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2nd European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging

Date: 8th February 2017 - 9th February 2017 Location: Berlin - Germany

Improving Sustainability Practices Across the Supply Chain – Moving Towards a Circular Economy.

Following a successful inaugural event of ACI’s European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit in 2016, we are returning to Berlin, Germany, on 8th – 9th February 2017, aiming to will bring together brand owners, retailers, leading sustainability experts, packaging converters and manufacturers, plastic collectors and reclaimers and major global organisations involved in the Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging sector.

This year, the event focus will look at the various best strategies for sustainable packaging including recycling, including a stronger focus on the brands and retailers, who will share their thoughts and information on consumer demands for next generation packaging whilst considering sustainability goals.

Furthermore, we will also focus more on the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, and what this means for the entire supply chain dynamics. Furthermore, we will discuss the properties and use of Bioplastics &  Biodegradable & Compostable Plastics, as well as the use of cartonboard and plastic in F&B products to achieve the latest design demands. Finally, we will take a look at the technology & process management throughout the entire supply chain to examine best business practices and capabilities are being achieved.


2nd European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,315.00Inclusive of £280 early bird discount valid until 31st October - Standard rate of £1,595 (ex.VAT)
2nd European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging - Documentation Package Only£420.00


8th February 2017
9th February 2017
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Joe Smith – Content
+44 (0) 203 141 0612
Mado Lampropoulou – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 44 (0) 203 141 0607
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Berlin, Germany
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  • Market Trends for Sustainable Packaging in 2016 and Beyond
  • Latest Innovations in Design, Manufacturing, Additive and Convertor technology
  • What does the European Commission Circular Economy Package mean for the plastics packaging supply chain
  • Case studies from retailers/brands on packaging and design needs in the Food & Beverage industry
  • Expectations and Targets of EU Waste Legislation on Packaging and Packaging Waste
  • Analysis and Comparison of Performance Materials in different applications
  • Advancing Plastics Converters and Manufacturers Capabilities and Technologies
  • Flexible Packaging Life Cycle Assessments
  • Gerald Rebitzer, Director Sustainability, Amcor
  • Lucy Cowton, Product Sustainability Manager, Innovia Films
  • Francois de Bie, Marketing Director Bioplastics, Corbion Purac
  • Paolo Glerean, PET Sheet Sales Department Director, Aliplast Spa
  • Marianne Muller, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Graham Houlder, Director Sustainability, Flexible Packaging Europe
  • Stefano Facco, New Business Development Manager, Novamont
  • Mariagiovanna Vetere, Manager – EU Public Affairs, NatureWorks LLC
  • Antonino Furfari, Recycling & Advocacy Manager, European Plastics Recyclers
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Research & Technology Fellow, DuPont de Nemours International Sàrl
  • Erwin Vink, Environmental Affairs Manager, NatureWorks LLC
  • Florianne Coutant, Global Market Manager for Performance Materials, Roquette
  • Dana Mosora, Sustainability & Advocacy Director, DOW EMEA Packaging & Specialty Plastics
  • Torsten Wuttke, Project Manager, Plant Engineering, Veolia
  • Brendan Hill, Commercial Renewable Chemicals Europe, Braskem Europe GmbH
  • Harald Pilz, Senior Consultant, denkstatt
  • Vlad Savinov, Senior Packaging Analyst, Smithers Pira
  • Dr Stefan Süllwald, Manager, Technical Sales, Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  • Kurt Stark, Director, Business Development, Buergofol GmbH
  • Marcel Arsand, Project Manager – Packaging, WRAP
  • Fredy Dinkel, Head of the Environmental Consulting Department, Carbotech AG
  • Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC
  • Dr. Peter Schkoda, Head of Sales FMCG, Hapa AG
  • Nathan Kemeling, Director Business Development YXY, Avantium

ACI events attract a targeted, senior level audience. For this event, expect to meet senior representatives from the following types of companies in the Food & Beverage Packaging industry:

  • Brand owners
  • Retailers
  • Plastic Converters
  • Plastic manufacturers
  • Plastic collectors and reclaimers
  • Packaging and label designers and producers
  • Environmental organizations
  • Other investors

If you would like to be considered as a speaker at the event for a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Joe Smith
+44 (0) 203 141 0612


Addivant™ is a leading global supplier of antioxidants, intermediates and inhibitors, polymer modifiers, and UV stabilizer solutions. As the only manufacturer to market all major families of stabilizers, we offer the widest range of performance-based polymer additives in the industry.

Our goal is to be the most innovative supplier of stabilizer solutions worldwide.  We are a leader in non-dust product forms, including our proprietary ANOX® NDB® stabilizer blend technology that enables up to eight components to be delivered in a single granular blend and a variety of liquid antioxidants.

With more than 500 employees around the world, Addivant™ provides products and services in more than 100 countries and maintains worldwide manufacturing and research facilities as well as global sales offices. Addivant maintains its global headquarters in Connecticut, USA with regional headquarters in: Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Basel, Switzerland, and Shanghai, China. Addivant is an independent portfolio company of SK Capital.


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Maria Szabo
+44 (0) 203 141 0603

If you would like to be an official Media/Supporting Partner, please contact
Mado Lampropoulou on +44 (0) 203 141 0607.

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