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Rethinking Materials

This international event provides a platform to connect leaders who are developing and scaling sustainable alternative materials and circular solutions for consumer goods.

Focusing on upstream innovation (design, new materials, and regulation) the summit sets out to connect technology pioneers with investors and corporate partners to scale innovation in new materials for consumer goods – including packaging, textiles, durable goods, and personal hygiene products.

Providing two days of debate and targeted networking with global consumer brands, producers, converters, policymakers, early-stage innovators, and investors – the 2024 agenda offers a unique opportunity to learn from adjacent sectors and gain insights into innovative applications of new materials and technologies that can future-proof your business and achieve more sustainable supply chains.

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  • This event is different as it proposes to bring together players from all different steps of the circular economy and, more importantly, talk about aspects of plastics that are often the “elephant in the room” that no one dares to discuss.

    Global Foods Packaging Director, UNILEVER, NETHERLANDS
  • The research is clear: plant-based materials are the future, and consumers are demanding it. Footprint works collaboratively with the largest food retailers in the world to boldly implement these plastic-free solutions.

    CEO, FOOTPRINT, USA
  • “There is a need for all parties to be talking with each other, and to think in a different manner, as we move towards a circular economy. We won’t get anywhere without collaboration, so this event will play an important role in promoting the different types of solutions and the paths to scale.”

    CEO, TOTAL CORBION PLA, SWITZERLAND
  • “The absolute imperative, particularly at this time in our world, is for the global business community to accelerate and adopt long-term and enduring sustainability practices. DuPont Biomaterials is excited to be part of this event to help progress innovations and actions along this journey”.

    Global Marketing & Commercial Development Director, DUPONT BIOMATERIALS, USA

Upcoming event

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14 - 15 May 2024    London

The Rethinking Materials Summit presents new opportunities for partnerships and investment in the changing landscape of plastics, bio-based alternatives and circular solutions.

With an emphasis on packaging and performance materials, this event provides pivotal insights into the challenges facing C Suite and Director-level stakeholders in tackling plastic waste both upstream and downstream; the viability of new technologies and ‘next generation’ materials; routes to scaling up; and cross-sector applications in packaging, food & beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals and more.



Meet the team

Ellen McLeay
Ellen McLeay
Senior Conference Producer

Rachel Myall
Rachel Myall
Senior Business Development Manager - Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit & Rethinking Materials Summit

Anna Bladen
Anna Bladen
Marketing Director

Sophie Ruane-Lewis
Sophie Ruane-Lewis
Marketing Manager