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MedPharmPlast Europe is a sector group of EuPC, created in 2014 by and for companies involved in the entire supply chain of plastic medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging in Europe

MPPE Summer Conference: 27 & 28 June 2023 in Leuven, Belgium

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

MedPharmPlast Europe and Nelson Labs Europe are pleased to announce their MPPE Summer Conference on 27 & 28 June 2023 in Leuven, Belgium.


Day I. - 27 June 2023

11.30 - 12.00 MPPE General Assembly (members only!)

12.00 - 12.30 Welcome coffee & Registration

12.30 - 12.40 Welcome & Introduction by Frank de Smedt MPPE President, Nelson Labs

12.40 - 13.00 "We are your voice in Brussels" - Welcome by Bernard Merkx, Managing Director of EuPC

13.00 - 13.30 European Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) by Olivier Van Volden, essenscia - Polymatters

13.30- 14.00 Proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) by Bernard Merkx & Maëlys Makotta, EuPC

14.00 - 14.30 Coffee break

14.30 - 15.00 How can we help you closing the loop? by Seda Cantekin, TotalEnergies Corbion

15.00 - 15.30 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) restriction proposal by Wouter Geurts, Tekni-Plex

15.30 - 16.00 Requirements for material characterization and qualification for pharma or medical device industry by Frank de Smedt, Nelson Labs Europe

16.00 - 16.30 Update on MedPharmPlast Europe Regulatory Task Force by Nigel Talboys, MPPE RTF Chairman, Terumo

18.00 Networking event - Walking tour in Leuven followed by networking dinner

This city walk combines several must see sites of Leuven with some of the town's more surprising hidden corners. Leuven has been known by many names: the oldest university town in the Low Countries, the Beer capital, the Best city of Brabant, and the City on the Dyle. Throughout its life, a number of historical figures, including Napoleon and Joséphine, Stephen Hawking and Bernard Montgomery, visited this famous and unique city and gazed in wonder at the wonder that is its fifteenth century town hall, the Great Beguinage (UNESCO World Heritage site), and the monumental libraries. Follow in their footsteps and discover why Justus Lipsius described this place as the "Pride of Belgium"!

Day II. - 9.30 - 13.00 28 June 2023

9.30 - 9.40 Welcome & Introduction by moderator: Christian Pommereau, MPPE Sustainability Working Group Chairman, Sanofi

9.40 - 10.10 What a Material supplier can do to help you to achieve your sustainability goals in Medical Devices by Volker Dickfeld, Avient

10.10 - 10.40 Circular Solutions from Covestro toward Full Circularity in the Healthcare Industry by Bernd Garska, Covestro

10.40-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.30 Sustainable design principles foster a data-driven approach to achieving low carbon footprint of autoinjector devices by Veluska Bruce, SHL Medical

11.30 - 12.00 Case study: Mechanical Recycling of post-consumer PVC Medical Waste: First Lessons Learned from the Belgian VinylPlus® Med Scheme by Inge Dewitte Denuo/VinylPlus & Vincent Stone, VinylPlus

12.00 - 12.45 Sustainability panel discussion

12.45 - 13.00 Closing ​

Registration (registration is required)

  • Participation for MPPE members: free of charge (please note max. two participants per member can join free of charge)

  • Participation for non-MPPE members: 500 € - please contact Lilla Mezriczky, General Manager of MPPE at

Location and venue

Conference venue: Provinciehuis Leuven, Provincieplein 1, 3010 Leuven

We look forward to your participation!

For more info please contact Lilla Mezriczky, General Manager of MP


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