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Don't miss the event of the year for the PET value chain: "Post Covid-19 - Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy"

Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its annual conference from 2-3 June 2021 that will be held via virtual event platform. Registration is already open.

Building up on the success of 2020 with more than 300 visitors, Petcore Europe is happy to announce its 2021 conference over two days on a dedicated virtual Platform.

The first day will focus on perspectives and strategy for the PET value chain with presentations by the EU Commission and other Trade focused experts.

The second day is dedicated to trends in PET Collection, Sorting, Recycling and Circularity.

Attendees will still be able to network thanks to a "Virtual Networking Room ", but they will also be able to visit "Virtual Exhibition booth".

 

Don't miss your opportunity to network and gain an insight into the latest developments of our industry. Guarantee your place now!

Programme

 Day 1: Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Perspectives, Strategy and Legislative Challenges for the PET value chain

9:30 Exhibition Booth open for Sponsors and their Visitors

  • 10:55 - 11:00: Opening words – Stephen Short, President Petcore Europe
  • 11:00 - 11:15: Welcome – Christian Crepet, Executive Director Petcore Europe
  • 11:15 - 12:30: Session 1 “2019 PET Market, Collection & Recycling Rates”

 

  • 11:15 - 11:35: PET market 2019 and impact of Covid19 – Helen McGeough
  • 11:35 - 11:55: Update regarding PET trays – Ana Fernandez 
  • 11:55 - 12:15: Update regarding Opaque and Functional PET bottles – Alessandra Funcia
  • 12:15 - 12:30: Panel Debate

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

  • 14:00 - 15:00: Session 2 “EU Legislation – where are we headed”

 

  • 14:00 - 14:20: EU Plastic Tax and its implementation in the member states – Emmanuelle Maincent
  • 14:20 - 14:40: The Circular Plastics Alliance – where do we stand? – Laure Baillargeon
  • 14:40 -15:00: Panel Debate

 

  • 15:00 - 17:15: Session 3 “Changing supply & demand: viewpoints from the value chain”

 

  • 15:00 -15:20: VPET: PET producers' view – Antonello Ciotti
  • 15:20 -15:40: RPET: PET recyclers' view – Casper van den Dungen

15:40 - 16:30: Break

  • 16:30 -16:45: PET converters' view (Preforms) – Marc de Voogd
  • 16:45 -17:00: PET converters’ view (Trays) – Nicolas Lorenz
  • 17:00 -17:15: Panel Debate

17:00 - 17:30: Wrap-up and closing

 

 Day 2: Thursday, 3 June 2021

Trends in PET Collection, Sorting, Recycling & Circularity

9:00 Exhibition Booth open for Sponsors

  • 09:45 - 11:05: Session 4 “2019 PET market, Collection & Recycling Rates”

 

  • 09:45-10:05: DRS – where are we headed? – Clarissa Morawski
  • 10:05 - 10:25: Curbside – where are we headed – Patrick Laevers
  • 10:25 - 10:45: Trends in Sorting – Roadmap for Digital Watermarks and Artificial Intelligence – Frederic Durand 
  • 11:05 - 12:00: Session 5 “Trends in Design for Recycling”

 

  • 11:05 - 11:25: PET Tray Recyclability Evaluation Platform and EPBP Update – Luca Stramare 
  • 11:25 - 11:45: Update on Recyclass – Paolo Glerean
  • 11:45 -12:00: Panel Debate

12:00 - 13:30: Lunch

  • 13:30 - 15:00: Session 6 “Monomer Recycling – where is circular PET headed?”

 

  • 13:30 -13:50: Legislative Update – Mike Neal and Stephen Short
  • 13:50 - 14:10: Update from The PET Monomer Recycling SIG – Martin Stephan
  • 14:10 - 14:30: The brand owner’s perspective – Jean-François Briois (tbc)
  • 14:30 -15:00: Panel Debate

15:00 - 15:45: Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45: Session 7 “Circularity of PET – opportunities beyond recycling” 

  • 15:45 - 16:00: Update from the PET communications campaign – Carl-Eric Portaels
  • 16:00 - 16:15: Involving the consumer to increase circularity – Eric Schaffner
  • 16:15 - 16:30: Reuse – how can the industry combine the concept with recycling? – Sebastian Lemp
  • 16:30 - 16:45: Panel Debate

16:45 - 17:00: Wrap-up and closing

 

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Sponsorship & Exhibitors

The Petcore Europe Conference will be sponsored by organisations or individual companies, and we invite you to contact us should you wish to join this growing list.

As sponsor, your company's name and logo will be displayed on all our communications material (including invitations, agendas, press releases and website) as well as promoted during the event.

 

Gold Sponsors

EremaSukano

 

Silver Sponsors

 

  StarlingerUnesdaNMWE

 

 

SPONSORS 

If you are interested to hear more about our sponsor package please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Media Partnership

As a media partner, your organisation's name and logo will be displayed on all our communications materials (including agendas, press releases and websites) as well as promoted on social media during the event, you will also be granted one free access for the event. If you are interested to hear more about our media partnership package, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

  PlastechPlastics in PackagingMPMACPLASmagazinePet Planet

 

 

Registration

To view the delegate rates and to register, please click here.

 

 

Delegates

The participants include PET resin manufacturers, packaging designers and manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, label producers, brand owners, EPR schemes, waste management organisations, recyclers, recycling machines manufacturers, representatives from the European institutions and European organisations interested in PET.

 

  

            

 We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference in June!

 

Sincerely your,

Petcore Europe Team