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Annual Meeting 2020 & 2021 have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Previous edition: 2019 programme

Day 1

PRE Working Group Meetings

10.00 - 13.00h         Morning Sessions

PET Working Group Meeting; open to public

Introduction by PRE PET Working Group Chairman, Casper van den Dungen

Recycling: Driving innovation or killing virgin polymer demand?​

        Benjamin Brooks, Senior Specialist, EMEA Petrochemicals, SP Global Platts

Sorting of PET trays: Struggle for sorter and recycler

        Berry Bellert, Manager Plastics, Attero

Developments in PET thermoforms recycling

        Ana Fernandez, Global Innovations Director, Klöckner Pentaplast

This is Forward - Towards a world without waste

        Bruno Van Gompel, Technical & Supply Chain Director, Coca Cola

Challenges and requirements of the bottled water producers

        Ermis Panagiotopoulos, Sustainability Director, European Federation of Bottled Waters

Update on the new B2B system VACUNITE®

        Cristoph Wöss, Business Development Manager, Application Bottle, EREMA

PET industry, victim of its own success. Our solution for an effective circular economy

        Anna Horecica-Csiki, Preform Systems Product Manager, SIPA

PVC Working Group Meeting; closed session

14.30 - 17.30h          Afternoon Sessions

HDPE/PP Working Group Meeting; open to public

Introduction by PRE HDPE Working Group Chairman, Herbert Snell

Embracing change: Sustainability, recycling and challenges for polyolefins business​

         Kaushik Mitra, Executive Director, Polyolefins EMEA, IHS Markit

COOP EXPERIENCE - Material & the circular economy: a Multi-stakeholder approach​

         Chiara Faenza, Responsible for Sustainability and Values Innovation, COOP Italia

HolyGrail 2.0 – Revolutionize sorting by intelligent packaging enabled by Digital Watermarks

         Gian de Belder, Packaging Technologist, Procter & Gamble Larry Logan, Chief Evangelist, Digimarc Corporation

Chemical recycling: Upcycling hard-to-recycle plastics​

         Carlos Monreal, CEO, Plastic Energy

HDPE/PP rigid recycling for packaging products ​

         Clemens Kitzberger, Business Development Manager, Application Post Consumer, EREMA

Enhance circular economy in plastic packaging

         Matteo Calloni, R&D Department, Bandera Luigi Costruzioni Meccaniche SPA


LDPE Working Group Meeting; open to public

Introduction by PRE LDPE Working Group Chairman, Ton Emans

Recycling of household flexible packaging in France: More than yesterday, less than tomorrow​

         Thomas Etien, Responsible for Recycling Development, CITEO

Recycling economy on the move - Adventure of sorting and recycling post-consumer film

         Valerie Bürstner, Head of Sales, Interseroh Dienstleistungs GmbH

Brand owner´s perspective on plastics recycling

         Pavel Komurka, Packaging Innovation - Sustainability Coordinator, Orkla ASA

Recycling Technologies & the role of chemical recycling to help close the loop on residual plastic wastes

         Rudolf Pfaendner, Divison Director, Plastics, Fraunhofer Institute

Quality improvement of recycled polyethylene through tailor-made stabilizer systems

         Marvine Besong, Technical Director, Recycling Technologies


         Michael Heitzinger, Managing Director, EREMA


Technical Plastics Working Group Meeting; closed session

18.00 - 19.00h         PRE General Assembly; closed session

20.30 - 00.00h       Networking Dinner

Day 2

Design for Recycling - Where quality plastics recycling begins

10.00 - 17.00h     



Welcome from the PRE President, Ton Emans

Perspectives on recyclability: the EU approach and global trends

The new Commission priorities related to the Plastic Strategy

          Carlo Pettinelli, Director for Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies, European Commission


Towards new industrial paradigms

          Christian Guellerin, Executive Director, L'École de design Nantes Atlantique

Recycled plastics make the world go round

          Kim Ragaert, Professor Sustainable Use and Recycling of Polymers and Composites, University of Ghent


Session 1 

What do we expect from recyclability? Working on design for recycling across the value chain

Design for recycling of food packaging – Challenges and Opportunities

          Franz Liebenspacher, Environmental Sustainability and Packaging Lead, Nestlé

How designing for recyclability can help close the loop

          Fatma Sahin, European External Affairs Manager, Unilever

Design for Sustainability

          Flor Peña Herron, Sustainability Project Manager Europe, Avery Dennison Label and Graphics Materials

EcoLam - New development of recyclable high barrier mono-material laminates

          Achim Grefenstein, Senior Vice President Group R&D, Constantia Flexibles GmbH

Supporting circular economy via additivation & coloration

          Joao Bomfim, Research & Development Manager, Ampacet

Panel Discussion

The future of recyclability: advancing quality recycling, sustainability and circular economy?

Vincent Colard, Packaging Ecodesign Project Manager, CITEO

Karen van de Stadt, Sustainable Packaging Expert, KIDV

Pavel Komurka, Packaging Innovation – Sustainability Coordinator, Orkla ASA

Gerry McGarry, Business Director, Berry bpi recycled products

Vincent Mooij, Head of SUEZ.circpack®, SUEZ

Session 2

Design for recycling: beyond packaging

Volvo Cars Sustainability Strategy

           Anders Kärrberg, Head of Global Sustainability, Volvo Cars

Flokk - Pioneers on Design for Recycled Plastics

           Alte Thiis-Messel, Vice President Sustainability, Flokk

Tarkett: Ecodesigned solutions and transparency for a circular economy

           Myriam Tryjefaczka, Sustainability and Public Affairs Director EMEA , Tarkett Group

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