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Seminar Programme

We’re excited to announce that the seminar programme for The Recycler Live event is actively taking shape and the confirmed programem is below. Please note that there are 3 more presentions being worked on at the moment.

Wednesday 15th May


12:30 – 12:40.    Welcome and opening remarks

12:40 – 14:40.    Insights Session Part I

How the Ukrainian printer consumables business stays afloat and succeeds in times of war and uncertainty.

Elena Sergienko is the head of the export department at the VM Group and will share her company’s insights on doing business in Ukraine during the war, where the company supports their large dealer network, some of whom work and live in regions that are very close to war with all the terrible conditions such as rocket attacks, lack of electricity and so on.

Speaker: Elena Sergienko, head of the export department, VM Group.

The Hardware Reuse Perspective

GM Technology COO, José Ángel Muñoz, shares his company’s perspective on hardware reuse in Europe and beyond –- A look at the market today and how it might evolve in the future.

Speaker: José Ángel Muñoz, COO, GM Technology.

The fascinating world of components, spare parts and the remanufacturing process.

We and our clients face daily challenges. A lack of skilled personnel is a significant barrier. EU regulations, like the Right to Repair, are essential to improving sustainability but will present the market with many challenges. A priority is the need to improve the abilities and availability of technicians.

Speaker: Karolina Wrzesniak-Cwyl, COO, Biuromax.

HP solution to enhance remanufacturing

HP has always considered the environment in the design of our products. With an increased focus on circularity, one of the next areas of innovation is how to restore the ink/toner level tracking and properly message remanufactured supplies with the original HP chip.  In this talk, HP will outline our proposed solution to enhance the remanufacturing of HP empty ink and toner cartridges.

Speakers: Steve Castle, Technologist, and Daniel Chappel, Sustainability and Compliance Lawyer at Hewlett Packard Inc.


14:40 – 15:10.   Afternoon Coffee


15:10 – 17:20.   Regulatory Session

The ETIRA Forecast: Legislative Developments and Strategic Market Adaptations

Vincent van Dijk sets out the ETIRA perspective of the inkjet and toner remanufacturing industry’s landscape, which is on the cusp of significant change. This seminar will provide a forecast of the legislative developments on the horizon and offer strategic responses to ensure market adaptability.

Speaker: Vincent van Dijk, Secretary General, ETIRA


Regulatory Shifts Reshaping Imaging Consumables Landscape

The regulation of IE in Europe has a high potential to shrink the aftermarket chip industry for imaging equipment consumables, as increased OEM chip and resetting will reduce third-party chip demand. OEMs are clamping down on empty cartridge supplies, launching initiatives like Circular Planet and subscription models. Delacamp CartMart® marketplace wants to create a counterpole. These changes, along with evolving EU and US chemical regulations, are reshaping toner, drum, and consumable constituents and supply. The current drafting of the US EPEAT Imaging Equipment Consumables Criteria reveals how relevant OEMs want to shape their future in view of more and more pressure to become more circular.

Speaker: Volker Kappius, CEO, Delacamp


Cartridge Legality and Compliance: Today and 1st Quarter 2025 – What Changes?

A comprehensive overview of the current landscape regarding printer cartridges, focusing on regulations, compliance requirements, and intellectual property issues as they stand today. It will then project forward into the first quarter of 2025 to forecast potential changes and developments in these areas.

Speaker: Javier Martinez, President of ETIRA


Please note that our Keynote speaker and presentation is now being finalised and will appear here shortly.

Roundtable Q&A discussion

Join us for our roundtable “Ask the Experts,” your opportunity to engage with our panel of leaders and specialists to answer your questions about the upcoming legislation.
Panel Members: To be confirmed


17:30 – 18:30.   Etira General Assembly
For ETIRA Members only


18:30 – 21:00.   Drinks Reception and Awards Presentations
Kindly sponsored by The Recycler


Thursday 16th May


09:20 – 09:30.    Welcome and opening remarks

09:30 – 10:30     The Evolution and Future of OEM Remanufacturing

In this presentation, we’ll explore the evolution of OEM remanufacturing, starting with early initiatives and progressing to today’s advanced practices. We’ll delve into a SWOT analysis, contrasting OEMs with independent remanufacturers and examining strengths, weaknesses, and potential in a competitive landscape. The talk will culminate with predictive insights into the OEM’s future direction in remanufacturing, contemplating the influence of sustainability trends and technological advances and leaving the audience with strategic food for thought on this transformative approach.

Speaker: Charlie Brewer, founder and president of Actionable Intelligence.


10.30 – 10:50.   Morning coffee


10:50 – 11:20   Navigating the shifting Sands: How to predict printing trends amidst constant change

Zhono delves into the Global Market Shifts of 2023.  A dive into the Technological advancements and evolving consumer trends. Discover how Zhono navigates change, drives innovation and seizes future opportunities in an ever evolving printing landscape.

Speaker: Jason Doran, Head of European Business, Guangzhou Zhono Microelectronics Co., Ltd.


11:20 – 12:10     The Five Year, Way We Work, Roller Coaster: Hold on tight, it’s only just begun!

In 2019 it was business as usual. We commuted to the office, flew to trade shows and conferences, and met in stuffy meeting rooms, but our home and business lives intersected only when planned or necessary. Today, we have work-based conversations over Teams and with generative AI at home several days a week. And printing, well, do we still need to do that?

How did we get here, and what does the future hold? Peter Mayhew and Deborah Hawkins will discuss the dramatic changes in the recent past and call on the latest primary research by Keypoint Intelligence into workplace trends to visualise the Future of Work.

Speakers: Deborah Hawkins, Director within the Office Document Technologies Group and Peter Mayhew, Principal Analyst, Keypoint Intelligence.


12:10 – 13:00.   The European New Build Market

Exploring Europe’s new built printer cartridge market at a challenging and pivotal moment, this presentation delves into the sector’s challenges and opportunities amid upcoming legislation. We’ll examine the environmental and compliance scrutiny, market dynamics influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical tensions, and the strategic shifts required for companies to adapt to ecolabelling legislation. Emphasising sustainability and the circular economy, the discussion highlights the need for innovation, transparency, and responsibility to meet stringent EU standards, offering a glimpse into the future of the European office imaging sector.

Speaker: David Connett, Partner at Connett & Unland GbR


13:10 – 13:15.   Conference roundup and Chairman’s closing remarks


Thank you to all our speakers for their invaluable contributions to our event. We appreciate your commitment to sharing your expertise and insights with our delegates. Please note that the program schedule is subject to change. We will ensure that any updates or modifications are promptly posted on this platform to keep all participants informed. Your understanding and flexibility are greatly appreciated as we strive to deliver a successful and engaging event.

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