Programme Afera Annual 2020 Hybrid Conference – Valencia & Online

2020 still has positive things in store for us!

Nothing seems to be the same in 2020, but we can guarantee that one yearly highlight will be unforgettable: Afera’s 1st hybrid Annual Conference!

Leaders and experts from all segments of the industry value chain will meet in an integrated and exciting ‘online-offline’ environment. As always, the programme will be packed with inspiration and information. And, as always, we will enable maximum networking opportunities for all participants.

This year’s Programme is centered around the key industry topic of sustainability and circularity. The organising committee prepares a dynamic Programme with the response from senior management and sustainability experts from a large number of Afera members on the dedicated Survey earlier this year. It enables us to develop a programme that covers all angles of the complex topic of industry sustainability in close collaboration with the WG-sustainability.

All conference participants will have exclusive access to the hybrid conference program on Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October, plus two additional online mini summits on Tuesday 6 October and Tuesday 20 October.

You can imagine that the development of the concept and programme for 2020 has been slightly more complex and time-consuming than regular event is previous years. This is why we will be able to announce speakers soon, while at this moment in time we can share the programme calendar with all of you.


[Provisional programme, subject to change  – speaker names to be announced soon – Social programme at the bottom of the page]


Thursday 1 October

09:00 – 10:30  – SUSTAINABILITY CONTEXT AND REGULATIONS

  • Countdown – let’s roll! The dynamic Kick-Off of the First Afera Hybrid Conference
  • Keynote from Politics/ Regulatory body – ‘Setting the Scene”
  • Q&A, Debate about key elements from opening presentation
  • Keynote : Scoping the challenge – Defining our ‘Span of Influence’ – Making it actionable
  • Priorities & Updates from Regulatory perspective
  • Q&A, Debate about key elements from ‘scene’, ‘scope’ & ‘regulation’ presentations
  • Wrapping up Block 1 of the conference and looking forward

(ONLINE – OFFLINE) NETWORKING

11:00 – 12:30 –  MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGIES, PRODUCTS

  • Materials – various real-life cases of sustainable materials from the industry
  • Debate with manufacturers and panellist about technical dilemmas and opportunities plus future ambitions
  • Sustainable Product Development cases or Recycling cases (TBD)
  • Keynote : Scoping the challenge – Defining our ‘Span of Influence’ – Making it actionable
  • Priorities & Updates from Regulatory perspective
  • Q&A, Debate about key elements from ‘scene’, ‘scope’ & ‘regulation’ presentations
  • Wrapping up Block 2 of the conference and looking forward

(ONLINE – OFFLINE) NETWORKING

Friday 2 October

09:00 – 10:30  – SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY

  • Welcome back to day 2
  • Keynote: Trends, challenges and solutions in Supply chain sustainability
  • Matching trends with the tape industry
  • Poll (priorities, barriers)
  • Case Study: Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Q&A, Debate about Supply Chain perspectives

(ONLINE – OFFLINE) NETWORKING

11:00 – 12:30 – THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

  • Keynote: success factors for a future proof business model of sustainability
  • Business Case: The power of joined forces in the value chain to achieve sustainability goals
  • Debate : Setting the agenda and defining actions for future sustainably successes
  • Wrapping up the 48 hour sessions, looking forward to the online mini-summits

(ONLINE – OFFLINE) NETWORKING

Tuesday 6 October

10:00 – 11:30 (online only; exclusive for annual conference attendees)

  • The human factor in sustainability
  • Organization Culture
  • Organization structure
  • Involving the full – external – company ecosystem
  • Marketing and communications
  • The art of Steering: “To KPI of not to KPI”

(ONLINE  NETWORKING)

Tuesday 20 October

10:00 – 11:30 (online only; exclusive for annual conference attendees)

  • Topic TBD

(ONLINE  NETWORKING)

 


All conference participants will have exclusive access to the hybrid conference programme on Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October, plus two additional online mini summits on Tuesday 6 October and Tuesday 20 October.

You can choose either to attend the physical event in Valencia, where we have limited seating, or you to buy the full-online ticket. Both options offer you acces to all presentations and conversations during the 2 Annual Conference days, ‘live in Valencia‘ or ‘from the comfort of your home or office environment‘. Both options offer exclusive (online) networking opportunities to catch up with existing Industry partners and to create new Industry friends on the fly.

Book your tickets now. (Physical seats have limited availability)

You can book tickets for the physical event via the dedicated interactive form on this website here (limited availability and restricted to max. 2 attendees from the same company)

You can book online-only tickets via our Eventbrite-page, following this link.


SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Wednesday,  30 September 2020

19.00 – 23.00    Welcome cocktail & BBQ in the gardens of the hotel

Thursday, 1 October 2020

15.00 – 18.00    Joint activity: to be determined

19.30 – 23.00    Cocktail & Dinner at Palau Alameda

Optional: partner’s excursion for Thursday and Friday morning