François Lagrue


François was graduated in Fine Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Rouen in 1992, with a specialization in High Technicality Polymers. He worked all his career in the plastic industry in the fields of compounding, sheet and blown film extrusion, servicing the Automotive, Aerospace, Leisure and Building and Construction markets. He entered the PET recycling world in 2014 when joining Indorama Ventures as Plant Manager of the Wellman France Recyclage site located in Verdun (France). Today he is the Head of Recycling Operation for Europe, taking care of the 7 recycling plants they operate today in the region, converting 160kt of PCR bottles and 8kt of PCR trays into high quality flakes and rPET chips. 

How to enter the event


  1. Click on the link that will be sent on the day of the conference

  2. It is recommended that you use Chrome web browser.

  3. Select an attendee ticket and click “join event”.

  4. You will be redirected to a sign-up page. Please create an account with the email address you have registered with and click sign-up. If you already have a Hopin account, please log in with your details.

  5. You have now entered the conference. On the left side of your screen, you will see different tabs:


is where you can find all the information about the conference (agenda, bio of speakers, schedule with timings etc.)


is where the main speeches and the panel discussion will happen.


for a better connection, we recommend you close any video call softwares of websites. During the breaks, you have the possibility to connect with other participants. You can do so in two ways:

Click on the Networking tab and you will be connected automatically with a fellow event participant who also wants to network.

Look for the person you want to connect with on the attendee list (this list can be found by clicking on "people" on the right side of your screen) click on the name of the person you would like to talk to and invite him/her for a video call.

How to ask a question to the panelists

Write your question on the event chat, the moderator will have it in front of her/him and will pick relevant questions to ask the speakers.