K Fair – 19 to 26 October 2022: An industry in transformation

Only a few days to go until K 2022 in Düsseldorf and the kick-off of the exclusive “K Special Show”, presented in partnership with Messe Düsseldorf – Join us live or online for our streamed sessions

This year’s fair is an opportunity to take stock of our industry’s progress towards the circularity and climate neutrality in these unprecedented times. The hike in energy prices and supply bottlenecks are affecting our industry, our value chain partners and the wider European economy.
In this context, are the core themes of K Special Show – Climate Protection, Circular Economy and Digitalisation – still relevant? It is more important than ever that we see this crisis as an opportunity, to turbo-charge our efforts towards meeting our net zero and circularity ambitions.  These topics will be the driving force behind the K Special Show. 

K Special Show – Plastics shape the future – with insights from world leading experts on the most pressing issues of today’s generations
Live from 19 to 26 October at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre

With the invaluable support of our members and the contribution of over 50 expert speakers during seven content-packed days (see programme), this year’s “K Special Show” brings together thought leaders from science, business, politics, civil society and non-governmental organisations to discuss and debate what’s next in the industry’s circularity and climate transition, and what else is shaping Europe’s green transformation.

Join us for an action-packed programme which also includes our press conference on 20 October 2022 where we will present the latest “Plastics – the Facts” report and other hot topics. You will also find us active on our social media channels amplifying our sessions “live streamed” for the first time in K Fair history, speaker take out vox pops, spotlighting our members’ innovations and the latest in our #ChangingPlasticsforGood campaign

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@PlasticsEurope and @PlasticsEuropeD) and LinkedIn (@Plastics Europe and @PlasticsEurope Deutschland e. V.) and to support us in amplifying the transformational innovations and debates the industry is engaging in. 

Plastics Europe teams will attend K and look forward to welcoming you at Hall 6 / C40.

DAY 1 – Wednesday, 19 October

11:00 – 12:00
Keynote speech “State of the World” by Ilham Kadri, CEO, Solvay
Moderated fire-side chat: The great transition! An industry becoming climate neutral!
14:00 – 15:00
Panel session: Implementing the change – challenges and opportunities faced by the plastics industry

DAY 2 – Thursday, 20 October

10:30 – 11:30
Panel discussion: “How politics support the industry on its journey to become circular”

DAY 3 – Friday, 21 October

10:30 – 12:30 – Two-part panel discussion
Part 1 + Part 2

DAY 7 – Tuesday, 25 October

10:30 – 11:30
Keynote on Crises & Opportunities
Fire-side chat: The power of blue-sky thinking for a future with plastics