Agenda 2022

AGENDA - An Industry for the European Circular Economy 2022

Day I. - 13 October 2022, Renaissance Brussels Hotel

10.30 Welcome Coffee & Registration

11.00 Session 1 : Industry Status and Future Outlook

  • 11.00 - 11.20 Carlos Monreal, Chemical Recycling Europe president, welcome and introduction

  • 11.20 - 11.35 Egor DementevICIS, on Chemical Recycling and its role in Circularity

  • 11.35 - 11.55  Marco ten Bruggencate, Plastics Europe president, on Chemical Recycling and the perspectives of plastics producers

  • 11.55 - 12.30  Dr. Kevin Van Geem, Ghent University, on technologies-taking Chemical Recycling to the next level

12.30 - 13.30 Networking Lunch

13.30 Session 2 : Policies Enabling Circularity with Chemical Recycling

  • 13.30 - 13.50  Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, European Commission DG ENV Dir. Circular Economy

  • 13.50 - 14.05  Paul Davidson, Innovate UK, on the importance of mass balance

  • 14.05 - 14.15  Joshua Baca, American Chemical Council - ACC, on US industry and approach

  • 14.15 - 14.30  Annick Meerschman, Cefic, Chemical Recycling and the EU Green Deal

14.30 - 14.50 Networking Coffee

14.50 Panel 1 : Policy Focus on Chemical Recycling in Europe

  • Panel Moderator: Geoff Brighty, Chemical Recycling Europe Policy

    • Adela Putinelu, Chemical Recycling Europe

    • Bilyana Ignatova, Tomra​

    • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, European Commission DG ENV Dir. Circular Economy

    • Paul Davidson, Innovate UK

15.30 Session 3 : Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Application to Chemical Recycling Technologies

  • Session leader: Dr. Daria Fraczak, Chemical Recycling Europe Technical

  • 15.30 - 15.40  Fabian Loske, Sphera, LCA of chemical recycling – Methodology & Case Studies

  • 15.40 - 15.50  Lauriane Veillard, Zero Waste Europe, ZWE perspective

  •  15.50 - 16.00 Dr. Daria Fraczak, Chemical Recycling Europe Technical, CRE perspective

  •  16.00 - 16.30  Panel format discussion

16.30 Panel 2 : Implementing Circularity in the Plastics Value Chain with Chemical Recycling

  • Panel Moderator: Karen Laird, Sustainable Plastics

    • (waste management - TBC)​

    • Maurizio Crippa, Chemical Recycling Europe vice-president

    • Jens Aßmann, BASF

    • Saskia Walraedt, Essenscia

    • Shai Mangel, PreZero

17.15 - 18.30 Cocktail

Day II. - 14 October 2022, Renaissance Brussels Hotel

08.30 Welcome Coffee & Registration

09.00 Session 4 : Value Chain Perspectives

  • Panel Moderator: John Sewell, Chemical Recycling Europe

    • 09.00 - 09.15  Michael Heyde, Alpla 

    • 09.15 - 09.30  Christophe Durand, Michelin

    • 09.30 - 09.45  Q&A

09.45 Session 5 : Enabling Circularity with Chemical Recycling: addressing challenges, opportunities and concerns in value chain and with stakeholders

  • Session leader: John Sewell, Chemical Recycling Europe

  • 09.45 - 10.05 Theo Jan Simons,  McKinsey & Company

  • 10.05 - 10.20  Ursula Denison, DerGrünePunkt GmbH and PRO Europe

  • 10.20 - 10.35  Jan Hommen, Tomra, on sorting technologies

  • 10.35 - 10.50 Chaim Gabriel Waibel, Plastics Recyclers Europe, on mechanical and chemical recycling

  • 10.50 - 11.05  Sven Saura, Veolia, waste management perspective

  • 11.05 - 11.20  Q&A

11.20 - 12.00 Networking Coffee

​12.00 Session 6 : Solving Today's Problems and Building the Future Together

  • 12.00 - 12.20 Paula Chin, WWF, on delivering chemical recycling sustainability: the 10 principles 

  • 12.20 - 12.30 Geoff Brighty, Chemical Recycling Europe Policy, CRE perspective on sustainability 

12.30 Panel 3: Solving Problems and Moving Forward

  • Panel Moderator: Geoff Brighty, Chemical Recycling Europe policy

12.55 Close / Moving Forward

13.00 - 14.00 Networking Lunch & Goodbye