The Vinyl Council of Australia has organised a two-day event to bring together Australasia’s vinyl value chain to discuss key trends, issues and sustainability challenges influencing the region’s PVC sector.
PVC AUS 2022, Australia’s premier vinyl conference, will be held in Queensland from 7 to 9 June 2022.
Collaboration towards a circular economy for PVC, the journey towards net zero carbon and safe and sustainable additives will be among key topics discussed by a host of global experts.
Themed around ‘Shared Horizons’, the two-day program will feature policy, technical and case-study presentations along with panel discussions from a range of local and international expert speakers, as well as opportunities to network with key decision makers across the industry.
Key themes include collaboration with industry, government and stakeholder groups to find solutions to PVC circularity and reinforce the material’s role in a circular economy. This includes the challenge of transitioning to lower carbon PVC products, avoiding substances of high concern and shifting local uPVC window production to the next level.
The business case for addressing sustainability will be covered by Andrew Petersen, CEO of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of Australia, Rob Coombs, Managing Director, ANZ, Interface and Gihan Perera, a Futurist and author, sponsored by Australian Vinyls.
Delegates will also hear from international guest speakers Jane Gardner of the European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers’ Institute, Inna Jeschke from Inovyn and Jay Thomas, from the US Vinyl Sustainability Council on their latest initiatives driving progress towards a circular economy for vinyl.
Vinyl Council Chief Executive Sophi MacMillan said Australia’s PVC manufacturing industry consumes more than A$1 billion of raw materials annually and over A$3 billion of products containing PVC are sold in Australia.
“Inspirational insights and discussion with our range of expert speakers will provide invaluable opportunities for exploring industry examples of strategic initiatives and leadership, increasing understanding of current policy settings and gaining key information on vinyl sustainability to share with customers and end markets,” MacMillan said.
To register for the event, click here.