EuPC 2024 Annual Conference: A Circular Future with Plastics - Preliminary Programme Available

EuPC is pleased to announce a groundbreaking collaboration for the 2024 edition of its highly anticipated Annual Conference, A Circular Future with Plastics. This two-day event will be jointly organized with the esteemed Belgian partners Agoria and Essenscia on June 11th and 12th in the dynamic city of Brussels.

Please find the preliminary programme below.

Day 1. TUESDAY 11 June 2024


10.30-12.30 EuPC General Assembly (members-only event)

12.00-13.00 Welcome, registration & walking lunch

13.00-13.15 Welcome and opening by Agoria, Essenscia & EuPC

13.15-15.45 Session I. Current political and regulatory environment

Moderator: EuPC/ Agoria/ Essenscia TBC

Keynote Speakers

  • Francesca Stevens, Europen
  • Gloria Gabellini, Pepsico


  • Alexandra Tomczyk, ICIS
  • Antonello Ciotti, Petcore
  • Trioworld

Panel discussion

15.45-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-18.30 Session II. Benefits of plastics in decarbonisation

Moderator: Bernard Merkx, EuPC


  • Benoit Hennaut, EuPC President
  • Marco Ten Bruggencate, Plastics Europe President

Keynote Speaker

  • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, European Commission


  • Robert Henryk Zlezarczyk, Orlen Unipetrol
  • Jorge Cristino, APIP
  • Sophie Louis, Kautex
  • Oscar Garay, Schneider Electric Sustainability Business
  • Rob Ingram, Plastics Europe
  • Ludo De Bever, TEPPFA

18.30-19.15 Best Polymer Producers Awards Ceremony Presentation

  • Ron Marsh, Polymers for Europe Alliance

19.15 – 22.30 Reception and walking dinner


Day 2. WEDNESDAY 12 June 2024


08.30-08.45 Registration

08.50-09.00 Welcome and opening by Agoria, Essenscia & EuPC

09.00-11.15 Session III. Innovation

Moderator: Bertrand Fillon, President at ECP4

Keynote Speakers

  • Stefano Soro, European Commission
  • Kim Ragaert, Maastricht University


  • Achim Grefenstein, Aachen University
  • Mark Roberts, Berry Global
  • Peter Voortmans, Borealis
  • Axel Martin, Govaplast
  • Erica Ross, BlueAlp

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45-13.15 Session IV. Communication & Advocacy/ Best Practices

Moderator: Agoria/Essenscia TBC


  • Virginia Janssens, Plastics Europe
  • Lea Salihovic, EUMEPS
  • Francis Huysman, Valipac
  • Yavuz Eroglu, Pagev
  • APIP

13.15 – 13.30 Takeaway and closing message by Benoit Hennaut, EuPC President

13.30 – 14.15 Networking lunch



Conference and dinner venue: BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers, 80, 1030 Brussels.



To enhance your conference experience, EuPC has pre-booked exclusive hotel rooms at select accommodations. ​ Explore the options at

  • The Crowne Plaza, located nearby to Brussels Airport ​
Crowne Plaza booking
  • The Van der Valk Hotel located nearby Brussels Airport, send them an email at using the group code BRU-GF43979


EuPC Annual Conference contacts:



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