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

online | 25th of June 2020

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.

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.

The webinar will take place on the 25th of June at 10.00 (CET). Working language: English


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. Dr. Esther Zondervan-van den Beuken, Program Manager Circular Economy at TNO

10.40-10.50 Regulatory change anticipation and consumers’ expectations. Filip Vangeel, Manager Circular Economy at Valipac

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

Participation is free of charge, please register here!