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PET Passion Week

Virtual conference

Pack Passion Week

Europe 2020


Topic 3
Corona Response

Day 1 | Corona Response

Industry Experts

Keynote speaker | Gerardo Chiaia - CEO Logoplaste


CEO Logoplaste

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Gerardo Chiaia

Chief Excecutive Officer | Logoplaste

Presentation topic: Final title pending


Dr. Christoph Hoffmann 

Director Strategy, Sustainability & Circular Economy | ALPLA Group

Presentation topic:

Strategies for the transition to a New Plastics Economy –
key factors of sustainability and circular economy for a global packaging solutions provider

Christoph Hoffmann has been with ALPLA since 2012. He is responsible for strategy, sustainability and circular economy and is also in charge of topics concerning public affairs.


His passion is to drive new ideas and change in organisations, with a holistic view of systems, including goals, processes, measures and motivating people to join in.


ALPLA is one of the leading companies in the field of innovative plastic packaging solutions and recycling services.

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Director Strategy, Sustainability

& Circular Economy

Sylvain Talarico

Global PET Tooling Director | HUSKY

Presentation topic:

Surviving and Thriving: Three Ways Beverage Producers are Successfully Adapting to COVID-19

Sylvain was appointed Husky’s Global PET Tooling Director in June 2018. Since joining Husky in 1998, he has held progressively several senior roles and has overseen several significant Sales and Sales support initiatives in the PET Packaging domain.


His previous positions include Sales and Sales Support roles, Project Engineering Management, as well as Product Management. Sylvain holds a Master of Sciences from the “Institut Polytechnique de Lorraine”.


Global PET Tooling Director

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Steve Lyons

Director, rPET Strategic Environmental Analysis and Business Development | SBAcci

Presentation topic:

The Battle for the Bales: Realities in PET Recycling

Steve Lyons is Director of Strategic Environmental Analysis (SEA) and rPET Business Development. He has over 30 years of commercial background in PET, copolyesters, and chemicals. Steve divides his projects between individually commissioned discovery/analysis projects and the new subscriber-based US rPETmarket reports.


His diverse background includes Global Key Account Executive, Strategy/BusinessResearch, Six Sigma Black Belt, Technical Service, and an early career as a Producer/Director in television broadcasting. He is recognized for his ability to gather and analyze information, to identify strategic insights, and to provide creative and actionable solutions for complicated situations


Director, rPET Strategic Environmental Analysis and Business Development

Day 1
Day 2

Business Development Manager


Christoph Wöss

Business Development Manager | EREMA

Presentation topic:

Advanced BtB-Recycling technology for the circular economy era

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Business Unit Director Specialities and beverages


Roberto Cucciol

Business Unit Director Specialities and beverages | SIPA

Presentation topic:

Fast, Responsible and Supportive Shift of Focus in Times of Pandemic –

From Beverages to Sanitary Products by Expertise in Injection and Blowing

Mr. Roberto Cucciol joined SIPA in year 1996 starting from Service Area Manager position and then moving to Sales in year 2000 looking after Asian market. After an experience as General Manager at the company’s Chinese branch SIPA Machinery Hangzhou returned to Sales team moving to South American Markets.


Since the end of 2015 is leading the Beverage and Specialties Business Unit focusing on global sales for blow moulding machines (Linear and Rotary), Filling equipments and complete bottling lines, as well as ISBM machines.

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