Global – The 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) will take place on March 22-24 next year in the German capital Berlin. IARC 2017 will provide an international platform for discussion of the latest developments and challenges facing end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling, bringing together more than 250 decision-makers in the ELV recycling chain such as car manufacturers, metals and plastics scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators and policy-makers.
Among the topics to be addressed at the event will be: the circular economy and resource efficiency; innovation in the recycling sector; closing the loop for car manufacturers and the dismantling industry; recycling electronics and data destruction in the automotive sector; new materials in cars – such as carbon fibre and rare earths – and how to recycle them; next-generation recycling processes and equipment; country-specific ELV recycling reports; recycling at the vehicle design stage; and updates on new laws and regulations affecting vehicle recycling. An exhibition hall with more than 30 booths will offer delegates the chance to network and forge business relationships.
Company spotlight and technology talks will also take place in a designated area of the exhibition, providing speakers with an opportunity to promote their company, technology or services. In addition, there will be a ‘Bierfass’ reception in the exhibition hall, a networking dinner and, on March 24, plant tours to leading recycling companies.
If you are interested in making a presentation at the congress, send a short abstract with your key message by early October at the latest to: ICM AG, Schwaderhof 7, 5708 Birrwil, Switzerland (phone: +41 62 785 10 00, fax: +41 62 785 10 05, email: [email protected])