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European Recycling Conference 2023: special edition

Get ready for the exciting ERC 2023 happening in Brussels, the heart of the European Union!

This time, we're teaming up with DENUO, the Belgian waste management and recycling federation, to shine a spotlight on car recycling. Why? Well, the automotive industry is going through a major revolution. By 2035, which is practically tomorrow in terms of industrial value chains, combustion engine vehicles will be phased out and replaced by electric vehicles (EVs). This transition will have a significant impact on all the players involved, considering that the industry provides 12.6 million direct and indirect jobs in the EU. Recycling is no exception.

Cars are composed of various materials like steel, aluminum, plastics, critical materials, rubber, and textiles, among others. The revision of the ELV Directive into a Regulation is just the beginning! This move is expected to attract substantial investments needed to ensure that the EU maintains its leadership in car recycling.

At the ERC 2023, you can expect to hear from top-level speakers from both the industry and policy-making sphere. They will keep you updated on the latest economic and policy aspects resulting from these transformative changes. But wait, there's more to the ERC than just a conference.

This year, the ERC is placing a strong emphasis on networking opportunities. After the half-day conference, you'll have the chance to engage with fellow attendees during a networking walking dinner at De Warande, one of the most prestigious and exclusive venues in the heart of Brussels. Don't miss out on this fantastic event!

We invite Belgian delegates to directly register with Denuo.


  •   Event moderated by Julia Blees, Policy Director at EuRIC


    Registration and Welcome Coffee

    15:30 Opening words
      Stany Vaes Director General, Denuo
     15:40 Short Opening Video Message

    Virginijus Sinkevičius

    Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission


    Driving circularity in the automotive sector


    Introductory Keynote Speech


    Mattia Pellegrini

    Head of Unit, From Waste to Resources, DG Environment, European Commission


    Panel discussion - The future of the car industry


    Olivier François

    President, EuRIC


    Ragnar Crona

    Manager Circular Economy, Volvo Cars


    Poul Steen Rasmussen

    CEO, Genan & President of EuRIC MTR (Mechanical Tyre Recycling)


    Kris Van der Plas

    Head of Public Affairs, LKQ Europe


    Concluding remarks

      Emmanuel Katrakis Secretary General of EuRIC

    We welcome you for a networking walking dinner afterward!

  • Thon Hotel EU : 185€/night* for single stay including
    - Breakfast buffet 
    - WiFi included
    - Additional companion : +30€

    The booking link will be sent in your registration confirmation.

    *This offer is available until the 08/09/2023 in the limits of availabilities. 

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When & Where

28 September 2023

15:00 - 23:00

De Warande
Rue Zinner 1, 
1000 Brussels

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