15th GEPET Coming to Dubrovnik, Croatia This May, Explores Opportunities in Greater European PET Industry

CMT, together with Croatian Chamber of Economy as industry supporter, is hosting its flagship event 15th GEPET in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 20-21 May, 2014, to explore the PET Trade, Applications & Recycling market opportunities in the Greater European region.

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15th GEPET

15th edition of GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) conference promises perspectives on ‘New planned capacities in the region amidst global oversupply & margin pressures’

Dubrovnik, Croatia (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Renowned for timely assessment of the region’s array of issues pertaining to – PET recycling, rPET, new mergers & acquisitions, raw material prices, global overcapacity as well as perspectives from bottlers & fillers, brand owners and many more, CMT’s 15th edition of GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) conference in Dubrovnik promises perspectives on ‘New planned capacities in the region amidst global oversupply & margin pressures’.

Designed to explore key trends in the region’s PET resin trade, applications & recycling industry, the summit opens on 20 May with a talk on ‘Future of Croatia’s Plastic Industry’ by Dr. Gordana Pehnec Pavlovic, Executive Secretary, Croatian Plastics and Rubber Industry Association. Next in line are senior representatives from Coca-Cola, Arihant Global, Polisan Holdings, Equipolymers presenting on ‘Central Asia & Caucasus Noncarbonated Beverages Market’, ‘PX-PTA: Feedstock availability from Asia into European market’, ‘Polisan's PET Acquisition in Volos Greece – Why we see this as a strategic fit to our business?’, ‘Update and planned production capacities of the new PET resin for bottle market’ respectively.

Several country-focused outlook on PET trade will be shared as well, namely on Lativia by Kaspars Fogelmanis, Director, JSC PET Baltija; Slovak Republic by Rastislav Borek, Business Director, General Plastic; Macedonia by Arijan Toska, Executive Director of MDC TI Net and Russia by Maria Serdobolskaya, Commercial Director, Plarus.

The rest of key sessions include:

  •          In a year of adversity could Europe be flooded with PET? by David Swift, PCI (PET Packaging, Resin & Recycling) Ltd
  •          Beer, Soft Drinks & Water in PET (PLG Slovenia) by Lilijana Peklar, Development Manager – Packaging, Pivovarna Laško, d.d
  •          Highly efficient recycling technologies for post-consumer and industrial PET waste by Dr. Stephan Suellwald, Manager Technical Sales, Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  •          Increasing sustainability with 100% rPET material by Senior Representative, APPE
  •          Viscotec – foodgrade without compromise by Markus Fellinger, GM – Viscotec, Starlinger & Co GmbH
  •          Portugal – New Developments in PET Packaging & Closures – Rui Peneda, Managing Director, GEPack
  •          Raising the bar for lighter PET bottle for CSD – PET LITE 9.9 GRAM by Jochen Forsthövel, Expert Product Management – Plastics Technology, Krones AG

As in the past, this much awaited one-stop platform for delegates to discuss, explore, and abreast themselves on the emerging trends in the Greater European PET industry, is expected to be attended by major feedstock suppliers (PX/PTA/MEG), PET resin producers & suppliers, polyester manufacturers, polymer/ petrochemical traders, converters & preform manufacturers, technology providers, recycling companies, bottlers/fillers, brand owners and many more.

More details are available on the event website.

For enquiries, contact Ms. Hafizah at +65 6346 9218.