17th LAPET, Polyester & Recycling,

20-21 Nov, 2019 - Mexico City, MEXICO

Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Mr. Alfredo Netto

Mr. Alfredo Netto

Strategic Sourcing Manager - PET, R-PET & Flakes

Genesis Polymers International, a Ravago Company

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Mr. Alfredo Netto

Mr. Alfredo Netto

Strategic Sourcing Manager - PET, R-PET & Flakes

Genesis Polymers International, a Ravago Company

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman's Welcome

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 08:45 AM

PROFILE

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Alfredo Netto is a Chemical Engineer with Master’s Degree in the field of polymers science. He has been working in the PET industry for 28 years in different areas such as manufacturing, R&D, business strategy, sales & marketing and procurement & supply chain. Spent 11 years at Eastman Chemical Company as Sales Director for South America and the last 10 years at Plastipak as the Procurement & Supply Chain Director in South America.


Since q3/2017 has worked as an Independent Business Consultant focused on the Latin American PET market as more recently joined Genesis Polymers International, a Ravago Company as Strategic Sourcing Manager PET,R-PET & Flakes in South America.

Ms. Maritza Ramirez

Ms. Maritza Ramirez

Senior Analyst (PET)

Wood Mackenzie

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Ms. Maritza Ramirez

Ms. Maritza Ramirez

Senior Analyst (PET)

Wood Mackenzie

AGENDA SESSION

Review of the PET and RPET Supply, Demand and Trade (special focus from Asia to Americas) and key Factors Shaping the Markets:

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 09:50 AM

PROFILE

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Ms Maritza Ramirez is based in Mexico, with over 30 years experience in Research and Development and Commercial roles in Packaging for the Food and Consumer Good Products Industries. She has an extensive background in Research and Development of Packages, including PET and PEN Bottles for Coca-Cola in Atlanta, GA and Mexico City. Also worked for different material packages with P&G, Kraft Foods, Alsea, Phoenix Packaging Group in Mexico and for Latin America regions.

Her commercial roles in Packaging and Food ingredients companies include i.e. Huhtamaki and McCormick for Mexico and Latin America. Ms Maritza is a member and Board of Directors participants in Professional Associations such as Mexican Association of Packaging (Treasurer), Mexican Association of Executive Women (Member at large), Institute of Food Technologies/ Packaging Division (Member at large), Centro Politecnico de Proyeccion (Board Advisor) 

She joined in 2017 the PET team for PCI Wood Mackenzie. She has an B. Sc. in Food Engineering from the UAM Mexico and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK. 

Mr. Santiago Garcia

Mr. Santiago Garcia

Coordinator of Recycler's Committee

ECOCE

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Mr. Santiago Garcia

Mr. Santiago Garcia

Coordinator of Recycler's Committee

ECOCE

AGENDA SESSION

Latest Guidelines for Recycling

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 11:50 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/191115/speakers/SantiagoGarcia.JPGSantiago graduated as Chemical Engineer from National University of Mexico in 1974. Scholar of the Confederation of British Industry for training in food technology 1975 and 1976, he joined Industrias Penoles, Mexico's largest mining group, as Sales Manager for Chemical Division 5 years in Mexico, 4 in the New York office, then became New Project Manager until 1988. In 1989 he moved to Continental Can Company, to lead the project to produce PET containers in Mexico, with new technology for reusable returnable bottles. After the break-up of the company Santiago started the project with new ownership and was Sales Director for Latin America for Continental PET Technologies until 2001.

 

During this time he lead a group of companies to form APREPET, an industry association devoted to promote recycling and responsible use of PET, and became first chairman in 1995. After leaving Continental PET, Santiago moved to be APREPET's General Manager until the association was shut-down in 2008. Since 2009 he is an independent consultant in the area of sustainability and PET recycling, mostly as a Senior Consultant for PCI PET packaging and recycling of the UK, and with ECOCE, an association of the most important PET recyclers in Mexico.

 

Nació en la Ciudad de México, Ingeniero Químico por la UNAM, becario en tecnología de alimentos en Gran Bretaña, laboró 10 años en la industria química y metalúrgica en Industrias Peñoles, en México y Nueva York
En 1989 inició el proyecto de una de las primeras empresas fabricantes de envases de PET en México, y fue director de Continental PET Technologies para América Latina hasta 2001.
En 1995 encabezó el grupo que formó APREPET A.C. la primera asociación de la cadena productiva de envases de PET, y fue su primer presidente.
De Noviembre de 2002 a 2008 se desempeñó como Gerente General de APREPET A.C.
Desde 2009 es Consultor Senior de PCI-Wood MacKenzie de Gran Bretaña. Adicionalmente desde 2012 es coordinador del Comité de Reciclado de Ecoce A.C.

Mr. Steve Gibson

Mr. Steve Gibson

Director, Packaging R&D - Latin America Beverages/Dairy

PepsiCo Global R+D

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Mr. Steve Gibson

Mr. Steve Gibson

Director, Packaging R&D - Latin America Beverages/Dairy

PepsiCo Global R+D

AGENDA SESSION

Winning with Purpose: A world where plastic never becomes waste

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 10:50 AM

PROFILE

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Steve Gibson graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York, US with a BS in Packaging Science, and from Fordham University, in New York, NY, with an MBA in Marketing. With over 25 years of experience in all facets of beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical packaging, he has a been involved in numerous global market executions. Steve currently leads beverage packaging R&D innovation and productivity initiatives for PepsiCo's Latin America beverages business, managing a team based in Mexico City and Sao Paulo.

Prof. Dr. Edward Kosior

Prof. Dr. Edward Kosior

Managing Director

Nextek Limited

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Prof. Dr. Edward Kosior

Prof. Dr. Edward Kosior

Managing Director

Nextek Limited

AGENDA SESSION

Using markers in high speed sorting to meet food grade PET specifications

Day 2 [Thu 21, November], at 11:45 AM

Optimising rPET in packaging for food contact applications

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 01:45 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/191115/speakers/EdwardKosior.jpgEdward Kosior has been involved in Plastics and Rubber technology for the past 35 years. In 2004 he established NEXTEK to provide new technical solutions to the environmental and recycling challenges facing the polymer industry. Currently he is the Managing Director Nextek Limited, Technical Director of Closed Loop Recycling - London's first plastics recycling plant making Food Grade HDPE and PET.

Mr. Fernando Rosas García

Mr. Fernando Rosas García

Commercial Director

Alpek Polyester Mexico

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Mr. Fernando Rosas García

Mr. Fernando Rosas García

Commercial Director

Alpek Polyester Mexico

AGENDA SESSION

Assessment on the impact of recent RPET Dynamics for the region

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 11:20 AM

PROFILE

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Fernando has been associated with PET, RPET and Polyester business for nearly 29 years, in different positions including operations, process, quality, technical and sales. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Monterrey and Master’s in International Commerce from the same institution.
 
He joined Alpek Polyester, then DAK Americas / Akra Polyester, back in 1990 in several operations and manufacturing roles, in 1996 he started his commercial experience in the polyester staple business, then in 2007 he developed the Purchase for Resale Business Unit which implied the development of Asian suppliers for specialty fibers and its further commercialization in US, Mexico, Central and South America. In 2012 he was transferred to US to manage the RPET business Clear Path Recycling. Since 2015 Fernando is Commercial Director for Resin Business for Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, Colombia and Europe.
Juan Carlos Pardo

Juan Carlos Pardo

Director of Corporate Affairs

Nestlé Mexico

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Juan Carlos Pardo

Juan Carlos Pardo

Director of Corporate Affairs

Nestlé Mexico

AGENDA SESSION

Nestlé’s global packaging commitment pillars & Nestlé México packaging overview, barriers and challenges

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 02:30 PM

PROFILE

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Juan Carlos Pardo is Doctor Honoris Causa by the American International School of Law (AISOL) and Bachelor of Business Administration graduated from Tec de Monterrey. He has 20 years of experience in International Corporations in Mexico and Canada. His career has included important responsibilities in the area of ​​Mergers and Acquisitions, Foreign Trade and Corporate Affairs.

 

He is currently Director of Corporate Affairs at Nestlé Mexico, responsible for delineating the strategy of corporate relations and social responsibility; in addition que coordinates  the institutional relations with government, academia, Private Sector and NGO’s.

 

He is an active member of the Councils of the National Association of the Coffee Industry (Anicafé), National Chamber of Milk Industries (Canilec), Association of the Chocolate Industry (Aschoco), Mexican Foundation for Health (Funsalud), Conméxico , Conar and Ecoce.

 

He was President of Canilec for 3 years from 2014 to 2017, after 2 years of being Vice President of the same.

Dr. Arnulfo Rodriguez Hernandez

Dr. Arnulfo Rodriguez Hernandez

Economist

BBVA Mexico

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Dr. Arnulfo Rodriguez Hernandez

Dr. Arnulfo Rodriguez Hernandez

Economist

BBVA Mexico

AGENDA SESSION

Economic Outlook & Growth Sectors for 2020

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 08:50 AM

PROFILE

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Arnulfo Rodríguez Hernández is a Senior Economist of Macroeconomic Analysis at BBVA México, an institution he has been working in since 2012. In his experience as an economist he has analyzed macroeconomic, financial, sectoral and regional issues related to the Mexican economy.

 

Between 2004 and 2011 he worked as an Economic Researcher at the Bank of Mexico. He has been a professor in the Economics Division of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico City, an instructor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and an external professor at the University of St. Edward's in Austin, Texas.

 

He is the author of numerous articles in international academic journals such as Computational Economics, Economics Letters and the Journal of Forecasting. As for national awards, he was awarded third and second place in the National Pension Award organized by CONSAR and AMAFORE in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

 

He is a professional graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey campus, where he studied Electronics and Communications Engineering with a scholarship of excellence and graduated with a Mention of Excellence in 1995. In 2004 he received the title of Doctor of Economics from the University of Texas at Austin with the thesis "Essays on rules based on inflation forecasts, robust policies and sovereign debt."

Mr. Elliot Frisch

Mr. Elliot Frisch

Analyst, Energy & Chemicals Advisory

Nexant Inc

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Mr. Elliot Frisch

Mr. Elliot Frisch

Analyst, Energy & Chemicals Advisory

Nexant Inc

AGENDA SESSION

Chinese PX Expansion & the Coming Shakeout in the Global PET Value Chain

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 09:20 AM

PROFILE

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Elliot Frisch is an Analyst in the Energy & Chemicals Advisory Group at Nexant. He holds key experience in technical and market research and technoeconomic analysis and has authored several Nexant subscriber reports. Elliot's work includes analyzing historical and forecasted supply, demand, and trade balances in the Americas for aromatics and other petrochemicals.  He is responsible for tracking key developments in the global styrenics and butadiene derivatives markets at Nexant. Elliot holds a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. 

Michael Eckerstorfer

Michael Eckerstorfer

Product Manager

Starlinger Viscotec

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Michael Eckerstorfer

Michael Eckerstorfer

Product Manager

Starlinger Viscotec

AGENDA SESSION

Circular Intelligence

Day 2 [Thu 21, November], at 12:15 PM

PROFILE

Michael Eckerstorfer has 3 years bachelor studies in Polymer Engineering (BSc) & 2 years master studies in Polymer Technologies and Science (DI). He was a Development Engineer Aerospace Industry with Peak Technology for 6 month and now a Product Manager at Starlinger Viscotec.

Jorge Acosta Elizondo

Jorge Acosta Elizondo

Sustainability Latam Manager

Unilever de Mexico

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Jorge Acosta Elizondo

Jorge Acosta Elizondo

Sustainability Latam Manager

Unilever de Mexico

AGENDA SESSION

2025 Unilever Plastic Strategy & Circular Economy: Key Elements to develop a PCR Ecosystem

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 03:30 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/191115/speakers/JorgeAcosta.jpgJorge is an Industrial Chemical Engineer, with a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).

In 1993 he began his professional career at Kraft Foods, where for 10 years he led different key projects in areas such as: Quality Assurance, Environmental Engineering and Occupational Safety.

Among its achievements are the recognition of Environmental Excellence for one of the Kraft Foods factories, granted by the Government of Mexico, being the first food manufacturing plant to obtain it for its environmental practices.

He has 16 years of experience in Unilever, where he has developed improvement processes in the field of environment and safety, which have been a reference for different Unilever factories in Latin America. It also highlights his contribution as a certified auditor in these matters, to achieve the objectives established in the Unilever Sustainable Life Plan.

He has collaborated with different industrial and government agencies for the development of environmental policies, as well as in various international congresses.

He´s in charge of the Sustainability area in Unilever Latin America leading the sustainable agenda, as well as the strategy related to the inclusion of recycled plastic in the products of the various Unilever categories.

 

Daniel Romero Kleinheinz

Daniel Romero Kleinheinz

Gerente General

Enkador S.A.

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Daniel Romero Kleinheinz

Daniel Romero Kleinheinz

Gerente General

Enkador S.A.

AGENDA SESSION

Challenges of Recycling in Latin America: A vision from Ecuador

Day 2 [Thu 21, November], at 09:15 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/191115/speakers/DanielRomero.jpgEngineer Daniel Romero graduated from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá - Colombia as an Industrial Engineer. After graduating as a Master in Project Engineering, from L'École nationale supérieure des mines in Saint-Étienne, France, he worked in the ALSTOM group in project management.

 

Ing Romero has more than 8 years of experience in operational management, marketing and management of the RPET industry. He is currently the General Manager of the Enkador S.A Company located in Quito.

 

 

Mr. Carlos Gonzalez

Mr. Carlos Gonzalez

Director, Fibres - Latin America

Wood Mackenzie

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Mr. Carlos Gonzalez

Mr. Carlos Gonzalez

Director, Fibres - Latin America

Wood Mackenzie

AGENDA SESSION

Outlook for the Downstream Polyester Fibres Market in Latin America: the Supply-Demand of Fibres Market

Day 2 [Thu 21, November], at 10:45 AM

PROFILE

Carlos has over 25 years of experience in the polymer and fibres businesses, much of this acquired at Enka de Colombia working in the polymers, staple fibres, textile and technical filament yarn units.  Carlos has wide experience on international trade of a broad portfolio since his time at Enka and later with his own enterprise through the sourcing and selling of third party products in Colombia. Carlos has also travelled extensively in North and South America and in Asia during his time working on such kind of business.

 

Carlos has developed an extensive network of contacts in the fibre chain in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Carlos is based in Medellin, Colombia and currently covers fibres markets in Latin America for Wood Mackenzie.

Luis M Sada Beltran

Luis M Sada Beltran

Attorney

Grupo Estrategia Politica

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Luis M Sada Beltran

Luis M Sada Beltran

Attorney

Grupo Estrategia Politica

AGENDA SESSION

Regulatory trends and recent legislations on plastics with focus on PET packaging / Single Use Platstics

Day 2 [Thu 21, November], at 08:45 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Maurizio Crippa

Maurizio Crippa

CEO

gr3n recycling

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Maurizio Crippa

Maurizio Crippa

CEO

gr3n recycling

AGENDA SESSION

Chemical Recycling - Depolymerisation by Microwave Technology

Day 2 [Thu 21, November], at 09:45 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Janette M. Villalobos

Janette M. Villalobos

Sustainability Manager LATAM

Amcor Rigid Plastics

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Janette M. Villalobos

Janette M. Villalobos

Sustainability Manager LATAM

Amcor Rigid Plastics

AGENDA SESSION

AMCOR’s Sustainability Vision

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 04:30 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Leticia Benítez

Leticia Benítez

Packaging Development & Sustainability Manager

L'Oréal México

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Leticia Benítez

Leticia Benítez

Packaging Development & Sustainability Manager

L'Oréal México

AGENDA SESSION

Meeting Sustainability Goals/ Targets in a tight rPET market

Day 2 [Thu 21, November], at 11:25 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Octavio Victal

Octavio Victal

CEO & President

Green Impact Trading

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Octavio Victal

Octavio Victal

CEO & President

Green Impact Trading

AGENDA SESSION

Thermoform Project Update

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 05:00 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Rodrigo Orozco

Rodrigo Orozco

Vice President

Lyrba

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Rodrigo Orozco

Rodrigo Orozco

Vice President

Lyrba

AGENDA SESSION

Good Practices in PET Recycling Collection Sorting & Infrastructure

Day 1 [Wed 20, November], at 03:00 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon