The official launch event of the European Plastics Pact took place on the 6th of March, 2020 at “The Square” Convention Centre in Brussels, Belgium.
The programme was as follows:
This segment is open to invited ministers only
|09:00||High-level meet & greet – Magritte Lounge
This segment is open to ministers and CEOs of participating organizations only. No press. A dedicated pressroom is available for all signatories for interviews and photos.
|09:00||Welcome to all participants
Informally meet other participants over coffee around topics related to the innovation of the plastics value chain in Europe and beyond.
|10:00||Start of the plenary programme – Silver Hall
Moderator (Karl Raats) will open the plenary.
The moderator interviews the three initiating ministers from Denmark, France and the Netherlands.
|Address by Frans Timmermans, vice-president European Commission|
|Ceremonial group photo|
|Interaction with the audience
Moderator interacts with audience through an online platform (Buzz Master)
|High-level panel I: Partnerships—closing the loop
|Address by Emma Navarro – vice-president for financing the environment, climate action and circular economy, European Investment Bank|
|High-level panel II: Innovation—design for circularity
|Wrap-up by moderator
Discussion with the audience on the mind set change necessary for circular economy.
Ministers from Denmark, France and the Netherlands.
|12:30||Start of the working groups on expert level (closed meetings for signatories, including lunch)
1. Monitoring and reporting
2. Reduce and reuse models
3. Design for circularity
4. Waste shipment
5. Food contact applications
6. Steering the supply chain
|14:30||End of working groups|
|15:00||End of the conference|