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21.03.2019 International conference, Mons (Belgium)

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1. Meet world-class speakers sharing promising research and vision on the future of plastic


2. Build promising partnership with industrial decision makers


3. Find inspiration to build your sustainable plastic strategy as brand owner, retailer, food & drink manufacturer.


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9 renowned experts’ speeches

Present by Academic and Industry Experts

Panel on 4 topics

REDUCE: Which initiatives to reduce volume and/or usage of plastic?

RECYCLE 1: How to build an efficient supply chain model to produce R-Plastic?

- RECYCLE 2: How to stimulate market demand for R-plastic?

REINVENT: Which plastic alternatives to facilitate recycling or reduce environment externalities?


Panel debate:

With key personalities on how investments and partnerships can be deployed to create a true sustainable circular economy for polymers.

Our Program

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome Tea & Coffee

8:30 - 8: 45 Welcome speech - Prof. Philippe Dubois, Rector Mons University (Belgium)
8:45 - 9:30 Plastic end-of-life management strategy - Contributing to sustainability and circularity - Prof. Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University (United States)
9:30 - 10:00 New Processess for recycling plastics - Dr Martin Schlummer, Fraunhofer IVV (Germany)
10:00 - 10:30 The bio is the polymer of tomorrow - Prof. Alfonso Jimenez, Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 European Strategy for plastics in a circular economy - Mr. Werner Bosmans, DG environment
11:30 - 11:45 An Industrial Solution for infinite Bio-recycling of Plastics - Mr. Alain Marty, Carbios (France)
11:45 - 12:00 How can we collect 100% of our plastic packaging and contribute to a sustainable circular economy ? - Mr. Bruno Van Gompel, Technical and Supply Chain Coca Cola Western Europe
12:00 - 12:15 Latest developments in Corbion’s FDCA and PEF for sustainable biobased plastics - Dr. Sicco de Vos, Corporate Scientist Polymer Technology at Corbion (The Netherlands)
12:15 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Is the future of polymer sustainable? Prof. Minna Hakkarainen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
14:00 – 15:00 Panel 1: REDUCE
How to decrease plastic material volumes?


• Could Plastic be replaced by other more sustainable material for some applications (e.g. single use of everyday use product with limited life duration)?
• Should plastic (or other material) systematically be used for some very ephemeral usage?
• How smarter product design could reduce polymers usage?
• Are there alternative retail and out of home food and beverage models that would enable to drastically reduce plastic usage?
• What are the consumer expectations regarding new value propositions like returnable packaging, reusable cups or more radical “zero waste” initiatives?



Panelists
- Mr. Pierre ECHARD of PRINCE-WEISS
- Mr. Marc Sautelet of ZEROWASTE BELGIUM
- Mr. Stephan KAMPELMANN of UNIVERSITE LIBRE BRUXELLES
- Mrs. Justine MAILLOT of RETHINK PLASTIC
- Mr. Roger SLEIJPEN of SWOB
Panel 2: RECYCLE 1
How to build a circular business model to produce R-Plastic efficiently?

• How eco-design could impact the quality and efficiency of existing recycling business models?
• What are the potential models and preferred options for smart waste management in Belgium, Europe and in the ROW?
• Which are the infrastructures, logistic, supply chain models and industrial processes required to build efficient and circular business models for plastic?
• What could be the potential roles for industrial players, retailers, waste management companies, Private and public stakeholders to thrive towards more circular business models for plastics?
• What are the required behavioral changes to support such a transition (e.g. collaboration, shared services between companies…)?

Panelists
- Mrs. Christine LÉVÊQUE of SUEZ
- Mr. Patrick THEUNISSEN of COCA-COLA
- Mr. Nicolas EGRI of FOST PLUS
- Mr. Guilain SEVRIERE of BEL ALBATROS
- Mr. Alain Marty of CARBIOS
15:00 - 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15 Panel 3: RECYCLE 2
How could usage of R-Plastic be stimulated to generate a true circular business model?

• What are the current barriers and bias impairing a wider use R-Plastic from manufacturers?
• What are the prerequisites / conditions to enable a more competitive R-Plastic offer?
• Are current regulations sufficient or should they be adapted to better promote R-Plastic utilization?
• Are the promising innovations within the plastic/packaging industry that could promote qualitative alternative to virgin plastic?





Panelists
- Mr. Franck LECOMTE of SPADEL
- Mrs. Ysabelle YDENS of TOTAL
- Mr. Nicolas STEISEL of EXKI
- Mr. Philippe DIERCXSENS of DANONE
- Mr. Philippe LEEMANS of SABERT
Panel 4: REINVENT
To which extent could innovative/disruptive concepts be a relevant option to the sustainable future of plastic?

• What are the available options for bio/biodegradable plastics?
• What are their respective pro’s and con’s
• What do biodegradability mean and what are the main conclusions so far on those technologies?
• For which application could biodegradable plastics be relevant options?
• Could vegetal fibers or compostable waste be source of new material?
• What are the most promising research or initiatives at global level?
• What are the paradigm shifts those new opportunities could have of the “plastic value chain” (players, sectors…)

Panelists
- Thomas GODFROID of MATERIA NOVA
- Bruno DE WILDE of OWS
- TBD of CARBIOLICE
- TBD of GLIMPS
16:15 – 17:00 Closing panel debate
How could a sustainable business model of plastic be turned into business opportunities and job creation?

Panelists
- Mr. Marc DU BOIS , of SPADEL
- Mrs. Christine LÉVÊQUE of SUEZ
- Mr. Werner BOSMANS, of EUROPEAN COMMISSION
- Mrs. Caroline DECAMPS, of IDEA
- Mr. Merijn TINGA, of PLASTIC SOUP SURFER
17:00 - 17:10

Award ceremony for the best poster

17:10 – 17:15 Closing speech
17:30 – 20:00 Network cocktail dinner

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