ETRA Conference Taking Shape for 2020
The three-day event will take place from Wednesday through to Friday 25 – 27 March 2020 at the NH Collection Hotel, Grand Sablon, Brussels. The Conference is the culmination of a year-long series of ETRA-led and supported activities and events that focused on market development and expansion for a broad array of recycled tyre materials, products and applications.
The Plenary Sessions on Thursday will focus on issues confronting recyclers in 2020 and beyond – including the changing roles of recyclers, ECHA findings re SBR and micro-plastics, the Basel Convention, and the impact of exports from the EU. The afternoon will focus on the role of GPP in expanding Municipal and commercial use of RTMs in construction, transport infrastructure and maintenance for road, rail, tram and sea as well new opportunities in the automotive and consumer products sectors.
Friday Plenaries will focus on New markets for Innovative Materials, Applications and Technologies. The afternoon will explore Pyrolysis as it moves into an array of traditional markets. The final session will identify opportunities to develop strategies to make tyre recycling a pivotal contributor to the Circular Economy after 2020.
There are many informal opportunities for delegates and speakers to meet and discuss common interests during Matchmaking activities, cocktail receptions and meals, etc. and after-hours meetings
Speakers include EU and local government representatives, NGOs, industry professionals, researchers, material, product and application developers, representatives of support industries, investment groups, among others.