The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE), which was scheduled to take place on Oct. 27-28 in Amsterdam, has been postponed due to the ongoing health concerns and travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers announced in a Sept. 9 statement.
The next edition of the PRSE exhibition and conference will be held in 2021. A virtual PRSE event is planned instead, in the last quarter of 2020. Dates of both events will be announced at a later date.
“This decision does not come easily, but we are confident that it is the best solution in securing the health and safety of all our participants,” said Ton Emans, Plastics Recyclers Europe president. “PRSE is adapting to the realities of today, and with that we are determined to fulfill the expectations of our audience as the show evolves.”
“We had already been looking at livestreaming elements of the event for those who might not have been able to attend,” added Matt Barber, event director at Crain Communications, the parent company of Sustainable Plastics and Plastics News. “We are now further developing this concept and plan to host a virtual version of PRSE later in 2020. This will include the conference organized by Plastics Recyclers Europe, the announcement of the winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, as well as additional promotional, interactive and networking opportunities.”
A further announcement will be issued as soon as dates are confirmed. The latest information will also be posted on the event website: https://prseventeurope.com/
Organized jointly by Crain Communications and Plastics Recyclers Europe, PRSE is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. Organizations exhibiting at the event include plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations.