The full speaker line-up for the fourth PRSE conference has now been confirmed.
The two-day PRSE Exhibition & Conference, which takes place 25-26 March at the RAI in Amsterdam, provides a much-needed platform in Europe for the entire recycling industry. Organised jointly by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe, it attracts exhibitors and visitors from inside and outside Europe who are keen to join this ‘not-to-be-missed’ – as participants describe it – event. It brings together key players from across the entire plastics recycling value chain to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business.
Recycling, often described as the pillar upon which the European Strategy for Plastics is built, is the backbone of the efforts, both industrial and regulatory, to move towards a more circular plastics economy. Yet to do so, key issues such as quality, reliability, improved technology and realistic legislation must be addressed.
At the PRSE Conference this year, all these, and more will be discussed.
The opening session of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe conference, entitled The New Reality for Plastics, will look at the current state of the affairs and new developments of the plastics-related EU legislation, the background of the European Green Deal, the Circular Economy Action Plan and the industry’s answer to the ongoing legislative changes. Heading a delegation from the European Commission attending the event, Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit: Waste Management and Secondary Materials, DG ENV, European Commission will deliver the opening keynote in this session. Other expert speakers joining him include Chris McNally, Partner at McKinsey & Company and Maria Ciliberti, Vice President Marketing and New Business Development, Polyolefin at Borealis.
Setting the tone for the second day of the conference in a session entitled Global Solutions and Regional Actions on Plastic Waste will be Daniel Merillet of The One Project, Hans Axel Kristensen, CEO of Plastix A/S and Dorothea Wiplinger, Sustainability Manager - Strategy & Group Development at Borealis. This session will explore existing and developing worldwide solutions to the international problem of marine litter and highlight the latest global and local initiatives in successfully combatting unwanted plastic waste in the environment.
Materials focus sessions overseen by the relevant Working Group Chairmen from Plastics Recyclers Europe run across both days and will explore in depth the challenges, issues and opportunities within the sector for plastics recycling. The first day features sessions covering PET, PVC and Technical Plastics. Day two focuses on the current status of polyolefin waste streams including high- and low-density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE). A new session added to this year’s programme looks at the latest polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) recycling.
The winners of the annual Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will also be announced during the second day of the conference.
Organisations exhibiting at the event include plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations. The 2019 edition of PRSE hosted 3,250 delegates and 120 exhibiting companies. Reflecting a further 12 months of exceptional growth in the plastics recycling sector, PRSE 2020 has expanded by over 40 per cent to welcome some 170 exhibiting organisations.
To view the full conference programme and to register in advance for free entry to the conference and exhibition visit: https://prseventeurope.com/prse2020/en/page/conference-programme