The 2023 edition of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics, organised by EuPC together with the French Association Polyvia and Plastics Europe, will count among its high level of speakers Mr. Mattia Pellegrini, the Head of Unit for "From Waste to Resources" at DG Environment at the European Commission. The two-day event will take place on 23rd & 24th May 2023 in Lyon, France. All the conferences, meetings and debates of the Annual Event will take place at the convention space L’Espace Tête d’Or, while the gala dinner will be organised in the prestigious Palais de la Bourse. Mr. Filipe de Botton, Chairman at Logoplaste, but also Mrs. Eva Maraque from Afipeb, Mrs. Virginie Bussières from Pyrowave, Dr. Helen Fürst, CEO of Furst Gmbh & President of GKV and others have confirmed their presence.
During the first day, three Market Sessions on Packaging, Automotive and Building & Construction will take place in parallel. Experts from the three sectors will present and discuss the most important recent developments. In the evening, in addition to the cocktail and the gala dinner, the awards ceremony of the Best Polymer Producers Awards is finally held again after a year of absence. Initiated by Polymers for Europe Alliance, its members will vote and award the best suppliers in different polymer type categories.
During the second day, on the 24th of May, there will be the main conference with the panel debate. Moderated by the journalist Mrs. Melinda Crane, the main conference will host representatives of national and European institutions, CEOs of the plastics manufacturing and converting world, as well as other industry leaders who will share their knowledge and experience about the trends of the sector. To name a few, Olivier Greiner (Vice President Polymers Europe & Orient at TotalEnergies), Benoît Hennaut (Chairman and Managing Director at Herige, and EuPC President) and Marco ten Bruggencate (Dow’s Commercial Vice President for Packaging and Specialty Plastics EMEA, and President of Plastics Europe) will take part of the discussion.
In the light of the most recent developments on the European level, and based on the ever-growing importance of themes like climate change, circularity and sustainability, re-use, recycling & waste prevention, the recurring title for the event and debates "A Circular Future with Plastics" could not have been better chosen.