European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit

5th edition

Documentation - February 26-27, 2020- Brussels, Belgium

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Following the success of European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit 2019 which brought 100+ senior level industry professionals to Rotterdam, we are delighted to be hosting 2020 edition of the Summit on 26th & 27th February 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

Returning for its 5th edition next 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 recyclability and packaging performance. Brands and retailers will share their thoughts and information on consumer experience and demands for the next generation of packaging and its place in the circular economy. 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

  • Overview of the Current EU Directives and their Implications for the Industry
  • Discussing the Latest Sustainability Initiatives of Global Brand Owners & Producers
  • CEFLEX - A Race Against Time
  • Overcoming Challenges related to Recyclability Assessment & Certification
  • Developing Chemical Recycling Technologies for Industry
  • Exploring the Latest Developments in Bio-Based & Biodegradable Plastics
  • Discussing the Impact of Consumer Perceptions on Retailers & Brand Owners
  • Assessing the Potential of Reusable Plastic Initiatives to Replace Single-Use
  • Enhancing the Benefits of Refillable PET Bottles with Plasma Technology

Who Will Attend?

Heads of packaging, sustainability, waste, quality, environmental affairs & innovation from:
  • Brand owners - food & beverage
  • Retailers
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Converters
  • Recycling plant owners
  • Brand owners, retailers, packaging manufacturers, converters

Confirmed Speakers

  • Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environment Manager, Danone Waters
  • Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, EUROPEN
  • Hans van Bochove, Vice-President European Public Affairs, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Feliks Bezati, Global Sustainable Packaging Manager, Mars, Inc.
  • Johannes Weber, European Affairs Manager, Nestle
  • Paul Skehan, Senior Director, EU Public Policy, Government Affairs & Communications, PepsiCo
  • Graham Houlder, Project Co-ordinator, Workstream Consultant, CEFLEX
  • Vincent Mooij, Head of SUEZ.circpack, SUEZ
  • Anna Palminger, Sustainability Manager, Ecolean
  • Kristin Geidenmark Olofsson, Innovation, Sustainability & CSR Director, Trioplast Group
  • Holger Pohler, Professor of Practice for Industrial Chemistry, VTT Finland
  • Sophie Kieselbach, Senior Consultant, Sphera
  • Maurizio Crippa, CEO, gr3n
  • Jeroen Bulk, Chief Financial Officer, Ioniqa
  • Carlos Monreal, CEO, Plastic Energy
  • Marc Lopresto, Co-Founder & Director, PerPETual Global Technologies
  • Elena Borodina, Market Development Engineer Flexible Packaging & Personal Care, Total Petrochemicals
  • David Eisenhauer, Technical Service Engineer Flexible Packaging & Personal Care, Total Petrochemicals
  • Simone Vigano, Business Development Manager, ExxonMobil
  • Lucy Cowton, Product & Sustainability Manager, Futamura Group
  • Carl Wolf, VP Europe, LanzaTech
  • Russell Dunn, Packaging Sustainability Manager, Britvic
  • Graham Walker, Operations Manager, BOL Foods
  • Anna Bortoluzzi, Owner, QUOTA SETTE S.R.L
  • Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe
  • Montgomery Jaritz, PhD Researcher, Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV)

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Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210
Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 205 15 11
Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-21766