The event of the year for the PET value chain: "EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step" is in only one month from now.

Petcore Europe is pleased to announce the programme of its annual conference from 6-7 February 2019 in the Renaissance Brussels Hotel! Places are limited. Secure your ticket now via this link.



Day 1: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - PET Market & Strategy

  • 11:30-12:45 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
    PET market 2017 - Collection & Recycling Survey (ICIS)
     - PET thermoforms & ODR containers (Alessandra Funcia, Sukano)
     - Panel Debate
  • 15:20-17:00 Changing supply & demand: viewpoints from the value chain
    VPET - PET Producer's view (Steve Scott, CPME)
     - RPET - PET Recycler's view (Casper Van den Dungen, Plastics Recyclers Europe)
     - PET Converter's view - Preforms (Marc De Voogd, Alpla)
     - PET Converter's view - Trays (Jose Antonio Alarcon, Evertis)
     - 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 - Circularity and Trends in Recycling

  • 08:30-09:15 Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 09:15-11:00 EU Plastics Strategy 2.0
    Plastics Strategy, SUP - Summary 2018/Outlook 2019
       (Christian Crépet, Petcore Europe & Laure Baillargeon, DG Grow, European Commission)
     - The changing world of energy (Samuel Furfari, Free University of Brussels)
     - Consumer/workplace use of PET, a regulatory perspective (Mike Neal, CPME)
     - Panel Debate
  • 11:30-12:45 Trends & solutions in PET post-consumer collection
    Holy Grail - global project on markers & digital watermarks (Gian De Belder, P&G)
     - Deposit - where do we stand today? (Clarissa Morawski, Reloop)
    - Curbside Collection - the way forward? (An Vossen, Plarebel)
     - Panel Debate
  • 12:45-13:45 Networking Lunch
  • 13:45-15:15 Trends in PET Trays, Textile and ODR Recycling
     - PET Thermoforms Recycling (Paolo Glerean, Aliplast)
     - Trends in Textile Recycling (Karla Magruder, Fabrikology)
     - ODR Recycling, Full body sleeves and labels (Gian De Belder, P&G)
     - PET Aerosol Recycling (Johannes Burghaus, P&G)
     - Panel Debate
  • 15:45-16:05 Eco-Design and Recycling (Fabrizio Di Gregorio, Plastics Recyclers Europe)
  • 16:05-17:00 Trends in Chemical Recycling 
     - Chemical Recycling of PET – where do we stand today? (Wim Hoenderdaal, Indorama)
     - Loop Industries - PET Depolymerization (Nelson Switzer, Loop Industries)
     - Panel Debate
  • 17:00-17:15 Wrap-up and Closing



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


Date, Venue & Hotel Rooms

  • Conference - Day 1: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 12:30 - 17:15
  • Networking Event and Dinner: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, from 17:30
  • Conference - Day 2: Thursday, 7 February 2019, 09:15 - 17:15

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 15 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.



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. Additionally limited exhibition spots are available.



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