Essential information for end of life vehicle dismantling, depollution and recycling

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According to the official announcement of the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland, dated February 28, 2020, no events with more than 1,000 people are allowed to take place at least until March 15, 2020. Following this decision, the Geneva International Motor Show has been cancelled. Please click here to see the press release.

Due to this situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, we have received in the past few days cancellations from participants and speakers.

Bearing in mind our close cooperation with the Geneva International Motor Show, our striving to maintain a top-level congress and our desire to protect the health of our delegates, the Steering Committee of the International Automobile Recycling Congress together with the Organisers decided to postpone IARC 2020. Date and place to be confirmed later.

We regret this situation, but the wellbeing of all participants is our top priority. The aim of every congress is to create a special experience for the delegates and to facilitate the expansion of business relationships. Unfortunately, this goal cannot be achieved under current circumstances.

Thank you for your understanding.

Do not hesitate to contact the ICM team if you require further information.

Manfred Beck 
Chairman of the Steering Committee 
International Automobile Recycling Congress

Jeanette Duttlinger
Congress Organiser


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.