The Recycling Association Conference 2019

12 November 2019

Ashurst, London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1 Duval Square, London, E1 6PW.

The Recycling Association Conference 2019 will address many of the issues seen in a turbulent year. Available to both TRA members and non-members, this conference will provide essential information on the markets for recyclable materials, end destinations and lead discussion on two key themes: Quality First and Market Conditions.

With a central London location kindly provided by law firm Ashurst, this conference also provides high-quality and cost-effective networking. Tickets for non-members are just £99+vat (TRA members – please check your email for more information on your tickets).

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8:30am-9:30am – Registration

9:30am-9:35am – Opening Remarks

Theme: Quality First

9:35am-10:00am – A consultation presentation: working with the recycling sector to drive positive change

Jo Padwick, business transformation manager, Lucozade Ribena Suntory

10:00am-10:25am – Quality First: Update on The Recycling Association blockchain project and how it assists compliance with export law and regulations

Mike Jackson, managing director, Prismm Environmental

10:25am-10:35am – Questions

10:35am-11:00am – Coffee

11:00am-11:25am – Trends in the paper market

Andrew Barnetson, director of packaging affairs, CPI

11:25am-11:50am – Understanding the UK plastic market: comparing the virgin and recycled plastics markets

Helen McGeough, senior analyst for plastics recycling, ICIS

11:50am-12:00pm – Questions

12:00pm-1:00pm – Panel discussion: New Asian Infrastructure

Craig Robinson, global director – purchasing, Cyclelink
Chris Petcher, commercial manager, Winfibre

1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch

Afternoon session chaired by Paul Sanderson

Theme: Recycling Market Conditions

2:00pm – 2:30pm – Simon Ellin’s State of the Nation Report

2:30pm to 3:30pm – Interactive topical discussion involving an expert panel and the audience on the State of the Nation including market discussion – chaired by Paul Sanderson

Pankaj Chowdhary, director, Ekman Recycling
Craig Curtis, managing director, CS Recycling
Chris Burton, commercial director, IWPP
Trevor Williams, commodities trading manager, Biffa
Duncan Oakes, commercial director, Clearpoint Recycling

3:30pm – TRA chair thanks and closing of the conference

3:35pm – Networking