NEW DATE: Your invitation to the Petcore Europe Conference on 23 February 2016 in Brussels

NEW DATE: Your invitation to the Petcore Europe Conference on 23 February 2016 in Brussels

ALL ABOUT PET - New date. Same place. Same audience. Same topics: Sustainability, European Circular Economy, Innovation and Globalisation.


Petcore Europe is pleased to announce the new date for its annual conference: 23 February 2016 in Brussels.

Due to the exceptional situation in Brussels in November, we had to postpone our conference scheduled to take place on the 24th. But to postpone is not to abandon!

We are looking forward to welcoming you on that new date - same place, same topics, same speakers and with more than 130 experts and leaders from the complete PET value chain in Europe and beyond as well as representatives from the European institutions.



1. Sustainability

  • EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF): a European Commission project on packed bottled water
    Simone Pedrazzini: Life Cycle Assessment & Sustainability Consultant, Quantis for EFBW
  • "Recycled but not recycled": Working on the future of PET Thermoforms
    Wim Hoenderdaal: Technical Marketing Manager PET, Indorama Ventures Europe
  • EU Polymark Project - The Novel Identification Technology to differentiate High Value Plastics in Waste Streams: preliminary technical results
    Hans Eder: Head of Research and Development, Sesotec
  • Implementing the EU food contact plastics recycling regulation in practice: an update
    Elfriede Hell: General Manager Division recycling technology, Starlinger

2. European Circular Economy

  • Latest 2014 PET collection and recycling in Europe: PCI report for Petcore Europe
    Helen McGeough: Senior Consultant, PCI PET Packaging, Resin & Recycling Ltd
  • The new European Circular Economy package
    European Commission representative

3. Innovation

  • Examples of new PET packaging & future trends
    Annemieke Hartmann-Jemmett: Group Commercial Strategy Director, Petainer
  • Use of PET in aerosols
    Alain D’Haese: Secretary General, European Aerosol Federation (FEA)
  • Novel Circular PET Technology for coloured post-consumer packaging
    Tonnis Hooghoudt: CEO, Ioniqa

4. Globalisation

  • How Petcore Europe is connecting globally
    Speakers tbc

  • Waste Free Oceans (WFO): The problem of marine litter
    Stephanie Maes: Project Manager, Waste Free Oceans

  • Effective communication on PET to the public: How to respond to public concerns and needs
    Discussion panel



The participants will include PET resin manufacturers, packaging designers and manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, waste management organisations, recyclers, machinery manufacturers, representatives from the European institutions and European organisations interested in PET.


Tuesday, 23 February 2016 from 10:00 - 17:00
VLEVA Conference Centre, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

NEW! TRACER WORKSHOP: Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Petcore Europe in collaboration with Procter & Gamble is organising a Tracer Workshop on 24 February in the same venue, the VLEVA Conference Centre. This is therefore the perfect opportunity to combine your participation in our Petcore Europe Conference with another one to the Tracer Workshop on the following day. Interested? Then click here for more information.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference.

Your Petcore Europe team




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


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

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About Petcore Europe

Petcore Europe is the association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe since 1993.

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.

PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) is a strong but lightweight form of polyester. It is used to make containers for soft drinks, juices, drinks, water, edible oil, fresh food and dairy as well as household cleaners and other non-food applications. PET bottles and food containers, such as sheets and trays are perfectly recyclable while they help to reduce CO2 emissions and food waste.

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