Scaling Materials Innovation for Decarbonisation and a Circular Economy
Rethinking Materials is an international innovation and investment summit that showcases and connects pioneering companies reimagining how materials in consumer products and packaging are produced, consumed, repurposed, and financed.
With a focus on materials innovation mitigating carbon emissions from textiles, packaging or durable goods industries, the summit explored technologies and material alternatives reducing our reliance on ‘incumbents’ such as petrochemical, virgin forest, and animal-based materials. The summit examined barriers to the adoption and scale up of new materials, highlighting opportunities for greater collaboration and advancement across value chains.
In its third year, the summit presented perspectives from brands and corporate leaders facing big questions on sustainability, business continuity, and regulatory requirements; converters and manufacturers sourcing viable, scalable, and sustainable new solutions; start-ups and producers developing innovative technologies and exploring new markets; and investors scouting the next ground-breaking innovations.
The summit brought together an audience of C-Suite and Director-level decision makers including CEOs/CTOs/CSOs and VPs of Innovation/R&D/Investment, with an emphasis on thought leadership, targeted 1-1 networking and start-up pitching, presenting a rare opportunity to dig deeper into debates surrounding: