Monday 11 March 2019 | Day 1

08.00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SipChem

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks

Conference session

Session 1: Circular economy in plastics: Towards a sustainable future

09:10 – 09:30

Establishing a circular economy strategy

Conference session

09:30 – 09:50

Investing in the future of packaging

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Circular economy experience from India

Conference session

10:10 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

Session 2: Investing in the future of plastics packaging

10:40 – 11:00

Establishing a market for recycled materials

Conference session

11:00 – 11:20

Design of packaging for reusability: The Coca-Cola experience

Conference session

11:20 – 11:40

Enhancing the use of recycled plastic in packaging

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch and prayer

Social networking

Session 3: Creating an environment for plastics industry in the GCC

13:30 – 13:50

Regulators, standards and enforcement: The golden triangle

Conference session

13:50 – 14:10

Recycling landscape in the Arabian Gulf: GPCA study

Conference session

14:10 – 14:30

A new strategy for plastics packaging

Conference session

14:30 – 14:50

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

14:50 – 15:20

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC

19:00 – 22:00

Gala dinner

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Borouge

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Day 2

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SipChem

09:00 – 09:20

Opening address: Circular economy trends in the Arabian Gulf

Conference session

Session 4: Sustainability in the global plastics industry

09:20 – 09:40

Sustainability: More than just corporate responsibility

Conference session

09:40 – 10:00

Valuation of environmental benefits, costs and opportunities for continuous improvement

Conference session

10:20 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:40 – 11:10

Networking break

Social networking

Session 5: Value chain collaboration

11:10 – 11:30

Upgrading waste management in Saudi Arabia

Conference session

11:30 – 11:50

Improved packaging designs for recyclability

Conference session

11:50 – 12:00

Setting new standards for waste management and recycling in the GCC

Conference session

12:00 – 12:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:20 – 12:30

Closing address

Conference session

12:30 – 14:00

Networking lunch

Social networking

11 March 2019

Monday 11 March 2019 | Day 1

08.00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SipChem

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks

Conference session

Session 1: Circular economy in plastics: Towards a sustainable future

09:10 – 09:30

Establishing a circular economy strategy

Conference session

09:30 – 09:50

Investing in the future of packaging

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Circular economy experience from India

Conference session

10:10 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

Session 2: Investing in the future of plastics packaging

10:40 – 11:00

Establishing a market for recycled materials

Conference session

11:00 – 11:20

Design of packaging for reusability: The Coca-Cola experience

Conference session

11:20 – 11:40

Enhancing the use of recycled plastic in packaging

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch and prayer

Social networking

Session 3: Creating an environment for plastics industry in the GCC

13:30 – 13:50

Regulators, standards and enforcement: The golden triangle

Conference session

13:50 – 14:10

Recycling landscape in the Arabian Gulf: GPCA study

Conference session

14:10 – 14:30

A new strategy for plastics packaging

Conference session

14:30 – 14:50

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

14:50 – 15:20

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC

19:00 – 22:00

Gala dinner

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Borouge
12 March 2019

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Day 2

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SipChem

09:00 – 09:20

Opening address: Circular economy trends in the Arabian Gulf

Conference session

Session 4: Sustainability in the global plastics industry

09:20 – 09:40

Sustainability: More than just corporate responsibility

Conference session

09:40 – 10:00

Valuation of environmental benefits, costs and opportunities for continuous improvement

Conference session

10:20 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:40 – 11:10

Networking break

Social networking

Session 5: Value chain collaboration

11:10 – 11:30

Upgrading waste management in Saudi Arabia

Conference session

11:30 – 11:50

Improved packaging designs for recyclability

Conference session

11:50 – 12:00

Setting new standards for waste management and recycling in the GCC

Conference session

12:00 – 12:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:20 – 12:30

Closing address

Conference session

12:30 – 14:00

Networking lunch

Social networking