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 recy- cling 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, e-scrap 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 presents the second edition of 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 5-day virtual event targets 5 main segments – Plastics, Paper, Metals, WEEE and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling. Each day dedicated to one of the sectors will witness key- note speeches, panel discussions, presentations, tech talks and more.

As a unique platform for the resource sector, the 5-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, opportuni- ties the sector presents, and make informed decisions to enhance their operational and economic performance, and also improve their environmen- tal impact.

Attendee Profile

The event will witness 1500+ international industry professionals from the plastic, paper, metals, electronics 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.

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2021 Agenda

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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
Hassan Ktaech Associate - Manager, Environmental Services
IBI Group
Hiten Bheda Chairman - AIPMA Environment Committee
All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA)
Hrishikesh Vora CEO
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
Jogarao Bhamidipati Director
Source Fiber Global Inc.
Marc Ehrlich CEO,
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
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
Pawan Birla Director,
Gemini Corporation NV
Paul Jenkins Managing Director
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
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
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
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!




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