10:00
ON-BOARDING SESSION
In this short introduction, Globuc will provide information on how to navigate through the virtual platform; how to watch presentations; how to create 1-2-1 video meetings and other benefits.
10:15
WELCOME SPEECH
10:30
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW ON THE PLASTICS CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • SESSION MODERATOR
Jan-Willem Muller
Co-Founder
Infinity Recycling
  • Circular business models: a tour of the emerging landscape
Götz Erhardt
Senior Managing Director
Accenture
  • Plastics in the new Circular Economy Action Plan
PAULO DA SILVA LEMOS
Policy Officer, DG Environment
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • WRAP – catalysing circularity through supply chain collaboration
Helen Bird
Strategic Engagement Manager
WRAP
Peter Skelton
Strategic Partnerships Manager
WRAP
LIVE Q&A SESSION
11:30
NETWORKING BREAK AND EXPO VISIT
Find your best way to get engaged with the conference attendees using online networking tools! Schedule 1:1 or group video calls or visit the event partners on their virtual stands.
BUSINESS NETWORKING
Before the event, you will have access to the virtual platform to schedule 1:1 meetings or small group meetings in advance. Nail your elevator pitch, share some valuable experience, and leave with meaningful connections.
EXPO AREA EVENTS
Take a seat and enjoy the virtual exhibition tour, join the exhibitors for presentations and engage in discussions.
12:00
ADVANCED RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES: PART 1
  • SESSION MODERATOR
Inari Seppa
Innovation Director
Eastman
  • Chemical recycling and recovery: environmental impact and regulation
Shanar Tabrizi
Chemical Recycling & Fuels Policy Officer
Zero Waste Europe
  • Advanced recycling technologies: overview of where and how these processes are operated today.
Christine Leveque
Independent expert
ADVINSS
  • ChemCycling™ - from plastic waste to virgin grade products
Christian Lach
Project Lead ChemCycling
BASF
  • Advancing a circular economy for plastics
Andreas Neumann
R&D Strategic Lead
LyondellBasell
LIVE Q&A SESSION
13:00
NETWORKING BREAK AND EXPO VISIT
BUSINESS NETWORKING
Before the event, you will have access to the virtual platform to schedule 1:1 meetings or small group meetings in advance. Nail your elevator pitch, share some valuable experience, and leave with meaningful connections.
EXPO AREA EVENTS
Take a seat and enjoy the virtual exhibition tour, join the exhibitors for presentations and engage in discussions.
13:30
RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES: PART 2
  • Applications of bioplastics packaging in achieving the sustainability targets.
  • Sustainability vs financial profitability: how are mechanical and chemical recycling scoring?
  • How can brands adapt the marketing requirements of their packaging portfolio in order to increase recycled content?
  • Concerted efforts in unlocking circularity. Proven closed-loop recycling technologies for food packaging.
Julien Renvoise
Global Circularity Manager for Plastics
TRINSEO
Q&A AND DISCUSSION: CO-EXISTING RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES. HOW DOES CHEMICAL RECYCLING ADD VALUE TO THE EXISTING MECHANICAL RECYCLING?
  • DISCUSSION MEMBERS:
Stefan Pirker
Head of plastic to oil
OMV
14:30
START-UPS CONTEST AND EXPO VISIT
  • SPONSORED BY:
START-UPS CONTEST
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 here their technology, process, or product to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
EXPO AREA EVENTS
Take a seat and enjoy the virtual exhibition tour, join the exhibitors for presentations and engage in discussions.
15:00
INTEGRATING WASTE RECYCLING WITH EXISTING OIL REFINING INFRASTRUCTURE
  • SESSION MODERADOR
Anthony Schiavo
Senior Analyst
Lux Research
  • Recycling, we want it all
Frans Stokman
Executive Director
Petrochemicals Europe
Henk Pool
Innovation Manager
Cefic
  • Topic TBA
Wolfgang Hofer
New Technology; Driving member of the Refinery Innovation Team
OMV
  • How to produce oil from waste plastics and where to use it
Ilya Aranovich
Director Business Strategy
Lummus Technology
  • CreaSolv® EPS Recycling Technology – Bridging the gap between mechanical and chemical recycling of Expanded Polystyrene
KAROL KERRANE
Business Development Director
EPC Engineering & Technologies
LIVE Q&A SESSION
16:00
END OF DAY 1
10:00
INCORPORATING CIRCULARITY TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
  • SESSION MODERATOR
Stuart Foster
CEO
RECOUP
  • Extended producer responsibility and treatment of packaging. Challenges in collecting and sorting.
Speaker TBA
ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND
  • Applying mass balance approach in plastics recycling.
Trevor Davis
Head of Marketing, Consumer Products
Borealis
  • Navigating a sustainable future for packaging.
Hans van Bochove
Vice-President Public Affairs and Government Relations
COCA COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS
Q&A AND DISCUSSION
10:00
ROUND TABLE BRAINSTORMING DISCUSSION: WHERE DO WE STAND TODAY AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO MEET TARGETS?
  • How do we scale plastics recycling with advanced recycling technologies?
  • DISCUSSION MEMBERS
Sukhdev Saini
Packaging Lead
Colgate Palmolive
11:00
NETWORKING BREAK AND EXPO VISIT
BUSINESS NETWORKING
Before the event, you will have access to the virtual platform to schedule 1:1 meetings or small group meetings in advance. Nail your elevator pitch, share some valuable experience, and leave with meaningful connections.
EXPO AREA EVENTS
Take a seat and enjoy the virtual exhibition tour, join the exhibitors for presentations and engage in discussions.
11:30
DIGITAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • SESSION MODERATOR
Adriana Orejas
Director, Industrial & Deep Tech
Repsol
  • Gaining advantages of traceability of recycled plastics.
  • How to boost demand for recycled materials with standardisation and certification.
  • Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 – pioneering digital watermarks for smart packaging recycling in the EU
Speaker TBA
AIM (THE EUROPEAN BRANDS ASSOCIATION)
LIVE Q&A SESSION
12:30
NETWORKING BREAK AND EXPO VISIT
BUSINESS NETWORKING
Before the event, you will have access to the virtual platform to schedule 1:1 meetings or small group meetings in advance. Nail your elevator pitch, share some valuable experience, and leave with meaningful connections.
EXPO AREA EVENTS
Take a seat and enjoy the virtual exhibition tour, join the exhibitors for presentations and engage in discussions.
13:00
PLASTICS VALUE CHAIN COLLABORATION CASES
Transitioning to plastics circular economy requires a collaborative approach throughout the value chain. In this session various joint ventures and consortiums will present their business case studies. Among invited cases are LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal; SABIC, The Estée Lauder Companies and Albéa; Aliplast and NextChem; Porsche and Circularise with Borealis, Covestro and Domo Chemicals, and others.
  • SESSION MODERATOR
Alejandra Noren
Head of Partners Management
Neste
  • Total’s ambition for recycled polymers supported by partnerships.
Sebastien Bariller
Vice President Polymers / Low Carbon Solutions
TOTAL
  • Port of Antwerp: the circular hotspot
JESSICA GERRITSEN
Port Area Development Expert
PORT OF ANTWERP
DRIES VAN GHELUWE
Business Development Advisor
PORT OF ANTWERP
  • CLOSING PRESENTATION:
The future of plastics: circular economy and CO2 scenarios
Ilhan Savut
Associate, Advanced Materials
BloombergNEF
LIVE Q&A SESSION
14:00
END OF THE CONFERENCE
DAY 2 | 11 MARCH 2021

9.00 am - 2.00 pm BST
10.00 am - 3.00 pm CET