Join us at the Circular Materials Center in Kortrijk on 22 and 23 February 2024 to ignite the spark for recycling, reuse and circularity of composites, wood and textiles. Gain insights through keynotes on circular business models, circular bonding technology and internationalisation opportunities. Get inspired by innovative companies and expand your network at the micro industry fair while enjoying a delicious walking dinner.

This is the final event of the REC-N-COMP project. Participation is free, and must be confirmed by filling in the registration form.

Call for EOI: benefit from a financial support for your participation

SMEs from Italy, Belgium, France, and Poland can answer the following call for expression of interest to obtain up to 500€ to cover their expenses. The full conditions of this call are available at this link.

To answer the call, please fill in the following form. The call will be open until January 31st, 2024.


Does your company create an innovative sustainable product or end-of-life product processing technology with composite, wood or textile material? You can register for a booth at the micro fair where you can showcase your product.

As booths are limited, your product or production technology must meet at least one of the following expectations:

  • Your product is made with recycled or environmental-friendly composite, wood or textile material.
  • Your product can be recycled in a sustainable way.
  • Your production technology enables proper recovery of raw materials from end of life composite, wood or textile products.
  • Your company and product are part of a circular value chain.
  • You are a supplier of recycled composite / wood / textile.
  • You provide technological manufacturing solutions to facilitate the use of recycled materials.

Please provide us the description of your product or production technology and proof of meeting expectations in maximum 3 slides to Roel Van Thillo: roel.vanthillo [at]

Full programme

Thursday, February 22:

  • 15.00: Welcome
  • 15.15: Keynotes
    • Circular Business Models - Wim Van Opstal (VITO)
    • Circular Bonding Technology - Isabel Van de Weyenberg (Flanders Make)
    • Internationalisation opportunities for recycling and reuse of composites, wood, and textiles - Leonardo Marchetti (Next Technology Tecnotessile)
  • 16.30: Company testimonials
  • 17.00 - 20.00: Micro Fair - CMC Demo Tour - Walking dinner
    • Get to know new products, technologies, and companies
    • Visit the CMC Innovation Lab with a guided demo tour
    • Enjoy the walking dinner

Friday, February 23:

  • 09.00 - 12.30: Company visits (names to be announced)