DPI Annual Meeting
Tuesday 12 November, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The Role of Plastics in the Circular Economy
Today and Tomorrow

  11.00   Registration and coffee    



Get to know DPI
Opportunity to learn more about DPI and its activities, including poster presentations by DPI researchers highlighting their current work (the best posters receive the DPI Poster Award)

  12.30   Lunch + continuation of “Get to know DPI”    
  13.30   Keynote lecture  



Thanking the outgoing Managing Director
Announcement regarding the new Managing Director

  Dr. Herman van Wechem
Former chair DPI Supervisory Board

A quarter century of bridging between industry and academia

  Prof. Thijs Michels
Former Scientific Director of DPI

Short interview with the outgoing Managing Director

  Joris Luyendijk, MSc
Event moderator
  15.30   Break  

Panel discussion
Plastic waste, in particular flexible plastic packaging waste, is a worldwide problem that is increasingly hitting the headlines. Although all stakeholders acknowledge that there is a problem, when it comes to taking action they point at one another and wait for someone else to take the first steps.

The panel discussion will focus on viable solutions for the management of flexible plastic packaging waste.

Panel members

  • Dr. Ellen de Brabander, Senior Vice President R&D, PepsiCo
  • Prof. Vincenzo Busico, Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the Federico II University
  • Fionn Ferreira, Chemistry student at University of Groningen and winner of several international science awards
  • Prof. John Grin, Programme leader Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance, University of Amsterdam
  • Dr. Shahab Jahromi, Managing Director, Knowfort Technologies

  17.00   Wrap-up of panel discussion


Networking drinks reception
Opportunity to bid farewell to the outgoing Managing Director, Dr. Jacques Joosten.


Conference dinner
Presentation of DPI Poster Award

Practical details

Online Registration: click here
Participation is free of charge. Registration in advance is mandatory. 

Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven - Congress & Events centre
Aalsterweg 322, 5644 RL, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Hotel accommodation
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