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IARC 2020 on 2-4 September in Geneva
The world’s largest car recycling congress – the IARC – takes place in Geneva this year from 2-4 September. This promises to be an exceptional […]

The world’s largest car recycling congress – the IARC – takes place in Geneva this year from 2-4 September. This promises to be an exceptional edition, since it is the anniversary of the congress.

Over 250 important players in the car recycling industry meet in Geneva from 2-4 September. During those days, the Swiss city will host the 20th edition of the IARC; the not-to-be-missed annual meeting of car recyclers, car manufacturers and politicians.

Keynote speakers

The anniversary edition promises to be a memorable event, since it coincides with the 90th edition of the Geneva Motor Show. One of the key speakers of the event is nobody less than Olivier Rihs*, the director of the Geneva International Motor Show. Rihs will talk about the challenges he sees in the automotive industry in 2020. Other keynote speakers include Murat Bayram of European Metal Recycling Gmbh, professor Kerstin Kuchta of the Hamburg University of Technology and Michel B. Monteil of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).


The two-day congress programme – the third day is reserved for company visits – will cover, among other subjects, new automotive technologies and their influence on recycling, the advantages of the circular economy for car manufacturers and recyclers and the sustainability benefits of automotive recycling. Moreover, a number of countries (Ireland, Norway) show how they have arranged car recycling, and policy makers report the latest news surrounding the most important laws and regulations (ELV Directive).

Interesting programme

Other subjects include the safety aspects surrounding the collection and recycling of electric vehicles, the recycling of new materials in the cars of the future and innovations in the area of dismantling, sorting and shredding end-of-life vehicles. You can find the entire programme here: view the IARC programme.

Sign up

ARN is – like in 2019 – involved in the IARC as a knowledge partner and participant and would be happy to welcome you to the 20th edition of the world’s largest car recycling congress. You can sign up via We look forward to seeing you on 2-4 September in Geneva!


What: The 20th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC 2020)When: 2-4 September 2020Where: GenevaSign up:

*Due to the postponement of the event, we are currently working hard to reconfirm the keynote speakers for the new dates.

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