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Agenda

18:00
SPEAKERS’ MEETING
19:00
WELCOME RECEPTION TO ALL GO CIRCULAR PARTICIPANTS
We will have a friendly welcome reception for all the participants and speakers who have arrived in Antwerp the day before the 1st day of the 3rd Go Circular conference. To create an authentic local Belgian experience the hotel will offer local beers.
8:00
REGISTRATION & WELCOME MORNING COFFEE
8:50
WELCOME SPEECH
JIVKO GADJOUROV
CEO
Globuc
9:00
WHERE CIRCULAR ECONOMY STARTS
Legislation, changing consumer behaviour and brand owners’ sustainability commitments signal the necessity in transitioning the chemical industry towards a circular future. In this opening session we will discuss the main drivers to circularity.
MODERATOR:
Sarah Laidler
Senior Consultant
THE CARBON TRUST
  • Waste in the net-zero century – how circular resources management can contribute to reducing global carbon emissions
Joe Papineschi
Chairperson
EUNOMIA RESEARCH & CONSULTING
  • Leading the sustainable revolution by reinventing packaging
Clem Schmid
Commercial Executive Vice President
Loop Global TERRACYCLE
  • Packaging circularity, the value of cross value chain collaborations
Gian De Belder
Technical Director, R&D Packaging Sustainability
PROCTER & GAMBLE
10:40
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK SPONSORED BY
11:10
SCALING UP AND HARMONISING PLASTICS CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Moving towards a circular economy could deliver benefits such as reducing pressure on the environment, improving the security of the supply of raw materials, increasing competitiveness, stimulating innovation and boosting economic growth. In this session we will discuss where we stand today and how to scale up the plastic circular economy.
MODERATOR:
WALTER TESCH
Director OGI Special Projects & Technologies
ILF Consulting Engineers
  • The systems view on circular plastics including future recycling scenario modelling for different types of plastics from various waste streams
Dr. Esther Zondervan-van den Beuken
Senior Consultant in the field of circular plastics
TNO
  • Building a more 'investible' circular economy
Jan-Willem Muller
Co-Founder
Infinity Recycling
  • The transformation of a plastics manufacturer towards circularity
Dr. Sarmenio Saliba
Global Sustainability Business Leader
TRINSEO
  • Q&A session
12:30
TECHNICAL DISCUSSION: SETTING OVERARCHING STRATEGIES FOR TRANSITIONING TOWARDS CIRCULARITY
In this discussion we want to focus on unifying definitions, standards and communication amongst the circular plastic value chain.
  • Before jumping to the discussion we will outline packaging and non-packaging applications, mechanical and chemical recycling, different polymer materials like PP, PS, PET etc.
  • The challenge of communication between different stakeholders in the value chain, what are the best practices?
  • Complexity of different terminologies and standards - how to unify and finding the best way together
  • Timeline and legislation: carbon neutrality, resource efficiency and circularity - how to avoid wrong impact and wrong outcome
MODERATOR:
WALTER TESCH
Director OGI Special Projects & Technologies
ILF Consulting Engineers
DISCUSSION MEMBER:
Dr. Pieter Imhof
Senior Business Developer
TNO
Rebecca Colley-Jones
Circular Economy Project Manager
POLYOLEFIN CIRCULAR ECONOMY PLATFORM – PCEP
13:00
NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK SPONSORED BY
14:00
DESIGN FOR RECYCLING CHALLENGES
Making recyclability one of the requirements and incorporating it with other performance criteria such as product safety, shelf life or branding would safeguard a sustainable use of resources. In this session we will focus on the challenges and solutions of recyclability.
MODERATOR:
Bilyana Ignatova
Vice President Circular Economy EU, Public Affairs
TOMRA
  • When more paper meets less plastics: a journey into the recyclability of beverage cartons
Christine Leveque
Vice President Collection & Recycling
TETRA PAK
  • How to accelerate circularity with extended producer responsibility (EPR)?
Joachim Quoden
Managing Director
EXPRA
  • Bio-based materials adoption in the plastic packaging: innovative recyclable and/or compostable solutions
Thomas Philipon
CEO
TOTALENERGIES CORBION
  • Q&A session
15:30
DISCUSSION: DESIGN FOR RECYCLING CHALLENGES
  • How brands plan to work toward ambitious goals
  • Sustainability targets and packaging design, are they compatible?
  • What is your opinion on the packaging of the future?
MODERATOR:
Bilyana Ignatova
Vice President Circular Economy EU, Public Affairs
TOMRA
DISCUSSION MEMBERS:
Aline Casagrande
Circular Packaging Global Director
ABINBEV
Joachim Quoden
Managing Director
EXPRA
Thomas Philipon
CEO
TOTALENERGIES CORBION
Christine Leveque
Vice President Collection & Recycling
TETRA PAK
16:00
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK SPONSORED BY
16:00
START-UPS CONTEST & SWEETEN UP WITH BELGIAN CHOCOLATE
Being a start-up company is not easy at all, competing with industry majors and having little funds at hand. Start-up companies will present their technology, process, or product to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The contest will happen during the last coffee break and to energise everyone not only with coffee and tea participants will be served with chocolate like éclair, chocolate muffins and chocolate pralines.
START-UP CONTEST MODERATOR:
DRIES VAN GHELUWE
Business Development Advisor
PORT OF ANTWERP
START-UP COMPETITION JUDGES:
Marleen Ramakers
Sustainable Transition Expert
PORT OF ANTWERP
Elisabeth Storm de Grave
Investment Principal, Circular & Biobased Economy and Food & Agriculture
INVEST-NL
Frank Heessels
Senior Technology Manager
SABIC VENTURES
START-UP COMPETITION COMPANIES:
  • Enabling chemical recycling of waste plastics via mesoporous zeolite catalysts
Kurt Du Mong
CEO
ZEOPORE TECHNOLOGIES
  • Eco-Hanger. The World’s First Hangers Made from Recycled Milk Cartons
Thanh Tran
Chief Commercial Officer
LAGOM VIETNAM
  • Digital infrastructure for a circular economy
Wilhelm Myrer
CEO & Founder
EMPOWER
16:40
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND MECHANICAL RECYCLING
Applying principles of the circular economy to the waste management problem. In this session we will focus on main challenges and solutions in waste management and mechanical recycling.
MODERATOR:
Patrick Clerens
Secretary-General
ESWET
  • From Waste to Resources delivering the CEAP 2.0
Mattia Pellegrini
Head of Unit, Waste Management and Secondary Materials
European Commission
  • Transitioning the plastics system: a joint journey towards circularity
Dr.​ Katharina Schlegel
Circularity Director
PLASTICS EUROPE
  • Implementing framework Holistic Resource Systems
Jacob Rognhaug
Vice President Public Affairs System Design
TOMRA
  • The plastic sorting challenge: Food to Food
Johan Kerver
CEO
FILIGRADE
  • Q&A session
18:10
GALA COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSORED BY
Welcome speech from WALTER VAN HET HOF,
Global Industry Affairs & Sustainability Leader, TRINSEO
21:00
END OF DAY ONE
8:20
RE-REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
8:50
FOCUS ON ADVANCED RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
There is a lot of debate around chemical recycling technologies. In this session we will focus on the overview and get a closer look at the financial and environmental aspects of chemical recycling technologies.
MODERATOR:
Inari Seppa
Technology Innovation Director & Circular Economy Advocacy Leader
Eastman
  • Innovation for circular business, closing the loop between plastic pyrolysis and naphtha crackers
Milica Folic
Director New Business Development
Topsoe
  • Guidelines for LCA and TEA of Chemical Recycling Technologies
Janek Vahk
Climate, Energy and Air Pollution Programme Coordinator
ZERO WASTE EUROPE
  • Benefits of the twin screw technology for chemical recycling of post consumer waste
Marina Matta
Teamleader Process Technology – Recycling
COPERION
  • The challenge of purification in advanced recycling processes
Luis Hoffmann
Technologist Polymer Recycling
Sulzer Chemtech
  • Reclaim, Recycle, Repeat: a new era of plastic recycling
Kevin Quast
Global Business Lead
Honeywell Plastics Circularity Business
  • Q&A session
10:50
COFFEE BREAK AND TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CAROUSEL SPONSORED BY
All attendees will have a chance to meet with exhibitors in this fun, fast round-robin networking format where each technology exhibitor will have two minutes to present their product and two minutes to answer attendees’ questions.
11:20
CHEMICAL RECYCLING AND ITS FUTURE IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
MODERATOR:
Walter Van het Hof
Global Industry Affairs & Sustainability Leader
TRINSEO
  • Towards circular plastics: pathway for industrialising chemical recycling
Heikki Farkkila
Vice President, Chemical Recycling
Neste
  • Pathways to net zero polymers
Maurice Korpelshoek
Vice President, Business Development
LUMMUS TECHNOLOGY
  • How to achieve sustainable growth in a circular economy
Brian Balmer
Practice area leader - Analytics for Chemicals, Materials & Nutrition
FROST & SULLIVAN
12:30
STRATEGIC PUZZLE DISCUSSION: CHANGING MINDSETS AND PUTTING THE CIRCULARITY PUZZLE TOGETHER
The desire to see action to solve the waste problem is easy to understand, but identifying the most effective approaches to current waste problems—and those of the future—is a complex challenge spanning the entire plastics value chain. In this extended discussion we will invite all representatives and put the circular economy puzzle together in order to understand each other’s challenges.
  • How to compare the positive impact of different circular initiatives?
  • How does plastic circular value chain collaboration benefit the circular economy?
  • How does chemical recycling complement mechanical recycling in the real world?
  • What is the potential of chemical recycling success?
  • Does greenwashing undermine the circular economy?
MODERATOR:
Ora Lazic
Senior Market Engagement Lead, Global Petrochemicals & Energy Transition
S&P Global Platts
DISCUSSION MEMBERS:
Sebastien Bariller
Vice President Low Carbon Solutions
TotalEnergies
Christian Lach
Chief Commercial Officer
Quantafuel
Adam Read
Director of External Affairs
SUEZ
Trevor Davis
Marketing Director, Coffee, Pet Care & Specialty
AMCOR
Dorothée Arns
Director General
European association of chemical distributors
13:10
LUNCH AND TRAVEL TO PORT OF ANTWERP
A bus will pick up at Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel. The same hotel, where the conference will take place.
14:00
SITE TOUR AT THE PORT OF ANTWERP
A two hour port visit by coach with site visits to NextGen District and Indaver. The port tour will take you from right to left bank, with along the way multiple sustainable and circular initiatives helping the port to reach its goal of becoming Europe’s most sustainable port, reconciling economic, social and ecological interests.
16:00
RETURNING BACK TO THE HOTEL AND THE END OF THE CONFERENCE
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