LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Petcore Europe Conference 2017 "PET 2020 - The future of the PET industry"

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Petcore Europe Conference 2017 "PET 2020 - The future of the PET industry"

Don't miss this exclusive PET event on 1 February 2017 in Brussels bringing together experts and leaders from the entire PET value chain in Europe and beyond!

Guarantee your place now: 1 February 2017 at the Diamant Business & Conference Centre in Brussels! TO REGISTER & VIEW THE DELEGATE RATES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Companies and organisations participating so far include:

Alpla, ANL Plastics, BASF, BioAmber, BP, Buhler, CPME (Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe), Danone, Dow, EEB (European Environmental Bureau), Eesti Pandipakend, EFBW (European Federation of Bottled Waters), ELIPSO, Elkom Trade, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Equipolymers, EREMA, ERGIS, European Commission, EuPC (European Plastics Converters), EuPET, Faerch Plast, Forum PET Europe, France Plastiques Recyclage, Gneuss, Gruppo M&G, Holland Colours, Hordijk, HUSKY, IFPEN, IK (Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen), Indorama, International Antimony Association, Kloeckner Pentaplast, K-PET Consulting, LINPAC, LITEC - SIGNODE, Logoplaste, Lotte Chemical, MHT Mold & Hotrunner Technology, Morssinkhof Plastics, Nestlé Waters, NOVAPET, NRK, PCI Wood Mackenzie, Plarebel, Plastipak, Polyone / ColorMatrix, Poly Recycling, Polymetrix, PRE (Plastics Recyclers Europe), Procter & Gamble, PTI-Europe, Rhenus PET Recycling, Sabert Europe, Sesotec, SGT, SLEEVER INT, Soprema, Sorema / Previero, Sorepla, Spadel, Starlinger, SUEZ, TOMRA, UAB PUTOKSNIS, UNESDA (Soft Drinks Europe), UNISENSOR Sensorsysteme, VALORPLAST, Van Scherpenzeel, Varioform PET Verpackung, W.u.H. Fernholz, WELLMAN France Recyclage, WFO (Waste Free Oceans), etc.



9:00 - 10:00 Registration & Petit Déjeuner
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome by chairman Patrick Peuch, Executive Director, Petcore Europe


10:10 - 12:50

Trends in PET resin manufacture, performance & market environment

  • PET European Market Outlook and new life in new potential applications
    Antonello Ciotti, Vice President, CPME (Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe)

Trends in PET packaging design & applications

  • PET bottle bale composition: What can we expect in 2020?
    Nicolas Rivollet, Director Corporate Business Development, HUSKY Injection Molding Systems
  • Tray trends, skin trays and PET quality aspects
    Carsten Lauridsen, Senior Project Manager Technology and Development, Faerch Plast

Leading brand owners’ perspective

  • Towards  more sustainable packaging in Danone
    Françoise Poulat, Head of Sustainable Material Team in Plastic Material Techno Center, Danone Research
  • Packaging Sustainability - importance of partnerships and recent examples of PET launches including Plastic Aerosols
    Gian de Belder, Principle Scientist R&D Sustainable Packaging &
    Johannes Burghaus, Section Head R&D Package Development Fabric and Home, Procter & Gamble

EXTENDED PANEL DEBATE: How can we manage future PET demand & use in packaging applications?

Panelists: session speakers

12:50 - 13:50 Networking Lunch


13:50 - 16:30

European Circular Economy & other environmental challenges

  • Preparatory works of the future Plastics Strategy
    Eric Liégeois, Team Leader Plastics and Wastes Recycling, European Commission - DG GROW
  • Are D/R systems and EPR friends or foes? Finding the best route for boosting PET/packaging collection and recycling
    Stéphane Arditi, Products & Waste Policy Manager, EEB (European Environmental Bureau)

  • The New Plastics Economy
    Sander Defruyt, Research Analyst, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Trends & solutions in PET post-consumer collection

  • An Vossen, Executive Manager PLAREBEL / EPRO (European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations)

Trends & challenges facing the PET recycling industry and r-PET demand

  • Casper van den Dungen, Vice President, PRE (Plastics Recyclers Europe)

EXTENDED PANEL DEBATE: How can we enhance PET sustainability in the future?

Panelists: session speakers & Helen McGeough, Senior Consultant, PCI Wood Mackenzie

16:30 - 16:40 Closing



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


Date & Venue

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 10:00 - 17:00
Diamant Brussels Conference & Business Centre, Auguste Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussels, Belgium

The Diamant 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.


Get even more out of it and also attend our event on the following day:

Petcore Europe Workshop on Opaque and Difficult to Recycle PET Containers (ODR) on Thursday, 2 February 2017 in Brussels

Petcore Europe will also organise an open ODR Workshop in the VLEVA Conference Centre in Brussels the day after the Petcore Europe Conference 2017 (please note, the events will take place in two different conference venues in Brussels). This is therefore the perfect opportunity to combine your participation in the 2017 Conference with another one to the Petcore Europe ODR Workshop the day after. Interested? Then click here for more information.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference.

Your Petcore Europe team




CPME - Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe, EFBW - European Federation of Bottled Waters, EREMA, Gneuss, PRE - Plastics Recyclers Europe, Starlinger, UNESDA - Soft Drinks Europe, WFO - Waste Free Oceans


EUWID, PET Planet, Plastics Information Europe (PIE), Recycling magazine


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About Petcore Europe

Petcore Europe is the association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe.

Its mission is to ensure that the entire PET industry is well aligned to enhance its value and sustainable growth, to represent the PET industry before the European institutions and other stakeholders, to ensure that PET is positioned as an outstanding packaging material and recognised as environmentally sound, to support and validate innovative packaging solutions from a recycling perspective, and to work with all interested parties to ensure a continuous increase of PET post-consumer collection and recycling.

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