Virtual Event Information

A Fully Virtual Event To Discuss Material Innovations, Technologies & Circular Economy Solutions To Create A World FREE From Waste Plastic

Due to the ongoing complexity of the global health emergency, and after consulting with our exhibitors, speakers, and advisory board members, it has been decided that Plastic Free World Conference & Expo Europe and Plastic Free World Conference & Expo North America will join forces to create the world’s first fully virtual event to connect businesses, manufacturers, materials experts, governments, NGO’s, recyclers, and the plastic industry to discuss solutions to help create a world free from plastic waste.

Plastic Free World Virtual Summit 2020 will take place live on November 9-10, and on-demand for 30 days, with over 200 expert speakers and individual presentations, more than 25 panel discussions, a fully interactive exhibition, 5 individual conference tracks, and dedicated networking sessions allowing more people than ever from all corners of the world to share the latest in-depth industry knowledge to help the world tackle the rising issue of waste plastic in the environment.

With ever-evolving regulations on single-use plastics and increasing global urgency to find new solutions that will address the global plastic waste challenge, we are delighted to still be able to offer the opportunity to connect and exchange the latest innovations on our virtual platform in 2020 and we look forward to welcoming you all to our live events in the future when conditions allow.

Why Attend?

Watch more than 200 expert presentations from companies around the world leading the way in reducing waste plastics, 2021 regulations and the new EU plastics tax, as well as new materials and circular economy solutions.

Interact in our live sessions – as well as on-demand content you can also engage in our live panel discussions on 9-10 November where our panellists will be available to answer your questions. Panel discussions will be timed throughout each day to allow attendees across EMEA, Americas, and Asia-Pacific regions to participate, no matter where you are in the world.

Never miss a presentation – if you attended our 2019 event you’ll know that with so many sessions it’s impossible to be in more than one place at a time. With more content than ever before you can catch up in your own time for up to 30 days after the event on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Download the latest research – as well as all the on-demand video content, attendees will also have access to hundreds of research papers, conference proceedings, and technical information from the virtual exhibitor hall.

Network with a truly global audience – while a virtual event can never fully replace face-face networking, our virtual platform will allow attendees to chat, message, and arrange 1-1 or group meetings via telephone or Zoom Meetings directly through the platform. Our Networking Lounge will offer 5 dedicated tracks in-line with our conference agenda to offer the chance to exchange ideas and debate the hot button issues surrounding the global plastic waste crisis.

Visit the virtual exhibition – over 60 exhibitors will take part in the virtual exhibition area where you can find the latest solutions and innovations that will help increase the sustainability of your products, reduce your plastic footprint, create a more circular economy, and ultimately lead to reducing waste plastic in our oceans and environment.

Conference Pass – €699

Early Bird Discount – €499

[Available Until 30th of October]

Your conference pass gives you 30 day full access to the following:

  • Opening keynote presentations
  • All 5 conference tracks & over 200 on-demand presentations
  • More than 25 interactive panel discussions
  • Networking lounge with 5 targeted discussion groups
  • Send 1-1 meeting requests
  • Download all post-event proceedings
  • Access to the virtual exhibition hall
  • All virtual attendees will receive a 10% discount to Plastic Free World Conference 2021 – June 16/17, Cologne Messe, Germany

Group Booking Discounts Available

  • 10 % discount for 3-5 tickets
  • 15% discount for 6-9 tickets
  • 25% discount for 10+ tickets

Government, NGO, & Start-up Discount – €350

Limited Availability

Industries in Attendence Include

Any business looking to reduce the environmental impact of plastics in their supply chain should attend this event. However, the following industries are particularly recommended to attend:


Meet more than 800 senior-level executives and R&D chiefs looking for material and chemical innovations to help them meet their future plastic footprint targets.

Retail & Consumer Goods

  • Eliminating single-use plastics throughout your supply chain
  • Lower plastic usage in packaging and delivery
  • How to increase recyling rates

Food &

  • Find plastic-free alternatives for the food and drink industry
  • Eliminate unecessary and single-use plastics 
  • Improve recyling and upcycling rates of food and beverage products

Automotive & Transport

  • Next-generation ultra-light weight biocomposites for automotive and transportation applications
  • Cost-effective natural fibres and natural fibre-reinforced materials for vehicle interiors
  • Increase use of recycled materials
  • New component design and manufacturing solutions to improve recyclability of vehicles

Clothing & Textiles

  • Innovative solutions to tackle the microplastic crisis in the clothing and textile industries
  • Natural fibre solutions from sustainable sources
  • Meet the experts that can make your products biodegradable, compostable, and easily recycled
  • Close the loop on a circular economy and reuse discarded clothing and textiles
  • Eliminate single-use and hard to recycle plastics
  • Reduce plastic wastage through design and manufacturing processes
  • Find alternative, highly sustainable materials sourced from natural feedstocks
  • Improve recyclability
  • Increase upcycling of packaging materials

Travel & Catering 

  • What are the alternatives to single-use plastics for the travel, tourism, and catering industry?
  • Find and source plastic-free alternatives and improve reuse
Recycling & Waste Management
Meet with over 800 material suppliers and producers, retailers, manufacturers, NGO’s, state & local government and the entire supply chain to help create a closed-loop recycling system that will prevent plastic from becoming waste

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