ECP4 Annual Conference (17 May 2017- Finland)

In News by Maria Estela Izquierdo

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 – 10:10 Welcome, Tuulamari Helaja, Vice President, Sustainable energy and chemical technologies VTT
10:10 – 10:20 Opening, Clement de Meersman, ECP4 President
10:20 – 10:40 Video message, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen
10:40 – 11:05 Finnish Plastics Industry today, Vesa Kärhä, CEO, Finnish Plastics Industries Federation
11:05 – 11:30 Digitalization, an opportunity for the plastics industry, Anu Seisto, Research Team Leader, VTT
11:30 – 11:55 Circular Material as a Method to Create New Circular Economy Solutions, Sauli Eerola, managing Director, Muovipoli Oy
11:55  – 12:45 Lunch break
12:45 – 13:10 Fortum 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

Sokos Hotel Ilves
Scandic hotel Tampere city
Scandic hotel Tampere station

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