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The 14th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2014

19th – 21st March, 2014, Brussels, Belgium

The 14th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2014 organised by ICM AG will take place between the 19th & 21st March in the Hotel Dolce la Hulpe in Brussels, Belgium. After 14 years, the International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) has established itself as ‘the’ event for the international automotive recycling industries.

The event programme includes sessions on:

  • Best available recycling technologies
  • The European ELV Directive towards 2015
  • E-mobility – Influence on car recycling and dismantling
  • Recycling capabilities of new emerging technologies
  • New financial instruments to boost take back and recycling
  • Green Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency

A rich programme of side-events will also take place throughout the congress, including an exhibition and commercial presentations known as “Tool Box Talks” which will focus on the recycling industry.

The congress will feature, among others, key-note speakers:

  • Peter Kronschnabl, President & CEO of BMW Group Belux, Belgium
  • Prof. Duan Weng, Tsinghua University, Institute for Energy and Environmental Materials, Director China
  • Artemis Hatzi-Hull, European Commission DG Environment, Green Economy – Waste Management & Recycling Policy Officer, Belgium

Organisers have also planned a number of interesting tours to plants of leading recycling companies and car manufacturers near Brussels, including: ARN’s shredder residue processing plant at Tiel in the Netherlands; Toyota Motor Manufacturing France, Valenciennes, France; and the ferrous metal recycling plant of Groupe Comet in Obourg, Belgium.

The detailed programme is available here

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