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16th International Electronics Recycling Congress takes place January, 2017, in Salzburg, Austria

16th International Electronics Recycling Congress takes place January, 2017, in Salzburg, Austria

The 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria. According to event producer, Switzerland-based ICM, IERC 2017 is the electronics recycling industry’s most important event, bringing together over 500 international experts: producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, standards bodies, refurbishers, NGOs, regulators and many more.

Topics will include:

  • Challenges of the Circular Economy
  • Worldwide take-back schemes, quotas and challenges faced by OEMs
  • Reuse & refurbishment
  • Best available recycling technologies
  • Recycling of precious and strategic metals
  • Staying profitable as products and markets change
  • Supply chain transparency
  • How do countries and electronics manufacturing companies close the recycling loop?
  • Which standards, compliance regulations and controls support or fail the industry?
  • Business opportunities and models in emerging markets
  • Recycling of hazardous components such as batteries, lamps, LCDs, mercury, etc.
  • Safety standards for transportation

The program also includes Tool Box Talks and a Podium Discussion on “Transboundary Movement of Waste – Helping or Hindering the Development of a Circular Economy?” A large exhibition area with over 60 booths will provide opportunity to reach key industry decision makers and to find out what’s new in the global electronics recycling business. Cocktail receptions and a networking dinner "Wednesday Night Fever" are also designed to create an excellent atmosphere to get in touch with business partners, friends and competitors.

The following powerful Keynote Speakers will inform and inspire at the 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017.

  • Dr Mike Biddle, Managing Director at Evok Innovations, USA & Founder and Director of MBA Polymers, USA
  • Magnus Gislev, European Commission, Belgium

Workshops will include:

  • “Implementing a R2, e-Stewards or WEEELABEX Management System and Getting it Certified”
  • “Lithium Batteries Transport & Safety Issues”

Plant tours will include:

  • EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, Ansfelden
  • Montanwerke Brixlegg AG, Brixlegg
  • Müller-Guttenbrunn, Metran and MBA Polymers, Amstetten/Kematen

ICM is an international leader in the organization of conferences specializing in the fields of recycling cars, electronics and batteries. These waste streams have been among the world's fastest growing commodity markets for years. ICM AG is a Swiss company which has organized conferences in Europe, North America and Asia since the year 2000. The company was founded by Jeanette Duttlinger. Her team consists of 12 employees who speak German, English, Spanish, Italian, French and Chinese.