Petcore Europe Conference 2015 - Check the final programme & register now

Petcore Europe Conference 2015 - Check the final programme & register now

ALL ABOUT PET – Our annual Petcore Europe Conference will focus on four themes: Sustainability, European Circular Economy, Innovation and Globalisation. Guarantee your place now!



Petcore Europe invites you to its 2015 annual conference in Brussels on 24 November.


Well known in previous years as the PET Network Day, the Petcore Europe Conference brings together more than 100 experts and leaders from the whole PET value chain in Europe and beyond.


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

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

3. Innovation

  • Examples of new PET packaging & future trends
    Annemieke Hartmann-Jemmett: Group Commercial Strategy Director, Petainer
  • Use of PET in aerosols
    Johannes Burghaus: Section Head, R&D Package Development Fabric and Home, P&G / European Aerosol Federation (FEA)
  • Novel Circular PET Technology for coloured post-consumer packaging
    Tonnis Hooghoudt: CEO, Ioniqa

4. Globalisation

  • Update on the PET situation in India, Russia and USA
    Speaker 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
    Mark Kenrick, Petcore Europe President



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.


It is a busy period in Brussels, so anticipate and book your hotel now! Here is our hotel recommendation:

IBIS Brussels Centre Ste Catherine
Joseph Plateaustraat 2 I 1000 Brussels I Belgium
Rate per room, per night: 134,75 € (from 23 to 25 November)

Please book your room by filling in this form and sending it to



Petcore Europe is supporting PRS, the Plastics Recycling Show, to be held in Brussels on 25-26 November. This is therefore the perfect opportunity to combine your participation in our Petcore Europe Conference with a visit to the PRS Show. Interested? Then click here.



If you are willing to become a sponsor of the Petcore Europe Conference, please contact Eva Schneider, Sponsors' names and logos are visible on all our communications material and website. Furthermore, our sponsors can get a special rate for an exhibition area.



There is a possibility for companies and associations to exhibit during the conference. For more information, please contact Eva Schneider,



Tuesday, 24 November 2015 from 10:00 - 17:00
VLEVA Conference Centre, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels


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, Starlinger, Unesda - Soft Drinks Europe, Waste Free Oceans (WFO)


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


Contact us
Eva Schneider Communications Officer,
Eva Schneider Communications Officer,
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.

Petcore Europe
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71
1000 Brussels