The Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Brussels has been moved and rescheduled for next year after its original dates were cancelled due to the city being under high-level threat alert in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Organiser Crain Communications previously postponed the event, due to take place at the Tour & Taxis venue on 25-26 November, after Belgian authorities recommended people avoid any large meetings.
Crain managing director, Steve Crowhurst said at the time that the rescheduled date was likely to be in February and not necessarily at the same venue.
Brussels has since lowered its alert level and Crowhurst has announced that the show will take place on 22-23 March in the same city but at the larger Brussels Expo (pictured), prioritising the “security of visitors and exhibitors”.
He told MRW: “The original venue, the Tour & Taxi, was unfortunately located close to the Molenbeek area, which is where the total lockdown took place.
“We felt it was a more sensible solution to move to the main Brussels Expo, which also has very good transport facilities and they’ve been very supportive in helping us move the event.”
He said one exhibitor had already expressed the wish to bring more equipment to the event now it had transferred to a venue with more capacity and closer to the airport.
As before, visitors will be able to attend industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe’s working groups, which will focus on key materials including PET, PVC, HDPE, LDPE and mixed plastics.