SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW for the Petcore Europe Conference 2020

Don't miss the event of the year for the PET value chain: "Circularity and Innovation - Shaping the future of PET"

Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its annual conference in Brussels from 5-6 February 2020 in the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace. Register here.

Building up on the success of 2019 with more than 275 visitors, Petcore Europe is happy to invite to its 2020 conference over two days in a ​ spacious venue in the heart of Brussels.

The first day is dedicated to the perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain and EU legislation followed by a networking drink and dinner. The second day focuses on the latest challenges, trends and solutions in collection, sorting & recycling as well as circularity & sustainability issues.

Don't miss your opportunity to network and gain an insight into the latest developments of our industry. Guarantee your place now!


Day 1: Wednesday, 5 February 2020

  • 09:30 - 11:00: Petcore Europe General Assembly (for members only)
  • 09:30 - 11:00: Welcome Coffee (for all participants)
  • 11:00 - 17:30: Petcore Europe Conference 2020 - Perspectives and Strategy for the PET value chain
    • 2018 PET market, Collection & Recycling Rates
    • EU Plastics Strategy, Circular Economy & Regulatory developments
    • Changing supply & demand: viewpoints from the value chain
      - VPET: PET prodcuers' view
      - RPET: PET recyclers' view
      - PET converters' view (Preforms and Trays)
  • 17:30: Networking Drink (free for all conference participants)
  • 19:00: Networking Dinner (separate ticket required)

Day 2: Thursday, 6 February 2020

  • 09:00 - 17:00:Petcore Europe Conference 2020 - Trends in PET Collection, Sorting, Recycling & Circularity
    • Trends & solutions in PET post-consumer collection
      - Developments in sorting
      - Developments in collection (curbside and deposit)
    • Recycling of ODR (Opaque and Difficult to Recycle) and Thermoforms PET containers
    • Eco-design and Recycling
    • Monomer Recycling - circular PET
    • Retailers and brand owners point of view
    • and much more

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Date & Venue

  • Conference - Day 1: Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 11:00 - 17:15
  • Networking Event and Dinner: Wednesday, 5 February 2020, from 17:30
  • Conference - Day 2: Thursday, 6 February 2020, 8:30 - 17:15

Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace: Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

Situated on Place Rogier, Crowne Plaza® Brussels - Le Palace hotel adds elegance to business trips. Built in 1908, the hotel is fully renovated and offers the most contemporary, business-ready amenities. Ideal for corporate travel and events, the ​ hotel is located near Brussels Airport and the city centre as well as sight seeing hot spots.

To book your room at a special rate, please click here.

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

The Petcore Europe Conference will be sponsored by organisations or individual companies, and we invite you to contact us should you wish to join this growing list.

As sponsor, your company's name and logo will be displayed on all our communications material (including invitations, agendas, press releases and website) as well as promoted during the event.


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


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.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference.

Your Petcore Europe team


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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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