How can we reconcile competiveness and sustainability
policy goals in Europe? What can be done to reduce the high energy costs
crippling European industry? What are the concrete steps that need to be
in the short-term to make the long-term vision of a competitive and
efficient Europe a reality? And what is the potential of the plastics
contribute to sustainable growth in a challenging economic
These and other related questions were
themes throughout PolyTalk 2014, a high level industry summit hosted by
in Brussels on 4-5 November 2014. Under the umbrella heading "An
Renaissance in Europe…let’s make it happen”, the conference gathered
300 high-level figures from the worlds of politics, industry, science,
and the media to discuss a range of subjects from the circular economy
gas, and from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to
policy in Europe.
Many of these topics were addressed
in a "Manifesto for the Competitiveness of the European
”, launched at the start of the
conference as a joint initiative of PlasticsEurope and the European
Converters (EuPC). PolyTalk 2014 also played host to an "Innovation
companies had the opportunity to showcase their latest technological
innovations to people attending the conference.
the summary report here.
This report provides a
summary of discussions over the two days and highlights key points
raisedby speakers and participants.
Watch PolyTalk debates on-line via the live
More info on PolyTalk on www.polytalk.eu