“Thermoforms Conference 2024: Towards Circularity of PET thermoformed packagingon the 25-26tof JUNE 2024.


SAVE the date 25 & 26 June 2024 to meet up with experts and PET Thermoforms industry leaders at our physical Thermoforms Conference 2024 “Towards circularity of PET thermoformed packaging”. Register TODAY ➡️ https://bit.ly/3J6OPli



When 🗓️ 25-26 June, 2024

Where 💡Spain, Granada, Barceló Granada Congress Hotel  ➡️ https://bit.ly/3UsS63h Promotional code (EV24THERMO) for the participants only.



The PETCORE EUROPE Thermoforms Conference 2024 will be sponsored by organisations and individual companies, and we invite you to contact us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you wish to join this growing list.


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Confirmed speakers & Agenda 25th JUNE


8:30 - 9:00 Reception & Welcoming Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome and Introduction by Antonello Ciotti & Roberto Bertaggia (PETCORE EUROPE)

9:10 - 9:20  Updates from the regional authorities by Ana Agudo (Councillor for Sustainability, Mobility and Security in Granada) 

9:20 - 9:40 Views from the legislators by Luis PLANAS HERRERA (DG ENV, European Commission) 

9:40 - 10:00 Updates on Thermoforms working group by Ana Fernandez (KP Films) & Jose Antonio Alarcon (PETCORE EUROPE)

10:00 - 10:20 EU Industry competitiveness in the global sustainability race by Carolina Gregorio (DOW)

10:20 – 10:40  Regulatory Updates: PPWR and SUP by Leonor Garcia (E&ACT)

10:40 - 10:50 Q&A via SLIDO


10:50 - 11:10 COFFEE BREAK


11:10 - 11:30 Thermoforms Overview & Threats: Threats, Competition against other materials by Ana Fernandez (KP Films) & Jose Antonio Alarcon (PETCORE EUROPE)

11:30 - 11:50 Functional Barrier Updates by Jose Antonio Alarcon (PETCORE EUROPE) & Dario Dainelli (PolicyRegulatory) & Ana Fernadez (KP Films)

11:50 - 12:10 Standartisation overview & DFR by Raphael Jaumotte (PETCORE EUROPE) & Sergio Collado (Sulayr)

12:10 - 12:30 TCEP + EPBP by Argiris Dabanlis (PETCORE EUROPE)

12:30 - 12:45 Q&A via SLIDO


12:45 - 13:45 LUNCH


13:45 - 14:00 Chinese regulatory PET packaging with focus on trays by Arnold Wang (Petco China)

14:00 - 14:20 KOR Updates by Ludwig Coenen & Mario Bahlouli (KÖR)

14:20 – 14:40 PET Tray Recycling in Practice by Louis Struckmeier (Henkel) 

14:40 - 15:00 Collection & Sorting View by Marta Pérez de Miguel (FCC MA)

15:00 - 15:20 Corepla updates by Antonio Protopapa (Corepla)

15:20 – 15:40 Panel discussion 


15:40 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK


16:00 - 16:15 Italian railway option by Antonello Ciotti (PETCORE EUROPE)

16:15 - 16:35 Recyclers' View. Spotlights on tray to tray recycling by Luigi Garavaglia & Federico Serra (AMP)

16:35 - 16:55 Recyclers' View & Converters view by Olivier Laigre (Faerch)

16:55 - 17:15 Multilayer tray recycling and tray to tray project by Sergio Collado & Alberto Ariza (Sulayr) & Francisco UREÑA from (CircularPET) 

17:15 - 17:35 Convertors' View by Samuel Pardo (KP Films)

17:35 - 17:55 Panel discussion

17:55 - 18:05 Closing & wrapping up by Antonello Ciotti & Roberto Bertaggia (PETCORE EUROPE)




Agenda on 26th JUNE


7:30   Gathering in lobby of the hotel (for those who purchased tickets for the Alhambra Palace)

7:50   Shuttle departure

8:30 10:30   Visit of the Alhambra Palace (the tickets cannot be purchased anymore)

10: 45   Shuttle pick up in front of the hotel (for those who purchased the tickets to go to Sorting Center)

10:45 11:15   Transfer to FCC

11:15 13:00   Visit to FCC Ecoparque and Sorting Center

13:30 14:00   Transfer to Restaurant for the lunch

14:00 16:00   Lunch

16:00 16:30   Drop off to the Hotel


The first day of the event will feature presentations from high-level speakers such as: Luis Planas Herrera - Policy Assistant to the Director General for the Environment at European Commission & Ana Agudo - Councillor responsible for Sustainability, Mobility and Security in the city hall of Granada, that will explain their goals & expectations for PET trays. Also, we will have interventions from the major experts in the field of thermoforms, followed by panel discussions with guests from the PET industry: E&ACT, KOR, KP Films, Sulayr, Dow, Corepla and many others. Confirmed Speakers & Agenda are available here: https://bit.ly/3UxUaZi


The participants will have an exclusive networking opportunity in combination with extraordinary historic sightseeing in Granada. On the second day you will be able to have the Alhambra Visit - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entering this architectural complex will fully immerse you in the Andalusian culture. Through its gardens, palaces, towers and gates, you can transport yourself to a time of great splendour and connect with a civilization that left its mark on the city in a decisive way to become what it is today. ​ ​📢 NB. Unfortunately, the tickets cannot be purchased anymore.

Right after PETCORE EUROPE will organize a Plant Visit to one of the most modern Sorting Centers in Europe - The Granada Ecopower Plant https://bit.ly/4cIr28D. This complex consists of the following facilities: a mechanical-biological treatment plant, an environmental classroom, a leachate treatment plant and a waste landfill. (Strictly for PETCORE EUROPE members).


Practical information:


  • Tickets are available for both: Members and Non Member & can be purchased via this link: https://bit.ly/3J6OPl
  • Tickets for the Walking Dinner on the 25th of June are available here & should be purchased separately: https://bit.ly/3J6OPli
  • Tickets for the Plant Visit & Lunch on the 26th of June are available for PETCORE EUROPE Members only and should be purchased separately via this link: https://bit.ly/3J6OPli
  • In case you can’t purchase your tickets via EventBrite, please send an e-mail to the following recipients: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The PETCORE EUROPE Team is looking forward to meeting you all at our upcoming event in Spain! 


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