Circular economy is on everyone’s agenda.
NGOs, companies across all sectors and throughout the value chains, European regulators and legislators alike strive for a shift towards a circular economy. The new Circular Nonwovens Forum is dedicated to addressing challenges and collectively finding opportunities in order to accelerate this transition.
Join us and participate in this unique and interactive Forum to:
After the round of presentation, participants will split into two different moderated breakout session for 20 minutes to further discuss and ask questions on presentation topics.
Session A to cover the presentations from Dow and Borealis
Session B to cover the presentations from Mérieux NutriSciences and Birla Cellulose.
Eduardo Alvarez is EMEA Application Technology Leader for Health and Hygiene for Dow Europe GmbH. In this role, he owns the innovation pipeline for applications within the Health & Hygiene market. He drives technology strategy and multi-generational growth plans which address customer needs and market trends. By collaborating with machine manufacturers, industry associations and leading brand owners, Eduardo drives the development of new products and technologies.
Eduardo joined Dow in 2015 after graduating from a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. He has worked across different market segments in the technical service and development role for the Packaging & Specialty Plastics business within the EMEA region.
Dr. Rupesh Khare is a Lead Scientist in Pulp & Fibre Innovation Centre of Grasim Industries Ltd., India. Holding a masters from Cambridge University and a doctoral degree from IIT Bombay, Rupesh has authored more than 20 publications in high impact scientific journals and has been an innovator in four patents. He is one of the key contributors in a project focused on achieving circularity for viscose fibres through developing a process for pre-treating textile waste to make it suitable for processing into recycled viscose fibre.
He is the Director of the Science Center in Mérieux NutriSciences Laboratories in Italy.
Since 1999 he has been working in the Packaging Division, holding different scientific and management positions, including several food safety projects based on non-targeted analyses.
He is a member of the EU Bioplastic Advisory Committee and of the management team of AIBO (Italian Food Contact Expert association).
Stephan Roest is Strategic Business Platform Leader – Circular Economy Solutions (CES) at Borealis. In this role he is overseeing the projects on Renewable polyeolefins and Chemical / Feedstock recycling. Both of these projects enables Borealis to offer virgin-like circular solutions, suitable for demanding applications such as food contact and performance grades.
Stephan started his career working for 8 years in consultancy, of which he worked 7 years at PwC as sustainability consultant, where he started to advice its customers on the possibilities of Circular Economy back in 2013. With a passion to accelerate the circular- and biobased economy, he stepped over to the biobased company Corbion in 2015, where he worked for 4,5 years as director business development and strategic partnerships for Corbion’s bioplastics portfolio. In 2020 he joined Borealis to further work on making the plastics industry circular.
Stephan Roest has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Utrecht University, a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management at Delft University and an Executive MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management.
Gil Stevens is the External Relations and Sustainability Director for EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since March 2018.
With a Master’s Degree in Product Development and in Environmental Science, Gil started his career as product engineer in the building industry. Pursuing his passion for sustainability, Gil joined the Cradle to Cradle Platform in 2012, where he has been guiding companies in different sectors, such as textiles, cleaning agents, building, office equipment towards the integration of C2C and preparing them for a circular economy. As sustainability coach at Sustenuto, Gil supported organisations in developing and implementing a sustainability strategy. At the beverage group Spadel, Gil’s responsibilities included the coordination of local CSR representatives at the various European sites and external CSR communication. During his career, Gil also concluded an Executive MBA programme at the Antwerp Management School.
Gil currently has responsibility for managing sustainability and maintaining external relations for EDANA. He manages several of the association’s Working Groups including the Circular Economy WG, Sustainability WG, Construction WG and the Communication & Advocacy SG.
Gustaf Tobieson is Application Marketing Manager (AMM) - Consumer Products at Borealis and responsible for extrusion coating and fibres and meltblown.
Gustaf Tobieson lives in Uddevalla, a city 100 km north of Gothenburg on the Swedish West-coast. He has an educational background from Umeå University - international Business Administration. Gustaf has been working at Volvo Cars as lead buyer exhaust after-treatment and for the last almost 20 years with Borealis in various commercial roles and since 2015 as Application Marketing Manager.
Abby Turner is the Senior Marketing Manager for Health and Hygiene for Dow Europe GmbH. In this role, she is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and execution of plans for existing and new products within key applications. She drives the innovation and sustainability strategy for the hygiene market working in close partnership within the value chain including machine manufacturers and brand owners.
Abby has spent almost her entire career with Dow. Throughout the years, she has worked in a variety of roles including Customer Operations Leadership and Commercial Excellence Leader for EMEA. She graduated from an HCIMA in Hospitality and Event Management and more recently Marketing Diploma from IMD and the General Management program at INSEAD in France and Singapore.
|Fees, including recoverable VAT when applicable||Members||Non members|
|Circular Nonwovens Forum 2020 Webinar Pass||€195.00||€345.00|
|Circular Nonwovens Forum 2020 Speaker/Moderator||€0.00|
The forum will be held on 13 October 2020 via webinar from 13.00 - 15.00 CET
A link to join the webinar will be sent to you before the event.
The programme will be available soon.
After the round of presentation, participants will split into two different moderated virtual break-out session for 20 minutes to further discuss and ask questions on presentation topics.
Any stakeholders outside of the nonwovens and related industry can attend free of charge. Please contact Christelle.email@example.com