2017 Programme

With a focus on current market trends, emerging markets and leading industry issues highlighted on the programme, you can't afford to miss this year's event! View more details about the presentations below.

In addition to the numerous presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues through various networking breaks and receptions.

Hosted throughout the conference, these breaks are designed to help you build meaningful connections, meet with exhibitors and gain further insight into the European paper and plastics market.

 
9:00 – 10:30
Gateways and Barriers: The Export Situation I

Our opening session will examine the increased inspection and customs scrutiny faced by paper and plastic recyclers trading with China, and how the industry is responding to National Sword and other Chinese government directives.

 
11:00 – 12:15
Gateways and Barriers: The Export Situation II

Presenters at this session will look at the paper and plastic scrap trading opportunities existing and emerging in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region and the Indian subcontinent.

Moderator/Speaker: Hrishikesh Vora, Victory Creations
Speaker: Craig Robinson, Purchasing Director, Cycle Link UK
Speaker: Shailesh Gothal, Gemini Corp
 
13:30 – 14:30
Getting on Board

Our focus shifts to Europe, as we take a look at aggressive recycling goals in the EU and individual nations, and how recyclers, corporate stakeholders, brand owners and their trade organisations are responding.

Speaker: Andreas Walser, Managing Director, Hamburger Recycling
Speaker: Stéphane Armange, Paprec Group
 
14:45 – 15:45
A Revving Engine

In this session, we take a closer look at Eastern and Central Europe, and how and whether the growing manufacturing sector there is creating opportunities for paper and plastic recyclers.

Speaker: Marcin Kwiatkowski, Smurfit-Kappa Group
 
16:15 – 17:30
Quality, from Collection to End Use

Whether shipping within Europe our outside of it, paper and plastic recyclers are being asked to upgrade their quality. This session will feature presentations on technology and procedures being tested by recyclers and equipment vendors to enable these quality improvements.

Speaker: Hendrik Beel, Steinert/RTT
Speaker: Michaela Kessemeier, Steinert GmbH
 
9:00 – 10:15
Paper’s Shifting Dynamics

Our spotlight on paper looks at whether Europe’s mill capacity is in line with genuine demand there, as well as the packaging sector’s growing dominance within the industry.

Speaker: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
 
10:45 – 12:00
Plastic’s Bright Future (and Dark Cloud)

This plastics-focused session examines plastic’s continued growth as a basic material, but also its status as a target of environmental advocates in Europe and elsewhere—largely because of its unwelcome waste presence.

Moderator: Brian Taylor, Editor, Recycling Today Medis Group
Speaker: Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek
Speaker: Michael Baxter, External Affairs Director, RPC BPI Group
 
13:15 – 14:30
Rocking the Boat

The ocean-going freight sector affects paper and plastic scrap flows and, ultimately, prices. Presentations at this session will look at the sea freight industry as it continues to work through an overcapacity situation and adjust to global trade pattern changes.

Speaker: Sebastian Behr, General Manager, JERICH Germany GmbH