Following the success of the first international conference on "Circular Economy for Textiles and Plastics", we are pleased to announce that the second edition will take place at the same beautiful venue in the magnificent city of Bruges on June 23rd and 24th, 2020.

the "call for papers" is open till March 15th, 2020.

venue bruges 2020

Call for Papers

Plastic and textile resource efficiency and waste management are priority research areas to Centexbel-VKC. By organizing the second international conference on a "Circular Economy for Textiles and Plastics" we would like to bring together all actors to find solutions in view of creating a circular economy.

We kindly invite you to submit your abstract on one of the following themes:

  • Recycling    
  • Reuse 
  • Design for recycling
  • Design from recycling    
  • Processing and sorting techniques    
  • Business models 
  • Circular economy    
  • Waste reduction

Deadlines for submission:

  • Abstract lectures: March 15th, 2020
  • PowerPoint presentations: June 8th, 2020

Please fill in theAbstract Word template, and mail it to Ann De Grijse

Programme

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation states: 

Looking beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system.

Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital. It is based on three principles:

  • Reduce waste and pollution through design
  • Extend the life of products and materials
  • Regenerate natural systems

The 2nd International Conference on “Circular Economy for Textiles & Plastics” addresses the approach and efforts of the textile and plastics industries as well as key research themes to translate these three principles of the circular model into concrete actions and policies. 

Centexbel Scientific Poster Award 2020

Scientists and researchers are invited to submit scientific posters of their research activities and results within the scope of the conference.
The poster show is an important part of the event and will be accessible during breaks and lunch.
The scientific poster will be briefly presented to the audience on the first day of the congress, just before the first break.During the poster sessions, a jury, composed of the chair people, will select the award winning poster. All scientific posters are reviewed and rated on the basis of their scientific quality, clarity and impact.

The highest scoring scientific poster will be announced during the closing lecture.

Deadlines for submission

Poster abstract: May 31st, 2020
Graphic poster presentation A4: June 8th, 2020
Printed scientific poster A0: June 23rd, 2020 (you may suspend the poster on the designated walls/panels before the start of the conference)

Conference language

The official language (both spoken and written) is English.

Partners

The International Conference is organised by Centexbel-VKC in partnership with Fedustria - Belgian federation of the textile, wood and furniture industry - and Plastiwin - Walloon business cluster for plastics.


 

Conference sponsors

Alsico designs and produces workwear and standardized protective clothing. We ensure that employees are protected, feel comfortable and are pleased with how they look. Our selection of fabric and material is based on quality, function and environmental impact. Our clothes are designed based on the needs of the wearer.

This performance-based eco-design as well as the cooperation with our laundry partners results in long use phase, easy collection of used garments and recycling to fibers and new products.

Vertexco is your partner in finding sustainable products for: 

  • PLA fibre and yarn production (spin finish)
  • Eco-friendly and biobased processes
  • Recyclable coating solutions (100% PP and PES coatings)

And other resources to produce your circular products!

Provincial Development Agency West Flanders (POM West Flanders) wants to strengthen a sustainable economy in West Flanders with a specific focus on innovative businesses.

POM West Flanders stimulates collaboration between businesses, higher education institutions, knowledge centers, regional policy-making bodies and social partners to reinforce the position of West Flanders as an internationally oriented, dynamic, competitive and sustainable region.

SPECIFIC POLYMERS (founded in 2003, Castries - FRANCE) is an SME with 21 employees acting as R&D service provider in the field of functional monomers, polymers and materials with high specificity. 

The main goal of the innovative products developed in close collaboration with customers is to validate proof of concepts. 

SPECIFIC POLYMERS offers R&D services to international academic laboratories and R&D departments of high-tech industrial groups.

Promote your products & services

The conference organisation offers two promotion packages:

€ 300 promotion package

Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the conference website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all conference-related publications

€ 800 promotion package

Promotion stand
Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the conference website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all conference-related publications

Practical

 

The conference participants will visit the promotion stands during the coffee and lunch breaks

  • the stands may be installed on June 23 and 24, 2020 (morning)
  • table on demand

Sponsorship form

If you're interested in sponsoring our event, fill in the form below. You will receive an invoice including 21% VAT.

Please provide us with your (high resolution) logo, website url and short description of your activities (promo text).

Please select the event you would like to sponsor. Thank you very much for your support.

Participation fees

Entire conference

Regular Participant: € 400
Members of Centexbel and partner, participants presenting a scientific poster and sponsors: € 360
Members of Centexbel giving a lecture: free of charge
Speakers: € 200
 


Conference day June 23rd, 2020

Regular Participant: € 300
Members of Centexbel and partner, participants presenting a scientific poster and sponsors: € 270
Members of Centexbel giving a lecture: free of charge
Speakers: € 150


Conference day June 24th, 2020

Regular Participant: € 200
Members of Centexbel and partner, participants presenting a scientific poster and sponsors: € 180
Members of Centexbel giving a lecture: free of charge
Speakers: € 100


The registration fee covers attendance of the conference sessions, the conference proceedings, coffee breaks and lunches. The conference dinner is not included and has to be ordered separately.


Conference dinner (evening of June 23rd, 2020)

€ 60 per person


VAT not included in prices. Payment upon reception of invoice.

Registration

I attend the conference dinner on 23 June
Extra cost is 60 euro/person

Your subscription is only valid upon reception of our electronic confirmation. Afterwards you will receive an invoice for payment, including 21% VAT. The payment of the conference fee has to be made on receipt of invoice and via bank transfer. If on your demand any changes have to be made to the invoice after it has been sent, an administrative fee of € 15 will be charged to cover the costs. Due to organisational reasons, credit cards cannot be accepted.

Cancellations and refunds

Notification must be given to Centexbel in writing (email or fax) no later than 10 (ten) working days before the conference starts for refunds to be eligible. Cancellations received after this cut-off time will no longer be eligible for refund.

If a registrant is unable to attend the conference for any reason, he/she may substitute someone else to attend in their place. In that case, please send us the name of your substitute.

Important: For payments received from outside Belgium by bank transfer, all bank charges will be for the registrant's account.


Training centre

Centexbel is an accredited training centre, allowing Flemish SMEs to participate at reduced prices. Registration number of Centexbel: DV.O101549

Venue

Provinciehuis - boeverbos - brugge

Provinciehuis Boeverbos

Koning Leopold III-laan 41 | 8200 Sint-Andries (Bruges)

How to reach the venue and where to park? 

Koning Leopold III-laan 41 | 8200 Brugge (Sint-Andries) | T 050 40 31 11 | F 050 40 31 00

Public transport

Railway Station of Bruges is at a distance of 3 km. At the station, take a bus (departure every 10 minutes). The following lines have a stop 'Boeverbos':

  • Line 5: Centrum - Station - Sint-Andries (Hermitage) 
  • Line 15: Centrum - Station - Sint-Andries (De Prange) 
  • Line 52: Brugge -Gistel - Oostende 
  • Line 53: Brugge - Jabbeke 
  • Line 55: Brugge - Leke

The buses depart at the main entrance of the railway station. The ‘Boeverbos’ stop is at the Gistelsesteenweg (after having passed the GB, Brico and Colruyt wharehouses). 

Across the bus stop, there is a park: walk on the lane to the park and you will see the “provinciehuis Boeverbos”.  

Timetable buses   Timetable trains

By car

Take the exit "Brugge" on the E40 (afrit Brugge) or A10 - after having passed the Kinepolis, turn right on the service road of the Express road (direction ‘Sint-Andries/Jan Breydelstadion/Z2 Vogelzang’). 

At the roundabout Koningin Astridlaan/Expresweg 3rd exit, direction Jan Breydelstation/Provinciehuis Boeverbos until next roundabout, 2nd exit, and drive into the Koning Leopold III-laan.

 

Parking Boeverbos

Parking

Park your car by preference on Parking 03. Free parking zone across provinciehuis Boeverbos, next to the Bowling Stones. At the end of of the parking, a walkway will lead you to the provinciehuis, (5’ walk). Walk in the direction of the fountains and follow the ‘ingang bezoekers’ (meaning ‘visitors entrance’) - that is the main entrance of the building. Please register at the reception desk where you will receive further guidance. 

Conference dinner

conference dinner weinebrugge

Hotel - Restaurant Weinebrugge

Leikendreef 1 - 8200 Brugge (Sint-Michiels)

The restaurant is well known for its French-Belgian cuisine. The Chef daily works with fresh products.                                                     

Hotel bookings

Hotel Weinebrugge

Comfort single: € 95.00 
Comfort twin/double: € 109.00

Deluxe single: € 115.00
Deluxe double: € 129.00

These prices include breakfast and excl. citytax of € 2.12 pp per night.
Prices are only valid if the reservation is made directly at the hotel under code 20200623 CENTEXBEL.

All deluxe rooms are more spacious and have a balcony.

Your contact person at the hotel: Nadine Cousaert

hotel weinebrugge

Conference secretariat

Ann De Grijse - Centexbel