The 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2017 organised by ICM AG will be held from March 22 - 24, 2017 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany. Delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present news and challenges of the manufacturing and end-of-life vehicle (ELV) business. The congress will bring together the various links in the ELV recycling chain such as car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, dismantlers, shredder operators and policy-makers from around the world. Over 250 international industry leaders are expected to participate in the event. The main topics are: Circular economy & resource efficiency; Innovation in the recycling sector; How can car manufacturers and the dismantling industry close the recycling loop?; How to recycle electronics and destruct data in cars?; New materials in cars, e.g. carbon fiber, rare earth elements etc. and how to recycle them; Next generation recycling processes and equipment; Country reports; Recycling aspects in vehicle design; and update on new laws and regulations. The congress will be opened with a keynote address by Gareth Williams, Marketing and Communications Director of European Metal Recycling Ltd. He will speak on the topic, “Our Journey Towards Zero Waste in Auto Recycling”. The congress programme also includes company spotlight and tech talks within the exhibition area.A large exhibition area is integrated into the congress facilities, where vendors meet their clients. Cocktail receptions and a networking dinner create an excellent atmosphere to get in touch with business partners and colleagues. Participants of the IARC 2017 will have the chance to visit the following leading plants on March 24, 2017, says the organiser: ALBA Metall Nord GmbH, Rostock (ferrous metal recycling plant); cct Stegelitz GmbH, Möckern OT Stegelitz (recovered carbon black production facility); and LRP Autorecycling GmbH, Chemnitz (car dismantling / car parts plant).