With plastics hysteria growing, this conference will focus on practical, scalable and attainable solutions to the challenges surrounding plastics. Over the two days, we will equip business delegates with the guidance to develop and implement strategies for reducing plastic footprints, and making the right plastics sustainable.
 
We’ll bring together key actors from across the value chain, including retailers, brands, waste management companies, policy makers, suppliers and NGOs. The focus will remain on driving progress that works for consumers, the environment, utility and business reality.

The speakers

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Joe Franses

Coca-Cola European Partners

Vice-President, Sustainability

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Pins Brown

The Body Shop

Head of Ethical Trade and Sustainable Sourcing

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Tony Kingsbury

The Dow Chemical Company

Director of Sustainability, EMEA

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Anna Turrell

Nestlé

Head of Sustainability, UK & Ireland

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Kate Daly

Closed Loop Partners

Executive Director, Center for the Circular Economy

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David Croft

Reckitt Benckiser

Global Director Sustainability, Environment and Human Rights

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Anita McBain

M&G Investments

Head of Responsible Investing and ESG

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Richard Wright

Unilever

Behavioural Science Director

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Agenda highlights

  • 2025 targets and commitments: What are the practicalities and realities of reaching targets around plastics use? 
  • Sustainable plastics and the next generation: What are consumer expectations for business?
  • Circular economy: Fundamental steps we need to take to reach a closed loop system
  • The role of government: How can government help and enable business in the fight against plastic pollution, and where does their responsibility end?
  • Finance and funding: How do we create sustainable funding models for innovation?
  • Consumer expectations vs consumer reactions: What we know so far about the response to sustainable plastic alternatives 
  • Investor criteria: What investors want to see from your plastics policies
  • Product design and R&D: How to increase recycled content without compromising the integrity of your product 
  • Defining extended producer responsibility: How far will it go?
  • Technology and partnerships: What are the disruptive innovations and technologies that could implement a sustainable plastics economy 
  • Engaging marketing: How to work with and engage marketing departments to influence consumer behaviour around plastics
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Why attend?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

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Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

Interface
Ecover
Coca-Cola European Partners
Greenpeace
Surfdome
IKEA
Tarkett
Nestlé
Suez
PlasticsEurope
WRAP
PepsiCo
AB Foods
Pew Charitable Trusts
BMO Global Asset Management
European Outdoor Group
Ocean Conservancy
Hermes Investment Management
H&M
The Dow Chemical Company
Starbucks
The Absolute Company
Flying Tiger
HSBC
Canon Europe
ALDI
Heineken
Mitsubishi
Zalando
Mars
Ocado
Unilever
Principles for Responsible Investment
Ball Corporation
WWF
Reckitt Benckiser
Werner & Mertz
Twinings
Exxon Mobil
Britvic
ING
Earthwatch
Lidl
BVRio
M&G Investments
Braskem
ABP Food Group
Fashion For Good
Walgreens Boots Alliance
The Carbon Trust
Lenzing
Kepler Cheuvreux
Renewlogy
L'Occitane Group
perPETual Global Technologies Limited
Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association

The venue


Planetarium

Kromwijkdreef 11 1108 JA

Amsterdam
1108 JA
Netherlands

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Narni Brooke-Adil
Project Director
Narni.brooke-adil@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7435

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Registration for the conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 

Sponsorship

For more information and to inquire, contact:

Haafizah Khodabocus
Business Development
Haafizah.K@innovation-forum.co,uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7438

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