Paper Recycling Conference Europe Announces Schedule

The ninth edition of the Paper Recycling Conference Europe embarks on Warsaw and announces full high-profile agenda.

September 11, 2013
RTGE Staff
Conferences & Events

Organisers of the Paper Recycling Conference Europe, Recycling Today Media Group and Smithers Pira, are delighted to announce the European recovered paper conference agenda for 2013. It is once again positioned to provide a forum for the entire industry to network and share ideas while also gaining insight into key industry drivers from the perspectives of the consuming and supply side of the market.

Statistics highlighted in recently published reports from the European Recovered Paper Council show that fibre was collected and recycled an average of 3.5 times in 2012, with a worldwide average of 2.4 times. In addition, figures showed that Europe recycled 71.7 per cent of its paper in 2012, allowing us to indulge in the fact that paper recycling as an industry truly is ‘made in Europe.’ Given that, this will be an interesting and insightful year to join in the discussions at the Paper Recycling Conference Europe, which is fully equipped to address quality challenges, trading issues and provide a detailed update on plastics recycling trends.

The conference is set to kick off with an executive session featuring leaders of paper and recycling companies, including DS Smith and Stora Enso, plus forecasts from Smithers Pira’s expert consultant Graham Moore. Each speaker will give insight into where he or she predicts the industry will be in 5-10 years and how these individuals are trying to position their companies for any changes which they see to be forthcoming.

The two-day agenda, including the ever popular mill buyers session chaired by Bill Moore and featuring panellists from Hamburger Recycling Group, Sonoco-Alcore, Utzenstorf Papier and Kimberly-Clarke Europe, fosters a better exchange of information and ideas in the buying and selling process. The conference also provides a unique focus on how to optimise production and re-tool recycling centres for the future, with an emphasis on improving quality and efficiency of operations. View full list of speakers confirmed here

An additional focus of this year’s programme will be on the trends, challenges and opportunities in plastics recycling, incorporating growth trends in film plastics, presented by representatives from ALBA Group, ACN Europe and DELA and RELUX Kunststoffe.

Once again the conference programme will be complemented by a table-top exhibition area, the main destination for the extended networking breaks, ensuring attendees make the most of their time in Warsaw and exchange ideas and contacts with the rest of the recycling supply chain throughout the two days.