The 4th international conference on a "Circular Economy for Textiles & Plastics" focuses on:

  • Reuse, Repurpose, Repair & Recycling
  • New challenges: digital product passport & extended producer responsibility, etc.
  • Design for recycling & Design from recycling
  • Sorting techniques, purification & processing
  • Circular business models
  • Waste reduction

Call for papers

Join us in the conference programme by sharing your research through either a talk or a poster presentation.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for talks is July 31, 2024, and for posters is August 31, 2024.

Best regards,
The organizing committee.

Programme (in progress)

With confirmed speakers from

  • AITEX (ES)
  • Andritz Laroche (FR)
  • Ariadne Innovation (BE)
  • Beaulieu Fibres International (BE)
  • Beaulieu International Group (BE)
  • Cadel Recycling Lab (ES)
  • California State Polytechnic University (US)
  • Certech (BE)
  • CETIA (FR)
  • GDTech - Reprocover (BE)
  • Hochshcule Niederrhein (DE)
  • Institut für textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • KU Leuven Brugge (BE)
  • Maastricht University (NL)
  • Next Technology Tecnotessile (IT)
  • POM West-Vlaanderen (BE)
  • PurFi & Concordia (BE)
  • Resortecs (BE)
  • Saxion University of applied sciences (NL)
  • Utexbel (BE)
  • Vito (BE)

RE-ASSIGN Workshop

Don't miss out on the exciting workshop for the launch of the Interreg France-Wallonie-Flanders project RE-ASSIGN! Join us in the afternoon of the second conference day.

Free of charge for all conference attendees! Secure your spot by confirming your attendance on the subscription form provided.


In line with the European Green Pact, the RE-ASSIGN (REcycling plAStics deSIGN) cross-border project aims to support companies in the France-Wallonia-Vlaanderen Interreg zone in their transition to a circular economy through the development of plastic products incorporating recycled materials (Design from recycling) from post-consumer or pre-consumer flows.

Sientific posters

Your presentation of the scientific poster at the conference will involve the following steps:

  1. Create your poster in a size of approximately A0 = 80-120 cm (you have the freedom to design the layout as you wish, as we do not use a template)
  2. Print your poster and bring it with you to Oostende on 19/11/24
  3. Hang your poster in the designated room (materials for hanging will be provided by the organization)
  4. Present your poster before the deadline of 3 slides on 1/11
  5. Submit an A4 pdf version of your poster by the same deadline of 1/11

Before the first coffee break, you will have the opportunity to present your poster in a 2-minute time frame. You can send the 3 slides for this presentation to Ann De Grijse 

Your abstract, slides, and an A4 pdf version of your poster will be uploaded to the secure conference website of which participants will receive the link in advance.

Project posters

Display of posters in A3 format announcing current and new research projects in the conference theme of "circular economy for textiles and plastics"

Conference fees

conference fees (2024)

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

VAT not included
Payment upon reception of the invoice.

Subscribe to the conference

I will attend the Re-Assign workshop
I will attend the conference dinner (60 euro)
(VAT not included)
My travel companion will also attend the conference dinner (60 euro)
(VAT not included)
The catering services (coffee and lunch breaks and dinner) will take into account any allergy or food intolerance you mention here in their offer.


Recognized training centre

Centexbel is recognized by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) - kmo-portefeuille - registration number DV.O101549 - and the Walloon authorities - Chèques entreprises.

Legal notice

We are referring to the EC Commission Regualtion 1998/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to de minimis aid, stating that the total amount of the de-minimis support accorded to a single company may never exceed € 200.000 over a period of three successive fiscal years. If this limit is exceeded, the total sum of the service shall be paid, without any claim to this indirect state funding.

Your registration is only valid upon receipt of our electronic confirmation.
After registration, you will receive an invoice for payment, including 21% VAT. Any cancellations must be made in writing. No refund will be provided for cancellations after 10 days before the start of the session. Participants may be replaced by another person at any time. In this case, no extra costs will be charged. Please do pass on the name change.

B2B meetings


During the entire conference, you can participate in B2B meetings organized by Flanders Investment &Trade.

Peter Jaspers, FIT


thermae place oostende

Thermae Palace Hotel
Koningin Astridlaan 7 - 8400 Oostende

Free parking for conference attendees (charging units for electrical cars not available, but there are nearby facilities)



By sponsoring the fourth International Conference on a "Circular Economy for Textiles & Plastics", your corporate logo will be displayed on the

  • conference webpage (logo, short description and link to your website)
  • conference welcoming slides
  • conference handouts

Promote your products & services


Publication of your corporate logo

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


Promotion stand

Publication of your corporate logo

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

CORPORATE LOGO - technical specifications

  • your corporate logo will be published on the website upon reception
  • please send us your corporate logo in the best quality
  • format: preferably eps; other formats: jpg, png, tiff or gif
  • size: 300 dpi


  • the conference participants will visit the promotion stands during the reception, coffee and lunch breaks
  • the stands may be installed on November 17 & 18 from 7.30 am onwards
  • table on demand
  • electricity is available, please bring along your own extension leads
Please select the event you would like to sponsor. Thank you very much for your support.