After an eventful 18 months within the rendering industry and beyond, EFPRA is hosting a half-day Autumn Congress in Brussels on 7 October from 1pm. The venue is the newly renovated Hilton Doubletree (formerly Crowne Plaza) in Brussels. The event is a great opportunity to meet and discuss important developments including PAPs, the sustainability charter and  the European Green Deal.

Congress Dinner

Delegates have the opportunity to attend the Conference dinner to celebrate the last year’s good news for the rendering industry. The dinner takes place in the same hotel as the Congress from 7–10pm.

The dinner is a paid for event. It costs €127 per delegate for all courses and drinks. Delegates should book and pay in advance at the same time as registration.

We can accept cancellations and make refunds until 17 September.

If you have specific dietary requirements or any other requests, please tell us during booking or contact

Hotel Accommodation

All delegates are welcome to stay at the Hilton Doubletree hotel before or after the event as needed.

Delegates are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel booking as well as making changes or cancellations.

A preferential rate is available to EFPRA members, book now.

Booking accommodation does not automatically register you for Congress, register here.


Event Chairman: Mr. Sjors Beerendonk

12:00 – 14:00: Arrival, registration and lunch

14:00 – 14:15: Opening Speech, Mr. Sjors Beerendonk, President of EFPRA

14:15 – 14:45: EFPRA Sustainability Charter, Mr. Richard van Lijssel, Chairman of EFPRA’s Sustainability Committee

14:45 – 15:15: Healthy and environmentally-friendly diets in circular food systems, Dr. Anita Frehner, Researcher at Wageningen University and Research at Farming Systems Ecology

15:15 – 15:45: Break

15:45 – 16:15: Overview of the ongoing discussions on ABP and TSE related topics, Dr. Francisco J. Reviriego Gordejo, Head of Unit G2 (Animal Health) at DG SANTE (European Commission)

16.15 – 16.45:

Circularity in the future food system, Martin Scholten, Principal Advisor Wageningen University / Imagro

16:45 – 17:15: Overview of the EU Animal By-Products Processing Industry in 2020, Mr. Dirk Dobbelaere, Secretary General of EFPRA

19:00: Optional Congress Dinner