Plastic and textile waste management is a priority of Centexbel-VKC. Therefore, we are organising an international conference to bring together all actors to find solutions in view of creating a circular economy.


Conference programme

Please note that we reserve the right to alter the programme at any time. Any changes will be immediately published through the above link.

Centexbel Poster Award 2018

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.


  • August 31, 2018: abstract scientific poster template
  • October 15, 2018: presentation (in pdf)
  • November 1, 2018: poster (in pdf)
  • November 13, 2018: printed poster (80-120 cm)

B2B Meetings

This matchmaking event will enable to bring together companies, researchers and corporations from a number of European countries. 

This is a unique opportunity to generate new business or research contacts and contracts. The model is time - and cost efficient and result in business! Seize the opportunity and build (technological and/or commercial) collaboration across the borders. By participating b2b networking you will get access to the latest technologies and new business channels only by creating an online profile to select your b2b meetings. 

Meetings will will be arranged in advance through a dedicated webpage.

B2B meetings are organised by Enterprise Europe Network.

Register to B2B meetings

Conference language



Conference sponsors

Alsico logo more than workwear

Alsico is a specialist in workwear. As a family company with global activity and over 80 years of experience we are used to care about sustainability. We look at how we can produce a quality product while having a positive impact on people and the environment. A partnership with chain supervisor Dutch Awearness now permits us to close the loop and offer a fully circular product. The circular workwear is made out of a 100% polyester fabric woven from new filament that is made out of used polyester clothing. Infinity, as the fabric is called, can be recycled up to eight times. For mixed fabrics we offer an end-of-life solution; the clothes are shredded and mixed with plastic waste into a new composite (CLIFF) used for e;g. garden furniture and other various applications. These CLIFF products are recyclable again into a new composite at their end of life. We thus close the loop and create new, virtuous cycles.

Visit Alsico's webite

logo Specific Polymers

SPECIFIC POLYMERS (SP, Castries, FRANCE) is a company acting as R&D service provider and scale up producer in the field of functional monomers, polymers and materials. The main goal of the innovative product developed by SP is to validate customers’ proof of concepts. In other words, SP propose R&D services for academic laboratories and R&D departments of high-tech industrial groups. In more than 15 years, SP developed the synthesis of more than 10 000 functional building blocks, monomers and polymers and is now working with more than 500 customers and partners in more than 50 countries worldwide. Green chemistry is a fundamental aspect of SP work and many projects are ongoing to find innovative alternatives to fossil resources from the biomass. For instance, SP is working on Biobased alternative to Bisphenol-A based epoxy resins and Formophenolic resins or to the development of isocyanate free polyurethane resins. Notably, SP is currently involved in ECOXY H2020 Project to develop bio-based, recyclable, reshapable & repairable (3R) fibre reinforced thermoset composites

Visit Specific Polymers' website

POM fabriek voor de toekomst

Fabrieken voor de Toekomst

Fabrieken voor de Toekomst zorgt voor een hechte samenwerking tussen bedrijfswereld, kennisinstellingen en overheid. De focus ligt op het versterken van die vijf sectoren waarin West-Vlaanderen bijzondere groeimogelijkheden toont: 

  • Nieuwe Materialen
  • Voeding
  • Blue Energy
  • Machinebouw & Mechatronica
  • Zorgeconomie

visit pom's website

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



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

  • the stands may be installed on November 13 and 14, 2018 (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).


Participation fees

Early bird discount of 10% for registrations made before August 15th, 2018

Basic registration fees:

  • entire conference: 400 euro
    13/11/2018: 300 euro
    14/11/2018: 200 euro
    conference dinner: 60 euro

Group rate (for registration of 10 people or more)

  • entire conference: 320 euro/pp
    13/11/2018: 240 euro/pp
    14/11/2018: 160 euro/pp
    conference dinner: 60 euro/pp

Reduced fees for:

  • Centexbel members and partner members, participants presenting a scientific poster and sponsors

    entire conference: 360 euro
    13/11/2018: 270 euro
    14/11/2018: 180 euro
    conference dinner: 60 euro

  • Conference speakers

    entire conference: 200 euro
    13/11/2018: 150 euro
    14/11/2018: 100 euro
    conference dinner: 60 euro

  • Centexbel member conference speakers

    conference attendance: free of charge
    conference dinner: 60 euro

  • Students

    conference attendance: cost recovery rates (please contact Ann De Grijse for more details)
    conference dinner: 60 euro

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.

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


Thank you for registring to the International conference on Recycling that will take place on November 13 & 14, 2018 in Bruges.

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 cost of 15 euro will be charged for the new invoice. Due to organisational reasons credit cards are not accepted.
Annulments have to be made in writing. If the annulments are made less than 10 days before the start of the conference, no refunding will be made. However, it is allowed that another person replaces you, without any supplementary costs. In that case, please send us the name of your substitute.

Centexbel is an accredited training centre (accreditation no. DV.O101549) allowing Flemish SMEs to participate against a reduced price.

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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


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

Recycling Conference dinner venue

Restaurant B.In

  • Zonnekemeers | Parking Site Oud Sint-Jan | 8000 Bruges
  • Free parking
  • Distance from the conference venue: 12 min. by car


Hotel bookings

The following hotels of different price classes are at a walking distance from the conference dinner venue:

IBIS Budget*

  • Address: Marie Popelinplantsoen 4 Bruges (near the railway station)
  • Walking distance to conference dinner venue : 14 min.
  • Parking (paying): railway station
  • Single room: 56.50 euro / night
  • Double room: 64 euro / night

Novotel ***

  • Address: Katelijnestraat 65 Bruges
  • Walking distance to conference dinner venue : 6 min.
  • Parking (paying): Underneath the hotel
  • Single room: 109 euro / night
  • Double room: 129 euro/ night

Conditions valid until 14/10/2018

Hotel Portinari ****

  • Address: Het Zand 15 Bruges
  • Walking distance to conference dinner venue : 5 min.
  • Parking (paying): 't Zand
  • Single room
    • 118 euro (classic)
    • 127 euro (superior)
    • 160 euro (triple room)
  • Double room
    • 132 euro (classic)
    • 141 (superior)
    • 179 (triple room)

Conditions valid until 22/10/2018

Included in all prices above

  • Breakfast buffet

Non-included in all prices above

  • tourist tax 2.12 euro per person per night

Above mentioned rates are only valid if booked through the below booking link:

More information on the three hotels and booking link

Conference secretariat

Ann De Grijse - Centexbel