Circular Plastics Packaging Europe - 24th GEPET Series,

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06-07 May, 2024 - Rotterdam, HYBRID

Hilton Rotterdam

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

Antonello Ciotti

Antonello Ciotti

President

Petcore Europe

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Antonello Ciotti

Antonello Ciotti

President

Petcore Europe

AGENDA SESSION

Round Table Discussion - Will the EU PET and rPET industry see better days ahead ?

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

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As President of PETCORE Europe,  Antonello has a long-term story as Dow Plastic employee in different roles mainly in the PET business as Global Commercial Director in Equipolymers and in plastic recycling as Sr. Business Development Director EMEAI in Dow Plastics & Specialty Plastic Recycling.

Antonello is Past President and actually Deputy Chairman in Corepla, the Italian EPR scheme for plastic packaging recycling.

Stewart Hardy

Stewart Hardy

Senior Consultant

NexantECA

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Stewart Hardy

Stewart Hardy

Senior Consultant

NexantECA

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

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Stewart Hardy has 23 years’ experience in the chemical industry, including the past 18 years with Nexant.  Stewart leads the analysis for olefins, polyolefins, aromatics and the PET Chain under Nexant’s Market Analytics program, which provides structural market analysis and forecasts for all major chemical and polymer products globally.  He also undertakes a wide variety of single client engagements, with a focus on marketing and logistics analysis in bulk chemicals, and consumption growth in developing economies. Stewart has worked on a large number of feasibility studies, and also spent three years supporting merger and acquisition transactions in Nexant’s strategy and financial consulting practice.

Prior to working in the chemical industry, Stewart started his career in the offshore oil and gas industry.He is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels where he graduated with an MBA in 1994.


 

Paolo Glerean

Paolo Glerean

Chairman

RecyClass

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Paolo Glerean

Paolo Glerean

Chairman

RecyClass

AGENDA SESSION

Towards harmonization of plastics packaging & recyclability claims across the world

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 03:30 PM

PROFILE

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Dr. Paolo Glerean is an Italian national with an Economics degree from the University of Trieste, Italy, currently Head of Sales and Marketing at Aliplast Spa. Paolo is Co-chairman of the PET Thermoforms Working Group of Petcore Europe, and is also involved in Plastic Recyclers Europe and PET Sheet Europe, of which he is Vice-President. In the past, he headed the R&D department of an Italian company and dedicated his time to consulting, focusing on plastics recycling companies and R&D on plastics.

Jeroen Kelder

Jeroen Kelder

Founder & Managing Partner

Infinity Recycling

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Jeroen Kelder

Jeroen Kelder

Founder & Managing Partner

Infinity Recycling

AGENDA SESSION

Round Table Discussion - Chemical Recycling of Plastics Waste

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 11:20 AM

PROFILE

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Jeroen is co-founder and managing partner of Infinity Recycling, an impact investment manager focussed on closing the plastics loop. Its Circular Plastics Fund, backed by reputable strategic and institutional investors, achieved a first close in February 2022 and just announced its second investment. Jeroen has over 25 years’ experience in M&A and corporate finance. He was an early investor in renewable energy and is using that experience to drive the world’s transition to renewable resources.

Ahmed Nabil Elmizayen

Ahmed Nabil Elmizayen

Development Strategy Lead

Bantam Materials UK Ltd

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Ahmed Nabil Elmizayen

Ahmed Nabil Elmizayen

Development Strategy Lead

Bantam Materials UK Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

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Drea Berghorst

Drea Berghorst

Managing Director

Plastics Europe

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Drea Berghorst

Drea Berghorst

Managing Director

Plastics Europe

AGENDA SESSION

Accelerating the transition of the EU plastics to circularity and net zero

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 02:45 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/DreaBerghorst.jpg Has more than 25 years of experience in government and public affairs and reputation management. Before leading Plastics Europe in the Netherlands, she guided other associations in shaping their transformation strategies (e.g the association of Dutch energy producers). 
For leading the plastic industry in its mission to drive fundamental change of the plastic system in Europe she draws from over ten years of experience in the chemical industry (Dow Chemical and AkzoNobel’s  Specialty Chemicals transformation to Nouryon). The first ten years of her career she spent in national government, where she held various positions as pollical advisor and spokesperson. 
Drea graduated in public administration and obtained an executive master’s degree in Corporate Communications.

Marika Knorr

Marika Knorr

Head of Sustainability and Communication

CCL Label GmbH

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Marika Knorr

Marika Knorr

Head of Sustainability and Communication

CCL Label GmbH

AGENDA SESSION

Sustainable shrink sleeves labels compatible with different recycling stream

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 03:50 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/MarikaKnorr.jpeg Marika Knorr joined CCL Label in 2020 as Head of Sustainability and Communications, driving the sustainability agenda for labels and other product decorations. Her priorities are making sure the portfolio fits design for recycling and positioning CCL Label as number one technology solution provider when it comes to labels that enable recycling. She has an extensive 14+ years background in corporate communications and has previously held several leading roles in multinational corporations. Marika is based in Cologne, Germany.

Maelenn Ravard

Maelenn Ravard

Regulatory and Sustainability Manager

TotalEnergies Corbion

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Maelenn Ravard

Maelenn Ravard

Regulatory and Sustainability Manager

TotalEnergies Corbion

AGENDA SESSION

Advance recycling of PLA – the solution to increasing circularity of biobased material

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 10:50 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/MaelennRavard.jpg Maelenn Ravard, regulatory and sustainability manager at TotalENergies Corbion (TEC), a Polylactic acid Producer; is willing to be part of building a more sustainable and circular economy and strongly believes that changes will come from the industry supported by legislations. She has a background education in environmental engineering and is currently responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance of PLA as a biobased, recyclable and compostable plastic used in food contact applications. She manages the technical aspects of the product sustainability assessing and conducting scientific studies which are beneficial for communication and legislative purposes. She is also leading the recycling efforts at TEC from a business and regulatory side.

Dr. Gerrit Gobius du Sart

Dr. Gerrit Gobius du Sart

Corporate Scientist, Technology Development

TotalEnergies Corbion

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Dr. Gerrit Gobius du Sart

Dr. Gerrit Gobius du Sart

Corporate Scientist, Technology Development

TotalEnergies Corbion

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 10:50 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/GerritGobiusduSart.jpg Gerrit Gobius du Sart is Corporate Scientist in technology development at TotalEnergies Corbion. He has a background as a polymer chemist with a PhD from the University of Groningen. Gerrit is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bath (UK) where he studies a variety of bio-based polymers. Within TotalEnergies Corbion, he leads the development of polylactic acid recycling.

 

Vincent Raspail

Vincent Raspail

Packaging Development Manager – R&D

Haleon

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Vincent Raspail

Vincent Raspail

Packaging Development Manager – R&D

Haleon

AGENDA SESSION

Sustainability packaging roadmap for pharmaceutical and over-the-counter products – Perspective of a leading consumer healthcare company

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 02:30 PM

PROFILE

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Vincent is an experienced innovation leader in polymer science and packaging with about 15 years of experience leading global development projects from idea generation to product commercialization for renown companies such as Arkema, Dupont, GSK and now Haleon.
With extensive knowledge in various fields related to polymer recycling, product stability, barrier modelization, and interaction between packaging and product, he is now leading the technical packaging strategy for Haleon oral solid dose. His aim is to convert current packaging to recyclable solution by 2030, supporting sustainability effort of iconic brands such as Panadol and Voltaren. 

Alexander Reitz

Alexander Reitz

Customer Development and Consulting

PreZero Stiftung & Co. KG

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Alexander Reitz

Alexander Reitz

Customer Development and Consulting

PreZero Stiftung & Co. KG

AGENDA SESSION

Round Table Discussion – Uniting the packaging industry towards sustainable circular packaging

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 03:00 PM

PROFILE

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Degree MBA General Management from Allensbach Univiersitiy Konstanz, M.A. in Sociology, Political Sciences and American Studies form Mainz University
o >10 years experience at GVM Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung (German specialists for packaging market research and consulting) for customers like the German Federal Environmental agency, WWF, ZSVR (German Central Agency Packaging Register), HDE (German Retail Association), IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastic Packaging), BDE (German Waste Management Association)
o At PreZero since 2021, assisting with establishing a new centralized unit for packaging sustainability within Schwarz Group
o Specialist for consulting on sustainability, economics, legal requirements and marketing aspects of packaging

Polony Istvan

Polony Istvan

Founder

Oonly Tisztan

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Polony Istvan

Polony Istvan

Founder

Oonly Tisztan

AGENDA SESSION

Launching the first refillable PET bottle for the Hungarian market

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 02:00 PM

Chairman's Introduction

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 01:20 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/IstvanPolony.jpgIstvan has a diverse, close to 30 year career journey, spanning numerous industries, roles and geographies - IT, consulting, telecoms and media, oil, gas and petrochemicals construction, FMCG across Europe, the US and the Middle East. His transition from a corporate environment to entrepreneurship in 2017 reflects a strategic pivot towards sustainability.
Istvan founded Oonly Pure Water Ltd. in 2019 with the mission to introduce refillable packaging to the Hungarian and Central Eastern European (CEE) bottled products markets to cater to increasing demand for eco-friendly products.
After a couple of years of trial and pivoting in a contract manufacturing model, Oonly Ltd. established its own state-of the art production facility in the Western part of Hungary. The market wide launch of Hungary's first refPET mineral water in Q1 2024 is an innovative step that likely sets new standards in the industry for sustainability and could serve as a model for similar initiatives in the region.

Tom Gillett

Tom Gillett

Associate

Steptoe International (UK) LLP

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Tom Gillett

Tom Gillett

Associate

Steptoe International (UK) LLP

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman's Remarks

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 01:50 PM

EU Food safety & packaging regulations towards sustainable, safer materials

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 09:00 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/TomGillett.jpg Tom Gillett is a UK-qualified solicitor in Steptoe’s pan-European Chemicals and Life Sciences team. He advises clients on a wide range of environmental and product law, with a focus on chemicals regulation, product safety and standards, sustainability and climate change, in both the EU and the UK.

Thomas De Meester

Thomas De Meester

Public And Regulatory Affairs Manager

FOST Plus

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Thomas De Meester

Thomas De Meester

Public And Regulatory Affairs Manager

FOST Plus

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 03:00 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/ThomasDeMeester.jpg Thomas De Meester, Public and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Fost Plus, the only PRO in Belgium responsible for the management and recycling of household packaging waste, achieving an overall recycling rate as high as 95%.

Rosemarie Downey

Rosemarie Downey

Head of Packaging Research

Euromonitor International Ltd

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Rosemarie Downey

Rosemarie Downey

Head of Packaging Research

Euromonitor International Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Future of plastic packaging amid circularity pressures

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 09:30 AM

PROFILE

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Rosemarie Downey is the Head of Packaging Research at Euromonitor International and drives the quality and evolution of Euromonitor’s global packaging research. She joined Euromonitor in 2002 as part of the central team that set up the company’s global packaging information system which provides clients with strategic insights across the food, beverages, beauty and personal care, home care and pet food industries.  Rosemarie focuses on developing expertise across the business through research engagement and strategy support.

Erica Ross

Erica Ross

Commercial Lead

BlueAlp BV

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Erica Ross

Erica Ross

Commercial Lead

BlueAlp BV

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 11:20 AM

PROFILE

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Erica Ross is the Commercial Lead at BlueAlp. She has over 14 years of experience working in sales, marketing, operations and strategy in Europe, the USA and Latin America. Working in various industries, Erica has developed a great interest for sustainability solutions. In her current role, Erica’s focus lies in understanding the market needs for plastics to chemicals technology solutions and building a commercially and operationally successful link to the BlueAlp technology. She believes that through the right partnerships, together we can accelerate plastic recycling.

 

Monique De Moel

Monique De Moel

Business Devt Manager - Circularity

Port of Rotterdam Authority

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Monique De Moel

Monique De Moel

Business Devt Manager - Circularity

Port of Rotterdam Authority

AGENDA SESSION

Plastics value chain in the Port of Rotterdam

Day 1 [Mon 06, May], at 04:10 PM

PROFILE

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Monique has multiple roles and responsibilities within the Port of Rotterdam. As a program
manager of the circular economy program, she is responsible for all types of circular
developments and strategy within the port. Monique works on business development to attract new clients in Rotterdam to
enlarge production capacity based on circular feedstocks and/or critical raw materials.
Next to that, Monique is also the business lead for the raw material transition of the Port.

 

Antonio Protopapa

Antonio Protopapa

Operations Director

Corepla

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Antonio Protopapa

Antonio Protopapa

Operations Director

Corepla

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 08:50 AM

Day 2 [Tue 07, May], at 03:00 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/240515/speakers/AntonioProtopapa.jpgBorn in 1959 he holds a Master Degree as Chemical Engineer from the University “Politecnico di Torino”. Entered in Eni Group in 1986, in the elastomers business, he has covered several roles in Technical Service and Commercial Departments both in Italy and abroad (UK and Hungary). From 2008 to 2012 he has been back in Italy as the Polymers Commercial Director for Polimeri Europa SpA. The 1st of July 2012 he became the Chairman and Managing Director of Polimeri Europa Benelux (today Versalis International) based in Brussel and responsible for the coordination of the commercial and administrative activities for the EMEA Region of Versalis.
In February 2017 he joined COREPLA (Italian Consortium for the collection and recycling of household plastic packaging waste) as R&D Director. Since January 2021 he has been appointed as Director of Operations with a budget of 700 Mn Euro based in Milan.
He has been member of the Steering Committee of Plastics Europe and of Petrochemicals Europe both Associations based in Brussel. Since March 2024 he is a Board Member of Petcore Europe.