Speakers

Delivering Circularity, 3-4 September 2024

We have an exciting line up of international and local speakers, and expert panellists for the discussion groups. Some of the international speakers will be joining us via pre-recorded videos and where this is the case it will be noted below.

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Joachim Quoden (via video interview)

Managing Director EXPRA – Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance

Joachim Quoden has extensive experience in packaging waste management, dating from 1992 when he spent 4 months in the German Federal Ministry of Environment working on packaging issues including the Packaging Ordinance. From 1993 to 2006, Mr Quoden worked with Der Grüne Punkt as Syndicus, and head of International Affairs in 2001. Between 2001 and 2013, he also became Secretary General and later Managing Director of PRO EUROPE, an umbrella organisation of 35 PROs. Since 2013, Mr Quoden has been the Managing Director of EXPRA, an alliance of 32 non-profit and industry owned PRO’s from 30 countries from all over the world. Besides the above, Mr Quoden is working since 1995 as independent lawyer in Germany specializing in international EPR legislation, chairperson of ISWA’s EU group, and has served as an expert in ISO global standardisation project SIS/TK 165/AG 10 Packaging and Environment, chair/co-chair of ISWA’s Governance WG and EU Group, member of the OECD EPR expert group and several other value chain initiatives like CEFLEX, HolyGrail 2.0, Close the Glass Loop and 4EverGreen.

“Making our products and packaging circular is a great challenge for all members of the respective value chain. By involving companies via Extended Producer Responsibility and by mandating non-profit, industry owned Producer Responsibility Organisations we are able to find the best path forward to a circular business model, especially by aligning economy and environment and by involving all stakeholders on this way!”

Do you have a question for this speaker? We are filming individual video interviews with our international speakers in August, before the conference. Email your question to our event manager kim@mandeville.co.nz before the end of July and we will consider including it within the interview. Thanks.

Joachim Quoden (via video interview)

Managing Director EXPRA – Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance

Joachim Quoden has extensive experience in packaging waste management, dating from 1992 when he spent 4 months in the German Federal Ministry of Environment working on packaging issues including the Packaging Ordinance. From 1993 to 2006, Mr Quoden worked with Der Grüne Punkt as Syndicus, and head of International Affairs in 2001. Between 2001 and 2013, he also became Secretary General and later Managing Director of PRO EUROPE, an umbrella organisation of 35 PROs. Since 2013, Mr Quoden has been the Managing Director of EXPRA, an alliance of 32 non-profit and industry owned PRO’s from 30 countries from all over the world. Besides the above, Mr Quoden is working since 1995 as independent lawyer in Germany specializing in international EPR legislation, chairperson of ISWA’s EU group, and has served as an expert in ISO global standardisation project SIS/TK 165/AG 10 Packaging and Environment, chair/co-chair of ISWA’s Governance WG and EU Group, member of the OECD EPR expert group and several other value chain initiatives like CEFLEX, HolyGrail 2.0, Close the Glass Loop and 4EverGreen.

“Making our products and packaging circular is a great challenge for all members of the respective value chain. By involving companies via Extended Producer Responsibility and by mandating non-profit, industry owned Producer Responsibility Organisations we are able to find the best path forward to a circular business model, especially by aligning economy and environment and by involving all stakeholders on this way!”

Do you have a question for this speaker? We are filming individual video interviews with our international speakers in August, before the conference. Email your question to our event manager kim@mandeville.co.nz before the end of July and we will consider including it within the interview. Thanks.