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About the Event

There is progress being made in waste recycling around the world with various countries setting out new roadmaps to reduce waste, improve recycling rates and move towards a circular economy. Import regulations are changing in many countries, the pandemic has impacted businesses and markets worldwide, new trends are taking shape and the paper, plastics, metals and C&D recycling sectors are facing new challenges and opportunities. At present, industry professionals are continually looking at ways to innovate, develop clear targets to improve their sustainability and find new markets and solutions that help meet their goals.

Waste & Recycling Middle East and Africa magazine and Recycling Today Media Group present the international Recycling Week, a virtual event that aims to connect delegates to the latest information and technology developments in the fast changing recycling industry. The 4-day virtual event targets 4 main segments - Plastics, Paper, Metals and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling. Each day dedicated to one of the sectors will witness keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, tech talks and more.

As a unique platform for the resource sector, the 4-day virtual conference will gather industry professionals from across the globe to share their experience and insights, examine pertinent issues, trends impacting demand and supply, how they can mitigate risks, what the road to recovery looks like, opportunities the sector presents, and make informed decisions to enhance their operational and economic performance, and also improve their environmental impact.

Attendee Profile

The event will witness 1000+ international industry professionals from the plastic, paper, metals and C&D sectors. The Virtual Conference's live interactive panel discussions provide an opportunity to exchange views and ideas not only with manufacturers, recyclers, traders, retailers, waste management companies, developers, construction companies and technology providers, but also with other important stakeholders such as government authorities and the end consumers, among others.



Date: 21st June 2021 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GST)

  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Opening address
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Presentation: The Cardboard Box Soars into the Future
  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - Roundtable 1: Meeting the New Demands for Recovered Fibre
  • 5:20 pm - 5:45 pm - Presentation: Freight Headaches and Solutions
  • 5:45 pm - 5:55 pm - Networking Break
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Roundtable 2 - Out of Sorts: The State of Collection and Sorting

Date: 22nd June 2021 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GST)

  • 4:00 PM- 4:10 PM - Opening address
  • 4:10 PM- 4:30 PM- Presentation: Addressing the World's Concern
  • 4:30 PM- 5:15 PM - Roundtable 1 - Show Us the Money: Plastic Recycling's Potential
  • 5:15 PM- 5:35 PM- Presentation: Trading Globally in the Basel Convention Era
  • 5:35 PM- 5:50 PM- Presentation: Overview of Plastic Recycling
  • 5:50 PM- 6:05 PM - Presentation: Incentives and Threats in an Urgent Atmosphere
  • 6:10 PM- 7:00 PM - Roundtable 2: Investments and Plans in a New Decade

Date: 23rd June 2021 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GST)

  • 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Opening address
  • 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM- Presentation: To EV or not to EV?
  • 4:35 PM- 5:25 PM - Roundtable 1: Ferrous Scrap: The Highs, the Lows and the Flows
  • 5:30 PM- 5:45 PM- Presentation - Trade Barriers: Are they Rising or Receding?
  • 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM- Roundtable 2 - A V-Shaped Recovery: What Does it Mean for Nonferrous Metals?

Date: 24th June 2021 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GST)

  • 4:00 PM- 4:20 PM - Opening address
  • 4:20 PM- 4:35 PM- Presentation
  • 4:25 PM- 5:15 PM- Roundtable 1: Making the Connections - Understanding circular economy and current trends & challenges for advancing sustainable construction practices
  • 5:20 PM- 5:40 - Presentation: C&D Recycling - Ushering in a new era of best practice: Perspectives/Case Studies
  • 5:40 PM- 5:50 PM - Networking Break
  • 5:50 PM- 6:05 PM - Presentation - HSE: Dealing safely with hazards and hazardous materials in the C&D sector
  • 6:05 PM- 7:00 PM - Roundtable 2: Closing the loop - Moving towards a circular economy in the C&D sector

2021 Agenda

Coming soon

2021 Speakers

Eng. Abdul Mohsin Mubarak Al Katheeri Director Projects & Facilities Department
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre – Tadweer
Ahmed Taher General Manager
Al Dhafra Recycling Industries LLC/ Leighton Services UAE
Bashar Ehsan Managing Director
Ala International FZE, FAM Recycling
Brian Taylor Senior Editor
Recycling Today Media Group
Dr Darren Perrin Head of Waste & Resource Management Business Development and Growth
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Dhawal Shah Director
Metco India, Senior VP - BIR NF Board,
VP (Nonferrous), MRAI
Douglas Woodring Founder, Managing Director
Ocean Recovery Alliance
Dina Epifanova Sustainability Transformation & Climate Programs Manager
Tetra Pak, Europe & Central Asia Cluster
Dr. Deb Mukherji Managing Director
Omega Seiki Mobility
Ellen Petts Founder/ MD
Greenstream Flooring CIC
Eunan Kelly Head of Business Development for Northern Europe
CDE
Hassan Ktaech Associate - Manager, Environmental Services
IBI Group
Hiten Bheda Chairman - AIPMA Environment Committee
All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA)
Hrishikesh Vora CEO
ADLER
Jason Haus CEO,
Demcon Companies
Johann Conradie Director, Myplas and Chairman,
South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO)
Josh Toney Commodity Derivatives
Freight Investor Services
Jori Ringman Director General
Cepi
Jogarao Bhamidipati Director
Source Fiber Global Inc.
Marc Ehrlich CEO,
VIPA
Max Craipeau CEO,
Greencore Resources Limited
Marcella Croes-Schalken VP Business Development & Strategy
Modern American Recycling Services
Masoud Abaudiyan Head RWMD (Recyclable Waste Management Division)
Union Paper Mills
Mohammad Jaradat Director of Dry Bulky Waste and Recovery
Bee’ah
Nathan Fruchter Principal,
Idoru Trade & Consult
Natallia Zholud Senior Trader, Head of Business Development, TRM Group
BIR Nonferrous Board Member
Nisrine El Hougeiri Director of Environmental and Sustainability Services
Laceco
Pawan Birla Director,
Gemini Corporation NV
Paul Jenkins Managing Director
ThePackHub
Ranjit S Baxi Managing Director, International Recycling Ltd. Founding President, Global Recycling Foundation Immediate Past President BIR
Richard Ludt Director of Environmental Affairs,
Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
Richard Davidson Middle East Director - Waste
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Ronald Richa General Manager, Plastic Recycling
Veolia Middle East
Ron M. Sherga Founder and CEO
EcoStrate SFS Inc.
Eng. Sami Safran Chief Executive Officer
MEPCO
Sanjay Mehta Director, MTC Group and President,
Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI)
Engr. Salam Sharif Chairman, Sharif Metals Group
BIR Chairman Ambassadors Committee
BMR Honorary Chairman

Sean Davidson CEO
Davis Index
Dr. Steve Wong Founder & CEO
Fukutomi, Exec. President, China Sustainable Plastics Association
Syed-Shahzad Alam Sr Procurement Manager MENA
Unilever
Susie Burrage Managing Director of Recycled Products Ltd
President, British Metals Recycling Association, President, European Metal Trade & Recycling Branch of EuRIC
Simon Ellin CEO
The Recycling Association
Tim Stedman CEO
Agilyx
Dr. Udayan Banerjee Policies and Legislations Specialist & Technical Advisor to Director General,
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center-Tadweer
Vedprakash Lata Senior Board Member & Director
Gemini Corporation NV
Vikas Mahajan Commercial Director,
Mahajan Recycle Resources
Wade Schuetzeberg Founder and Director,
Way Forward Enterprises B.V.
William Turley Executive Director,
Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA)

Events Highlights

The aim of the event is to bring together industry professionals across the globe to showcase innovative solutions, exchange international best practices, meet & get simulated by innovators, and build your brand awareness.

Roundtable Discussions

This interactive session will see a blend of international industry leaders come together virtually and discuss issues and solutions that impact them globally.

Virtual Meetings

In the 'new normal' world virtual meetings have become equally impactful as a face-to-face one. Here according to your sponsorship package you can pre-fix your meeting from the list of registered participants.

Tech Talk

Let's see the future virtually. This is where genuine innovation is showcased in a quickfire series of demos from the newest global start-ups to the largest industry names, all unleashing their latest products and services. If you have something innovative this is where you should be!

Sponsors & Partners

Title Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

PAPER RECYCLING
PLASTIC RECYCLING
C&D RECYCLING

Gold Sponsors

PAPER RECYCLING
METALS RECYCLING
Metals Recycling and C&D Recycling

Silver Sponsors

PLASTICS RECYCLING
METALS RECYCLING
METALS RECYCLING

Supporting Association

FOR OVERALL EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT

Jaya M Kumar
Email: jaya@mediafusionme.com
Mobile: +971 50 9469 684
Jen May
Email: jmay@gie.net
Mobile: +1 330 472 6271

FOR EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES

Swaliha Shanavas
Email: swaliha@mediafusionme.com

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