Environmental Packaging Summit 2021 Agenda
‘The latest developments in sustainability’


We are in the process of confirming our full speaker line-up, so please stay tuned for further updates
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Time

Day One – Tuesday 2 November

9:30 - 10:00

Registration and Networking


Session 1: The rate of progress

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction from Packaging News editor, Philip Chadwick

10:05 - 10:25

Keynote Address – TBC

10:25 - 10:45

Helping brands make positive changes for people and planet - Speaker: Thomas Herman co-founder and marketing director, Path

10:45 - 11:15

Panel DiscussionReal progress vs greenwash     

Chair - Philip Chadwick; Panellists - Shane Monkman, managing director, One:Ex Consulting; Thomas Herman, Path; more TBC

11:15 - 11:35

Coffee and Networking


Session 2: Materials & recycling

11:35 - 11:50

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge - UKRI challenge director, Paul Davidson

11:50 - 12:05

The journey to make a major retailer's packaging recyclable: Robert Thompson, packaging technologist, Co-op

12.05 - 12.15

Natural alternatives to single-use plastic: Simon Hombersley, CEOXampla 

12:15 - 12:45

Panel Discussion – Plastic and new alternatives: Pros and cons

Chair - Philip Chadwick; Panellists - Robert Thompson, Co-op; Paul Davidson, UKRI; Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet (pictured); Tracy Sutton founder + lead consultant, Root; Paul Davidson, UKRI; Simon HombersleyXampla

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch and Networking


Session 3: Circular motion sponsored by 

13:45 - 14:00

Recyclable : Recycled - A changing ratio?

Vincent Mooij, director, Suez.circpack

14:00 - 14:20

DS Smith  - Collaborating to drive circular economy: Speaker TBC

14:25 - 15:00

Panel Discussion – Has the UK edged closer to a circular economy in the last 18 months?

Chair - Philip Chadwick; Panellists - Vincent Mooij, Suez.circpackDS Smith and more TBC

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee and Networking


Session 4: The Carbon Debate sponsored by 

15:20 - 15:30

Carbon emissions: A real emergency - Speaker: Tim Barbary, business owner and company director at Benchmark Consulting Global

15:30 -16:00

Panel Discussion – What is the real carbon impact of the packaging industry?

Chair - Philip Chadwick; Panellists - Tim Barbary others TBC 

16:00

Day one ends



Time

Day Two – Wednesday 3 November:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Networking

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction from Packaging News editor, Philip Chadwick


Session 1: Taking immediate action

10:05 - 10:20

Keynote Address – Lucy Siegle , journalist and writer on environmental issues

10:20 - 10:35

Speaker: Shane Monkman, managing director, One:Ex Consulting & sustainable procurement ambassador at The Sustainable Procurement Pledge

10:35 - 11:15

Panel Discussion: The key challenges

Chair - Philip Chadwick; Panellists – Lucy SiegleShane MonkmanOne:Ex Consulting

11:15 - 11:35

Coffee and Networking


Session 2: Making the e-commerce boom environmentally friendly sponsored by 

11:35 - 12:05

The impact of rapid e-commerce growth on sustainable pack progress

Speakers tbc

12:05 - 12:45

Panel Discussion – Is e-commerce packaging, and the supply chain, rising to the challenge?

Chair - Waqas Qureshi, news editor, Packaging News; Panellists: Katie Defoubert (pictured), business development manager, Carlton Packaging; Sujan Shah, CEO Rocaba Group; more TBC

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch and Networking


Session 3: The Government's role sponsored by 

13:45 - 14:00

The Environment Bill – EPR, DRS and other key issues: Jane Bevis, executive chair & director OPRL

14:00 - 14:15

Speaker TBC

14:15 - 15:00

Panel Discussion – How well is the government handling the situation?

  Chair: Martin Kersh, executive director, Foodservice Packaging Association 


Panellists - Charlotte Briggs, policy and engagement lead at leading compliance scheme, Clarity Environmental; Jane Bevis, OPRLPeter Görlitz, sustainability manager, Sonoco Consumer Products Europe



15:00 - 15:20

Coffee and Networking


Session 4: Communicating with the public

15:20 - 16:00

Panel Discussion – Are advancements in pack sustainability being communicated to the public?

Chair - Philip Chadwick; Panellists: Dick Searle, chief executive, The Packaging Federation, more TBC

16:00

Day two ends

*Please note, as we are in the process of confirming speakers the Agenda for this event is subject to change