Day 1 27 June 2018

10.30am to 11.00am

KEYNOTE

Analysing trends in the European plastics recycling market – key findings of a new AMI study revealed

Lizzy Carroll, Research Analyst, AMI


11:15am to 12.00pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future legislative landscape for plastics recycling – forging the Plastics Strategy within the Circular Economy Package into reality

Anna Gergely, Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, RPC-BPI Group

Chris Slijkhuis, Public Affairs and E-Waste, Müller-Guttenbrunn Group

Silvia Campos, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Risk Assessment Manager, The Coca-Cola Company


12:15pm to 12:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Analysing the trends and challenges in optical sorting and the crucial role it plays in plastics recycling

Bernhard Gabauer, Segment Development Manager - Plastics, Bühler


12:45pm to 13:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Responding to the challenge of recycling multi-layer packaging and mixed film waste using innovative solvent-based separation technologies

Florian Riedl, Head of Business Development Newcycling, APK AG


13:15pm to 13:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

New technology advances to eliminate inks from printed plastics: creating high value products from recycled materials and contributing to the circular economy

Pablo Cartagena, Manager, Business Development Department, Cadel Deinking


13:45pm – 14:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Has the manufacture and recycling of plastics become a political football? Concerns for the plastics industry relating to Government intervention, and the industry’s response to the EU’s Plastics Strategy

Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, RPC-BPI Group


14:30pm to 15:15pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future of End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) plastics recycling – adding value through recovery and reuse

Peter Wiedemann, General Manager, WIPAG Deutschland GmbH

Jan Diemert, Deputy Director, Department for Polymer-Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute ICT

Roger Beuting, Managing Director, Van Scherpenzeel Group - part of Veolia


15:30pm to 15:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovations in melt filtration for recycling operations with a focus on the growing flexible plastic packaging market

Uwe Wolter, Regional Sales Manager, Nordson Corporation – Polymer Processing Systems


16:00pm to 16:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Recycling of post-consumer PET and PO: innovative solutions for the washing process

Michael Auburger, Product Manager PET - Recycling, Krones AG


Day 2 28 June 2018

11:15am to 12:00pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future of plastic packaging recycling – what further hurdles does plastic packaging still need to overcome?

Graham Houlder, Managing Director / Project Co-ordinator, Sloop Consulting / CEFLEX Project

Kim Ragaert, Professor, Ghent University

Christine Levêque, Director Business Innovation, Recycling and Recovery, SUEZ

Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek Ltd.


12:15pm to 12:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Smell the difference – odour reduction technology improving regranulate for end-use applications with higher quality demands

Paul Niedl, Commercial Head - Recycling Technology, Starlinger Recycling Technology


12:45pm to 13:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Case study: reprocessing contaminated post-consumer plastic waste streams with continuous melt filters to enhance the extrusion process

Erica Canaia, Sales Director, FIMIC SRL


13:15pm to 13:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Polyester recycling technologies – sustainability through circularity

Dirk Karasiak, Managing Director, Aquafil Engineering GmbH


13:45pm to 14:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Improving the mechanical properties of recycled plastics

Marta Bach, Area Sales Manager, Plasper


14:30pm to 15:15pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

The future for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) plastic recycling – closing the loop

Jannick Sercu, Marketing Director, Galloo Plastics

Martin Schlummer, Business Field Manager Recycling and Environment, Fraunhofer Institute IVV

Keith Freegard, Business Development Director, Axion Polymers


15:30pm – 15:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovations in polystyrene recycling – including the developments and opportunities for EPS containing HBCD

Christian Klaus, Product Manager EPS Recycling, EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH


16:00pm – 16:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Concepts for improving the product quality of recycled pellets

Hans Schneider, Manager Corporate Development, Zeppelin Systems GmbH