UN ESCAP Conference Centre
Mon 11 Nov
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Thu 14 Nov
Sea of Solutions:
Bringing Science, Business and community together for region solutions
@ SEA of Solutions Week
SEA of Solutions Day #2:
12 November 2019
Program Updated 09 November
Security Check-in Opens.
Don't forget your photo ID! We strongly recommend prior check-in (available Monday 11 Nov 8:00am - 5:00pm). Once you've cleared security, enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee with other delegates on level 2.
Plastic Circularity Today:
the macro, micro and continuing disruption
The day starts with 5 keynotes/ted-talk style speakers followed by a facilitated panel.
Founder’s Keynote: Doug Woodring, Founder, Plasticity and Ocean Recovery Alliance
Global Trade Perspective: Dr Steve Wong, MD Fukutomi Ltd/ Chair China Scrap Plastics Assoc
Regional Circularity: The view from here: Sumangali Krishnan, Chief Business Officer, GA Circular
Global Commitments, Local Action: Belinda Ford, Public Affairs, Comms and Sustainability Director, Coca-Cola ASEAN
China: Packaging and the Environment: Oscar Wang, Deputy Director, IQTC
Panel 1: TOWS - The Threats faced, Opportunities we have, our Weaknesses, and our Strengths - Steve Wong, Sumangali Krishnan, Belinda Ford, Oscar Wang, Doug Woodring - Facilitated by Trish Hyde, CEO & Founder, The Plastics Circle
10.15 am - Morning Tea
Pioneering our Future:
innovation takes inspiration and perspiration
Meet the innovators: 6 ted-talk style speakers, 4 pitches, and a facilitated panel.
Sustainability and FMCG: Vivekanand Sistla, R&D Director, Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever Thailand
Bridging the Marketing and Sustainability Divide: Pei Kang Ng, CEO/Co-founder, Tria Bio
Getting Plastic Back: Making a difference: Pete Ceglinski, CEO, The Seabin Project
Designing Sustainability: Concrete Steps Forward: Dr. Suracha Udomsak, CTO, Siam Cement Group
Designing Packaging: Separation & Recovery: Ravish Majithia, Founder & Materials Scientist, Magnomer
Panel 2: Pioneering our Future - Vivekanand Sistla, Pei Kang Ng, Pete Ceglinski, Dr. Suracha Udomsak, Ravish Majithia - Facilitated by Trish Hyde
Entrepreneurship: A Journey in Plastic: Murray Hyde, COO, The Plastics Circle
The Plasticity Prize: The Pitches - 5 Entrepreneurs, Fresh Ideas, 4 minutes to impress - and you get to decide who wins!
1.00 pm - Lunch
Making Circular the Default:
Embedding circularity for a circular economy.
Get practical - 1 update, 3 ted-talk style case studies of change and an interactive 'hypothetical' session.
A Note from the UN: Ran Xie, Associate Programme Officer Economy Division, UNEP
Circularity in Focus - Serious Moves: Han Zhang, Director - Sustainability APAC, Dow Chemical
Catching More than Fish - Ghost Gear and Circularity: Ambrogio Miserocchi - Management Associate Sustainability Development - Thai Union Group PCL
Delivering a Big and Bold Business Initiative: Eduardo Garza, Creative Director & Partner, Waste2Wear
Interactive session - Getting Plastic Moving - Trish Hyde - Managing Director - The Plastics Circle
3.45 pm - Afternoon Tea
The Numbers Game:
Money makes the world go round & the circle circular.
We have a winner! + the numbers game - a keynote, a fireside chat, 7 great speakers
The Plasticity Prize: Announcing the Winner
Catalyzing Investment to Stop Ocean Plastic: Regula Schegg, Managing Director Asia, Circulate Capital
The Circulate Session
Financing Circularity or Where money is...(a fireside chat)
Regula Schegg, Managing Director Asia, Circulate Capital
Simon Baldwin, Director, Second Muse
Doug Woodring, Founder, Plasticity Forum
Helmut Schmitz, Head of Public Affairs, Der Gruene Punkt, The Green Dot,
Richard Jones, Senior Vice President, Indorama Ventures PC
Dr Singh Intrachooto, Asst Prof Kasetsart University Faculty of Architecture
Maurice Evers, CEO, De Paauw Recycling
Facilitated by Trish Hyde
The Open Forum: Where to next?
Interactive C&A (comment & answer) with select speakers from the day.
The Way Forward in a Sea Solutions: Kakuko Nagatani-Yoshida, Head of Policy, UNEP
Wrapping Up the Day: Trish Hyde, Director, Plasticity & Doug Woodring, Founder, Plasticity
Join us for post conference drinks and more of the BIG conversation
It's a BIG DAY!
What better way to wrap it up than with sparkling conversations, some sharing of ideas and a cool drink or two?