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

Circular economy trends around the world

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Circular economy experience from an FMCG giant

Conference session

10:10 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:40 – 11:10

Networking break

Social networking

Session 2: Investing in the future of plastics packaging

11:10 – 11:30

Investing in the future of packaging

Conference session

11:30 – 11:50

Design of packaging for reusability

Conference session

11:50 – 12:10

Enhancing the use of recycled plastic in packaging

Conference session

12:10 – 12:30

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:30 – 14:00

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

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

14:00 – 14:20

Regulators, standards and enforcement: The golden triangle

Conference session

14:20 – 14:40

Recycling landscape in the UAE: GPCA study

Conference session

14:40 – 15:00

A new strategy for plastic packaging

Conference session

15:00 – 15:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

15:20 – 16:00

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

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

10:00 – 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

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

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

Circular economy trends around the world

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Circular economy experience from an FMCG giant

Conference session

10:10 – 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:40 – 11:10

Networking break

Social networking

Session 2: Investing in the future of plastics packaging

11:10 – 11:30

Investing in the future of packaging

Conference session

11:30 – 11:50

Design of packaging for reusability

Conference session

11:50 – 12:10

Enhancing the use of recycled plastic in packaging

Conference session

12:10 – 12:30

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:30 – 14:00

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

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

14:00 – 14:20

Regulators, standards and enforcement: The golden triangle

Conference session

14:20 – 14:40

Recycling landscape in the UAE: GPCA study

Conference session

14:40 – 15:00

A new strategy for plastic packaging

Conference session

15:00 – 15:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

15:20 – 16:00

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

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

10:00 – 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

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

Social networking