Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Day 1

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome by Emcee and Curtain raiser

Sponsored by:
SABIC

09:05 – 09:15

Welcome address by the Chair of the GPCA Plastics Committee

09:15 – 09:45

Executive Panel: Plastics and Petrochemicals industry – The engine to drive Saudi Vision 2030

10:00 – 10:20

Plenary Address: The FIFA World Cup story – Best practices of waste management

11:10 – 11:45

Panel discussion:

Addressing the plastics waste challenge: Is circularity the answer?

The pandemic has increased the number of plastic products that have been disposed off irresponsibly. This has been due to existing deficiencies in collection, sorting, and recycling systems as well as the lack of end-of-life solutions for the many materials. This panel will delve on the below:

  • How do you build a circular economy through innovation and collaboration?
  • How do you think global, while delivering locally to address the plastics waste issue?
  • Overview of projects and initiatives adopted to improve recycling infrastructure
  • How do you stimulate demand for recycled materials in end-markets?
  • Role of advanced technology in achieving a circular economy

12:00 – 12:20

Global regulatory updates and their impact on the regional plastics industry

  • UNEA5.2 – International Negotiating Committee for a global plastics agreement
  • IMO – Proposal to designate plastic pellets as “toxic”

12:20 – 12:30

Q&A session

12:30 – 13:40

Networking lunch and prayer break

Session 1: Plastics innovations from the regional and global environment

13:40 – 13:55

Plastics Recycling Technology Landscape – The challenges in moving to a circular economy

13:55 – 14:15

Enabling tomorrow’s packaging solutions

14:15 – 14:35

Using Non-Recyclable plastic waste as alternative fuel to reduce landfill & CO2 emissions

14:35 – 14:50

Achieving full circularity through innovative plastics recycling technology

14:50 – 15:15

Panel discussion and Q&A session

Sponsored by:
schem

15:15 – 15:20

Closing remarks from the Emcee

Sponsored by:
schem

19:00 – 22:00

Gala Dinner

Thursday 26 May 2022 | Day 2

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome by Emcee and recap of Day 1

Sponsored by:
SABIC

09:05 – 09:15

Opening address by Vice-Chair by the GPCA Plastics Committee

09:15 – 09:35

Keynote presentation: Chemical Recycling – The moon-shot approach to the plastic waste challenge

09:45 – 10:15

Staying one step ahead – Synergy between converters and brand owners to attain customer-centricity  

  • How do you solve the toughest challenges with new innovations?
  • The role of collaboration in meeting customers’ demands
  • Analysing consumer sustainability trends, how it impacts brand owners and what it means for converters
  • Intelligent and smart packaging – Opportunities and potential

10:15 – 10:30

Q&A session

Sponsored by:
schem

11:10 – 12:10

Masterclass:

Design for Recycling (DfR): The magic recipe to accelerate a circular economy?

Moving beyond waste and adopting a circular model is a key challenge for both companies and regulators involved. A strategy needs to be put in place to address the challenge of waste collection. Investment in R&D to enhance packaging design is key. Value chain partners such as brand owners, designers, and producers will share existing examples to demonstrate high performance of recycled material and end-of-life recyclability.

 

12:10 – 12:30

Global polymers in 2022: COVID-19, high freight rates and product oversupply

  • Impact of COVID-19 variants on olefin and polymer pricing
  • Hyperinflation of container freight rates and implications to the Arabian Gulf
  • New PE and PP capacities in China, US and impact to Middle East producers
  • New trade patterns and changing global polymer trade flows

12:30 – 12:50

Emerging global trends in the adoption of recycled plastics

13:05 – 13:15

Closing remarks

13:15 – 14:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Sponsored by:
SABIC
25 May 2022

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Day 1

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome by Emcee and Curtain raiser

Sponsored by:
SABIC

09:05 – 09:15

Welcome address by the Chair of the GPCA Plastics Committee

09:15 – 09:45

Executive Panel: Plastics and Petrochemicals industry – The engine to drive Saudi Vision 2030

10:00 – 10:20

Plenary Address: The FIFA World Cup story – Best practices of waste management

11:10 – 11:45

Panel discussion:

Addressing the plastics waste challenge: Is circularity the answer?

The pandemic has increased the number of plastic products that have been disposed off irresponsibly. This has been due to existing deficiencies in collection, sorting, and recycling systems as well as the lack of end-of-life solutions for the many materials. This panel will delve on the below:

  • How do you build a circular economy through innovation and collaboration?
  • How do you think global, while delivering locally to address the plastics waste issue?
  • Overview of projects and initiatives adopted to improve recycling infrastructure
  • How do you stimulate demand for recycled materials in end-markets?
  • Role of advanced technology in achieving a circular economy

12:00 – 12:20

Global regulatory updates and their impact on the regional plastics industry

  • UNEA5.2 – International Negotiating Committee for a global plastics agreement
  • IMO – Proposal to designate plastic pellets as “toxic”

12:20 – 12:30

Q&A session

12:30 – 13:40

Networking lunch and prayer break

Session 1: Plastics innovations from the regional and global environment

13:40 – 13:55

Plastics Recycling Technology Landscape – The challenges in moving to a circular economy

13:55 – 14:15

Enabling tomorrow’s packaging solutions

14:15 – 14:35

Using Non-Recyclable plastic waste as alternative fuel to reduce landfill & CO2 emissions

14:35 – 14:50

Achieving full circularity through innovative plastics recycling technology

14:50 – 15:15

Panel discussion and Q&A session

Sponsored by:
schem

15:15 – 15:20

Closing remarks from the Emcee

Sponsored by:
schem

19:00 – 22:00

Gala Dinner

26 May 2022

Thursday 26 May 2022 | Day 2

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome by Emcee and recap of Day 1

Sponsored by:
SABIC

09:05 – 09:15

Opening address by Vice-Chair by the GPCA Plastics Committee

09:15 – 09:35

Keynote presentation: Chemical Recycling – The moon-shot approach to the plastic waste challenge

09:45 – 10:15

Staying one step ahead – Synergy between converters and brand owners to attain customer-centricity  

  • How do you solve the toughest challenges with new innovations?
  • The role of collaboration in meeting customers’ demands
  • Analysing consumer sustainability trends, how it impacts brand owners and what it means for converters
  • Intelligent and smart packaging – Opportunities and potential

10:15 – 10:30

Q&A session

Sponsored by:
schem

11:10 – 12:10

Masterclass:

Design for Recycling (DfR): The magic recipe to accelerate a circular economy?

Moving beyond waste and adopting a circular model is a key challenge for both companies and regulators involved. A strategy needs to be put in place to address the challenge of waste collection. Investment in R&D to enhance packaging design is key. Value chain partners such as brand owners, designers, and producers will share existing examples to demonstrate high performance of recycled material and end-of-life recyclability.

 

12:10 – 12:30

Global polymers in 2022: COVID-19, high freight rates and product oversupply

  • Impact of COVID-19 variants on olefin and polymer pricing
  • Hyperinflation of container freight rates and implications to the Arabian Gulf
  • New PE and PP capacities in China, US and impact to Middle East producers
  • New trade patterns and changing global polymer trade flows

12:30 – 12:50

Emerging global trends in the adoption of recycled plastics

13:05 – 13:15

Closing remarks

13:15 – 14:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Sponsored by:
SABIC