Sustainable design in packaging: cross-border opportunities for the Netherlands and Belgium

25 June 2020, 10:00 - 11:30. online, Free

Summary
Holland Circular Hotspot promotes and supports international collaboration on Dutch circular economy
Sustainable design in packaging: cross-border opportunities for the Netherlands and Belgium
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25 June 2020 10:00 - 11:30

Belgium, the Netherlands’ closest neighbour and an important economic partner, made the transition to the circular economy one of its major priorities. This common goal lays a basis for mutually beneficial cooperation. Join this meeting to discuss main developments and trends in the packaging industry and opportunities for Dutch-Belgian cooperation.

During the online meeting experts from both countries representing government, research and corporate sectors will discuss main developments and trends in the packaging industry and opportunities for Dutch-Belgian cooperation.

The webinar is organised by Holland Circular Hotspot together with the Dutch Embassy and Consulate-General in Belgium, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management in close cooperation with Belgian and Dutch business representatives.

More information: HCH website

Programme of the webinar

10.00-10.05 Virtual walk-in

10.05-10.10 Welcome words by Freek van Eijk, Director at Holland Circular Hotspot

10.10-10.15 Introduction by Caspar Veldkamp, Interim-Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Belgium

10.15-10.27 Sustainable design for packaging in Belgium: regulatory context, trends in design, technology and market. Karl Vrancken, Research Manager Sustainable Materials at VITO, Professor University of Antwerp

10.28-10.40 Sustainable design for packaging in the Netherlands: regulatory context, trends in design, technology and market. Esther Zondervan van den Beuken, Program Manager Circular Economy at TNO

10.40-10.50 Regulatory change anticipation and consumers’ expectations. Presenter TBA

10.50-11.00 Sharing cross-border business experiences from the back of the value chain to the front by Vincent Mooij, Head of SUEZ.circpack at SUEZ

11.00-11.25 Panel discussion with presenters and Q&A moderated by Freek van Eijk, Director at Holland Circular Hotspot

11.25-11.30 Closing remarks

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