European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit

Documentation - February 27-28, 2019- Rotterdam, Netherlands

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The latest innovations and sustainable technologies shaping the future of the industry

Following three successful editions of our European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit, the 4th edition will be taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 27-28th February 2019.

This year, the focus will be on the industry's increasing challenge for innovation toward a sustainable future. Looking at the best strategies for sustainable packaging including recycling and packaging performance, with a stronger focus on the brands and retailers, who will share their thoughts and information on consumer experience and demands for the next generation of packaging. Furthermore, the conference will also explore the European Commission's Circular Economy Package, and its impact on the dynamics of the entire supply chain. This includes the latest developments from the Waste Framework and Packaging directive, as well as the Single Use Plastics Directive, and the new challenges presented by these.

Key Topics 2019 Include

  • Up-to-date Overview of EU Directives
  • How the SUP Directive Affects Global Brands & Producers
  • Major Brand Owners Moving toward Sustainability
  • New Polymer Developments and their Implications
  • The Role of Plastics within the Circular Economy
  • Evaluating Eco-modulated EPR Fees
  • Tackling Waste Management Inefficiency
  • Debating Alternatives to Pre-packaging Food
  • The Development of Chemical Recycling Technology
  • Scaling Up Bio-based Technologies
  • Balancing Innovation, Sustainability & Value
  • Addressing Negative Public Perceptions of Plastics
  • Providing Solutions to Ocean Pollution

Dual Site Visit

We are pleased to confirm that on Tuesday 26th of February, a day prior to the conference, limited number of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to join dual site visit of Suez Recycling & Recovery Netherlands sorting facility & floating Recycled Park in Rotterdam.

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery Netherlands, part of the multinational SUEZ group, offers innovative and sustainable solutions for waste & resources, energy and environment. SUEZ globally treats 17 million tons of waste, with which it saves 3,9 million tons of secondary raw materials and produces 7 terawatt hour of renewable energy.

In the Netherlands, SUEZ services 530.000 households and 80.000 organisations. The services range from 'simple' waste collection to treatment of hazardous waste. SUEZ is more and more active in the field of recycling of plastic packaging. With its household packaging sorting installation in Rotterdam, approximately 100.000 tons of light weight household packaging is being sorted and prepared for the next steps in recycling. SUEZ and its subsidiaries also create a high quality re-granulate PET, PP and PE.

SUEZ invites everyone to join this Resource Revolution. Together we can further optimize recycling and save the valuable resources of the earth.

Who Will Attend?

The two day event will bring together major brand owners, retailers, leading sustainability experts, packaging converters & manufacturers, plastic collectors & re-claimers, policy makers and major global organisations involved in the food & beverage plastic packaging industry.

This edition will create partnerships and cover the major concerns by debating with senior representatives of the industry. The event will tackle societal and environmental concerns by creating an opportunity for collaboration along the supply chain.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Chris Poole, Master Practitioner, Performance Solutions by Milliken
  • Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA
  • Hans van Bochove, Vice-President European Public Affairs, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Dr Rolf Huwyler, Senior Manager Global Sustainability, McDonalds Corporation
  • Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environment Manager, Danone Waters Division
  • Rob Buurman, Director, Recycling Netwerk Benelux
  • Patricia Lopez, Manager Environmental Affairs, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Paolo Glerean, Chairman of the Technical Committee, RecyClass
  • Lars Mortensen, Consumption, Products and Plastics Expert, European Environment Agency
  • Will Mercer, R&D Director, Coveris
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global TS&D Fellow, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Dow Europe
  • Gert Coun, Senior Manager Market Development & Innovation Management, SABIC
  • Lars Mortensen, Head of Group - International Cooperation, European Environment Agency
  • Will Mercer, R&D Director, Coveris
  • Vincent Mooij, Head of SUEZ.circpack, SUEZ
  • Peter Sundt, Secretary General, EPRO
  • Axel Darut, Advisor for EU Affairs & Data, Citeo
  • Stephan Roest, Market Development Manager, Corbion
  • Lucy Cowton, Product & Sustainability Manager, Futamura Group
  • Eelco Blum, Vice President of Business Development, Renewable Chemistries, Avantium
  • Michael Weinert, Research Associate, Institute for Bioplastics & Biocomposites
  • Juliet Phillips, Ocean Campaigner, Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Ramon Knoester, Founder, Recycled Island Foundation

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Rotterdam, Netherlands


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Rotterdam, 3072, AR Netherlands
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Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-19100