Panel discussion – Setting the stage

All 4 previous speakers will exchange feedback and views with the Afera audience

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Settting the stage: Promoting circularity in material selection and product lifecycle management

To enhance the overall efforts oand the contribution of our industry to enhance Circularity, there are 3 key issues to address: The urgent need to dispel myths by highlighting both the cost-effectiveness and benefits of circular materials compared to their linear counterparts. Practical examples will be shown. The importance of taking a holistic view of […]

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Settting the stage: Research findings on Systemic Eco-innovation for a Circular Economy. Lessons learned from the European Polyurethane Industry.

In a condensed and fast paced presentation, Dr. Felix C. Schultz, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and Deputy Head at the Institute for Technologies and Economics of Lithium (ITEL), will share the key findings of his recent study on systemic eco-innovation for a circular economy in the European polyurethane industry. At the core of the presentation, Dr. Schultz will outline both the barriers and the drivers that define the dynamics of systemic eco-innovation for a circular economy. The polyurethane industrie has both differences and similarities when compared to the European Adhesive Tape Industry, and offers inspirational insights to adopt or adapt for circularity in the Tape Industry. After his presentation, Felix Schultz will also participate in the panel with all speakers on this topic to connect the dots between the various presentation and findings, and discuss key opportunities with the Afera audience.

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Interactive session – various Value Propositions for the Tape industry

During this interactive session, facilitated by value Proposition expert Denis Oakley, we will jointly develop value propositions for various segments and customer profiles of the industry. For various tape types (packaging, engineering), for various challenges (sustainability, next generation workforce) etc. While we will develop draft value propositions at industry-level, the experience and methodology will be […]

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Afera Annual 2023 in Retrospect

In this closing address, Afera’s President Evert Smit will highlight the key learnings that we created and experienced together, and reflect on potential future industry actions.

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The potential of Value Propositions for Tape

Denis Oakley will present The Art of thinking in Value PropositionsThe Art of thinking in Value Propositions, and the potential that it can offer at individual company-level and at our industry-level. He will cover ‘the why’, the theory and models, and real life examples to illustrate the power of Value Propositions.

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Insights & Learnings – How to circularise Tape?

After the interactive session, we will jointly reflect on the Insights & Learnings and on potential joint actions to take the circular challenges for the tape industry to the next level.

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Interactive session – How to circularise Tape?

In this interactive session, we will jointly work a number of scenario’s to circularise tape. Per workstream, per market type etc. The methodology will be provided and supported with digital tooling. This will offer a unique opportunity to work with colleagues in the value chain and explore scenarios to take the circular challenges for the […]

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