Past event: Future of Polyolefins 2024 Conference

Polyolefins, including polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), are ubiquitous in our everyday lives, serving as the backbone of numerous industries. From packaging materials to automotive components, construction materials to healthcare applications, polyolefins are integral to our modern world. As we look ahead, it becomes increasingly crucial to address the evolving needs of these industries and pave the way for a sustainable and innovative future.

The 10th Future of Polyolefins 2024 conference will be taking place on the 17th & 18th January 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium. The two-day event will bring together industry leaders, researchers, innovators, and stakeholders from around the world and aims to explore the exciting advancements, challenges, and opportunities shaping the future of the polyolefins industry. The 10th Future of Polyolefins conference will serve as a platform for thought-provoking discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among a diverse range of businesses.

Presentations at the event will look into challenges and opportunities in chemical & mechanical recycling, novel manufacturing methods to improve sustainability and maintain end product versatility, looking into updates with PPWR and design for recyclability (D4R) and much more.

Key Topics

  • Updates on Current Policies and Industry Overview
  • Challenges with PPWR and D4R Regulations
  • Overcoming Cost Pressures and Supply Chain Difficulties
  • Updates on the Digitalisation of the Polyolefin Industry
  • Speciality Polyolefins: Improving Overall Usability
  • Advances in Polyolefin Production Throughout the Value Chain
  • Creating a Circular Polyolefin Industry in Europe
  • Increasing Efficiency of Resources While Enhancing Properties
  • Specialty Catalysts: Tackling Challenges in Industry
  • High-Performance Additives for Sustainable Plastics
  • Shaping a Sustainable Future

Who Will Attend?

  • Petrochemical & Oil companies
  • Chemical Companies
  • Polyolefin Producers
  • End Product Manufacturers
  • Recycling, Sustainability Companies
  • Industry Consultants
  • Regulatory & Policy Officers
  • Universities & Research Institutions
  • Financial Stakeholders


  • Albrecht Dix, PhD, Principal Business Developer, Norner – The Polymer Explorers
  • Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer – Circular Economy, European Commission
  • Brendan Hill, Sustainable Market Development & Sales, Braskem
  • Bart Verheule, Global Marketing Director Energy, Borealis
  • Dorothée Arns, Director General, European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Francois Chambon, Global Strategic Marketing Manager PE, ExxonMobil
  • Francois Sinechal, Market Development Manager for Advanced Recycling of Polymers, ExxonMobil
  • Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Senior Advisor, DOW Europe
  • Krisztina Szukup, Product and Asset Portfolio Manager, MOL Group
  • Marina Calvo Lopez, Senior Business Manager Renewables, SABIC
  • Marco Piccinini, Catalyst Technology Manager, INEOS
  • Marco Jansen, Business Director Biopolymers EMEA, Braskem
  • Alexandre Dangis, Managing Director, Der Gruner Punkt (Green Dot)
  • Dimitri Daniels, Vice President Chemical Recycling & Upgrading, Der Gruner Punkt (Green Dot)
  • Paolo Glerean, Chairman, RecyClass
  • Patrick Van Beek, Global Business Manager Polybutene-1, LyondellBasell
  • Husam Taha, Principal Analyst – Plastic Sustainability, Wood Mackenzie
  • Samuel C. Hess, CEO, UniSieve
  • Alexandre Welle, Catalysts Development Team Leader, TotalEnergies
  • Virginie Cirriez, Project Leader in R&D Catalysts and Products for Polyolefins, TotalEnergies
  • Marcel Alberts, Founder, Healix

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Lindner WTC Hotel & City Lounge Antwerp
Lange Kievitstraat 125, BE-2018
Antwerp, Belgium

Phone: +32 3 22 777 00
Event details
Organizer : ACI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24518