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European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit

Date: 26th February 2020 - 27th February 2020 Location: Brussels - Belgium

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.


26th February 2020
27th February 2020
Event Category:


Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 203 141 0610
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603


Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Avenue du Boulevard 17
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
+32 2 205 15 11
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  • 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
  • From Mixed Plastic Waste to Food-Grade Recycled Content: The Circular Economy of Plastics in Application
  • Exploring the Latest Developments in Bio-Based & Biodegradable Plastics
  • Discussing the Impact of Consumer Perceptions on Retailers & Brand Owners
  • Sustainable Packaging Choices for a Brand Owner – Navigating Conflicting Data & Priorities
  • Assessing the Potential of Reusable Plastic Initiatives to Replace Single-Use
  • Enhancing the Benefits of Refillable PET Bottles with Plasma Technology

Day 1 Chair: Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environment Manager, Danone Waters

  • 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, Director Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Innovation, 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
  • Cloe Ragot, Head of Policy & Sustainability, Plastic Energy
  • Marc Lopresto, Co-Founder & Director, PerPETual Global Technologies

Day 2 Chair: Pablo Juan, Marketing & Services, Al-Farben

  • Elena Borodina, Market Development Engineer Flexible Packaging & Personal Care, Total Petrochemicals
  • Lucy Cowton, Product & Sustainability Manager, Futamura Group
  • Babette Pettersen, VP Europe, LanzaTech
  • Simone Vigano, Senior Market Development Lead, ExxonMobil
  • Lucas Wilhelmi, Technical Customer Service,  Schütz GmbH
  • Russell Dunn, Packaging Sustainability Manager, Britvic
  • Graham Walker, Operations Manager, BOL Foods
  • Anna Bortoluzzi, Owner, QUOTA SETTE S.R.L
  • Justine Maillot, Consumption and Production Campaigner & Policy Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe
  • Montgomery Jaritz, PhD Researcher, Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV)
  • Hans van Bochove, Vice-President European Public Affairs, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Lucy Cowton, Product & Sustainability Manager, Futamura Group
  • Jakub Pedzinski, Senior Packaging Innovation Manager, Capri Sun GmbH
  • Russell Dunn, Packaging Sustainability Manager, Britvic Soft Drinks
  • Stephan Roest, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development Director, Corbion
  • Vincent Mooij, Head of SUEZ.circpack, SUEZ
  • James Bull, Head of Packaging, Tesco
  • Anna Palminger, Manager Sustainability, Ecolean

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


Rob Cheeseman

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0625

Email: [email protected]

Heads of packaging, sustainability, waste, quality, environmental affairs & innovation from:

Brand owners – food & beverage


Packaging manufacturers


Recycling plant owners

Brand owners, retailers, packaging manufacturers, converters

The central theme of RE³ is Circular Economy. Focus is on a future-oriented and responsible handling of the valuable material plastic. But RE³ also wants to accompany the social discussion about sustainability and climate protection beyond the borders of the plastics industry with professional competence and background knowledge.

RE³ is aimed at employees, service providers and producers in the plastics industry, as well as customers and consumers. The content focus of the reporting is on solutions the industry develops – new products, technical developments and information about companies providing systemic solutions. RE³ provides a factual classification of terms, facts and contexts relating to plastics.

RE³ appears four times a year in German and English in print and online.



PIE – Plastics Information Europe, the well-known newsletter and online portal, boasts daily updated online coverage of the industry’s most important news. PIE offers staff-researched price reports on standard and technical thermoplastics, polyurethanes and PET, as well as industry reports – including market trends and other background articles. Additional attractive features of this website are the opportunity to create personal price reports and individualised polymer price charts.

Providing independent market information, the PIE price indices are accepted throughout the industry and embedded in countless supplier contracts. More than 5,500 European companies already trust in our data and industry coverage.


Plastics Technology

Plastics-Technology: We are the largest publication in providing the latest information about Plastic Technology, with an operation more than decade. Plastic Technology has evolved itself to be the best on predicting the latest trends in the Plastic Sector. We advertise and market the most pioneer companies in this sector catering the needs. We proclaim much of pride in contributing significant analysis of the rapid developments by channelizing the right market strategies, minute to minute feeds and coupling dominant businesses. Most of the Suppliers that have engaged with us have a reputation in this Industry for more than 15 years.


ChemExecSM | Executive Club is an exclusive online Club offering faster, simpler networking for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals on a worldwide basis. Please join us.

ChemExecSM | Executive Club


Packaging Herald is a B2B bimonthly magazine about packaging news and trends, which provides practical tips and in­novation insights for daily business. It creates communication and an infor­mation exchange platform for all participating parties that deal with packaging and related services.



PlasticPortal.eu® is a business portal for the professionals in the plastics industry in Czech and Slovak republic. The purpose of the portal is a comprehensive support for managers in carrying out tasks associated with increasing sales, supplies the best solution in the field of raw materials, machines and equipment, company promotion and human resources seeking.


Eurasian Chemical Market is one of the leading industrial publications in the CIS. The magazine widely covers the most important up-to-date events of the CIS chemical market. This is a monthly publication, which started up in 2005 and is available both in Russian and English languages. Every issue includes reviews, marketing and analytical articles covering different products and branches of the chemical market.


Plastech is the largest and most popular information and business platform designed for plastics and packaging industry.

We are proud to inform that since its foundation in 2002, the Plastech business platform has continuously grown as a branch media player. We have gained the trust of our clients and receivers being a core value for any business and media venture and became a well known brand. We are aware of the responsibility coming from Plastech becoming a leading polish branch business platform gathering branch community. Therefore in our everyday work we pay a strong attention to maintaining and conveying the trust of all users trying to keep the highest level of quality in all our actions.

Plastech – being a branch Internet vortal, is continuously evolving as a business platform. However, the general idea of a free-access business platform operated by specialists and targeting the wide plastics and packaging industry public is not going to change.


POLYMER BAZAAR- is a leading Indian information services provider for the Plastics & Polymers Industry.We offer all news alerts by SMS Alerts & E-mail Alerts along with web site access at most reasonable annual subscription.



Polymerupdate is a news and media company headquartered in India that specializes in providing market-moving information and pricing data on petrochemical products and industrial polymers. Backed by years of extensive experience in garnering and providing business-critical content, our information portal is much coveted by a vast readership that spans across 60 countries. Our trusted pricing methodology is considered as a benchmark across South Asia. As part of our sustained efforts to serve our readers better, we have joined hands with Platts—a division of The McGraw-Hill Financial—and have come up with Polymerupdate/Platts Joint Reports designed specifically for the South Asian region. These are weekly scans on PP, PE and PVC. We constantly strive to further enhance the quality of our services by incorporating new ideas and innovation and are the first in the world to develop mobile applications for polymer news feeds, prices and reports. Our services are now available on the world wide web, on all smartphones and hand-held devices, and through SMSs, WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger apps.



EPRO is an association of the national organisations charged with organising and promoting recycling and recovery of plastics throughout Europe. Each EPRO member is working to meet and exceed requirements set by EU and national packaging directives.

EPRO provides a unique forum for the leading specialists in plastics waste management

From across Europe:

  • to exchange and publish information and experiences
  • to develop improved strategies for prevention, recycling and recovery of plastics packaging waste with regard to the EU thematic strategy on waste and recycling
  • to support technical projects designed to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of plastics recycling and recovery throughout Europe • to evaluate new technologies and to stimulate improved quality and value of used plastics on a scientific basis

EPRO is a pan-European partnership of specialist organisations that are able to develop and deliver efficient solutions for the sustainable management of plastics waste, now and for the future.


Chemicals Knowledge Hub was founded to provide a rapid-publication service to the speciality chemicals industry. Covering pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to agrochemicals and polymers, contract manufacturing to chemical regulations, and always with an eye on sustainability and corporate responsibility, this fast-growing, ever-evolving industry needs a one-stop site that provides up-to-date news and reviews from key opinion leaders and captains of industry. If you develop, manufacture, distribute, use or regulate chemical products that provide qualities or effects on which other industry sectors rely, this site is relevant to you.



Open Chemistry (IF – 1.512), published by De Gruyter, is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research, reviews and short communications in the fields of chemistry in an ongoing way. Our central goal is to provide a hub for researchers working across all subjects to present their discoveries, and to be a forum for the discussion of the important issues in the field.


Al-Farben, founded in 1980 and part of the Torrecid group is located in Alcora (Castellón, Spain). One of the world’s largest companies in the production of complex inorganic color pigments and leader in different sectors including Ceramics, Plastic, Coatings and Construction Materials.

Our mission is to provoke the change through global leadership in innovation to generate new solutions and future trends to provide with the best competitive advantages and the maximum added value.

A key element for the growth of Al-Farben and the Torrecid group is our strong commitment to the global market. Employing more than 3.200 people worldwide through our sites in more than 28 countries in Europe, Asia, America, Middle East and Africa. This allows us to offer a quick and efficient response to customer demands in more than 130 countries.




VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations.

VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.




We create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

Sphera is the largest global provider of Integrated Risk Management software and information services with a focus on Environmental, Health Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship. Sphera acquired thinkstep in September of 2020.



The Total Polymers Business Unit is part of the Refining & Chemicals division of the Total Group. In the field of polymers, Total combines its industry leading technologies, capabilities and expertise in catalysis, processes and products to provide high performance and sustainable solutions for its customers. Total uses renewable bio-sourced and recycled feedstocks and supports initiatives that aim to reduce its carbon footprint, in line with its commitment to better energy.




ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. The company holds leadership positions in some of the largest-volume and highest-growth commodity chemical products, as well as performance polymers.

ExxonMobil Chemical has manufacturing capacity in every major region of the world, serving large and growing markets. More than 90 percent of the company’s chemical capacity is integrated with ExxonMobil refineries or natural gas processing plants. To learn more, visit www.exxonmobilchemical.com




MAPPING is a NET of professionals working in different organizations like experts in the field of materials, processes and plants, Universities, Public and Private Companies. MAPPING offer services to companies, as a consultant in the areas of innovation and environmental management, strategy and communication. Our core business is the creation of skills and support in the implementation of methodologies and metrics for assessing environmental sustainability of Materials, Processes and Plants with one Goal: environmental Innovation measurable with LCA methodology. The market, and the companies that operate in it, need not only to innovate but to be able to communicate transparently by quantifying their progress in the field of environmental sustainability: we support them with qualified methodology and tools. However, we believe that our work alone is not enough; for this reason, we carry out an important training activity to build skills within the company, people who can make innovation a methodology for continuous improvement.

We started years ago sharing technical problems and at the same time knowledge and solutions. By the years we created an «informal NET». The majority of our works are reserved and cannot be published, due to the confidentiality agreements, but still we can share a great number of «lessons learned». In 2020 we decided to make the informal net visible through a web site and open it to contribution from other colleagues.

Today we develop very challenging projects for very large companies and it’s a great satisfaction. We learned a very important lesson: if you know how to listen to your customer’s needs, they will show you how to maximize the services you can offer.

We offer companies with very different options, tools and service, but they all relate to innovation and strategy. In fact, those who contact MAPPING more often work in the top management. They heard about sustainability, LCA and eco-design and ask us to develop a specific project for them. Regarding the gaps, a common denominator is the lack of skills and basic technical knowledge.
Our commitment is to help them bridge that gap.





SCHÜTZ is a leading international producer of high-quality transport packaging (IBCs, PE and steel drums) and offers custom-made solutions for the individual supply chain optimization.





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
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0603
Email: [email protected]

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