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Helmut Schmitz
Director Communication / Public Affairs at DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany


Helmut Schmitz works since 2013 as Director Public Affairs for “Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH“ in Berlin, Brussels and Cologne. As Head of International Communication and Director Public Affairs he was responsible in 2000 – 2013 for projects with different international stakeholder groups, especially in Europe and Asia. After finishing Albertus-Magnus-University in Cologne with a Master Degree in Biology he worked seven years as Secretary General of the Young Federal Civil Servants Association, the umbrella organisation with 45 independent associations in the German public service.

Agenda Sessions

  • Using recycled plastic in packaging - Getting to 10 million tonnes of used plastic uptake