Don't miss the event of the year for the PET value chain: "Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy".

Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its annual conference from 2-3 February 2022 that will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City. We are looking forward to meeting you in person after such a challenging period.

Registration is already open.


Building up on the success of 2021 with more than 200 visitors, Petcore Europe is happy to announce its 2022 conference over two days at DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City. In case you will need to stay over a night DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City will gladly offer you a special group rate. For more details, please follow the link.

The first day will focus on Perspectives, Strategy and Legislative Challenges for the PET value chain.

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

Attendees will still be able to network thanks to a "Networking Dinner" on February 2nd, but they will also be able to visit "Exhibition booth".

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


Prior to the Annual Conference 2022 our Annual General Assembly will be held from 09:00 to 10:30 AM CET.


Day 1: Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Perspectives, Strategy and Legislative Challenges for the PET value chain

10:30 - 11: 00 Networking Coffee 

  • 11:00 - 11:15: Welcome – Christian Crepet, Executive Director, Petcore Europe

        11:15 - 12:30: Session 1

       Moderated by Christian Crepet, Executive Director, Petcore Europe

  • 11:10 - 11:30: Petcore PET market State of Play 2020 – Andy Grant (Eunomia)
  • 11:30 - 11:45: Covid Learning & end to end supply chain – Argiris Dabanlis (Petcore Europe)
  • 11:45 - 12:00: 2021 Petcore PET Communication Campaign: Preparing 2022 – David Turier (Fleishman & Hillard)
  • 12:00 - 12:15: Panel Debate – Q&A

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch

        13:30 - 15:30: Session 2

       Moderated by Jim Armstrong, Recoup UK

  • 13:30 - 13:45: PET Producers' view: How virgin production industry is preparing for conversion to R PET – Antonello Ciotti (CPME)
  • 13:45 - 14:00: PET converters’ view: Impact from disconnection from virgin – Filip de Botton (Logoplaste)
  • 14:00 - 14:15: PET trays Converters’ view: Towards Circularity – Nicolas Lorentz (PACCOR)
  • 14:15 - 14:30: PET recyclers’ view: How to cope with demand and long-term view with investment? – Casper van den Dungen (Plastics Recyclers Europe)
  • 14:30 - 14:45: PET retailers' view: Consumers habits versus plastic packaging – Zoom on Bottles tbc
  • 14:45 - 15:00: Unesda: Which future for PET Bottle? – Antoon Spiessens(Coca-Cola)
  • 15:00 - 15:15: Microplastics: a big step towards rationalising the debate through harmonization & normalisation of analytical methods  – Nizar Benismail (NMWE)
  • 15:15 - 15:30: Panel Debate – Q&A

15:30 - 16:15: Networking Coffee Break

       16:15 - 17:15: Session 3 Regulation & Legislative Update

       Moderated (tbc) 

  • 16:15 - 16:30: Circular Plastic Alliance: Monitoring standardization and state of play – Laure Baillargeon (EU Commission)
  • 16:30 - 16:45: Single Use Plastic Directive by DG environment – Mattia Pellegrini (EU Commission)
  • 16:45 - 17:00: Deposit for better collection and better PET sorting Scheme – Maria Spyraki (EU Parliament) 
  • 17:00 - 17:15: Panel Debate – Q&A

17:15 - 17:30: Wrap-up and closing

19:00: Networking Dinner _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 Day 2: Thursday, 3 February 2022

PET Collecting, Sorting, Recycling & Circularity 

09:00 - 09:45: Welcome Coffee

        09:45-11:05: Session 4: Working's Group Update

       Moderated by tbc

  • 09:45 - 10:05: PET Depolymerization and Food contact – Stephen Short (Petcore Europe)
  • 10:05 - 10:25: PET Depolymerization Technology Status – Martin Stephan (Carbios)

11:20-11:45: Networking Coffee

  • 11:45 - 12:00 PET Trays: Evaluation working group update, design guidelines and last technical development– Ana Fernandez (Klöckner Pentaplast)
  • 12:00 - 12:15: Trays to trays recycling: a new implementation from collection to rPET manufacture – Hélène Legrand (Valorplast) & François Lagrue (Wellman)
  • 12:15 - 12:30: Feedback on white containers circularity in France – Vincent Colard (CITEO)
  • 12:30 - 12:45: EPBP: Building a solid Governance System for closed loop PET recycling in Europe together – Bruno Van Gompel (UNESDA)
  • 12:45 - 13:00: Recyclass – Fabrizio Di Gregorio (Plastics Recyclers Europe)
  • 13:00 - 13:15: Panel Debate - Q&A 

13:15 -14:30: Networking Lunch

        14:30-16:00: Session 5 Trends in Sorting and Collection

        Moderated by tbc

  • 14:30-14:45: Digital Watermarks: 2022 Final Stretch?  Larry Logan (Digimarc)
  • 15:00-15:15: Deposit return system: State of play the best solution! –  Clarissa Morawski (Reloop)
  • 15:15-15:30: Digital Deposit Return System: How does it work? – Eric Randall(Bryson Recycling)
  • 15:30 -15:45: The SamurAI and the impact of AI in the design of Material Recycling Facility – Ian Smith (Machinex)
  • 15:45 -16:00: Panel Debate – Q&A

16:00: Wrap-up and closing



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.

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Gold Sponsors


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   SESOTEC Sponsor Logo       Avient Gold Sponsor                                        




Silver Sponsors


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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..





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



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


 We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference in February 2022!


Sincerely yours,

Petcore Europe Team