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PET Value Chain: Transitioning from Linear to Circular

13. March 2018 - 14. March 2018

Tackling the challenges associated with a globalised circular economy, the PET Value Chain – Transitioning from Linear to Cirular is scheduled fromMarch 13-14, 2018 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.it is porganised by ICIS.

Has your PET or R-PET business been feeling the pinch? Have market conditions and competition had a negative effect on profits?

With the circular economy set to shape the future of the PET and wider plastics industry, leading companies and members of the PET industry are eager to find out how best to change their strategy in this era of notable change. With the agenda covering hot topics in the media surrounding ocean waste, 100% recycled material in brands and China’s R-PET import bans, the 2018 ICIS event will guide producers, traders, converters, end-users and recyclers to make smart decisions in what is set to be one of the industry’s most challenging transition periods to date.

With a globalised system and PET and R-PET regulations continually evolving across the board, March is the perfect time for you to join ICIS experts and your peers alike, to discuss market trends, technological advances and the challenges ahead for 2018 and beyond.

The brochure can be downloaded here


The 2018 event will address new topics and challenges faced by PET and R-PET industry players alike. The agenda will provide leading PET producer, converter, end-user and recycler perspectives, as well as covering hot topics around the end-life of textiles and the changing trade flows of PET and R-PET globally. Make sure you keep returning to the agenda page for updates on confirmed topics and speakers.

Providing you with a unique opportunity to meet and build relationships with key decision makers from across the global PET and R-PET industry. You will have access to the delegate networking tool to allow you to approach confirmed attendees, sponsors, partners and industry experts to pre-book meetings.

Reasons to attend

  • Gain insight into the major producing regions, from specific sessions focused on European, Chinese, Indian and US production
  • Hear industry perspectives on supply dynamics from feedstock companies
  • Learn from technology sessions for PET and R-PET products
  • Discuss how brands are playing a role in driving circular economy initiatives
  • Complete your insight into the industry by attending the focused R-PET Forum

Session highlights of the conference

  • Understanding long-term PET industry disruption in an era of change
  • PET outlook from a producer’s perspective: Where is the market heading?
  • The Indian PET market: Developments in a rapidly growing region
  • Technologies for advanced packaging solutions
  • Momentum towards a circular economy for plastics is growing exponentially

New conference topics 2018

  • North American PET – Production and trade dynamics
  • An update on polyethylene furanoate: Projects and aims
  • Financial factors to consider for the PET industry
  • Collection schemes: How can we solve the textiles problem?

R-PET Forum

March 14 2018: The R-PET Forum will run following Day 2 of the PET Value Chain: Transitioning from Linear to Circular Conference.

Continue your learning experience with this targeted opportunity to explore the prospects the R-PET market. You will learn from both recyclers and brands on how they are adapting their businesses to align with the circular economy targets, and leave with a clear understanding of how this will affect your business.

Session highlights of the R-PET Forum 2018

  • R-PET markets: Trends, challenges and opportunities
  • The global PET and R-PET paradox: How will brands incorporate recycled material?
  • Collection schemes: How can we solve the textiles problem?
  • Panel discussion: How can the industry combat threats to recyclers?
  • Advancing recycling technology for a better system

Don’t just take our word for it…some comments from those who attended the R-PET Forum in 2017:

“This conference was a great opportunity to understand the present and future situation of the R-PET market.”

Business Development Manager, MAHOU SA (Solan de Cabras SA)

“Great centre of excellence!”

Senior Manager, Extrupet

“Very insightful presentations and a great way to make new contacts”

Purchasing Manager, Heineken

“A great conference that provided a comprehensive overview about PET value chain”

Head of Procurement, UPM

“Both the conference and R-PET forum was interesting with very good speakers”

Senior Manager, BP

Ensure that you register for both the Conference and Forum to gain unrivalled insight and networking opportunities with the entire value chain.



13. March 2018
14. March 2018