Iain Gulland announced as keynote speaker for PVC 2020

18 Nov 2019

Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland’s founding Chief Executive and previously led its predecessor programme, WRAP Scotland, has been announced as the first keynote speaker for PVC 2020 taking place in Edinburgh on 20–23 April. Iain has more than 25 years’ experience in sustainable resource management.

Iain will present his keynote talk on ‘Switching to a circular economy – good for the planet and the plastics industry’ followed by a panel discussion with the second keynote speaker Mark Miodownik as well as a panel of experts from around the world.

Gulland is currently President of the Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) and he is a member of a number of Scottish Government strategic groups including the Economy and Environment Leaders Group, the Board of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and the Expert Panel on Environmental Charges. He was voted the ‘most influential person in the UK waste and resource efficiency sector’ in 2014 by Resource Magazine, and he was granted Fellowship of Chartered Institution of Wastes Management in 2016.

The full PVC2020 programme has now been launched with 3 sessions across the three days including themes on:

  • Lean manufacturing
  • Machinery and Processing Technology
  • Markets, Products and Applications
  • Regulatory and Environmental Matters
  • Polymerisation, Resin Development and Production
  • Plastisols and Flexible PVC

Welcome drinks will take place on Monday 20 April at the Caves, which gives delegates and speakers the change to meet new and familiar faces and join us in celebrating the start of PVC2020 in one of Edinburgh's most unique venues. This will be followed by a conference dinner on 22 April held in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town; the National Museum of Scotland provides an impressive venue for the PVC 2020 Gala Dinner.

‘I refer to this conference as the “University of PVC.” If you are in the vinyl industry, it should be on your “must attend list” especially in 2020, where the new venue is in Scotland,’ said Aine Curran, President of the Vinyl Institute of Canada.

More than 50% of exhibition stands are already sold out so any companies with a commercial story to tell can take advantage of the exhibition opportunities at the event and early booking is advised. Our exhibition floor plan is available to book online or contact kate.harrision@iom3.org or visit www.pvc2020.org

Early bird registration will close on 31 December 2019.

Press Contact:

Natalie Daniels


Event Organiser:

Melanie Boyce


PVC 2020 is organised by IOM Communications Ltd on behalf of the Polymer Society of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.