2016 Programme

With a focus on current market trends, emerging markets and leading industry issues highlighted on the programme, you can't afford to miss this year's event! View more details about the presentations below.

In addition to the numerous presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues through various networking breaks and receptions.

Hosted throughout the conference, these breaks are designed to help you build meaningful connections, meet with exhibitors and gain further insight into the European plastics market.

Looking for further education? Your full conference registration to Plastics Recycling Conference Europe also provides access to the co-located Paper Recycling Conference Europe educational sessions.CLICK HERE to view the Paper Recycling Conference Europe programme.

17:00 – 19:30
Harbour Tour Welcome Reception
Compliments of Platinum Sponsor Peute Recycling

This year we offer a very special way to kick-off the conference: a tour of Rotterdam’s famous harbour. All registered delegates for the conference are invited to this special tour the evening of Tuesday, 1 November. Among the busy traffic of seagoing and inland ships, this trip will be a special journey through one of the world’s largest harbours. You can see Rotterdam's impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by and then get a unique view of the harbour’s shipyards, docks and the hypermodern transshipping of thousands of containers. Last but not least, the tour will end with a view of the steamship Rotterdam, the former cruise flagship of shipping company Holland America Line—an exciting way to kick-off the conference.

Coach transportation will take guests from the Hilton Rotterdam directly to the dock. Appetizers and drinks will be served on board, and afterward you can enjoy dinner on your own in this beautiful city.

All conference delegates are welcome to attend this free event, but we ask that you kindly RSVP when registering for the conference.

9:00 – 10:30
Executive Roundtable: Paper and Board in Europe

Executives representing the paper and board production and recycling sectors in Europe discuss how they believe the industry will evolve during the next several years.

Moderator: Bill Moore, Moore & Associates
Speaker: Marc-Antoine Belthe, Veolia Proprete France Recycling
Speaker: Jo Cox, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier
Speaker: Betsy Jordan, Jordan Trading
11:00 – 12:30
Collection Impacts and Perspectives

Presentations will address industry and government programmes designed to change the way recovered fibre is collected in Europe.

Moderator: Wade Schuetzeberg, America Chung Nam Europe
Speaker: Ulrich Leberle, CEPI
Speaker: Joost van Maaren, Municipality of Rotterdam
Speaker: Manuela Suttnig, REDWAVE
14:00 – 15:15
By The Numbers

Panelists at this session weigh in with what data and trend lines tell us about the present and future of key sources of recovered fibre—printing, publishing and document destruction. They will address where the industry is as of 2016, and where is it headed.

Moderator: Bill Moore, President, Moore & Associates
Speaker: Marc Ehrlich, Vipa Lausanne
Speaker: Auke Visser, European Magazine Media Association (EMMA)
15:45 – 17:00
Where in the World?

This panel will discuss the state of Europe’s leading and emerging recovered fibre export markets and factors influencing the global flow of recovered fibre.

Moderator: Brian Taylor, Recycling Today Media Group
Speaker: Jay Kedia, Cellpap Mercantile Pvt. Ltd.
Speaker: Ron Laan, Van Diepen Van der Kroef
Speaker: Simon Ellin, IWPPA
20:00 – 24:00
An Evening with ACN
Compliments of Platinum Sponsor America Chung Nam

A can’t miss event during the conference – Join conference delegates for an evening of drinks, music and fun in HUGH a cocktail club situated in the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam’s city-centre. Hugh and ACN provide the perfect place to meet, eat, drink and socialize. The standout characteristics of the Hugh interior design are a reflection of the city and its port. It will grab you from the moment you enter.

All conference delegates are welcome to attend this event.

9:00 – 10:30
A Pretty Package

The high tonnage packaging grades that now dominate the recovered fibre industry will be the focus of this series of presentations and a follow-up discussion.

Moderator: Dan Sandoval, Recycling Today Media Group
Speaker: David Powlson, Poyry Management Consulting
Speaker: Kurt Martens, Reparco Nederland
Speaker: Angus MacPherson, The Environment Exchange
11:00 – 12:30
Paying the Freight: Europe’s Transportation Challenges

Issues facing the ocean shipping, road, rail and barge systems that help fibre circulate within and away from Europe will be topics of conversation at this session.

Moderator: Brian Taylor, Recycling Today Media Group
Speaker: David Mitchell, Maersk Line
Speaker: Matthijs van Doorn, Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V.
Speaker: Markus Vaerst, European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)