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Implementing Circular Value Chains

13 March 2019, BluePoint Brussels

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) cordially invites you to its 2019 Annual Conference, entitled “Implementing Circular Value Chains”.

Powered by recycling companies and national federations, EuRIC's Annual Conference will play host to high-level EU policymakers and influential industry leaders who will debate key regulatory and economic aspects for the recycling sector.

For EuRIC's Annual Conference 2019 edition, emphasis will be placed on circular value chains. Success factors, challenges and market or regulatory issues will be widely discussed in connection with the implementation of the Circular Economy Package and the Plastics Strategy. Priorities for the European recycling industry in the forthcoming years will also be defined in the context of the coming European Parliament elections and a new European Commission.

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For any further inquiries, please get in touch with Ana Ledesma by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (+32 2 706 87 24).

  • 13.45 - 14.15
    Introductory remarks
    Conference moderator: Mr. Murat BAYRAMHead of European non-ferrous business, EMR
    (Each session will be followed by a 10-minute moderated Q&A with the audience)
    Voluntary commitments vs. mandatory targets: striking the right balance to close the loop of the plastic value chain
    Keynote speaker:
    Mr. Antti PELTOMÄKIDeputy Director General, DG Grow, European Commission
    Mr. Michaël MANSUYVeolia Group
    Ms. Sandra TOSTARVolvo Car Corporation
    Mr. Simon Francis WEBBGovernment Relations, Procter & Gamble
    - EU-wide pledging campaign to boost recycled content
    - Mandatory recycled content for plastic bottles by 2025 and 2030
    - Further actions to render plastics more circular
    Show case session: European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
    Mr. Bernd DITTMANNmember of EESC Bureau and Vice President of the INT, Internal Market Committee
    A product policy framework to boost circularity
    Keynote speaker:
    Ms. Emmanuelle MAIREHead of Unit, Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, European Commission
    Mr. Anthony SANTSales & Marketing Director, AO Recycling
    Ms. Christine LEVEQUEDirector Business Innovation BU Benelux and Germany, Suez
    Mr. Eugenio LONGOHead of sustainability & EU affairs – Strategy & Group Development, Borealis
    - Expected changes to EU product policy framework
    - Market frontrunners in designing circular products
    Networking Coffee break
    Unlocking obstacles affecting recycling in Europe to drive the circular economy and the climate agenda
    Keynote speaker:
    Mr. Walter KLOMPProgram Manager, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
    Mr. Hans van de NESBusiness Development Manager for Paper & Plastic, Sortiva
    Mr. Olivier FRANCOIS, Galloo Group
    - Issues arising from the waste shipment regulation for the transboundary movement of recyclables within the EU
    - Importance of improving the interface between waste, product and chemicals legislation
    Greening finance to boost circularity
    Mr. Pavel MISIGAHead of Unit, Eco-innovation, DG RTD, European Commission 
    Mr. Jan RaesSustainability Advisor, ABN AMRO Strategy & Sustainability, Sustainable Banking
    Grupo OTUA: 45 years leading the way towards a circular economy
    Mr. Ion OLAETA, Director General, Grupo Otua – President of FER
    Keynote concluding remarks
    18.30 - 20.30
    Networking cocktail and standing buffet



When & Where

13 March 2019

from 14:00 to 20:30 (CET)

BluePoint Brussels
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Brussels,  Belgium

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