Monday 11 March 2019 | Day 1

08.00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SABIC

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks

Conference session

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

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote: Establishing a circular economy strategy

Conference session

09:30 – 09:50

Circular economy experience from an FMCG giant

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:10 – 10:40

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
saudi-polymers

Session 2: Investing in the future of plastics packaging

10:40 – 11:00

Investing in the future of packaging

Conference session

11:00 – 11:20

PepsiCo sustainability: Global goals and regional initiatives

Conference session

11:20 – 11:40

A new strategy for plastic packaging

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Viridis 25: Sustainability journey through recycling

Conference session

12:00 – 12:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:20 – 14:00

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC

Session 3: Creating an environment for the growth of plastics recycling in the GCC

14:00 – 14:20

Enhancing the use of recycled plastic in packaging

Conference session

14:20 – 14:40

Circular economy through behavioral change

Conference session

14:40 – 15:00

UAE plastics recycling landscape – A GPCA study

Conference session

15:00 – 15:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

15:20 – 16:00

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
saudi-polymers

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:
SABIC

09:00 – 09:20

Opening address: Sustainability and circular economy impact on GCC petrochemical industry – SABIC experience

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

Achieving a circular economy through chemical recycling

Conference session

10:00 – 10:20

Plastics recycling: Impact on the polymers industry

Conference session

10:20 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:40 – 11:10

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
saudi-polymers

Session 5: Value chain collaboration

11:10 – 11:30

The circular masterbatch

Conference session

11:30 – 11:50

Improved packaging designs for recyclability

Conference session

11:50 – 12:00

Case study: Transforming from a scrap pelletizing unit to 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 and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC

Converters workshop: The sustainability upsurge implications and opportunities for plastic convertors

14:00 – 14:05

Opening remarks

Converters workshop

14:05 – 14:25

Benefits of shifting to a circular economy, including adherence to GCC national visions

Converters workshop

14:25 – 15:00

Application level impact of sustainability initiatives, current and future

Converters workshop

16:00 – 16:15

Update on global recycling initiatives

Converters workshop

16:15 – 16:45

Technical solutions

Converters workshop

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks

Converters workshop

**Please note that this workshop is dedicated for converters only

Workshop partner:
11 March 2019

Monday 11 March 2019 | Day 1

08.00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SABIC

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks

Conference session

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

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote: Establishing a circular economy strategy

Conference session

09:30 – 09:50

Circular economy experience from an FMCG giant

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:10 – 10:40

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
saudi-polymers

Session 2: Investing in the future of plastics packaging

10:40 – 11:00

Investing in the future of packaging

Conference session

11:00 – 11:20

PepsiCo sustainability: Global goals and regional initiatives

Conference session

11:20 – 11:40

A new strategy for plastic packaging

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Viridis 25: Sustainability journey through recycling

Conference session

12:00 – 12:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:20 – 14:00

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC

Session 3: Creating an environment for the growth of plastics recycling in the GCC

14:00 – 14:20

Enhancing the use of recycled plastic in packaging

Conference session

14:20 – 14:40

Circular economy through behavioral change

Conference session

14:40 – 15:00

UAE plastics recycling landscape – A GPCA study

Conference session

15:00 – 15:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

15:20 – 16:00

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
saudi-polymers

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:
SABIC

09:00 – 09:20

Opening address: Sustainability and circular economy impact on GCC petrochemical industry – SABIC experience

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

Achieving a circular economy through chemical recycling

Conference session

10:00 – 10:20

Plastics recycling: Impact on the polymers industry

Conference session

10:20 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:40 – 11:10

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:
saudi-polymers

Session 5: Value chain collaboration

11:10 – 11:30

The circular masterbatch

Conference session

11:30 – 11:50

Improved packaging designs for recyclability

Conference session

11:50 – 12:00

Case study: Transforming from a scrap pelletizing unit to 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 and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC

Converters workshop: The sustainability upsurge implications and opportunities for plastic convertors

14:00 – 14:05

Opening remarks

Converters workshop

14:05 – 14:25

Benefits of shifting to a circular economy, including adherence to GCC national visions

Converters workshop

14:25 – 15:00

Application level impact of sustainability initiatives, current and future

Converters workshop

16:00 – 16:15

Update on global recycling initiatives

Converters workshop

16:15 – 16:45

Technical solutions

Converters workshop

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks

Converters workshop

**Please note that this workshop is dedicated for converters only

Workshop partner: