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ECP4 Annual Conference (17 May 2017- Finland)

ECP4 Annual Conference will take place in Tampere (Finland) on the 17th of May 2017 and is co-organized by ECP4 and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. This year, the conference will focus on Circular Economy and Digitisation, which currently are two topics of great interest for the Research & Development Programmes of the European Commission.

We hope you will all join us in Tampere for a successful event and good networking opportunities.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee served and registration

10:00 – 10:10Welcome, Tuulamari Helaja, Vice President, Sustainable energy and chemical technologies VTT

10:10 – 10:20Opening, Clement de Meersman, ECP4 President

10:20 – 10:40Video message, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen

10:40 – 11:05Finnish Plastics Industry today, Vesa Kärhä, CEO, Finnish Plastics Industries Federation

11:05 – 11:30Digitalization, an opportunity for the plastics industry, Anu Seisto, Research Team Leader, VTT

11:30 – 11:55Circular Material as a Method to Create New Circular Economy Solutions, Sauli Eerola, managing Director, Muovipoli Oy

11:55  – 12:45 Lunch break

12:45 – 13:10Fortum Plastics Refinery, Mikko Koivuniemi, Product Line Manager, Plastics Recycling

13:10 – 13:30 ESSI in the first Finnish circular bag, Ari-Pekka Pietila, Head of Sales and R&D, Amerplast

13:30 – 13:45 Wrap up and closing, Clement de Meersman

Registration: Please note that the conference working language will be English, it is open to non-members and it is free of charge.

To participate, please fill in the registration form no later than the 10th of May, 2017.

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:30 – 13:45

Venue: Seminar rooms Näsi and Neula  -VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Tekniikankatu 1, 33720 Tampere, Finland

Organisation & Support: ECP4 – VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland)


Estela Izquierdo ECP4 Phone: +32 (0)2 739 63 89


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