A Circular Future with Plastics 2022 - Meet the Speakers of the Main Conference

European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is pleased to announce the 2022 edition of A Circular Future with Plastics, organised in cooperation with Agoria and Essenscia - PolyMatters. The two-day conference will take place on 19 & 20 May 2022 at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel and will include a networking Gala Dinner on 19 May at the venue Concert Noble.

Meet the speakers of the Main Conference

Key speakers such as Søren Gade from the European Parliament; Joaquim Nunes de Almeida from the European Commission; Franco Meropiali from Versalis; Valérie Goff from TotalEnergies and many others have been confirmed. ​
In the second half of the conference leading industry representatives will share their vision and strategy towards a more circular future during the panel discussion moderated by Melinda Crane.

Click on the picture and get to know the speakers of this session.


Day I. - 19 May 2022, Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Day II. - 20 May 2022, Renaissance Brussels Hotel

  • 8.30 - 9.30 EuPC General Assembly (Members Only)
  • 9.30 – 10.00 Welcome Coffee & Registration
  • 10.00 – 10.05 Welcome by Moderator, Melinda Crane
  • 10.05 – 10.20 Welcome by EuPC, Agoria and Essenscia
  • 10.20 – 10.35 Keynote Speaker: Soren Gade, European Parliament
  • 10.35 – 10.50 Keynote Speaker: Nunes de Almeida, Director at DG GROW, European Commission
  • 10.50 – 11.00 Keynote Speaker: Plastics Europe President
  • 11.00 - 11.10 TotalEnergies Polymers Sustainability Agenda
    Valérie Goff, TotalEnergies
  • 11.10 – 11.20 The Borealis integrated circular cascade approach
    Christopher McArdle, Borealis
  • 11.20 – 11.30 Versalis’ complementary solutions towards plastics circularity
    Franco Meropiali, Versalis
  • 11.30 - 11.50 Coffee Break
  • 11.50 – 13.45 Round table discussion – Debate moderated by Melinda Crane
    EuPC President
    Plastics Europe President
    Christopher McArdle, Borealis
    Jean Viallefont, TotalEnergies
    Gerald Rebitzer, Amcor
    Claude Clement, Plastic Omnium ​
    Gracy Ramont, Segers&Balcaen
    Franco Meropiali, Versalis
  • 13.45 – 14.00 Closing by Moderator & EuPC President
  • 14.00 Networking lunch


Detailed agenda and more information is available here


Venue and Location:

Conference venue: Renaissance Brussels Hotel (Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050. Brussels, Belgium)

Gala Dinner venue: Concert Noble (Rue d'Arlon 82, 1000. Brussels, Belgium)


Who should attend:

  • Representatives from the plastics value chain
  • Regulatory affairs managers
  • Government regulators
  • Consultants
  • Trade associations
  • Service providers
  • NGOs
  • Academics



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EuPC is the EU-level Trade Association, based in Brussels, representing European Plastics Converters. Plastics converters (sometimes called "Processors") are the heart of the plastics industry. They manufacture plastics semi-finished and finished products for an extremely wide range of industrial and consumer markets - the automotive electrical and electronicpackaging, construction and healthcare industries, to name but a few.


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