The Plastics Industry: Innovation meets the circular economy

Join the discussion during EuPC's Annual Meeting 2016

How is the plastics industry playing its part in the circular economy? What role does the circular economy have in the industry's strive for innovation?

During the Main Conference of EuPC's Annual Meeting 2016, delegates from the entire plastics value chain and of EU Institutions will tackle and debate the topic: Innovation meets the circular economy.


On the agenda:

Presenting the EuPC Study on Competitiveness
Stephan Hundertmark, Dr. Wieselhuber & Partner

The Circular Economy Package
Gwenole Cozigou, European Commission DG GROW

La Plasturgie in Europe
Florence Poivey, President Fédération de la Plasturgie et des Composites

Innovation in sorting material streams
Gary Crawford, Vice President of International Affairs Veolia

VYNOVA - young player, big tradition
Stefan Sommer, CEO Vynova

Innovations in Polymer Processing
Dr. Bertrand Fillon, Vice-President of European Affairs CEA/LITEN

Debate Panel:
Gary Crawford, Vice President - International Affairs Veolia
Gwenole Cozigou, European Commission DG GROW
Korbinian Kiesl, President Billion
Michael Kundel, CEO Renolit
Gilles Nief, CEO Nief Plastic TBC
Stefan Sommer, CEO Vynova

Ceremony for the Polymers for Europe Award Winners


EuPC's Annual Meeting 2016 will take place on June 2nd and 3rd in Lyon, France. The first day of the conference will cover the latest issues in Building & Construction, Automotive & Transport and Packaging during the EuPC Market Sessions. These will be followed by a networking event, including a cocktail reception during a boat tour of Lyon and a dinner at the Restaurant Fond Rose, managed by the world-renowned Chef Paul Bocuse.

View the overall program here & click here to register.


Conference location & Accomodation

Hotel Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette

29 Rue de Bonnel, 69003 Lyon, France

Special room rates for 1 & 2 June: € 152/night

These prices are subject to change/availability after May 2nd.

Book your room here.


EuPC would like to thank the sponsors of its Annual Meeting 2016:

Billion, who provides solutions and benefits to the plastic processing industry

Vynova, who stands for continuity and reliability, and excellence in quality and service through partnerships with their clients.

EuPC Annual Meeting 2016 Overall Programme

PDF - 2.4 Mb

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About European Plastics Converters

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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