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We are pleased to invite you to our Annual Meeting 2018, which will be held at Holiday Inn Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Tuesday 13 November. This year’s theme will be Circular Economy, which is highly relevant in today’s world and will no doubt be of great interest to you.
The four invited speakers will consider different aspects of the challenges that plastics are presenting to the world today and the need to find solutions that will contribute to a circular economy for plastics. Patricia Vangheluwe (PlasticsEurope) and Søren Bøwadt (European Commission) will both emphasise the need for broadly-based collaboration along the value chain, ensuring a concerted effort involving various stakeholders. Just Jansz (Expertise Beyond Borders) sees plastics waste as an unused feedstock and argues that mechanical, chemical and thermal recycling present opportunities to achieve full circularity of plastics. Kim Ragaert (University of Ghent) examines the major hurdles – both technical and otherwise – to be overcome in order to effectively use mechanical recycling as a means of revalorising plastics waste.
During the week of the DPI Annual Meeting, Eindhoven will be hosting the annual international Light Art Festival GLOW Eindhoven. As the festival attracts many tourists, we advise you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. We will, of course, reserve some time in the programme of the DPI Annual Meeting so that you have the opportunity to visit GLOW Eindhoven. For more information about GLOW Eindhoven, visit the GLOW website.
Programme for Tuesday 13 November
During the poster sessions, the audience will vote for the three best posters that will receive the DPI Poster Award.
Venue: Holiday Inn Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
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The deadline for registration is Thursday 8 November.
Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. Click here for the hotel options.
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The Organising Committee
DPI - The Polymer Research Platform
P.O. Box 902, 5600 AX EINDHOVEN
T +31 40 247 5629