Plasticity Forum attracts international speakers

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The 9th global Plasticity Forum is slated to tackle the big ideas on innovation, sustainability and business success driving plastics circular economies, with a range of speeches from world-renowned experts.

A key area of discussion will be Australasia’s recycling efforts, under threat from China’s new National Sword policy, which has seen tighter regulations surrounding the nation’s plastic scrap imports. Rather than focusing on the negatives, the forum hopes to highlight opportunities for existing and new businesses across a range of industries.

Internationally renowned speakers taking part in the TedTalk-style forum include:

  • Dr Steve Wong, founder and MD of Fukutomi Company Limited and a major player in the international plastic scrap market
  • Nev Hyman, founder and chairman of Nev House, which provides affordable housing solutions using recycled materials
  • Stuart Clark, CEO of Foy Group, an Australian company with patented technology to convert end-of-life, non-recyclable waste plastics to road-ready fuel

Other presenters include:

  • Phill White, Co-founder of Circular Economy and creator of Blockcycle, a world first blockchain platform with partner Coca-Cola
  • Rob Dvorak, Plant Manager of Visy rPlastics one of the leading recycling facilities which recycles PET and HDPE bottles back to food grade pellets
  • Dr Karen Raubenheimer, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, who is assessing the effectiveness of relevant international, regional and sub-regional governance strategies and approaches

Further speakers are set to be announced over the coming weeks.

Since 2012, the Plasticity Forum has been held in Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, New York, London, Portugal, Shanghai, Dallas and Los Angeles.

When: Tuesday 31 October 2017: 8:30am to 6:30pm – includes full day conference, refreshments and networking drinks
Where: Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St Darling Harbour, NSW 2000

For more information, including ticket purchases, head to the Plasticity Forum website.


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