Register now: Petcore Europe Conference 2018

10.01.2018
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Check the final programme and register now: Petcore Europe Conference 2018

Don't miss this essential PET event on 7-8 February 2018 in Brussels!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 —

Petcore Europe invites you to its annual conference in Brussels from 7 - 8 February 2018.

Building up on the success of the last years, we decided to expand the 2018 conference edition to two days. The first half day is exclusively dedicated to PET Business & Strategy, followed by a Networking Event in the evening. The second day focuses on Trends in Collection, Recycling & Sustainability and features presentations from research, industry and EU decision makers. Experts and leaders from the complete PET value chain in Europe and beyond will join us for this essential PET event. So don't miss your opportunity to network and gain an insight into the latest developments of our industry.

Interested? THEN REGISTER & CHECK THE DELEGATE FEES HERE.

 

Programme

Petcore Europe Conference 2018 - PET Business & Strategy

Day 1: Wednesday, 7 February 2018, BLUEPOINT Business Centre

11:00 - 13:00

Petcore Europe General Assembly (for members only)

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch & Registration

13:30 - 13:40

Welcome

2016 PET market, collection & recycling rates

13:40 - 14:00

 

  • PET bottles
    - Helen McGeough, Senior Consultant, PCI Wood Mackenzie

 

14:00 - 14:20

 

  • PET thermoforms & ODR containers
    - Alessandra Funcia, Head of Marketing, Sukano

 

14:20 - 14:40

 

  • Panel debate

 

Perspectives and Strategy from the PET value chain

- Review of past years
- New markets and tendencies
- Outlook for 2018 / 2019
- Restructuring in the sector

14:40 - 15:10

 

  • PET Producers
    - Antonello Ciotti, President, Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe (CPME)

 

15:10 - 15:30

Networking Coffee

15:30 - 16:30

 

  • PET Converters

    • PET thermoforms - Ana Fernandez, Global Innovation Director, Klöckner Pentaplast

    • PET bottles - Paulo Correia, CTO, Logoplaste

 

16:30 - 17:00

 

  • PET Recyclers
    - Casper van den Dungen / Herbert Snell, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)

 

17:00 - 17:30

 

  • Panel debate

 

 

Conclusion & Closing

17:30 - 19:30

Networking Event

for all conference participants in the BLUEPOINT Business Centre

Petcore Europe Conference 2018 - Trends in PET Collection, Recycling & Sustainability

Day 2: Wednesday, 8 February 2018, BLUEPOINT Business Centre

09:00 - 09:50

Networking Coffee & Registration

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome

European Circular Economy

10:00 - 10:20

 

  • New Plastics Economy
    - Eline Boon, Research Analyst, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

 

10:20 - 10:50

 

  • The Plastics Strategy - an overview
    - Eric Liégeois, Team Leader Plastics and Wastes Recycling, European Commission - DG GROW

 

10:50 - 11:10

 

  • Panel debate

 

11:10 - 11:30

Networking Coffee

Trends & solutions in PET post-consumer collection

11:30 - 11:50

 

  • Holy Grail - global recognition project on markers and digital watermarks
    - Gian de Belder, Principal Scientist, Procter & Gamble

 

11:50 - 12:10

 

  • Deposit versus Non-Deposit
    - Clarissa Morawski, Managing Director, Reloop

 

12:10 - 12:30

 

  • Development of PET recycling: how France is dealing with PET trays and opaque PET
    - Carlos de los Llanos, Directeur Scientifique & Vincent Colard, Ingénieur Eco-conception, CITEO

 

12:30 - 12:50

 

  • Panel debate

 

12:50 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

Trends & solutions in PET post-consumer recycling

13:45 - 14:05

Design for Recycling: Ecodesign, EPBP, Recyclass

  • Antonino Furfari, Managing Director, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)

 

14:05 - 14:15

Q&A session

 

Current challenges & opportunities for PET recycling

14:15 - 14:35

 

  • State of the art in collection, sorting and recycling technologies of PET thermoforms
    - François Lagrue, Plant Manager, WELLMAN France Recyclage

 

14:35 - 14:55

 

  • Challenges and solutions for recycling PET thermoforms
    - Heiko Schenck, P&IP Packaging Manager, DuPont

 

14:55- 15:20

 

  • Don’t get too wrapped up and miss out on recycling! Concerns over growth in full body sleeves affecting PET recycling
    - An Vossen, Executive Manager, PLARABEL / EPRO (European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations)

 

15:20 - 15:40

 

  • Panel debate

 

15:40 - 16:10

Networking Coffee

 

Chemical Recycling

16:10 - 16:30

 

  • Renewable PET from Plastic Waste:
      - Back to monomer recycling
      - Solution for ODR and PET trays?

    - Wim Hoenderdaal, Technical Marketing Manager, Indorama Ventures Europe

 

16:30 - 16:50

 

  • Enzymes to rethink the lifecycle of plastics
    - Martin Stephan, Deputy CEO, CARBIOS & Jean-Marie Julien, Materials Strategy Manager, L’Oréal

 

16:50 - 17:10

 

  • DEMETO - modular, scalable and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy
    - Maurizio Crippa, CEO, gr3n

 

17:10 - 17:30

 

  • Panel debate

 

17:30 - 17:45

Conclusion & Closing

 

 

Sponsorship

The Petcore Europe Conference is 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.

To view the sponsorship package, please click here.

Exhibitors

Are you interested in promoting your company and products by exhibiting during our conference? Please note that the amount of exhibitor spots is limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To view the exhibitor package, please click here.

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.

Date & Venue

  • Conference - Day 1: Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 12:30 - 17:30
  • Networking Event: Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 17:30 - 19:30
  • Conference - Day 2: Thursday, 8 February 2018, 09:00 - 17:45

BLUEPOINT Business Centre, Auguste Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussels, Belgium

The BLUEPOINT Business Centre is located in the north part of the city, with easy access from the airport, by car with underground parking facilities, and by public transports from the train stations. For more details, please see attached the direction plan.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference.

Your Petcore Europe team

 

 

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