Expanded PRSE exhibition attracts ‘record’ turnout

ORGANISERS of the third Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) have hailed this year’s ‘record’ event.

Held recently in Amsterdam, the conference and exhibition attracted 3,250 visitors – an increase of 34.5% on last year’s numbers. Exhibitor figures were also up 20%, with in excess of 120 companies showcasing their products and innovations. Plans are now afoot to increase capacity again for next year.

The two-day PRSE show highlighted the latest trends and developments in plastics recycling technology and applications, as well as exploring future challenges and the legislative landscape within the EU.

“PRSE has grown so quickly to become the showcase for innovation in plastics recycling technology. We are seeing dramatic improvements in the capacity and quality of products and processes to meet the demands of consumers and brand owners today,” said Ton Emans, president of Plastics Recyclers Europe. “If you want to know what is happening in the plastics recycling industry in Europe, what we have already achieved in making plastics use circular and what will soon be possible in the future, you have to come here.”

Matt Barber, PRSE event director at Crain Communications added, “PRSE 2019 has proved by far our most successful show to date, attracting more than two-and-a-half times the total attendance of our launch event only two years ago. We have had such positive feedback from our exhibitors, conference speakers, visitors and participants in the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe.

“PRSE 2020 is now building on the success of our first three years, reinforcing its position as the annual focal point for plastics recycling in Europe. We increased the floorplan area by 17% for 2019 and have added an additional 16% for 2020, but it is already looking like we will need to add more. Existing exhibitors are requesting larger stands and we are attracting growing interest from new companies.”

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe returns to Hall 7 at RAI Amsterdam on 25 and 26 March 2020.