Crain Communications Inc., the publishers of Plastics News, Plastics News Europe and organizers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference, have announced that the event will move to the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands, March 29 and 30, 2017.
The inaugural Plastics Recycling Show Europe had to be postponed following terrorist incidents in Paris in November 2015 and then Brussels in March 2016. The very strong support received from the event's exhibitors, partners and prospective visitors has been a key driver in ensuring the event goes ahead in March 2017. With security remaining an overriding consideration, the decision was made to move the event to RAI Amsterdam.
Steve Crowhurst, managing director of Crain Communications commented: “The Plastics Recycling Show Europe has had a difficult start, but the support for the event has been clear from day one. We look forward to working with our exhibitors, Plastics Recyclers Europe and our other partners to make the 2017 show in Amsterdam a real success.”
The organizers conducted extensive research among all exhibitors, and those who had registered to attend the event, from which three clear trends emerged: firstly, exhibitors were strongly supportive of the event; secondly the whole industry remains eager to see a dedicated event for the European plastics recycling sector and thirdly that RAI Amsterdam was the preferred venue. A further factor in the choice of venue was the RAI's commitment to recycling and sustainability as recently evidenced by its winning of the International AEO Sustainability Award. The RAI also offers the potential to expand the event in response to growing exhibitor demand.
Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) continues its strong support for the exhibition and conference: “This fair, which is the first fair in Europe entirely dedicated to plastics recycling, demonstrates the strength and importance of plastics recycling for both the European economy and the development of the circular economy,” said Ton Emans, President, Plastics Recyclers Europe. “We are looking forward to sharing our expertise as well as knowledge and demonstrating it to all interested parties.”
The Plastics Recycling Show is a Pan-European free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. It brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. A broad cross section of the industry will be represented at the event including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations. The conference will examine a wide range of industry themes including the economics of plastics recycling, the regulatory background, materials, processing, technology and innovation.
For more information please visit the Plastics Recycling Show Europe's website.