2018, bringing seven years of experience in the petrochemical consulting. He is responsible for research and analysis of the polyolefins market in EMEA and providing support to polyolefins clients worldwide. He also provides supporting research for olefins, cross polymer demand and sustainability, as well as training for clients and colleagues.

 

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie Chemicals, Michael established himself in the consultancy industry working for Nexant for seven years, where he achieved the role of Global Manager for the Polyolefins Planning Service, and has five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working as a Group Leader and Chemist for a synthetic chemistry team at Pfizer. He holds a PhD in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry.

Prof. Edward Kosior

Prof. Edward Kosior

CEO & Founder

Nextek Limited

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Prof. Edward Kosior

Prof. Edward Kosior

CEO & Founder

Nextek Limited

AGENDA SESSION

PROGRESS IN FOOD-GRADE POLYOLEFINS RECYCLING

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 02:45 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/EdwardKosior.jpgProfessor Edward Kosior’s expertise in the plastics recycling sector spans 46 years, split between 23 years as an academic and 23 years working in plastic packaging recycling.
 
He has been instrumental in designing numerous modern recycling plants and has achieved a number of patented recycling breakthroughs. He also provides support to organisations such as the Earth Champions Foundation, Plastics Oceans, PEW Foundation Trust on the Project “Stopping Ocean Plastics” and is the founder of NEXTLOOPP, the multi-client project aimed at closing the loop on food-grade PP.
Ms. Tamsin Ettefagh

Ms. Tamsin Ettefagh

Chief Sustainability Officer & VP of Industry

PureCycle Technologies

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Ms. Tamsin Ettefagh

Ms. Tamsin Ettefagh

Chief Sustainability Officer & VP of Industry

PureCycle Technologies

AGENDA SESSION

SECURING WASTE PLASTIC FEEDSTOCKS FOR ADVANCED RECYCLED PP PROJECTS

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220620/speakers/TamsinEttefagh.jpgMs. Ettefagh is the Chief Sustainability Officer at PureCycle Technologies.  She has over 33 years of experience in the areas of recycling and plastics recycling, including implementing a recycling collection program, running the recycling operations for a manufacturing recycling facility, purchasing raw materials, and selling recycled resins for plastic recycling companies. 

 

Previous to PureCycle, she worked as a Senior Consultant both in an independent capacity and for major consulting firms in the plastics recycling space, focusing on strategy and implementation to advancements in process, primarily in polyolefins. She has consulted for agencies, banks, potential plastic manufacturers on market conditions, types of supply, and how to evolve and diversify markets for recycled resins.

 

Ms. Ettefagh has been an avid public speaker at conferences, symposiums, and in webinars for the past 26 years, and served on several Boards, including the Sustainable Packaging Coalition from 2019 to 2020.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Texas A&M University.

Mr. Ron Abbott

Mr. Ron Abbott

Sustainability Technology Manager

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company - CPCHEM

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Mr. Ron Abbott

Mr. Ron Abbott

Sustainability Technology Manager

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company - CPCHEM

AGENDA SESSION

DEVELOPING CIRCULAR SOLUTIONS IN THE PETROCHEMICALS INDUSTRY

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 04:15 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Stephan Roest

Stephan Roest

Strategic Platform Leader Circular Economy Solutions (CES)

Borealis AG

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Stephan Roest

Stephan Roest

Strategic Platform Leader Circular Economy Solutions (CES)

Borealis AG

AGENDA SESSION

LEADING TRANSFORMATION TO CIRCULAR CARBON & CIRCULAR PLASTICS – BOREALIS’S JOURNEY

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Circular Value Chain Director, Consumer Packaging International Division

Berry Global

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Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Circular Value Chain Director, Consumer Packaging International Division

Berry Global

AGENDA SESSION

FUTURE OF PLASTICS RECYCLING & PROGRESS OF FOOD GRADE RECYCLED PP PLANT

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 03:45 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Dr. Srivats Mohan

Dr. Srivats Mohan

Global Packaging Capability Manager- Foods & Refreshment R&D

Unilever Foods Innovation Centre

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Dr. Srivats Mohan

Dr. Srivats Mohan

Global Packaging Capability Manager- Foods & Refreshment R&D

Unilever Foods Innovation Centre

AGENDA SESSION

FOOD PLASTIC PACKAGING INNOVATIONS & NEED FOR CIRCULARITY

Day 1 [Tue 28, June], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Gilles Swyngedauw

Mr. Gilles Swyngedauw

Vice President Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability

Albea Group

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Mr. Gilles Swyngedauw

Mr. Gilles Swyngedauw

Vice President Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability

Albea Group

AGENDA SESSION

BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE MONO-MATERIALS PACKAGING INNOVATIONS

Day 2 [Wed 29, June], at 11:10 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon