Events

Events

Earlier this year Sarah Newton MP had a round table meeting in St Austell with a group of local Plastic Free Cornwall volunteers and others – which some of you attended - to discuss the work that they have been doing in Cornwall on the growing problem of plastic pollution around the Cornish coastline and inland. As a direct result of that meeting we decided to organise a “Plastics Conference” and we have been working with the University of Exeter and Kirstie Edwards of Plastic Free Falmouth over the last few months to put together a really interesting and exciting programme, offering the chance to learn more about the global plastics challenge, the work of the University of Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research Hub, national policy, and local initiatives here in Cornwall.

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The International Rubber Conference 2019 is being held on 3rd – 5th September 2019 at the Kia Oval in London, hosted by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). The three-day event grants delegates the opportunity to learn about technical advances in the global rubber market. IRC2019 will have a focus on innovations in elastomer materials and products, and the three-day conference is a must-attend to learn about technical advances in the global rubber market. It is the largest annual global conference for the rubber community. UKCPN will be exhibiting at IRC.
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Supported by The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), Resource and Waste Management (RWM) provides a platform for showcasing the innovations that are shaping the future of sustainability. RWM hosts 500 exhibitors, 22,000 visitors, 350 seminars and 30 panel sessions, with 1-2-1 expert advice and networking opportunities; it prides itself on being the only UK event of this scale for the recycling and waste industry. UKCPN will be exhibiting a large networking space at RWM.
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The capital’s most exclusive packaging event returns to Olympia London this September for it's 10th edition. It's the event that brings the industry together in a festival of branded, inspirational, prestige and bespoke packaging - making it a must attend for all packaging, marketing and branding professionals. Benefit from meeting over 180 suppliers under one roof, take advantage of the free-to-attend seminars focusing on specific sector content, plus a host of networking opportunities with decision makers and buyers from top brands.
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The RECOUP Plastics Recycling and Resources Conference is becoming the not to be missed event within the plastics recycling value chain. The event normally sees around 400 delegates attending and is unique in its ability to draw together stakeholders, NGOs, Local and National Government bodies and companies with business interests within plastics recycling to network and share best practice. Innovate UK's Head of Advanced Materials, Nick Cliffe, will be speaking at the event.
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UKCPN will be exhibiting at MRE 2020. MRE 2020 is taking place on 18th – 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London. The event will provide a platform to develop the commercial success of UK-generated materials innovation by showcasing ground-breaking new materials and their manufacturing processes to industry with the goal of accelerating bringing these to a commercialisation stage. MRE 2020, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK, will demonstrate how the UK is a global hub of excellence in materials research, as well as how materials is an area which will continue to propel the nation’s economy to future success.
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UK Landscape
Sector Maps

The UK Landscape Sector Maps are designed to provide a visual dynamic representation of the UK sector innovation landscape and allow users to easily and quickly source data within an otherwise complex and confusing eco-system. UK Circular Plastics Network are currently developing a UK Plastics landscape map.
Join UKCPN to add your organisation to the forthcoming map