Petcore Europe Virtual Conference 2021 - key speakers confirmed

Petcore Europe Virtual Conference…

Don't miss the event of the year for the PET value chain: "Post Covid-19 - Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy"

Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its annual virtual conference from 2-3 June 2021. Register here.

Building up on the success of 2020 with more than 300 visitors, Petcore Europe is happy to present its programme for its 2021 Post Covid-19 - Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy conference.

The first day will focus on perspectives and strategy for the PET value chain. The second day is dedicated to trends in PET Collection, Sorting, Recycling and Circularity.

Most of our speakers have already confirmed among which Laure Baillargeon from DG GROW. We hope you saved your spot already as places are limited.

We have prepared a special "Early bird" ticket opportunity for all of you registering between 20 - 27 April 2021

early-bird-fees

Programme

Day 1: Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Perspectives, Strategy and Legislative Challenges for the PET value chain

9:30 Exhibition Booth open for Sponsors and their Visitors

11:00 - 11:15: Welcome –By Christian Crepet Executive Director Petcore Europe

11:15 - 12:30: Session 1 “2019 PET market, Collection & Recycling Rates”

  • 11:15 - 11:35: PET market 2019 and impact of Covid19 – Helen McGeough
  • 11:35 - 11:55: Update regarding PET trays – Ana Fernandez (tbc)
  • 11:55 - 12:15: Update regarding Opaque and Functional PET bottles – Alessandra Funcia
  • 12:15 - 12:30: Panel Debate

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

14:00 - 15:00: Session 2 “EU Legislation – where are we headed”

  • 14:00 - 14:20: EU Plastic Tax and its implementation in the member states – Emmanuelle Maincent
  • 14:20 - 14:40: The Circular Plastics Alliance – where do we stand? – Laure Baillargeon
  • 14:40 -15:00: Panel Debate

15:00 - 17:15: Session 3 “Changing supply & demand: viewpoints from the value chain”

  • 15:00 -15:20: VPET: PET producers' view – Antonello Ciotti
  • 15:20 -15:40: RPET: PET recyclers' view – Casper van den Dungen                          

 15:40 - 16:30: Break

  • 16:30 -16:45: PET converters' view (Preforms) – Marc de Voogd
  • 16:45 -17:00: PET converters’ view (Trays) – Nicolas Lorenz
  • 17:00 -17:15: Panel Debate

17:00 - 17:30: Wrap-up and closing

Day 2: Thursday, 3 June 2021

Trends in PET Collection, Sorting, Recycling & Circularity

9:00 Exhibition Booth open for Sponsors

09:45 - 11:05: Session 4 “2019 PET market, Collection & Recycling Rates”

09:45-10:05: DRS – where are we headed? – Clarissa Morawski

10:05 - 10:25: Curbside – where are we headed – Patrick Laevers

10:25 - 10:45: Trends in Sorting – Roadmap for Digital Watermarks and Artificial Intelligence – Frederic Durand

11:05 - 12:00: Session 5 “Trends in Design for Recycling”

  • 11:05 - 11:25: PET Tray Recyclability Evaluation Platform and EPBP Update – Luca Stramare
  • 11:25 - 11:45: Update on Recyclass – Paolo Glerean
  • 11:45 -12:00: Panel Debate

12:00 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 15:00: Session 6 “Monomer Recycling – where is circular PET headed?”

  • 13:30 -13:50: Legislative Update – Mike Neal and Stephen Short
  • 13:50 - 14:10: Update from The PET Monomer Recycling SIG – Martin Stephan
  • 14:10 - 14:30: The brand owner’s perspective – Jean-François Briois (tbc)
  • 14:30 -15:00: Panel Debate

15:00 - 15:45: Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45: Session 7 “Circularity of PET – opportunities beyond recycling” 

  • 15:45 - 16:00: Update from the PET communications campaign – Carl-Eric Portaels
  • 16:00 - 16:15: Involving the consumer to increase circularity – Eric Schaffner
  • 16:15 - 16:30: Reuse – how can the industry combine the concept with recycling? – Sebastian Lemp
  • 16:30 - 16:45: Panel Debate

16:45 - 17:00: Wrap-up and closing

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.



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