A Circular Future with Plastics 2019: 13-14 June, Berlin


Confirmed Speakers Thursday, 13 June

Packaging Session

David Baker David Baker has over 40 years’ experience in the metal and plastics Packaging Industry, starting his working life at Metal Box (CMB) and joining RPC Group just prior to the MBO that formed the company in 1991. He has spent his career holding various senior operational as well as group roles and is currently the Commercial Director at RPC Promens. Additionally, he has responsibility for RPC’s sustainability activities and is active in various organisations and associations such as INCPEN (Chair), RECOUP (Board Member), the BPF (Council Member) and EuPC (Vice-President & Packaging Division Chairman).

Sven Riechers Sven Riechers is a hands-on Senior Executive with global expertise and extensive international polymers experience in sales, marketing and business management across various regions and industries including Electronics, Household, Automotive, Construction, Packaging and Healthcare. Sven started his career in 1996 as sales engineer for engineering plastics at DSM Germany. In 1999, he joined BASF, where he held different management positions in Europe, the US, and Singapore. In 2011, he joined Styrolution as Director for global 3C (Computers, Communication Devices & Consumer Electronics). In July 2013, Sven became Vice President Business Management Styrenics Specialties, Asia. In October 2018, Sven moved to Switzerland to lead the Standard Products (PS and ABS) Business Management, EMEA, as Vice President. In addition, Sven is a Steering board member of Styrenics Circular Solution (SCS).

Andreas Dirnberger Mr. Andreas Dirnberger graduated from commercial school as well as from a polytechnic for mechanical engineering in Austria. He has been employed with EREMA since 2005 where he started his career as an Area Sales Manager. He held several positions inside the sales organization of EREMA. Andreas Dirnberger now works as Business Development Manager for In-house & Industrial Recycling. In addition, he is accountable for EREMA’s OEM customers who implement EREMA products for recycling of production waste into their scope of supply. Sales responsibilities as well as insight into the market for plastics packaging go hand in hand in his range of duty.

Building & Construction Session

Myriam Tryjefaczka Myriam Tryjefaczka started her carrier as Quality and Environment manager in different industry sectors, packaging, electronics, air filtration. In 2015, Myriam joined the Tarkett Group where she holds the position of Sustainability and Public affairs director for EMEA division. Being engaged into sustainability and circular economy, she coordinates the business approach towards recycling activities and new business models development in Europe. Since 2015, Myriam participates in the activities of European associations for flooring (ERFMI), plastics (EuPC) and Vinyl (Recovinyl). 

Automotive & Transport Session

Claude Clément In a career of over 30 years in the plastic processing sector of the automotive industry, Claude Clément has held several business positions in Belgium and North America before spending 12 years in Asia. Claude Clément has held the position of President Europe pf PLASTIC OMNIUM Auto Inergy Division since 2012. In this capacity, he manages the Europe Business Unit covering 15 plants in 10 countries among other responsibilities. Claude Clément is Belgian and currently based in Paris. 

WFO Session

Bernard Merkx Bernard Merkx is the Project Director of ReVinylFloor, an initiative that stimulates sustainable controlled loop solutions for reuse, recycling and/or recovery of post-use vinyl flooring in Europe. He has been active in the plastics recycling and converting industry for over 25 years, working for GT Recycling as Managing Director, Schoeller ARCA Systems as Corporate Purchasing Director and Colcom Europe as CEO. Currently he is the owner and Managing Director of Green Wave Plastics, a consultancy assisting companies and associations in the plastics and rubber industry to find pragmatic solutions for improved sustainability.