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More & More Speakers confirmed and Final Agenda out !- An Industry for the European Circular Economy



Join us in Brussels, the heart of Europe, 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, EC 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 Jens Aßmann from BASF; Ursula Denison from DerGrünePunkt GmbH and PRO Europe; Lauriane Veillard from Zero Waste Europe 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.



Agenda

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 agenda setting

  • 11.20 - 11.35 Egor Dementev, ICIS, on capacity development

  • 11.35 - 11.55 ​ Marco Ten Bruggencate, Plastics Europe president

  • 11.55 - 12.30 Kevin Van Geem, Ghent University, on technologies

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, European chemical industry perspective

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 - 16.05 Dr. Daria Fraczak, Chemical Recycling Europe Technical, CRE perspective

  • 16.05 - 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

  • ...

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

  • 09.00 - 09.15 ​ Polymer Producer - TBC

  • 09.15 - 09.30 Michael Heyde, Alpla

  • 09.30 - 09.45 Christophe Durand, Michelin

  • 09.45 - 10.00 ​ Q&A

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

  • 10.00 - 10.20 ​ Theo Jan Simons, McKinsey & Company

  • 10.20 - 10.35 ​ Ursula Denison, DerGrünePunkt GmbH and PRO Europe

  • 10.35 - 10.50 ​ Jan Hommen, Tomra, on sorting technologies

  • 10.50 - 11.05 Ton Emans, Plastics Recyclers Europe, on mechanical and chemical recycling

  • 11.05 - 11.20 ​ Sven Soura, Veolia, waste management perspective

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






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




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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