Agenda

PLASTICITY CALIFORNIA 2017 – AGENDA

8:15AM - 8:55AM
REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00AM - 9:10AM
INTRODUCTION
BOB GRACE: EVENT MODERATOR - PRESIDENT, RC GRACE LLC

9:10AM - 9:20AM
WELCOMING COMMENTS
DOUGLAS WOODRING - FOUNDER, PLASTICITY FORUM

9:20AM - 9:50AM
Unexpected Innovation Through Design Leadership
SCOTT CLEAR – CHIEF DESIGN & INNOVATION OFFICER, RKS DESIGN

9:50AM - 10:20AM
The Growing Importance of More Sustainable Materials for the Automotive Industry
DR. ALPER KIZILTAS – RESEARCH SCIENTIST – PLASTIC RESEARCH GROUP, FORD MOTOR CO.

10:20AM - 10:45AM
Product Design & Recycling Realities
LARRY BLACK - SENIOR ADVISOR, WASTE MANAGEMENT McDONOUGH SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

10:45AM - 11:00AM
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Creating a Circular System for materials via Social Engagement
PATRICK RILEY – SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INTERFACE INC.

11:30AM - 12:00PM
TURNING PLASTIC INTO SOCIAL GOOD
JESSICA BIBIANA ALBA TORRES, Project Manager & RICARDO ENRIQUE ALBA TORRES, Project Lead – EKOMURO H2O

12:00PM - 12:25PM
The California Plastics Loop: Policy, Programs & Perspectives
JIM HILL – SR. SPECIALIST - SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS RESEARCH UNIT, CALRECYCLE

12:30PM - 1:30PM
NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30PM - 2:15PM
KEYNOTE: "Every Plastic Item Can Have a Circular Destiny
ED KOSIOR – MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEXTEK LTD.

2:15PM - 2:50PM
PANEL ON PLASTIC FINANCING FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: SCOUTING GLOBAL MARKETS FOR INNOVATIONS THAT CAN INSPIRE, SOLVE & SCALE
UDAY NANDAY – MANAGING DIRECTOR, STIFEL INVESTMENT BANKING, and RICARDO BAYON - ENCOURAGE CAPITAL

2:50PM - 3:15PM
Learning from Nature to Optimize Waste Recovery
NINA BUTLER, CEO & STACEY LUDDY, COO & CFO – MORE RECYCLING

3:15PM - 3:30PM
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

3:15PM - 3:40PM
Challenges, Risks & Opportunities in the Transition to Recyclable, Multimaterial Packaging
CONRAD McKERRON – PRESIDENT, AS YOU SOW

3:40PM - 4:05PM
Galileo: Are Circular Economies Flat? – Embedding Circularity
TRISH HYDE – CEO, AUSTRALIAN PACKAGING COVENANT

4:05PM - 4:30PM
The Revolution in Recycled Content for Food-Grade Packaging
TAMSIN ETTAFAGH – VICE PRESIDENT - SALES, ENVISION PLASTICS

4:30PM - 4:50PM
DRIVING BRAND ENGAGEMENT WITH A CONVERTED CONSUMERS
MARCOS MAFIA - PRESIDENT, MAFIA BAGS

4:50PM - 5:00PM
CLOSING REMARKS
DOUGLAS WOODRING - FOUNDER, PLASTICITY FORUM