This conference will take a pragmatic look at the latest developments in product design, recycling infrastructure and the innovations that can make the right plastics sustainable. Over the two days, we will equip business delegates with the guidance to develop and implement strategies for reducing plastic footprints. 
We’ll bring together key actors from across the 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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Eric Quenet


Regional Director – West Region

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Andy Napthine


Group Marketing Controller

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Arnoud Passenier

Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment

Senior Programme Manager Circular Economy

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Maria Luisa Polli

The Coca-Cola Company

Technical Director

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Susanne Folkerts


Project Manager Sustainability

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Richard Wright


Behavioural Science Director

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Tom Domen


Global Head of Long Term Innovation

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Henri Colens


European Public Affairs Manager

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Agenda highlights

  • Myth-busting with consumers: How to help consumers understand the nuances of the plastics debate – and what your company is doing about it
  • Single use plastics: Practical solutions to the future of single use plastic
  • Innovations in product design: Examples of successfully working with design, R&D and recyclers to make product design and plastics recycling effective
  • Government engagement: How can business talk to national, regional and municipal governments about joining up approaches?
  • Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration… How can we overcome the barriers to collaboration, and ensure successful partnerships at scale
  • Circular business models: Will plastics hysteria be the kick the circular economy needs to succeed?
  • Unintended consequences: How business, NGOs, media and government can work together to prevent the unintended environmental consequences around removing plastics
  • Emerging legislation: In-depth guidance to what different governments are doing now, and what new laws will be put in place that will require change and action
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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

Hermes Investment Management
The Body Shop
British Plastics Federation
Coca-Cola European Partners
Ball Corporation
The Dow Chemical Company
Exxon Mobil
Marks and Spencer
Mott MacDonald
AB Foods
Pew Charitable Trusts
European Outdoor Group
BMO Global Asset Management
Ocean Conservancy
The Absolute Company
Flying Tiger

The venue


Kromwijkdreef 11 1108 JA

1108 JA

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Natasha Bodnar
Project Manager
+44 (0) 20 3780 7430

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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. 


For more information and to inquire, contact:

Lewis Hudson
Business Development 
+44 (0) 20 3780 7438

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