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26th European Tyre Recycling Conference

2019 will feature the 26th Annual ETRA Conference on Tyre Recycling ‘Responding to Market demands of the Circular Economy’. The three day event will take place from Wednesday through to Friday 20 - 22 March 2019 at the NH Collection Hotel, Grand Sablon, Brussels. The Conference is the culmination of a year-long series of ETRA-led activities and events that celebrated ETRA’s 25th anniversary as a European Association. 

We are pleased to announce that Dr.Fulvia RAFFAELLI will present the Keynote address opening the 26th ETRA Conference. Dr.Raffaelli is Head of Unit, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow). Coordinator of the Circular Economy File on which the Conference Programme is built, Dr.Raffaelli will discuss the current Commission focus, the role of DG Grow and how it sets the stage for implementation of the Circular Economy policy. 

The Plenary sessions that follow will focus on the many potentials for tyre recyclers and the ever-broadening range of material users to respond to the challenges of the Circular Economy. Each panel includes a period of questions and discussion during which delegates may expand upon the subject. Further, there are also many informal opportunities for delegates and speakers to meet and discuss common interests during Matchmaking activities, cocktail receptions and meals, etc. 

Program

WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH 2019

10.00
Registration begins
11.00
Display set-up
12.00
Green Public Procurement
13.00
Workshop with HUB, Brussels
FINDING OPPORTUNITIES : The tools
Opportunities for SMEs
Evolution of the SME instrument
Opportunities Matchmaking
Limited to 30 delegates
Working with the ETRA Partnership Registry
15.00 – 18.00
ETRA General Assembly (Members only)
16.00
ESEE Session (student participation)
18.30
Welcome reception
20.00
Gala Dinner in honour of Speakers and guests

THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2019

8.30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9.00
Welcome and Opening Comments
9.15
Keynote: Implementation of the Circular Economy
Dr. Fulvia Raffaelli, DG Grow, EU Commission
Questions and Discussion
10.15
PART A: Issues Confronting Tyre Recycling Today
Panel 1: Quantifying ELTs in the EU
Panel 2: Extended Producer Responsibility
Questions and Discussion
11.30
Coffee break
11.45
Panel 3: EU responses re SBR
Dealing with the Challenges
Market reactions: New options
Questions and Discussion
13.00
Lunch
14.15
PART B: Implementing the Circular Economy
Panel 4: Mobility for the Future using GPP
Road infrastructure, surface, maintenance -
Urban mobility : Trains, trams, sea links
New materials for improved sustainability
International markets – storage issues
Questions and Discussion
16.15
Coffee break
16.30
Panel 5: Working with Municipal Teams
New partners: Design for constrution
Assessing Life Cycle Costs and Benefits
Questions and Discussion
18.30
The Spotlight: A Brief Introduction to Innovation
Two 15 minute Presentations
19.00
Cocktail reception
Matchmaking Opportunities for Professional Contacts

FRIDAY 22MARCH 2019

8.30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9.15
Opening comments
9.30
PART C: Working with New Markets and Audiences
10.00
Panel 6: Devulc, Water jet, material activations, TPEs
Automative and transport opportunities
From tyres to dashboards and roads
Questions and Discussion
11.15
Coffee break
11.30
Panel 7: Broadening the Material Horizon
RTMs replacing virgin resources : Construction
Moulding and manufacturing
A resurgence of sports and leisure uses?
Discussion and questions
13.00
Lunch
14.15
Panel 8: Pyrolysis – Moving ahead
Review of current uses in compounds, products, etc.
Round Table Discussion
16.45
Panel 9: Summarising Evolving Markets for RTMs
The changing economics of tyre recycling
RTMs in existing and innovatve markets
From here to where? How can we define the future?
17.30
Summary and Discussion
Closing comments
19.00
Closing reception

Speakers include EU and local government representat-ives, NGOs, industry profssionals, researchers, material, product and application developers, representatives of support industries, investment groups, among others.

2019 Conference Committee: Xavier Nicolay (Belgium), EtienneSavin, Elsa Weiss (France), Gabor Kostyal, Ferenc Kovacs (Hungary), Tommaso Verri, Bruno Marabotto, Maria Teresa Scriviani, Fabrizio Quadrini (Italy), Lital Feldman, Ushi Miller (Israel), Zvi Rubinchik (Latvia), Carl Thodesen (Norway), Bob Rooney (Scotland), Ake Paulsson(Sweden), Bagdagul Kargaac (Turkey), PeterTaylor (UK), SerjiAmirkhanian, ElroyFimrite (US)

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