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Synopsis

The escalating annual generation of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) in the European Union (EU) and Singapore has emerged as a critical concern, representing one of the fastest-growing waste streams. This category encompasses a diverse array of devices, ranging from mobile phones, computers, and televisions to medical devices and photovoltaic panels.

E-waste, characterised by a complex mixture of materials, including hazardous substances, poses substantial environmental and health risks. Furthermore, contemporary electronics harbour rare and expensive resources, including critical raw materials, which could be salvaged through efficient recycling and re-use practices.

This panel discussion seeks to underscore the urgency of enhancing the collection, treatment, and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment at the end of their life cycle, aligning with the overarching goal of transitioning towards a circular economy.

In Singapore, the National Environment Agency (NEA) enforces e-waste management guided by the Resource Sustainability Act (RSA). ALBA E-waste Smart Recycling Pte Ltd is the designated Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) Operator, overseeing consumer Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) waste. Regulations such as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), also in the EU, mandate the separate collection and proper treatment of e-waste, prescribing targets for its collection, recovery, and recycling. 

During this event, participants will gain insights into e-waste management regulations from Singapore’s leading authorities in the field. The event offers a unique platform for attendees to hear firsthand from companies actively addressing the e-waste challenge. Furthermore, it serves as a forum to explore opportunities and strategies for increasing proper disposal practices.

 

Programme

09:00 am Registration and Networking
09.30 am Welcome Remarks by EuroCham
09.35 am Opening Remarks by Margaret Teo, Centre Manager, The University of Manchester South East Asia Centre
09.40 am Keynote Presentation by Suzette Xu, Marketing and Sustainability Manager, ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling Singapore
10.00 am Panel Discussion and Live Q&A moderated by Nicole Tretwer, Vice President of Business Development Integrated Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel (Asia Pacific) Management

  • Adrian Leonardi, Manager, Innovation and Technologies, Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Huub van den Brok, Head of Strategic Programs APAC, Philips
  • Suzette Xu, Marketing and Sustainability Manager, ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling Singapore

10.40 am Closing Remarks by EuroCham
11.00 am End of Event

Light refreshments will be served.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.


 

Speaker & Panellist

Suzette Xu
Marketing and Sustainability Manager
ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling Singapore

With over a decade of experience in environmental compliance and sustainability, Suzette has a proven track record in leading the implementation of environmental action plans such as Singapore’s inaugural Heartland E-Waste Recycling Programme, spearheading CSR initiatives, implementing and ensuring compliance to product regulatory standards.

In her current role as the head of the Marketing and Sustainability department, she has played a pivotal role in establishing Singapore’s Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS). Suzette also manages a network of PRS – EEE producers and retailers and develops innovative strategies for sustainable e-waste management.

 

Panellists

Adrian Leonardi
Manager Innovation & Technology
Continental Automotive Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Adrian Leonardi is an Innovation and Technology Manager for Continental Automotive Singapore. An experienced strategy and innovation professional, Adrian spent the first part of his career doing product development, including co-founding a startup in the mobile phone industry. 

He holds an MBA from Singapore Management University. Adrian Collaborates globally with the brightest professionals to make a real difference in the society by bringing sustainability to automotive electronics. He is most passionate about working with the innovation ecosystem to reimagine solutions for the automotive Industry.

 

Huub van den Brok
Strategic Program Leader and Head of Sustainability APAC
Philips

Huub van den Brok is currently working at Royal Philips, a global healthcare technology leader with its regional headquarter in Toa Payoh, Singapore. As Strategic Program Leader and Head of Sustainability for APAC, he is accountable to drive key strategic programs for Philips Health Systems across the region – which includes Circular Equipment, Strategic Account Management programs, and leading Sales Excellence. Furthermore, he is leading the Philips circularity agenda by enabling customer equipment trade-ins and responsible repurposing of this equipment, in close collaboration with public/private policy makers, across the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Philips APAC, he held various positions in Corporate Strategy in Amsterdam. As the Chair of the sustainability committee he is determined to put circularity high on the agenda for further development in Singapore and across the region.

 

Moderator

Nicole Tretwer
Vice President – Business Development Asia Pacific, Integrated Logistics
Kuehne + Nagel (Asia Pacific) Management Pte Ltd

Nicole Tretwer is a seasoned Vice President of Business Development at Kuehne+Nagel, with a focus on connecting supply chains end-to-end. She holds an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and has over 20 years of experience in diverse business management roles. Nicole has a global perspective, having lived and worked across four continents and seven countries. Her expertise spans digital transformation, strategy, supply chain, eCommerce, procurement, operations, and automation. She is also a speaker and thought leader in the field of integrated logistics.

 


 

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Account Name: European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)
Account Number: 0220117734SWIFT
Code: DBSSSGSGBank
Name: DBS Bank Ltd
Bank Code: 7171

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