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The Recycler Live Wednesday 14th June 2023

19:00What else would you do on a Wednesday evening in Barcelona?

Kick off an unforgettable evening filled with laughter and good company and join us, GM Technology and The Recycler for a drink at the sensational Futballarim Barcelona Pub!

From 7pm onwards and just 500 meters from our conference hotel and with the Camp Neu Stadium a mere 200 meters away, nestled in a gem of a location, lies the enigmatic Futballarim Barcelona Pub, your gateway to an evening of camaraderie, and networking where like-minded individuals come together. See you there.

The Recycler Live Thursday 15th June 2023

09:30 – 11:30Etira board meeting - Location TBA
09:30Registration opens
10:00 – 11:30Meet our partners and sponsors
11:30 – 11:40Welcome and opening remarks
11:40 – 12:00Engage, Network, and Learn: Join the Interactive Office Imaging Session

Join us on Thursday, June 15th, as we kick off the conference with an engaging "Pitch up, Network, and Ask Us Anything" session focused on office imaging. Participants have the unique opportunity to pitch their questions to our expert panel, sponsors, and industry leaders, receiving valuable feedback and insights. This interactive session provides a platform to discuss any office imaging topic, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Attendees can gain new perspectives, forge connections, and stay updated on the latest trends. Don't miss this chance to engage with industry experts and drive the conversation forward in the ever-evolving field of office imaging.

Panel Q&A

12:00 – 12:30It isn’t getting easier!

An overview of history, current trends and future perspectives.

Speaker: Gerwald Van Gijp, CEO, Armor Print Solutions
12:30 – 13:00Inkjet Innovation, Market Insights, Closed Loop Reuse, and the Environmental Business Products Acquisition

Synopsis: We delve into the world of inkjet technology, market dynamics, closed loop reuse, and Denner's recent acquisition of Environmental Business Products (EBP). Join us for a captivating panel discussion that will explore the latest innovations and advancements in inkjet printing, providing valuable insights into market trends and opportunities.

Moderator and panellists to be confirmed.
13:00 – 13: 30Why reuse is critical for delivering EU sustainability

The reuse of printer consumables and hardware is critical in delivering meaningful sustainability in Europe. The consumption of printer ink and toner cartridges, as well as the production of printers, have significant environmental impacts, such as carbon emissions and waste generation. By reusing printer consumables and hardware, we can reduce the amount of waste produced and save resources that would have been used to produce new cartridges and printers. In addition, reusing printer consumables and hardware can also save money for individuals and businesses. By exploring the benefits and challenges of reusing printer consumables and hardware, we can understand the importance of sustainable practices in our daily lives and the role that we can play in promoting a more sustainable future.

Presenter: Karolina Wrze?niak-Cwyl, Business Development Manager, Biuromax
13:30 – 14:00Just-In-Time deliveries of consumables to customers don’t work

It’s a human thing, but instinct invariably means that consumables are installed when they arrive, not when the existing consumables are empty. This can generate up to 2200 tons of plastic and toner waste.
JIT-R is a revolutionary print management tool that reduces waste and inefficiencies in toner cartridge delivery. JIT-R can save 2200 tons of plastic and toner in Europe while enabling significant cost savings, by automating toner processes and maximizing usage, JIT-R minimizes waste and shipping needs, reducing 1.5 million packages annually. Resellers benefit from optimized inventory management, keeping toner on their balance sheets. Combining JIT-R with an efficient empties collection process aligns with environmental directives, offering a sustainable print management approach. Join us at The Recycler Live to discover JIT-R's revolutionary potential in saving waste and driving cost efficiencies.

Speaker: Jan De Kesel, Director, ISN-Partners
14:00 – 14:40

This presentation will be broadcast live from Brussels to the conference.
Unlocking the Right to Repair: The NGO perspective

Synopsis: The right to repair is a crucial topic and will impact on the environment, industry, and consumers. The Brussels-based Right to Repair organization, will share the recent developments and advancements, but also on the remaining barriers to repair. We still see a number of concrete barriers to repair which are not being tackled by current legislation. To give you a few examples of what is still missing:

•We are pleading for a universal right to repair, which means letting consumers choose to seek repair from the provider of their choice or do it themselves. Availability of parts and instructions for independent repairers and directly to consumers is essential to ensure wider and easier access to repair solutions. Access should be granted within a reasonable time and at a reasonable cost, for a period corresponding to at least the expected lifespan of the product.
•Anti-repair practices preventing or limiting repair beyond the networks authorised by manufacturers must be banned. This especially includes designs where original manufacturers have to remotely authorise a part replacement before full functionality is restored, or where serial numbers of the part and product have to be synchronised via proprietary software (part pairing/serialisation).
•Repair will only become a more attractive, or in fact viable, option for consumers if it is affordable. In the current climate of soaring living costs, tackling the affordability of repair should be high on the political agenda. To drive the costs of repair down, recognition of second hand and third party spare parts is essential. We could further promote the affordability of repair via limitations on the price of spare parts. Furthermore, the price of spare parts should be a criterion of the EU repair index and an EU framework for repair financial incentives should be introduced.

Speaker: Cristina Ganapini, Right to Repair organisation
14:40 – 15:00Afternoon coffee
15:00 – 15:45Persistent Printing in the digitally transforming, artificially intelligent world of work

Buzz words come and go. Whether it is DX, AI or Hybrid, some printing is always necessary. But where is it and how does it maintain its relevance when confronted by fast-paced change. Keypoint Intelligence will share early insights from their latest research into how workplaces are adopting new technologies. They will also discuss how reusing copiers and printers is the new vogue and, what second user devices must offer, if they are to live a useful extended life in this growing market.
• Early insights from Keypoint Intelligences' latest Digital Transformation primary research study
• Necessary and persistent printing, what is it?
• Vertical markets where print thrives.
• How does reused hardware remain relevant?

Presenters: Deborah Hawkins & Peter Mayhew, Keypoint Intelligence
15:45 – 16:30Navigating the Changing Landscape: Exploring Green Deal, Circular Economy, Sustainability Regulations, and Market Impacts

Join us for an enlightening seminar as we delve into the dynamic landscape of sustainability and its profound implications for businesses. We will explore key topics and initiatives shaping the market, including the Green Deal, Circular Economy Action Plan, ESPR (Extended Producer Responsibility), Green Claims, CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) revision, Digital Service Act, and other influential factors.
The seminar will provide valuable insights into the Green Deal, an ambitious plan to transform Europe into the world's first climate-neutral continent. We will examine the objectives, policies, and opportunities presented by the Green Deal, and discuss its impact on various sectors, including energy, manufacturing, transportation, and services.

Speaker: Javier Martinez, President, ETIRA
16:30 – 18:00Etira General Assembly
This session is for Etira members only
The Etira General Assembly is for Etira members only
16:30 – 18:00Meet our partners and sponsors
18:30 – 19:30Drinks Reception

Kindly sponsored by GM Technology
19:30 – 22:00Awards Dinner and presentations

The Recycler Live Friday 16th June 2023

Registration opens
09:00 – 09:10Welcome and opening remarks
09:10 – 10:00The GM-Model: Future-Proofing Your Circular Economy Business with Tech and Customer-Centricity

In the last 3 years, GM Technology has become a global leader and the biggest European remanufacturer specialised in the copier channel. The circular economy is gaining momentum, digital transformation is reshaping business, and understanding consumer behaviour is essential. Business is tough. With Generative AI, new SaaS and Social Media at scale, data is available and actionable. It's time to innovate and connect with your audience in new ways. Gone are the days of traditional marketing sales and customer service, you must embrace the change and understand Generative AI, Automation, Connected CRM, and Social Media. But remember, it's not just about the tools—it's about adopting a customer-centric attitude. Join me on this exciting journey exploring GM Technology's story, changing customer behaviour, Generative AI, REVOPS, data-driven decision making, and hyper-personalised Omnichannel Marketing in the context of our industry. See you in Barcelona!

Speaker: Zoltan Matyas
10:00 – 10:30Single Use – The Balearics solution

In 2020, the Balearics Government introduced a ban on a rage of single use products, including toner and inkjet cartridges. In 2022 they also proposed a €50,000 financial sanction on HP, for selling single use cartridges in the Balearic Islands. But this is not the story – Faced with an ever growing waste problem, the Balearics have had to take a robust approach to reducing waste across the islands.

Our guest speaker is Mr Sebastia Sanso Director of The Balearics Waste Prevention Agency
10.30 – 10:50Morning coffee
10:50 – 11:20Current developments in OEM OPC and Toner Technology

Join us for an insightful panel discussion where industry experts will explore the latest technical developments in laser printing and inkjet technology. The session will feature a spotlight on HP's ground breaking TerraJet and Canon's innovative solutions, used in Canon’s new devices i-Sensys MF673C/752C/754C and LBP 673C (Cartridges CRG-069/069H) for which they are also using a new patented dear design highlighting their contributions to the evolving landscape of printing technology.

Speaker: Volker Kappius, CEO, Delacamp AG
11:20 – 11:50Opportunities and Challenges in the Global Cartridge Consumables Aftermarket

Sharing the information in the global cartridge consumables aftermarket including challenges and opportunities for remanufacturers.

Speaker: Jason Doran, Head of European Business, Guangzhou Zhono Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
11:50 – 12:30Deconstructing Carbon Neutral: Understanding the Pathway to a Low-Carbon Future

Carbon neutrality has become a buzzword in recent years, with more and more companies, organizations, and governments committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions. While it is a laudable goal, the road to carbon neutrality is fraught with challenges and complexities and can be exploited by “greenwashers.”
This seminar will deconstruct the concept of carbon neutrality and explore how greenwashers can hide behind the Carbon Neutrality screen blocking a low-carbon and a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Speaker: David Connett, Partner at Connett & Unland GbR
12:30 – 12:45Conference roundup and Chairman’s closing remarks
12:45 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 15:00Meet our partners and sponsors
15:00Conference closes
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