2020 Speakers

Speakers Confirmed for the 2020 Virtual Summit

Siân Sutherland

Co-Founder | A Plastic Planet

Siân Sutherland

Siân Sutherland

Co-Founder | A Plastic Planet


James Sulivan

Head, Global Sustainability Innovation Accelerator | SAP

James Sulivan

James Sulivan

Head, Global Sustainability Innovation Accelerator | SAP


Werner Bosmans

Directorate General Environment | European Commission

Werner Bosmans

Werner Bosmans

Directorate General Environment | European Commission


Kristin Hughes

Director of the Global Plastic Action Partnership and Member of the Executive Committee | World Economic Forum

Kristin Hughes

Kristin Hughes

Director of the Global Plastic Action Partnership and Member of the Executive Committee | World Economic Forum


Kathleen Rademan

Director Innovation Platform | Fashion for Good

Kathleen Rademan

Kathleen Rademan

Director Innovation Platform | Fashion for Good

 

Kathleen Rademan is the Director of the Innovation Platform at Fashion for Good. Fashion for Good is the global platform for collaborative innovation in the fashion Industry. Together, we harness the power of innovation, practical action & collaboration towards a circular textile industry.

Kathleen is responsible for leading Fashion for Good’s Accelerator Programme and for sourcing and implementing innovation within the plastics, end of use, CMT and traceability space. She  leads the implementation effort through developing collaborative, global, multi-brand pilot projects with the most recent being the polybag to polybag project launched in December 2019.

Kathleen brings both financial and sustainable start up experience to the table having spent six years in investment banking financing the retail sector and two years as Strategy Lead for Dutch sustainability start up Fastned. Under her direction, Fastned launched in four new markets across Europe. Kathleen has a background in financial mathematics and holds a MBA from INSEAD


Cyrill Gutsch

CEO & Founder | Parley Ocean Plastic Program

Cyrill Gutsch

Cyrill Gutsch

CEO & Founder | Parley Ocean Plastic Program


Stephen Jamieson

Head of Sustainable Business Innovation | SAP

Stephen Jamieson

Stephen Jamieson

Head of Sustainable Business Innovation | SAP

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David Nelson

Director of Biodegradable Platform | Eastman Chemical Company

David Nelson

David Nelson

Director of Biodegradable Platform | Eastman Chemical Company


Dr. Ashley Holding

Principal Consultant and Scientist | Circular Material Solutions Ltd

Dr. Ashley Holding

Dr. Ashley Holding

Principal Consultant and Scientist | Circular Material Solutions Ltd


Sophie Tuviahu

VP Business Development and Sales | UBQ Materials

Sophie Tuviahu

Sophie Tuviahu

VP Business Development and Sales | UBQ Materials


Jacob Duer

CEO | Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Jacob Duer

Jacob Duer

CEO | Alliance to End Plastic Waste


Katherine Roop

Business Development - BioPBS | PTTMCC Biochem Company Limited

Katherine Roop

Katherine Roop

Business Development - BioPBS | PTTMCC Biochem Company Limited


Annika Sundell

Executive Vice President Innovations and Business Development | Walki Group

Annika Sundell

Annika Sundell

Executive Vice President Innovations and Business Development | Walki Group


Jeff Seabright

Co-Founder & Partner | IMAGINE

Jeff Seabright

Jeff Seabright

Co-Founder & Partner | IMAGINE


Will Garrard

Director Operations | Recycling Technologies

Will Garrard

Will Garrard

Director Operations | Recycling Technologies


Irene Cristina Latorre Martinez

Senior Project Manager | Covestro Deutschland AG

Irene Cristina Latorre Martinez

Irene Cristina Latorre Martinez

Senior Project Manager | Covestro Deutschland AG


Eric Klingenberg

Materials Science Lead | Mars, Inc

Eric Klingenberg

Eric Klingenberg

Materials Science Lead | Mars, Inc


David Azoulay

Managing Attorney | Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

David Azoulay

David Azoulay

Managing Attorney | Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)


Rolph Payet

Secretariat | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Rolph Payet

Rolph Payet

Secretariat | Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions


Géraldine Weilandt

VP Body Care, Body Cleansing, Sun & Creams | Beiersdorf AG

Géraldine Weilandt

Géraldine Weilandt

VP Body Care, Body Cleansing, Sun & Creams | Beiersdorf AG


Amanda Johnston

Curator & Education Consultant | Sustainable Angle

Amanda Johnston

Amanda Johnston

Curator & Education Consultant | Sustainable Angle


Simon Locke

Sustainable Design Innovation Manager | The Body Shop

Simon Locke

Simon Locke

Sustainable Design Innovation Manager | The Body Shop


Jaclyn Allen

Director Corporate Sustainability | Guess

Jaclyn Allen

Jaclyn Allen

Director Corporate Sustainability | Guess

As Director, Corporate Sustainability for international fashion brand, Guess?, Inc., Jaclyn launched the company’s first-ever sustainability plan and reporting program. Jaclyn manages a global, multifunctional sustainability team, and works to embed sustainability throughout the business. Prior to Guess, Jaclyn worked as a public affairs consultant with the California Department of Water Resources and worked on statewide ballot measures supporting environmental and clean energy initiatives. Jaclyn earned her MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.


Hannu Kasurinen

EVP, Head of Packaging Materials Division | Storaenso

Hannu Kasurinen

Hannu Kasurinen

EVP, Head of Packaging Materials Division | Storaenso


Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Head of R&D and Sustainability | Henkel

Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Head of R&D and Sustainability | Henkel


Haley Lowry

Global Sustainability & End Use Marketing Director | Dow Chemicals

Haley Lowry

Haley Lowry

Global Sustainability & End Use Marketing Director | Dow Chemicals


Archana Jagannathan

Snr Director Sustainable Plastics | PepsiCo

Archana Jagannathan

Archana Jagannathan

Snr Director Sustainable Plastics | PepsiCo


Keefe Harrison

CEO | The Recycling Partnership

Keefe Harrison

Keefe Harrison

CEO | The Recycling Partnership


Pilar Tejada Lopez

Head of Brand & Communication | PYRATES smart fabrics

Pilar Tejada Lopez

Pilar Tejada Lopez

Head of Brand & Communication | PYRATES smart fabrics


Justin Guest

Partner | Archipelago Eco Investors

Justin Guest

Justin Guest

Partner | Archipelago Eco Investors


Charlotte McCurdy

Founder | Charlotte McCurdy Research

Charlotte McCurdy

Charlotte McCurdy

Founder | Charlotte McCurdy Research


Mark Fournier

Director of Packaging Sales | Norpac

Mark Fournier

Mark Fournier

Director of Packaging Sales | Norpac


Sean Simpson

Chief Scientific Officer & Co-founder | Lanzatech

Sean Simpson

Sean Simpson

Chief Scientific Officer & Co-founder | Lanzatech


Ebru Ozaydin

Sr VP Sales and Marketing | Artistic Milliners

Ebru Ozaydin

Ebru Ozaydin

Sr VP Sales and Marketing | Artistic Milliners

Ebru Ozaydin has been working in denim industry for more than 23 years at diverse roles in product development, sales, marketing and corporate sustainability.

 

As a part of her corporate role; being the first corporate sustainability officer of a denim mill, she conducted philanthropic projects in collaboration with global NGOs/NPOs, shared her experience at industry organizations, supervised CSR projects, launched the first corporate sustainability platform of a denim mill.

Developer of “Denim Academy” Customer Training and Loyalty program, which is known to be the first in the industry to revamp after-sales services, help to support brands&retailers for rigorous training in denim fabric making process. She’s the co-author / co-producer of multiple series of “Denim Academy” books & educational media within period of 2002-2015 where more than 500 denim heads all around the world were involved. She is the author of “Troubleshooting in Denim Production” guidebook; a dissertation study of her Fashion Management M.A.

In 2016, she developed “Great Minds Think Alike” Initiative that aims to bring like-minded parties /experts for delivering smart and sustainable solutions created with a collaborative mindset and ran the “California Drought and Impact of Denim Washing’ seminar in Los Angeles, USA.

Member of Rivet’s Influential 50 in supply chain category in 2019 which is an index of the most creative and forward-thinking leaders driving the global Jeanswear industry.

 

Proud New York City co-ambassador of “Women in Denim Initiative”.

Holds Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, studied Fashion Management M.A. and has a postgraduate degree in Interactive Marketing, MA.


Lars Börger

Vice President Renewable Polymers & Chemicals | Neste

Lars Börger

Lars Börger

Vice President Renewable Polymers & Chemicals | Neste


W. Clayton Bunyard

TitleResearch Technical Leader - Global Research & Engineering | Kimberly-Clark

W. Clayton Bunyard

W. Clayton Bunyard

TitleResearch Technical Leader - Global Research & Engineering | Kimberly-Clark


Dave Garforth

Program Director | The Responsible Plastic Management Program

Dave Garforth

Dave Garforth

Program Director | The Responsible Plastic Management Program


Rebecca Johansson

Sustainability and R&D Manager | Helly Hansen

Rebecca Johansson

Rebecca Johansson

Sustainability and R&D Manager | Helly Hansen


Dr Pete Myers

Founder and Board Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry | Carnegie Mellon University

Dr Pete Myers

Dr Pete Myers

Founder and Board Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry | Carnegie Mellon University


Dr. Alper Kiziltas

Technical Expert, Sustainability and Emerging Materials | Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation Center

Dr. Alper Kiziltas

Dr. Alper Kiziltas

Technical Expert, Sustainability and Emerging Materials | Ford Motor Company Research and Innovation Center


Brad Rodgers

Strategic Consultant | Danimer Scientific

Brad Rodgers

Brad Rodgers

Strategic Consultant | Danimer Scientific

Having earned his degree in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla, Brad Rodgers is a veteran of the plastics and packaging industry, who has dedicated over 30 years to its innovation and improvement.

Brad spent the first 13 years of his career working for major polyolefin manufacturers in Texas (CP Chem) and Delaware (Montell), where he developed polymers for use in numerous packaging applications. He then spent 18 years as the Research & Development Director of Foods Packaging Discovery and Sustainability for PepsiCo where his responsibilities included the development of the next generation of packaging materials with a better overall impact on the environment (notably the SunChips Compostable package).

 

After an early retirement from PepsiCo earlier this year, Brad started his own business where he consults with industry leaders on ways to improve packaging and its environmental footprint.   He currently holds 16 patents for various packaging applications and has written/co-authored several papers and published many articles about food packaging.

 


Jean-François Pascal

VP Corporate Sustainability | Beiersdorf AG

Jean-François Pascal

Jean-François Pascal

VP Corporate Sustainability | Beiersdorf AG


Jordan Nodarse

Creative Director | Boyish Jeans

Jordan Nodarse

Jordan Nodarse

Creative Director | Boyish Jeans

Jordan Nodarse, a California native with a deep passion for sustainable practices in fashion, launchedBoyish Jeans after more than a decade spent learning the ins and outs of the denim industry. Buildinghis skills from the ground up, Jordan got his start by working hands-on with factories thatmanufactured the kinds of garments he was interested in creating. It was this highly technical trainingthat allowed him to truly understand the process and the art of functional, high quality design


Jason Locklin

Director, New Materials Institute Center Lead, Center for Advanced Polymers, Fibers & Coatings | University of Georgia

Jason Locklin

Jason Locklin

Director, New Materials Institute Center Lead, Center for Advanced Polymers, Fibers & Coatings | University of Georgia


Dr. Luke M. Haverhals

Founder & CEO | Natural Fiber Welding, Inc

Dr. Luke M. Haverhals

Dr. Luke M. Haverhals

Founder & CEO | Natural Fiber Welding, Inc


Andreas Walsner

Sales Manager | Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging

Andreas Walsner

Andreas Walsner

Sales Manager | Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging


Joanna Dupont Inglis

Head of EU Affairs | European Bioplastics

Joanna Dupont Inglis

Joanna Dupont Inglis

Head of EU Affairs | European Bioplastics


Michalyn Andrews

Chief Executive Officer | Provenance Bio

Michalyn Andrews

Michalyn Andrews

Chief Executive Officer | Provenance Bio


Fernanda Tavares

Vice President of Marketing | Cardolite

Fernanda Tavares

Fernanda Tavares

Vice President of Marketing | Cardolite

Fernanda Tavares is the Vice President of Marketing at Cardolite based in Bristol, PA. She received her Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 2003 and started her career with Rohm and Haas (now Dow Chemical) where she held various technical and commercial positions. Since joining Cardolite in 2011, Fernanda has focused on market and product development for industrial applications.


Michael Costello

Group Director of ESG | Stahl

Michael Costello

Michael Costello

Group Director of ESG | Stahl


Martin Vroegh

Sustainability & Cement/Concrete expert | Independent Consultant

Martin Vroegh

Martin Vroegh

Sustainability & Cement/Concrete expert | Independent Consultant


Kian Hoe Seah

Managing Director | Heng Hiap Industries

Kian Hoe Seah

Kian Hoe Seah

Managing Director | Heng Hiap Industries


Xie Tai Bo

Chairman | Guangdong Shaoneng Group Luzhou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Xie Tai Bo

Xie Tai Bo

Chairman | Guangdong Shaoneng Group Luzhou Technology Development Co., Ltd.


Francois de Bie

Senior Marketing Director | Total Corbion

Francois de Bie

Francois de Bie

Senior Marketing Director | Total Corbion


Qinghua Liu

Executive Director | Nafici (Linqing China) Bio-technology Co

Qinghua Liu

Qinghua Liu

Executive Director | Nafici (Linqing China) Bio-technology Co


Akiko Shinoda

Area Manager Public Relations | Itochu Corporation

Akiko Shinoda

Akiko Shinoda

Area Manager Public Relations | Itochu Corporation


Dr. Mark Taylor

Research Fellow | University of Leeds

Dr. Mark Taylor

Dr. Mark Taylor

Research Fellow | University of Leeds


Christopher Stanev

Co-Founder & President | Evrnu SPC

Christopher Stanev

Christopher Stanev

Co-Founder & President | Evrnu SPC


Bart-Jan van der Gaag

Digital Engineer | Royal HaskoningDHV

Bart-Jan van der Gaag

Bart-Jan van der Gaag

Digital Engineer | Royal HaskoningDHV


Arthur ten Wolde

Executive Director | Ecopreneur.eu

Arthur ten Wolde

Arthur ten Wolde

Executive Director | Ecopreneur.eu


Simon Hombersley

CEO | Xampla

Simon Hombersley

Simon Hombersley

CEO | Xampla

Simon Hombersley is the CEO of Xampla, which develops next generation plastics.  Made entirely from plant protein, they are sustainable and scalable solutions for microplastics and single use applications.  He has founded three further environmental impact start-ups, including energy efficient compressor company Lontra, where he is a Non-Exec Director.


Dr. Hamdy Khalil

Global Director of Corporate Research and Product Development | Woodbridge Foam Corporation,

Dr. Hamdy Khalil

Dr. Hamdy Khalil

Global Director of Corporate Research and Product Development | Woodbridge Foam Corporation,


Marko Kärkkäinen

Chief Commercial Officer - Global | Clewat Inc.

Marko Kärkkäinen

Marko Kärkkäinen

Chief Commercial Officer - Global | Clewat Inc.


Rodrigo Tona

Chief Executive Officer | Termoencogibles S.A de C.C

Rodrigo Tona

Rodrigo Tona

Chief Executive Officer | Termoencogibles S.A de C.C


Dr Tim van Emmerik

Assistant Professor River Plastic Monitoring | Wageningen University & Research

Dr Tim van Emmerik

Dr Tim van Emmerik

Assistant Professor River Plastic Monitoring | Wageningen University & Research


Marc Borghans

Director – Head of Sustainable Structured Finance | ING Wholesale Banking

Marc Borghans

Marc Borghans

Director – Head of Sustainable Structured Finance | ING Wholesale Banking


Mark Lancelott

Sustainability and Circular Economy Lead | PA Consulting

Mark Lancelott

Mark Lancelott

Sustainability and Circular Economy Lead | PA Consulting


Efrat Friedland

Founder | Materialscout

Efrat Friedland

Efrat Friedland

Founder | Materialscout

With training and experience in industrial design and a great passion for materials, Efrat
founded Materialscout, a Munich-based consultancy that helps market-leading
companies generate value through creative, competitive and sustainable
implementation of materials and technologies. It’s all about enthusiastically stirring
materials-driven processes, leading to products, spaces and services that have a
positive footprint; processes that take into account consumer tendencies, materials
sourcing, processing, implementation, emotional attachment and end usage with a
circular approach. Materialscout connects the materials industry with the creative
industry, linking suppliers, engineers, product managers, recyclers and designers to
solve materials challenges together.


Andrej Holobar

CEO | Echo Instruments

Andrej Holobar

Andrej Holobar

CEO | Echo Instruments


Alice Beyer Schuch

Circular Fashion Change Agent | CIRKLA MODO

Alice Beyer Schuch

Alice Beyer Schuch

Circular Fashion Change Agent | CIRKLA MODO


Waleed Nasir

Market Development Manager - Sustainability | DSM

Waleed Nasir

Waleed Nasir

Market Development Manager - Sustainability | DSM


Florence Miremadi-Nafici

Co-founder | Nafici Environmental Research (NER)

Florence Miremadi-Nafici

Florence Miremadi-Nafici

Co-founder | Nafici Environmental Research (NER)


Monique Maissan

CEO and founder | Waste2wear

Monique Maissan

Monique Maissan

CEO and founder | Waste2wear

Monique Maissan  is a Dutch entrepreneur and textile engineer specialized in Circular Economic solutions for the textile industry.  As CEO and founder of Waste2Wear, she leads a committed team towards sustainable innovation using textile products made from recycled plastic to create positive environmental impact.

 

The innovations in her company, have been acknowledged through the following awards:

Entrepreneur the Year award 2012, in the USA from Enterprising Women;  the Sustainability Award from the European Economic and Sustainability Committee in 2014; the Women Economic Forum’s Outstanding Women for the Advance of Sustainability  award in 2017; The #1 Business Women Of Excellence award in Egypt in 2018; the She Rockers MyEO Women SDG Award 2019 from EO (Entrepreneur Organization); and the Personality of the Year award from the Benelux Chamber of Commerce.  She was a finalist for the EY (Ernst & Young) Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 award.

 

One of the initiatives from Waste2Wear is the Ocean Plastics Program.  In collaboration with the local Chinese government and NGO’s, Waste2Wear created a business model in which former fishermen could recover their income (lost due to environmental regulations) by fishing plastic from the ocean. They now collect more than three tons of waste directly from the ocean every week. Thus, Waste2Wear is pioneering solutions for plastic recycling and delivering 100% traceable and sustainable textiles.

 

She continuously strives to create collaborations with a broad diversity of stakeholders to help creating awareness and to find solutions to protect the environment. This includes collaborations with the Jane Goodall Institute, National Geographic and many more.

 

She is a frequent speaker at sustainability events around the globe, including, the 2015 EXCELerate Conference in Canada, the EWC Sustainability Summit at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2016,  China’s World Creative Economy Summit in 2017, the Beyond Plastic Pollution conference in Australia in 2017, the Women for Success summit in 2018 at the Arab League and the APIC virtual conference on ‘Technologies & Solutions for Ocean Clean Up’ September 2020.


Ravish Majithia

CEO & Founder | Magnomer

Ravish Majithia

Ravish Majithia

CEO & Founder | Magnomer


Todd Gasparik

Sustainable Material Advancements for the Packaging Industry | Smart Planet Technologies

Todd Gasparik

Todd Gasparik

Sustainable Material Advancements for the Packaging Industry | Smart Planet Technologies


Michael Colarossi

VP Product Line Management, Innovation and Sustainability, Apparel Solutions | Avery Dennison

Michael Colarossi

Michael Colarossi

VP Product Line Management, Innovation and Sustainability, Apparel Solutions | Avery Dennison


Gerald Rebitzer

Senior Sustainability Director | Amcor

Gerald Rebitzer

Gerald Rebitzer

Senior Sustainability Director | Amcor


Manuel Maqueda

Co-Founder & CEO | SUPER

Manuel Maqueda

Manuel Maqueda

Co-Founder & CEO | SUPER


Luke Henning

CFO | Tyton Biosciences

Luke Henning

Luke Henning

CFO | Tyton Biosciences


Paul Bjacek

Principal Director, Global Resources Research Lead | Accenture

Paul Bjacek

Paul Bjacek

Principal Director, Global Resources Research Lead | Accenture


Kenneth Darisaw

Manager - Energy & Sustainability | Fulton County

Kenneth Darisaw

Kenneth Darisaw

Manager - Energy & Sustainability | Fulton County


Ellis Kirby

Deputy Chief Operating Officer | Fulton County

Ellis Kirby

Ellis Kirby

Deputy Chief Operating Officer | Fulton County


Lauren Hill

Co Founder | Population

Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill

Co Founder | Population


Catherine Tedrow

Co Founder | Population

Catherine Tedrow

Catherine Tedrow

Co Founder | Population


Steven Usdan

Co-Founder | Giotex

Steven Usdan

Steven Usdan

Co-Founder | Giotex


Chad Bolick

VP Brand sales | Unifi

Chad Bolick

Chad Bolick

VP Brand sales | Unifi


Oliver Syed Shafaat

Manager, Fiber R&D Section | Spiber Inc

Oliver Syed Shafaat

Oliver Syed Shafaat

Manager, Fiber R&D Section | Spiber Inc


Sandeep Kulkarni

Polymer Science & Sustainable Packaging | Kool Earth Solutions Inc

Sandeep Kulkarni

Sandeep Kulkarni

Polymer Science & Sustainable Packaging | Kool Earth Solutions Inc


Wil Schoenmakers

Global Head of Consumer Goods and Manufacturing | PA Consulting

Wil Schoenmakers

Wil Schoenmakers

Global Head of Consumer Goods and Manufacturing | PA Consulting


Dr Vivek Tandon

Founder & CEO | perPETual Technologies

Dr Vivek Tandon

Dr Vivek Tandon

Founder & CEO | perPETual Technologies

Dr Vivek Tandon is an experienced international entrepreneur with an extensive background in growing technology companies. He is the founder and CEO of perPETual Technologies, a company with a breakthrough environmental and cost-effective technology enabling the conversion of used plastic bottles into high-quality products including but not limited to filament textile yarns, BOPET film, packaging and bottles.


Philip Fawcus

Head of Sustainable Packaging and PulPac Lead | PA Consulting

Philip Fawcus

Philip Fawcus

Head of Sustainable Packaging and PulPac Lead | PA Consulting


Valerie Langer

Fibre Solutions Strategist | CanopyPlanet

Valerie Langer

Valerie Langer

Fibre Solutions Strategist | CanopyPlanet

Valerie Langer is the Fibre Solutions Strategist for non-profit environmental organization CanopyPlanet. Her focus is to accelerate commercial production of pulp and paper made with Next Generation alternative fibres. She has been engaged in forest conservation campaigns for over 30 years. Valerie pioneered the international market campaign strategy of influencing logging companies’ practices by engaging their commercial customer base and was a lead developer of the award-winning Great Bear Rainforest Ecosystem Based Management framework. Her work has directly contributed to the conservation of millions of hectares of biologically rich forest lands.


Giulio Bonazzi

President & CEO | Aquafil

Giulio Bonazzi

Giulio Bonazzi

President & CEO | Aquafil

Giulio Bonazzi has dedicated his career to evolving Aquafil S.p.A. into a leading player in the global carpet and textile materials industry. The company was founded by Bonazzi’s parents 50 years ago in Arco, Italy. An innovator and disruptor, he is transforming his family’s manufacturing business into a sustainable global enterprise. To achieve this vision, Bonazzi challenged the organization to develop a recycled nylon material by turning nylon trash into high-quality, beautiful fibres. Where others see waste, Bonazzi saw an opportunity. After several years of investment in R&D and a relentless pursuit of a new way to regenerate nylon, ECONYL® was born. Aquafil launched ECONYL® regenerated nylon in 2011 and today it is one of the most sought after materials in the world for fashion designers and carpet manufacturers.


Mark Herrema

CEO | Newlight Technologies

Mark Herrema

Mark Herrema

CEO | Newlight Technologies


Steven Bethell

President & Partner | Bank & Vogue

Steven Bethell

Steven Bethell

President & Partner | Bank & Vogue


Venkatesh Kini

Co-Founder | Ubuntoo

Venkatesh Kini

Venkatesh Kini

Co-Founder | Ubuntoo


Shelby Buso

Chief Sustainability Officer | City of Atlanta

Shelby Buso

Shelby Buso

Chief Sustainability Officer | City of Atlanta


Carlos Bosques

Vice President of R&D and Innovation | Evolved By Nature™

Carlos Bosques

Carlos Bosques

Vice President of R&D and Innovation | Evolved By Nature™


Renée Yardley

Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing | Sustana Group

Renée Yardley

Renée Yardley

Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing | Sustana Group

Renée Yardley serves as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sustana Group, the leader in sustainable, recycled fibers and paper products. She has more than two decades of experience in global organizations, including Tembec, CCM and General Motors, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from McGill University and an MA in General Management from Harvard University. Active in the Montreal community, Renée has served as president of Literacy Partners of Quebec and mentors MBA students at McGill.


John Van Leeuwen

CEO | Universal Matter Inc

John Van Leeuwen

John Van Leeuwen

CEO | Universal Matter Inc

John van Leeuwen is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Matter Inc., a company based in Burlington, ON, Canada, that is commercializing a new production method to make graphene from carbon waste streams to attain a superior value proposition for large markets such as plastics, cement and concrete, asphalt, composites and coatings. John holds a strong personal commitment to environmental sustainability and is a life-long entrepreneur with a passion for building great companies that are powered by outstanding teams. Prior to co-founding Universal Matter, Mr. van Leeuwen co-founded EcoSynthetix and grew it from an idea to the largest Cleantech IPO in Toronto’s TSX history. Before that he led a venture capital organization, started up the North American operations of European software company Baan, and began his career in the plastics industry with Shell Chemicals and Monsanto. He graduated in 1981 from the University of Waterloo with a Honors Bachelor of Sciences degree in Applied Chemistry.


Meghan K. Olson

Business Development Lead, MycoComposite | Ecovative Design

Meghan K. Olson

Meghan K. Olson

Business Development Lead, MycoComposite | Ecovative Design


Jan Dell

Independent Engineer | The Last Beach Cleanup

Jan Dell

Jan Dell

Independent Engineer | The Last Beach Cleanup


Michiel Scheffer

Program Manager Textile and Sustainability | Wageningen University & Research

Michiel Scheffer

Michiel Scheffer

Program Manager Textile and Sustainability | Wageningen University & Research


Mark Sunderland

Chief Sustainability Officer | Hemp Black

Mark Sunderland

Mark Sunderland

Chief Sustainability Officer | Hemp Black


Simon Balderson

Director | Sirane

Simon Balderson

Simon Balderson

Director | Sirane


Garry Kohl

Sr. Director R&D, Global Packaging Innovation for Snacks & Foods | PepsiCo

Garry Kohl

Garry Kohl

Sr. Director R&D, Global Packaging Innovation for Snacks & Foods | PepsiCo


Traci Kinden

Founder | REvolve Waste

Traci Kinden

Traci Kinden

Founder | REvolve Waste


Scott Miller

Director, Business Development | The Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Director, Business Development | The Sustainable Apparel Coalition


Vincent Doumeizel

Director Food Programme, LR Foundation & Senior Advisor United Nations Global Compact | Lloyds Register Foundation & United Nations

Vincent Doumeizel

Vincent Doumeizel

Director Food Programme, LR Foundation & Senior Advisor United Nations Global Compact | Lloyds Register Foundation & United Nations


Julia Wetstein

Zero Waste Director US | Vegware Packaging, Inc

Julia Wetstein

Julia Wetstein

Zero Waste Director US | Vegware Packaging, Inc

Julia Wetstein is the former Assistant Dean of Agriculture from Southern Illinois University. Since 2014, Julia has been the Zero Waste Director for Vegware Packaging, Inc, the US arm of the Vegware brand based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Julia is a member of the US Composting Council, serves on two working groups for Biodegradable Products Institute, BPI and is an advisor to the Compost Manufacturing Alliance. She had helped many US corporations implement zero-waste-to-landfill employee cafeterias.


Enrico Rima

CEO | Lebenskleidung

Enrico Rima

Enrico Rima

CEO | Lebenskleidung


Lucy Frankel

Environmental and Communications Director | Vegware

Lucy	Frankel

Lucy Frankel

Environmental and Communications Director | Vegware


Bob Powell

CEO & Founder | Brightmark

Bob Powell

Bob Powell

CEO & Founder | Brightmark


Willem Hamersma

Product Management LNP | SABIC

Willem Hamersma

Willem Hamersma

Product Management LNP | SABIC


Jolijn Creutzberg

Founder | Vanhulley

Jolijn Creutzberg

Jolijn Creutzberg

Founder | Vanhulley


Karla Magruder

CEO | Accelerating Circularity

Karla Magruder

Karla Magruder

CEO | Accelerating Circularity


Stephanie Lavelle

Environmental consultant/Chair the Plastic Special Interest Group | Sea Sanctuaries Trust & IMarEST

Stephanie Lavelle

Stephanie Lavelle

Environmental consultant/Chair the Plastic Special Interest Group | Sea Sanctuaries Trust & IMarEST


Robert Lou

CEO | MI TERRO

Robert Lou

Robert Lou

CEO | MI TERRO


Maria Westerbos

Director | Plastic Soup Foundation

Maria Westerbos

Maria Westerbos

Director | Plastic Soup Foundation

Every year, DDB, an independent, journalistic website with news and opinions about philanthropy in the Netherlands, makes a list of the 100 most influential people in the world of donations and social investments. In the list for 2019, Maria Westerbos occupies place 19. DDB writes:

 

Marketing Animal. After a career of 25 years in the world of television, Maria Westerbos decided to alter her course. That was in 2009, when no one had yet heard of the plastic soup environmental disaster. The rest is history: an extraordinary growth of the Plastic Soup Foundation. In the slipstream of boy wonder Boyan Slat, Maria Westerbos, the flamboyant Director of the Plastic Soup Foundation, continues to demonstrate her perfect feel for (mass) marketing. She knows how to use traditional and new media to address the plastic soup issue in such a way that companies, governments and consumers all get into action.  

 

In the Netherlands, DDB, also called the independent ‘atlas of philanthropy’, is a reliable guide in the dynamic market of an annual six billion euros of donations.

 


Sam Deconinck

Deputy Lab Manager | OWS nv

Sam Deconinck

Sam Deconinck

Deputy Lab Manager | OWS nv


Lawrence Lenihan

Chairman and Co-Founder | Resonance Companies

Lawrence Lenihan

Lawrence Lenihan

Chairman and Co-Founder | Resonance Companies


Viirj Kan

CEO | Primitives Biodesign

Viirj Kan

Viirj Kan

CEO | Primitives Biodesign

Viirj Kan is the founder and CEO at Primitives Biodesign, where she directs product innovation and engineering. Primitives is a biotech startup that develops active and intelligent bioproducts to reduce net global warming potential, by reducing food waste and plastic pollution. Prior to founding Primitives Biodesign, she developed IoT and mobile computing products at Samsung Design Innovation Center, designed 3D human-robot interfaces at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and engineered programmable biomaterials at MIT. Her work has been recognized through the SXSW Interactive Innovation award, a Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGCHI, and Honorable Mention Awards at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) and Fast Company Innovation by Design. Viirj holds a MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BS from the Art Center College of Design.  


Aman Khan

CEO & Founder | Sycomo.re

Aman Khan

Aman Khan

CEO & Founder | Sycomo.re


Tricia Carey

Director Global Business Development - Denim at Lenzing Fibers | Lenzing Group

Tricia Carey

Tricia Carey

Director Global Business Development - Denim at Lenzing Fibers | Lenzing Group


John Felts

CEO | Cruz Foam

John Felts

John Felts

CEO | Cruz Foam


William Horner

Founder & President | Single Use Solutions

William Horner

William Horner

Founder & President | Single Use Solutions


Sophie Mather

Material Futurist | Biov8tion

Sophie Mather

Sophie Mather

Material Futurist | Biov8tion

Sophie Mather, Material Futurist and founder of biov8tion, inspires and facilitates sustainable material disruption across the textile industry, working collaboratively to unlock fresh opportunities. Sophie’s work brings strategy, vision, deep technical expertise and a vast network gained from two decades of cross-industry, on the ground experience in Europe, USA and Asia.
Bringing a distinct ability to demystify complex ideas, challenges and technologies, she enables big-thinking values-led leaders, to think boldly, act responsibly and capture commercial opportunities. Sophie’s cross-industry, global clients, partners and audiences include world renowned brands and retailers, government sector supply chain, academia and non-profit organisations.
Over the last decade, a selection of the work Sophie has delivered through the biov8tion platform has included driving the topic of microfibre release from clothing, via founding roles in #DontFeedTheFish and The Microfibre Consortium, the facilitation, development and leadership of Textile Exchange’s BioSynthetics working group and design and development of WRAP’s Clothing Knowledge Hub.
Prior to founding biov8tion, Sophie served as Global Director of Advanced Materials for Nike USA, following roles in innovation for Nike Asia. Focusing on sustainability and innovation, she regularly challenges and inspires audiences via conferences, media and keynote speaking, expert commentary, mentoring and lecturing.


Bruno Perira

Chief Sustainability Officer | BioLogiQ

Bruno Perira

Bruno Perira

Chief Sustainability Officer | BioLogiQ


Ruth Farrell

Global Marketing Director, Textiles | Eastman

Ruth Farrell

Ruth Farrell

Global Marketing Director, Textiles | Eastman


Branson Richie

Director, Technology Development & Implementation | New Materials Institute, University of Georgia

Branson Richie

Branson Richie

Director, Technology Development & Implementation | New Materials Institute, University of Georgia


Beth Cormier

Vice President Research, Development and Sustainability | Sappi North America

Beth Cormier

Beth Cormier

Vice President Research, Development and Sustainability | Sappi North America


Tyler Whale

VP Agriculture | BioFusion

Tyler Whale

Tyler Whale

VP Agriculture | BioFusion

Tyler has extensive experience in agriculture, academia, technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and network development.  Raised in dairy farming, he has earned a PhD (immunology) and an MBA, founded 2 companies and helped to optimize the potential of many innovative ventures in agri-tech. Tyler’s focus with BioFusion’s technology is to create game-changing progress through a commercial and technology based lens.


Martin Ekenbark

Project Manager - Circular Innovation LAB | H&M Group

Martin Ekenbark

Martin Ekenbark

Project Manager - Circular Innovation LAB | H&M Group

Martin started his innovation journey at the royal school of technology in Stockholm and has since then worked with mechanical engineering and material development for both IKEA and H&M. After building up and heading the engineering department within global expansion he joined the H&M group global sustainability department last year to help build up the Circular Innovation Lab.


David Newman

Managing Director | Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA)

David Newman

David Newman

Managing Director | Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA)


Nicole Rycroft

Founder and Executive Director | Canopy

Nicole Rycroft

Nicole Rycroft

Founder and Executive Director | Canopy


Malte Biss

Gründer | Flustix

Malte Biss

Malte Biss

Gründer | Flustix


Kilian P. Hochrein

Product Stewardship, Fabrics Divison | W.L.Gore & Associates

Kilian P. Hochrein

Kilian P. Hochrein

Product Stewardship, Fabrics Divison | W.L.Gore & Associates


Delphine Lévi Alvarès

European Coordinator of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement and Coordinator of the 'Rethink Plastic' Alliance | Zero Waste Europe

Delphine Lévi Alvarès

Delphine Lévi Alvarès

European Coordinator of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement and Coordinator of the 'Rethink Plastic' Alliance | Zero Waste Europe


Kristy-Barbara Lange

Head of Public Affairs | APK AG

Kristy-Barbara Lange

Kristy-Barbara Lange

Head of Public Affairs | APK AG

Kristy-Barbara Lange is Head of Public Affairs at APK AG an innovative recycling company from Merseburg, Germany. Kristy is responsible for stakeholder management, communications and strategic cooperations. Before joining APK in March 2020 she worked nearly 10 years for European Bioplastics as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Deputy Managing Director. Prior to her engagement in the bioplastics sector, she managed PA and PR projects in international agencies with a focus on infrastructure and (renewable) energy. Kristy holds a Master of Political Sciences from Heidelberg University, Germany.


Lucy van Keulen

Commercial Director | Umincorp

Lucy van Keulen

Lucy van Keulen

Commercial Director | Umincorp


Blai López Rius

Researcher in Composites Department | AIMPLAS

Blai López Rius

Blai López Rius

Researcher in Composites Department | AIMPLAS


Patrik Lundström

CEO | Renewcell

Patrik Lundström

Patrik Lundström

CEO | Renewcell

Mr. Lundström is an experienced industrial executive that joined re:newcell as CEO in 2019, having previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the company. He has lead numerous industrial growth projects in executive positions at companies such as DSM and General Electric both in Sweden and internationally. Mr. Lundström holds an M Sc in Chemical Engineering from KTH and an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.


Jane Muncke

Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer | Food Packaging Forum

Jane Muncke

Jane Muncke

Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer | Food Packaging Forum


Michael Delle Selve

Senior Communications Manager | FEVE – The European Container Glass Federation

Michael Delle Selve

Michael Delle Selve

Senior Communications Manager | FEVE – The European Container Glass Federation


Hanna de la Motte

Research Manager | Mistra Future Fashion

Hanna de la Motte

Hanna de la Motte

Research Manager | Mistra Future Fashion


Linus Mueller

IP/R&D Coordinator | Circular Systems

Linus Mueller

Linus Mueller

IP/R&D Coordinator | Circular Systems


Patrick Verhelst

Chief Marketing Officer | Elopak

Patrick Verhelst

Patrick Verhelst

Chief Marketing Officer | Elopak


Johannes Musseleck

Director Global Strategy and Regulatory Affairs | Ineos Styrolution

Johannes Musseleck

Johannes Musseleck

Director Global Strategy and Regulatory Affairs | Ineos Styrolution


Christian Crépet

Executive Director | PETCORE Europe

Christian Crépet

Christian Crépet

Executive Director | PETCORE Europe


Dr Gayatri Keskar

Head of Research | Material ConneXion

Dr Gayatri Keskar

Dr Gayatri Keskar

Head of Research | Material ConneXion


Felipe Villela

CEO & Co-Founder | reNature

Felipe Villela

Felipe Villela

CEO & Co-Founder | reNature


Ralf Ponicki

Director UPM Formi | UPM Biocomposites

Ralf Ponicki

Ralf Ponicki

Director UPM Formi | UPM Biocomposites


Helmut Schmitz

Director of Communication & Public Affairs | Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Holding GmbH

Helmut Schmitz

Helmut Schmitz

Director of Communication & Public Affairs | Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Holding GmbH


Nicole Bendsen

Secretariat of the PREVENT Waste Alliance | GIZ

Nicole Bendsen

Nicole Bendsen

Secretariat of the PREVENT Waste Alliance | GIZ

Nicole Bendsen has been working for GIZ in international development cooperation for nearly ten years. In her current position, as secretariat of the PREVENT Waste Alliance, she coordinates a network of over 85 member organisations from civil society, academia and both the private and public sectors. The members of PREVENT have committed to jointly work towards a functioning circular economy, especially in low- and middle-income countries. As a zero waste advocate, Nicole is dedicated to finding long-term solutions to the growing waste problem worldwide- both professionally and in her personal life.


Stuart Hayward-Higham

Technical Development Director | Suez

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Stuart Hayward-Higham

Technical Development Director | Suez


Andy Sweetman

Sales & Marketing Manager | Futamura

Andy Sweetman

Andy Sweetman

Sales & Marketing Manager | Futamura


Karin Molenveld

Expertise leader Sustainable Plastics Technology | Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

Karin Molenveld

Karin Molenveld

Expertise leader Sustainable Plastics Technology | Wageningen Food & Biobased Research


Beth Simpson

Senior Consultant in Waste & Resource Sustainability | Anthesis Group

Beth Simpson

Beth Simpson

Senior Consultant in Waste & Resource Sustainability | Anthesis Group


Ramani Narayan

Proffessor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Material Science | Michigan State University

Ramani Narayan

Ramani Narayan

Proffessor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Material Science | Michigan State University


Karolina Brabcova

Plastics and toxic chemicals expert | Arnika Association

Karolina Brabcova

Karolina Brabcova

Plastics and toxic chemicals expert | Arnika Association


Insiya Jafferjee

CEO | The Shellworks

Insiya Jafferjee

Insiya Jafferjee

CEO | The Shellworks


Miriam Gallur

Materials and Packaging Area Manager at ITENE | ITENE

Miriam Gallur

Miriam Gallur

Materials and Packaging Area Manager at ITENE | ITENE


Dr Christian Haessler

SVP & Head of Circular Economy Program | Covestro

Dr Christian Haessler

Dr Christian Haessler

SVP & Head of Circular Economy Program | Covestro


Tara Luckman

Sustainable Fashion Consultant | Flourish CSR

Tara	Luckman

Tara Luckman

Sustainable Fashion Consultant | Flourish CSR


Henry le Fleming

Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change | Sustainability Analytics

Henry le Fleming

Henry le Fleming

Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change | Sustainability Analytics


Tamara Thomas

Sustainability Consultant |

Tamara Thomas

Tamara Thomas

Sustainability Consultant |


Prof María Carmen Garrigós

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition & Food Sciences | University of Alicante

Prof María Carmen Garrigós

Prof María Carmen Garrigós

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition & Food Sciences | University of Alicante


Anna Preut

Researcher | Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

Anna Preut

Anna Preut

Researcher | Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML


Hans-Josef Endres

Institute Director | Institut fur Kunststoff-und Kreislauftechnik

Hans-Josef Endres

Hans-Josef Endres

Institute Director | Institut fur Kunststoff-und Kreislauftechnik


Richard Ali

Vice President Public Affairs | Huhtamaki

Richard Ali

Richard Ali

Vice President Public Affairs | Huhtamaki


Liesl Truscott

Director - Europe and Materials Strategy | Textile Exchange

Liesl	Truscott

Liesl Truscott

Director - Europe and Materials Strategy | Textile Exchange


Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Founder & CEO | Circulor

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen

Founder & CEO | Circulor

Douglas Johnson-Poensgen is co-founder and CEO of Circulor (www.circulor.com)

Circulor is using blockchain, IoT and AI to bring transparency to raw materials supply chains and is a recent graduate of the PnP programme in Silicon Valley.  Now three years old, the business has customers like Daimler, Volvo, Boeing, LG Chem and CATL.

Doug has 25 years international experience working both in MD roles for large corporates (Barclays, BT) as well as starting and growing companies (Snapdragon, ISD, Cadence). He started his career as a bomb disposal officer.

Outside work he is a keen cyclist, oenophile and over-enthusiastic early adopter of gadgets.


Professor Shachar Richter

Professor | Tel-Aviv University & JellyBand

Professor Shachar Richter

Professor Shachar Richter

Professor | Tel-Aviv University & JellyBand


Oliver Borek

Managing Director | Mura

Oliver Borek

Oliver Borek

Managing Director | Mura


Lotta Kopra

CCO | Spinnova

Lotta Kopra

Lotta Kopra

CCO | Spinnova


Volker Krümpel

VGeneral Counsel and Compliance Officer | Minespider

Volker Krümpel

Volker Krümpel

VGeneral Counsel and Compliance Officer | Minespider


Birgit Klockenhoff

Project Engineer Advanced Materials, | Daimler

Birgit Klockenhoff

Birgit Klockenhoff

Project Engineer Advanced Materials, | Daimler


Mark Hoff

Partner, Sustainability | ERM

Mark Hoff

Mark Hoff

Partner, Sustainability | ERM


Inna Knelsen

Sustainability system manager | ISCC System GmbH

Inna Knelsen

Inna Knelsen

Sustainability system manager | ISCC System GmbH


Dr. Antje Lieske

Head of Department Polymer Synthesis | Fraunhofer IAP

Dr. Antje Lieske

Dr. Antje Lieske

Head of Department Polymer Synthesis | Fraunhofer IAP


Sabine Feuerer

CEO | SF Design

Sabine Feuerer

Sabine Feuerer

CEO | SF Design


Viirj Kan

CEO | Primitives Biodesign

Viirj Kan

Viirj Kan

CEO | Primitives Biodesign


Carlos Monreal

CEO | Plastic Energy

Carlos Monreal

Carlos Monreal

CEO | Plastic Energy


Wilhelm Myrer

Founder & CEO | Empower.eco

Wilhelm Myrer

Wilhelm Myrer

Founder & CEO | Empower.eco


Cyndi Rhoades

Founder | Worn Again Technologies

Cyndi Rhoades

Cyndi Rhoades

Founder | Worn Again Technologies


Satwik Mudgal

Senior Consultant | Quantis

Satwik Mudgal

Satwik Mudgal

Senior Consultant | Quantis


Dr. Stephan Kabasci

Head of Department Bio-Based Plastics | Fraunhofer UMSICHT

Dr. Stephan Kabasci

Dr. Stephan Kabasci

Head of Department Bio-Based Plastics | Fraunhofer UMSICHT


Athan Fox

Founder | Ever Resource Ltd

Athan Fox

Athan Fox

Founder | Ever Resource Ltd


Ioana Popescu

Programme Manager | ECOS

Ioana Popescu

Ioana Popescu

Programme Manager | ECOS


Julian Reuter

Managing Director & Co-founder | out for space

Julian Reuter

Julian Reuter

Managing Director & Co-founder | out for space


Markku Hamalainen

CEO | Kotkamills Oy

Markku Hamalainen

Markku Hamalainen

CEO | Kotkamills Oy


Daniel Odenthal

Founder | Arcus Greencycling GmbH

Daniel Odenthal

Daniel Odenthal

Founder | Arcus Greencycling GmbH


Eric Zhang

Founder & CEO | Biofiber Tech Sweden

Eric Zhang

Eric Zhang

Founder & CEO | Biofiber Tech Sweden


Ami Rubinstein

Deputy CEO | Sulapac

Ami Rubinstein

Ami Rubinstein

Deputy CEO | Sulapac


Johannes Auer

EHS Manager | Siemens AG

Johannes	Auer

Johannes Auer

EHS Manager | Siemens AG


Andreas Jenne

Head of Sustainability | REHAU Group

Andreas Jenne

Andreas Jenne

Head of Sustainability | REHAU Group


Christian Schiller

Co-Founder & CEO | Cirplus

Christian	Schiller

Christian Schiller

Co-Founder & CEO | Cirplus


Raphael Bardet

Head of Business Line, Food | Ahlstrom-Munksjo

Raphael Bardet

Raphael Bardet

Head of Business Line, Food | Ahlstrom-Munksjo


Sascha Schriever

Head of Chemical Technologies for Textile and Fibre Innovations | ITA Technologietransfer GmbH - ITA Institute of RWTH Aachen

Sascha Schriever

Sascha Schriever

Head of Chemical Technologies for Textile and Fibre Innovations | ITA Technologietransfer GmbH - ITA Institute of RWTH Aachen


Fanya Ismail

CEO | SGMA (Sol-Gel Coatings & Advanced Materials Ltd)

Fanya Ismail

Fanya Ismail

CEO | SGMA (Sol-Gel Coatings & Advanced Materials Ltd)


Wilma Kleefsmann

Global Strategy Director | Waste2wear

Wilma Kleefsmann

Wilma Kleefsmann

Global Strategy Director | Waste2wear


Ke Wang

Knowledge Lead | Platform for Accelerating The Circular Economy (PACE)

Ke Wang

Ke Wang

Knowledge Lead | Platform for Accelerating The Circular Economy (PACE)


Bettina Siggelkow

Program Manager EcoCircle | Clariant

Bettina Siggelkow

Bettina Siggelkow

Program Manager EcoCircle | Clariant


Paul Gilligan

Co-founder/Director | Magical Mushroom Co

Paul Gilligan

Paul Gilligan

Co-founder/Director | Magical Mushroom Co


Niels van Marle

Packaging Expert | Netherlands Institute of Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)

Niels van Marle

Niels van Marle

Packaging Expert | Netherlands Institute of Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)


Sanjay Patel

Founding Partner | The Packaging Collective

Sanjay Patel

Sanjay Patel

Founding Partner | The Packaging Collective


Jack (Tato) Bigio

Co-Founder, Israel CEO | UBQ Materials

Jack (Tato) Bigio

Jack (Tato) Bigio

Co-Founder, Israel CEO | UBQ Materials


Dr Thomas Stegmaier

Department head and deputy head of the institute | Centre of Excellence Technical Textiles Denkendorf (DITF)

Dr Thomas Stegmaier

Dr Thomas Stegmaier

Department head and deputy head of the institute | Centre of Excellence Technical Textiles Denkendorf (DITF)


Dr Raquel Prado

Sustainability and Research Manager | Ananas Anam

Dr Raquel Prado

Dr Raquel Prado

Sustainability and Research Manager | Ananas Anam


Dr Laura Gottardo

Team Leader - Fibres, Filaments and Felts - Research & Technology | Autoneum Management AG

Dr Laura Gottardo

Dr Laura Gottardo

Team Leader - Fibres, Filaments and Felts - Research & Technology | Autoneum Management AG


Bas Froon

Co-Founder | Unseam & 3D Jellyfish Leather

Bas Froon

Bas Froon

Co-Founder | Unseam & 3D Jellyfish Leather


Oliver Ehlert

Product Manager | DIN CERTCO Society for Conformity Assessment mbH

Oliver Ehlert

Oliver Ehlert

Product Manager | DIN CERTCO Society for Conformity Assessment mbH


Erwin Vink

Senior Sustainability Manager | NatureWorks

Erwin Vink

Erwin Vink

Senior Sustainability Manager | NatureWorks


Sophie Mather

Managing Director | The Microfiber Consortium

Sophie Mather

Sophie Mather

Managing Director | The Microfiber Consortium

As a reputable thought leader on Sustainable Innovation, Sophie Mather, co-founder and Managing Director of The Microfibre Consortium* (TMC) brings a depth of first-hand experience, innovative thinking and network to the industry challenge of fibre fragmentation release within the clothing industry.
Compelled by her textile engineering curiosity to understand the trigger causing fibre release,
she crowdfunded early research in 2016 which drew the attention of many brands, retailers and suppliers. This enabled founding funding from The European Outdoor Group this later spun out into a standalone non-profit organisation in 2018 and now operates TMC with around 40 outdoor, sport, fashion and home textile brand members. TMC facilitates the development of practical solutions for the textile industry to minimise fibre fragmentation release to the environment from textile manufacturing and product life cycle.
Sophie is a renowned and inspirational speaker delivering thought provoking ideas and challenging
her audiences from platforms such as the TEDx stage, UK parliamentary forums, industry
conferences and most recently to HRH The Prince of Wales.
*Founded by the Outdoor Industry, executing within Outdoor, Sport, Fashion and Home


Anne Uusitalo

Product Safety and Sustainability Director | MetsaBoard

Anne Uusitalo

Anne Uusitalo

Product Safety and Sustainability Director | MetsaBoard


Thomas Bak Thellesen

Director Group Sustainability & External Affairs | Faerch Group

Thomas Bak Thellesen

Thomas Bak Thellesen

Director Group Sustainability & External Affairs | Faerch Group


Jeremiah Dutton

Head of Sales & Marketing | Trifilon AB

Jeremiah	Dutton

Jeremiah Dutton

Head of Sales & Marketing | Trifilon AB


Lucy Mortimer

Partner | Archipelago Eco Investors

Lucy	Mortimer

Lucy Mortimer

Partner | Archipelago Eco Investors


Robbie Staniforth

Head of Policy | Ecosurety

Robbie Staniforth

Robbie Staniforth

Head of Policy | Ecosurety


Dr. Dennis Bankmann

Global Business Development Manager Circular Economy | Henkel

Dr. Dennis Bankmann

Dr. Dennis Bankmann

Global Business Development Manager Circular Economy | Henkel


Ina Budde

Founder | circular.fashion

Ina Budde

Ina Budde

Founder | circular.fashion


Larry Logan

Chief Evangelist | Digimarc GmbH

Larry Logan

Larry Logan

Chief Evangelist | Digimarc GmbH

Larry Logan enjoys more than 30 years’ success in marketing and creativity, repeatedly developing brands that become industry leaders. He is currently the Chief Evangelist at Digimarc Corporation, the inventor of the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode identifier for all types of media. In that role, Mr. Logan is leading the company’s efforts to create a new standard for the automatic identification of plastics, through a form of technology described generically as digital watermarking. By giving each plastic object its own unique identity that can be discovered by scanning equipment in a recycling facility, industry will seek to achieve increased quality and quantity of yields of recyclates to meet the sustainability targets of manufacturers, dual system and facility operators, and government agencies. Among his industry awards and recognition, The World Brand Congress has named Mr. Logan among the 100 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders. In his previous career in Hollywood, he is the recipient of over 75 Gold and Platinum records in entertainment industry marketing campaigns.


Trevor Davis

Head of Marketing Consumer Products | Borealis AG

Trevor Davis

Trevor Davis

Head of Marketing Consumer Products | Borealis AG


David Rüßmann

Manager Circular Economy | Tomra Sorting GmbH

David Rüßmann

David Rüßmann

Manager Circular Economy | Tomra Sorting GmbH


Willemijn Peeters

CEO | Searious Business

Willemijn Peeters

Willemijn Peeters

CEO | Searious Business


Marcel Arsand

Head of Sustainability for Ball Beverage Packaging EMEA | Ball Beverage Packaging Europe

Marcel Arsand

Marcel Arsand

Head of Sustainability for Ball Beverage Packaging EMEA | Ball Beverage Packaging Europe


Andreas Grabitz

Business Unit Manager Packaging Materials | Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH

Andreas Grabitz

Andreas Grabitz

Business Unit Manager Packaging Materials | Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH


Dr. Christian Weilach

Global R&D | Lenzing

Dr. Christian Weilach

Dr. Christian Weilach

Global R&D | Lenzing


Dirk Wens

President | Belgian BioPackaging Association (BBP)

Dirk Wens

Dirk Wens

President | Belgian BioPackaging Association (BBP)


Christian Lenges

Business Development BioMaterials | DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Christian Lenges

Christian Lenges

Business Development BioMaterials | DuPont Industrial Biosciences


Lucienne Damm

Senior Environmental Manager | TUI Cruises

Lucienne Damm

Lucienne Damm

Senior Environmental Manager | TUI Cruises


Maurizio Crippa

CEO | Gr3n Recycling

Maurizio Crippa

Maurizio Crippa

CEO | Gr3n Recycling


Lara Dammer

Head of Department Economy & Policy | nova-Institute

Lara Dammer

Lara Dammer

Head of Department Economy & Policy | nova-Institute


Michael Carus

Founder and managing director | nova-Institute

Michael Carus

Michael Carus

Founder and managing director | nova-Institute


Jukka Valkama

CEO | Plafco Fibertech Ltd.

Jukka Valkama

Jukka Valkama

CEO | Plafco Fibertech Ltd.


Mauro Scalia

Director Sustainable Businesses | The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX)

Mauro Scalia

Mauro Scalia

Director Sustainable Businesses | The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX)


Steven IJzerman

Quality Manager | Udea

Steven IJzerman

Steven IJzerman

Quality Manager | Udea


Joachim Kircher

Senior Consultant | Denkstatt GmbH

Joachim Kircher

Joachim Kircher

Senior Consultant | Denkstatt GmbH


Jenni Kärkkäinen

Principal, Packaging | AFRY (Formerly known as Pöyry)

Jenni Kärkkäinen

Jenni Kärkkäinen

Principal, Packaging | AFRY (Formerly known as Pöyry)


Susan Harris

Technical Director | Anthesis Group

Susan Harris

Susan Harris

Technical Director | Anthesis Group


George Kellie

Chairman | Kellie Solutions

George Kellie

George Kellie

Chairman | Kellie Solutions


Claudia Amos

Technical Director | Anthesis Group

Claudia Amos

Claudia Amos

Technical Director | Anthesis Group


Al Overton

Buying Director | Planet Organic

Al Overton

Al Overton

Buying Director | Planet Organic


Eric Vogel

CMO | NAECO

Eric Vogel

Eric Vogel

CMO | NAECO

Eric Vogel launched his first IT and creative start-up while at university. After this Eric went on to perform a global leadership role at Google managing and developing onshore and offshore teams across Europe and Asia. He single-handedly built a team from 3 to over 400 across the EMEA region. Eric has a proven track record in leading global campaigns and business development programs for start-ups and technology enterprises. Including handling global campaigns for the likes of The FA, Nationwide, Oracle, and O2 Telefonica. With one successful Eric’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive is evidenced in the technology and creative startups he has built or participated in and his passion for innovative startups.


Damir Perkic

CEO | BE O

Damir Perkic

Damir Perkic

CEO | BE O


Małgorzata Then

CEO | Biotrem

Małgorzata Then

Małgorzata Then

CEO | Biotrem


Giovanni Fantoni Modena

Co-founder | Valuebin

Giovanni Fantoni Modena

Giovanni Fantoni Modena

Co-founder | Valuebin


Dermot Brady

CEO | AB Packaging

Dermot Brady

Dermot Brady

CEO | AB Packaging


Bernd Keller

Founder | tRUE STANDARD

Bernd Keller

Bernd Keller

Founder | tRUE STANDARD


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