Conference Programme

Day One

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Keynote presentation: The current state of Asia’s plastics recycling capabilities – how can the market move forward?
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An insight into Asian plastics recycling
Speaker
APAC Analyst, Plastics Recycling
ICIS
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Unlocking recycling potential with Clariant's specialised solutions
Speaker
Global Business Development Manager – Business Unit Catalysts
Clariant talk

Regulation

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A deep dive into the current recycled plastics legislations in APAC: a look at legislation across various countries in the region
Speaker
Analyst in Plastic Recycling
ICIS
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Refreshment break
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The European perspective - navigating plastics recycling in the EU: legislation, challenges and future trends
Speaker
President
Plastics Recyclers Europe
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Evolving packaging regulations with a focus on the Philippines and its new EPR law
Speaker
Director for Stakeholder Relations
Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines
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Panel discussion: The importance of regulation in the region – how will this develop over the next decade?

- How the growth in regulatory activities in the region has been strong in recent years 

- Some examples of recent regulatory initiatives in Asia

- A look at EPR schemes in Southeast Asia

- Is there a way for the region to work together to push important regulation through?

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Lunch break

Chemical and Mechanical Recycling Developments

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Scaling up recycling capacity in Asia: adapting global recycling capabilities to local needs
Speaker
Programme Manager
Alba Group Asia
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Addressing the plastic pollution crisis with sustainable polymer economy: Kolon's approach to PET chemical recycling
Speaker
Laboratory Leader
Kolon Advanced Research Cluster
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Accelerating plastic recycling: using chemical recycling to process hard to recycle plastic waste
Speaker
Marketing & Communications Manager
BlueAlp
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Panel discussion: New Innovations and technologies in Asian mechanical plastics recycling – cutting edge solutions for a circular economy

• The recycling of plastics in Asia - new market trends

• A look at some key new technologies within mechanical recycling

• Best practice examples

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Refreshment break

Spotlight on Materials

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PET packaging – from awareness to product solutions
Speaker
PET and Recycling Industry Expert, Product & Market Manager
Holland Colours Europe BV
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Business case of a vertically integrated PE film manufacturer and recycler
Speaker
Managing Director
Reborn
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A look at HDPE recycling

IT and Software Innovations

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How mobile NIR technology and smart data management can help in improving the waste management process
Speaker
Segment Lead Circular Economy
trinamiX GmbH
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EREMA group’s contribution to a safe and “easy to digest” circular economy: CADEL’s software tool for risk assessment, interpretation and analysis
Speaker
Business Development Manager
EREMA Group
Close of Day One

Day Two

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The journey towards circularity: a closer look at plastic recycling
Speaker
Managing Director
Pan Era Group

Waste Management, Collection and Sorting

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Challenges faced by polyolefins waste management in Asia
Speaker
Managing Consultant
Wood Mackenzie
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Complementing existing informal waste collection to drive up plastics recycling in the region
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Sorting and analyzing solutions for high quality plastics recycling
Speaker
Sales Director, International Sorting and Recycling
Sesotec GmbH
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Refreshment break
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Panel discussion: The importance of the development of the collection and support infrastructure within the region

- Challenge ahead: how nine out of the top 20 countries for mismanaged waste collection sit within the Asia Pacific region.

- The importance of the informal sector in waste collection in many countries In Asia

– what are the ways to develop and harmonise this in an ethical way?

- Why development of waste collection is essential to complement existing informal waste collection to drive up plastics recycling in the region.

Geographical Focus

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Insights into plastics recycling in Indonesia
Speaker
Chairman
IPR (Indonesian Plastics Recyclers)
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Building a circular economy of plastics in China
Speaker
General Manager & Deputy Secretary General
Beijing Shi Chai Environment Consulting Co., Ltd & Plastic Packaging Committee, China Packaging Federation
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Challenges and opportunities of plastic waste management with special reference to study conducted in the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Speaker
Senior Assistant Director & Chief
Shiriram Institute for Industrial Research

Industry Innovations

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Husky's leading innovations supporting the circular economy
Speaker
Director - Business Development, Closures
Husky Technologies
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Advanced Recycling – From a technology provider’s view aspects for waste to plastics / feedstock to product
Speaker
CEO
Next Generation Elements GmbH
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Title to be confirmed
Speaker
Managing Director
NGR Malasya
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A look at NX-Replast
Speaker
Polymers Licensing & Business Development Director
NextChem
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Approaching Plastic Recycling Challenges with Twin Screw Extrusion Technology Innovations
Speaker
Sales Engineer
Coperion GmbH

Future Roadmap

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Panel discussion: Plastics circularity in Asia – a roadmap for the future

• How Investment in recycling capacity in Asia needs to continue to grow.

• The importance of reducing the use of single use plastics and consumption of virgin polymers and increasing products’ lifespan

• New projects to harmonise formal waste collection facilities with informal waste collection which supports local communities.

• The importance of future ollaborations

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Finance and Investment in the Asian plastics recycling market
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Closing analysis
Speaker
Principal
NexantECA
Close of conference

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