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An Industry for the European Circular Economy - Meet the Speakers




Join us in Brussels for the latest topics around the chemical recycling industry and its role in the European Circular Economy. Hear and engage with chemical recycling industry leaders, European Commission and regulatory interests, value chain members including polymer producers, waste management, brand owners, recyclers and other stakeholders.


Meet the speakers of the Conference

Key speakers such as Annick Meerschman from Cefic; Jan Hommen from Tomra and many others have been confirmed.

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For policymakers from the EU institutions who are interested about this conference and willing to participate, please contact us by email to angela.janssen@pceu.eu ​ or aude.bourgeois@pceu.eu to get your entrance ticket free of charge.



Current Agenda

Day I. - 13 October 2022, Renaissance Brussels Hotel


  • 11.00 Welcome Coffee & Registration

  • 11.30 Session 1 : Chemical Recycling Industry Status and Future Outlook

  • Carlos Monreal, Chemical Recycling Europe

  • Egor Dementev, ICIS, on capacity development

  • Marco Ten Bruggencate, Plastics Europe

  • Kevin Van Geem, Ghent University, on technology development

  • 12.30 - 13.30 Networking Lunch

  • 13.30 Session 2 : Policies Enabling Circularity with Chemical Recycling

  • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, European Commission

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

  • Joshua Baca, American Chemical Council - ACC, on the perspective from US

  • Annick Meerschman, Cefic

  • 14.30 - 14.50 ​ Networking Coffee

  • 14.50 Panel 1 : Policy Focus on Chemical Recycling in Europe

  • Panel moderator: Geoff Brighty

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

  • Dr. Daria Fraczak, Chemical Recycling Europe

  • Fabian Loske, Sphera

  • ...

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

  • Karen Laird, Sustainable Plastics

  • 17.15 - 18.30 Cocktail


Day II. - 14 October 2022, Renaissance Brussels Hotel


  • 08.30 Welcome Coffee & Registration

  • 09.00 Session 4 : Addressing Challenges, Opportunities and Concerns in the Value Chain and with Stakeholders

  • McKinsey & Company

  • Ton Emans, Plastics Recyclers Europe

  • Mike Jefferson, EXPRA, on the importance of EPR

  • Jan Hommen, Tomra

  • ...

  • 10.30 Panel 3 : Value Chain and Stakeholders

  • 11.10 - 11.30 Networking Coffee

  • 11.30 Session 5 : Chemical Recycling and Circularity: Keep Moving Forward

  • 13.00 - 14.00 Networking Lunch & Goodbye





Sessions and Panels will focus around:

  • State of the Industry & Future Outlook

  • Chemical Recycling Industry Leaders Panel

  • Technology Landscape for Circularity

  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Application to Chemical Recycling Technologies

  • Value Chain and Stakeholder Perspectives

  • Chemical Recycling and the European Circular Economy


Topics of Focus include:

  • Scaling to support targets

  • Mass balance acceptance and implementation across member states

  • Feedstock complexity and solutions




Please note that the hotel rooms are not included in the ticket price. Book your group rate for EuPC - Chemical Recycling Europe


For policymakers from the EU institutions who are interested about this conference and willing to participate, please contact us by email to angela.janssen@pceu.eu ​ or aude.bourgeois@pceu.eu to get your entrance ticket free of charge.




Stay tuned for further updates on speakers and topics.

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