Patrick Laevers

Fost Plus

Patrick Laevers is a business leader with a successful track record of developing and implementing sustainable operational strategies. Since 2018 he heads Fost Plus, the not-for-profit organization that is responsible for the recycling chain of household packaging in Belgium. Before that, he served as managing director Belgium and executive board member at Shanks Group plc. After its merger with Van Gansewinkel Groep bv in 2017, he became group business development director of Renewi plc. Giving substance to the circular economy has been the focus of his career. Patrick Laevers holds an PhD in applied sciences for the Free University of Brussels and a MBA in industrial business administration from Vlerick management school, thus combining business insights with technical knowledge of complex industrial processes.

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.