Don't miss the event of the year for the PET value chain: "EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step"

Petcore Europe is pleased to announce the first speakers and the draft programme of its annual conference in Brussels from 6-7 February 2019 in the Renaissance Brussels Hotel!

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


Draft Programme

Day 1: Wednesday, 6 February 2019
11:30-12:30 Petcore Europe General Assembly (for members only)
12:30-13:30 Registration and Welcome Lunch
13:30-13:40 Welcome
13:40-14:40 2017 PET market, collection & recycling rates
        13:40-14:00 PET market 2017 - Collection & Recycling Survey (ICIS, Speaker tbc)
        14:00-14:20 PET thermoforms & ODR containers (Alessandra Funcia, Sukano)
        14:20-14:40 Panel Debate
14:40-17:30 Changing supply & demand: viewpoints from the value chain
       14:40-15:00 VPET - PET Producer's view (CPME, Speaker tbc)
       15:00-15:40 Networking Coffee
       15:40-16:00 RPET - PET Recycler's view (Casper Van den Dungen, Plastics Recyclers Europe)
       16:00-16:40 PET Converter's view - Preforms and Trays (Speakers tbc)
       16:40-17:00 Panel Debate
17:00-17:15 Wrap-up and Closing

17:30-18:30 Networking Drink
19.00 Networking Dinner (Separate ticket required)

Day 2: Thursday, 7 February 2019
08:30-09:15 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:15-11:00 EU Plastics Strategy 2.0
       09:15-09:45 Plastics Strategy: SUP Directive, Taxes on Plastic and Summary 2018 (Christian Crépet, Petcore Europe)
       09:45-10:15 The changing world of energy (Samuel Furfari)
       10:15-10:40 Update on consumer and workplace use of PET, a regulatory perspective (Mike Neal, CPME)
       10:40-11:00 Panel Debate
11:00-11:30 Networking Coffee
11:30-12:30 Trends & solutions in PET post-consumer collection
       11:30-11:50 Holy Grail - global recognition project on markers and digital watermarks (Gian De Belder, P&G)
       11:50-12:10 Deposit – where do we stand today? (Clarissa Morawski, Reloop)
       12:10-12:30 Panel Debate
12:30-13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30-14:45 Trends in PET Trays and Textile Recycling
       13:30-13:50 PET Thermoforms Recycling (Paolo Glerean, Aliplast)
       13:50-14:10 Presentation tbc
       14:10-14:30 Trends in Textile Recycling (Karla Magruder, Fabrikology, tbc)
       14:30-14:45 Panel Debate
14:45-15:40 Trends in ODR Recycling
       14:45-15:05 ODR Recycling, Full body sleeves and labels (Gian De Belder, P&G)
       15:05-15:25 PET Aerosol Recycling Update (Johannes Burghaus, P&G - tbc)
       15:25-15:40 Panel Debate
15:40-16:10 Networking Coffee
16:10-16:30 Eco-Design and Recycling (Plastics Recyclers Europe, Speaker tbc)
16:30-17:00 Trends in Chemical Recycling
       16:30-16:45 Circular PET - an overview (Wim Hoenderdaal, Indorama)
       16:45-17:00 Chemical Recycling Project (Speaker tbc)
17:00-17:10 Wrap-up and Closing

Date, Venue & Hotel Rooms
Conference - Day 1: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 12:30 - 17:30
Networking Event and Dinner: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, from 17:30
Conference - Day 2: Thursday, 7 February 2019, 10:00 - 17:30

RENAISSANCE BRUSSELS HOTEL - Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

The Renaissance Brussels Hotel is located in the heart of the European neighborhood right in front of the European Parliament and very easy accessible via train (Gare Bruxelles Luxembourg) from the airport in only 19 minutes or via car due to its underground parking facilities.

To book your room at the Renaissance hotel at a special rate please click here. If you would like to stay in another hotel please have a look at this hotel list.

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 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.

Your Petcore Europe team

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