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European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit

Date: 16th February 2022 - 17th February 2022 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

Returning for its 6th edition which will take place on the 16th & 17th February 2022 , European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit will focus 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.

Book your place in advance taking advantage of the special early bird registration rate to join 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.


16th February 2022
17th February 2022
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Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0610
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Shana Kaur – Content
+44 20 3141 0612
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Groenplaats 32
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium

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+32 3 204 12 12
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  • Hans van Bochove, Vice-President European Public Affairs, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environmental Manager, Danone Water
  • Gloria Gabellini, Director Environmental Policy, PepsiCo
  • Graham Houlder, Project Co-ordinator, Workstream Consultant, Ceflex
  • Maurizio Crippa, CEO, gr3n SA
  • Vincent Mooij, Head of Suez.circpack, Suez
  • Hervé Millet, Climate & Production Director, PlasticsEurope
  • Math Lambalk, Business Development Manager, Avantium
  • Jens Kathmann, General Secretary, Styrenics Circular Solutions
  • Yvonne van Veen, Head of New Business Solutions, INEOS Styrolution
  • Peter Ragaert, Professor Food PackagingGhent University
  • Jeroen BulkChief Financial OfficerIoniqa
  • Dr Harald LehmannVP Plastics Materials & Process, Tomra
  • Laura PeanoPlastics & Packaging Solutions Lead, Quantis
  • Willemijn Peeters, CEO & Founder, Searious Business
  • Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging European Legislation and Policy Overview
  • Improving Sustainability & Circular Economy
  • Assessing the Possibilities of Applications in Chemical Recycling
  • Looking at Innovation in Packaging Materials
  • Acknowledging Future Directions in Plastic Packaging and Scientific Development
  • Exploring New Plastic Recycling Technologies
  • A Practical Approach on the Consumer’s View


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

Sphera is the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services with a focus on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management and Product Stewardship.

For more than 30 years, Sphera has helped companies along their journey toward becoming safer, more sustainable and productive. Sphera provides a unique combination of data, software and consulting services that help companies of all sizes understand, manage, improve and communicate their sustainability and ESG performance.

Sphera’s sustainability experts, software tools and industry-specific databases, help more than 8,000 companies globally and in all sectors address their environmental performance needs. Almost half (45%) of Sphera’s customers are in the Fortune 100, including Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens and Volkswagen. Our consulting services enable companies to build business value from sustainability, gain new investments and future-proof their business.

The Sphera Packaging Calculator is an LCA tool that allows users to understand and compare the impacts of different packaging options. Based on Sphera’s comprehensive LCA data, the Sphera Packaging Calculator provides the faced-based results organizations need to accurately capture, understand and improve the environmental performance of their packaging solutions from beginning to end.


TOMRA is a global impact leader in the resource revolution by creating and providing sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity. Founded in 1972 on an innovation that began with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and mining industries.


TOMRA Circular Economy (TCE) was established in January 2019 to capitalize on market opportunities emerging from a circular economy framework. As the only company that can offer a holistic solution for waste management, TOMRA is excellently positioned for this fast growing and future-proof market, as the world transitions to a circular economy. TCE will shape the market and thus change the competitive landscape. With its leading position in collection and sorting product technology and recognized process knowledge, TCE will work to position TOMRA as an essential strategic partner by collaborating with key business players across the entire plastics recycling value chain. Our target is to develop new methods, processes, technologies and business models, aiming at accelerating the transition to a truly circular economy and thus driving new growth for the two business divisions. TCE’s long-term focus will lead to new business opportunities beyond today’s business through exploration of disruptive technologies and digitalization of the value chain.

TOMRA Group employs approximately 4,500 people globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: TOM).



INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets, and at the same time, help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. In 2019, sales were at 5 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.


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.


Avantium is an innovation-driven pioneer in the emerging industry of renewable and sustainable chemistry. We offer unique technological solutions to address the global need to reduce plastic waste, tackle climate change and transition into a circular, sustainable bio-based economy. We develop and commercialise innovative chemistry technologies for the production of chemicals and materials based on renewable feedstock instead of fossil resources for a wide range of consumer goods such as plastics and textiles. Our two lead products are FDCA and Ray plantMEG™. Together, they enable the production of the plastic PEF: a novel, plant-based and fully recyclable plastic material with a powerful combination of environmental and performance features and with a wide range of applications – packaging, textiles, film, and many more.

Ray plantMEG™ is not only an important chemical building block for PEF, but Ray plantMEG™, along with PTA, can also produce bio-PET, creating great potential for existing PET markets. Fossil-based MEG, used to produce conventional PET, is a core component for everyday products such as plastic bottles, packaging, clothing, and furniture. With consumers making more environmentally conscious choices, the use of Ray plantMEG™ will provide brands with a sustainable, recyclable, and innovative alternative.

We believe in a fossil-free world. Let’s go!


Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) is the value chain initiative to make the circular economy a reality for styrenics through game-changing plastics-to-plastics recycling technologies and partner-driven solutions. It aims to transform the styrenics industry and has committed to:

  • Realising the unique potential of styrenics for circularity by engaging with the entire value chain.
  • Developing and scaling-up innovative technologies to recycle styrenics back into high-quality applications, even for food contact.
  • Creating a market pull away from incineration and landfill towards game-changing recycling solutions for styrenics.

Due to polystyrene’s inherent unique circularity capacity, it has the opportunity not only to close the loop – but to extend closed loop food contact recycling beyond bottles to new food grade applications. From yoghurt pot to yoghurt pot again and again.



Burckhardt of Switzerland is an 80-years old, family-owned company located in Basel/Switzerland. It is run by the 3rd generation. Burckhardt of Switzerland is a global supplier (Europe, USA, China, India, Far East, etc.) of perforating units, perforating tools, perforating services as well as for perforation with the Easy Open System (EOS). We are a one-stop-shop partner and will support you through all questions and processes of rotary ping perforation and EOS perforation. Our latest offering, the perforation with the EOS, allows to perforate shrink films for packaging of bottles, cans, etc. in such a way, that consumer/end-user can easily open the pack and remove one or more bottles/cans. This by keeping the packaging stable and avoiding that the rest of bottles/cans get loose or fall out. To that we provide EOS with the option of an integrated handle (patented system). The handle would be of the same material as the shrink film. With this the complete package will be to 100% recyclable.

Our system with the integrated handle allows also to reduce the weight of the total package compared to existing solutions. And by keeping wrapped bottles/cans stable in the pack. This will have a big, positive impact in ecological as well as in economic sense. Our traditional rotary pin perforation stands for classical application such as perforation of fruit packaging, vegetables packaging, pet food, coffee capsules, bread bags and many more. For both types of application, we offer service perforation as well as R&D support to develop – jointly with you – new applications. Take advantage of our know-how and innovation.


3E Biotech Inc is committed to a philosophy centered on the respect of people and the environment.  In addition, we are passionate about preserving the world we live in and the future of our planet.

We are continuously developing high-quality and high-performance biodegradable materials and products with our environments in mind.  We work in close cooperation with customers, research institutes and local authorities, focusing on best environmental performance regardless of application.

We believe compostable/biodegradable products will be an important contribution to the Circular Economy which refers to the entire value chain of a product, keeping it in usage for as long as possible and to recover it at the end of its service life.

3E Biotech = Earth / Eco / Economy


3E Biotech Core Competencies:

  • Formulation
    • Designing a formula that will degrade into simple and beginning components in the environment. Method follows the highest technical standards for achieving biodegradability.
  • Compounding
    • Mixing and/or blending Biopolymers and ingredients based on formula objectives to achieve the desired characteristics. These blends are automatically dosed with fixed set points usually through feeders/hoppers and extruding machine to obtain pellets.
  • Product Design
    • Design applications and products that achieve functionality requirement and minimize the environment impact and achieve the conformity and best performance of biodegradable compounds
  • Manufacturing Process
    • Modification, designing and optimizing manufacturing process to handle the biodegradable compounds
  • Recovery
    • Designing and coordinating plans with end users or collection facilities for optimizing the end of the life value recovery to complete circular process.



Quantis guides top organizations to define, shape and implement intelligent environmental sustainability solutions and is a key partner in redefining the rules of business to align with planetary boundaries


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]


FB Tech Review is the only one of its kind, knowledge platform that brings to its audience insider information from the food and beverage technology space. With our unique peer-to-peer learning approach, we connect elements from the different ends of the spectrum. We bring together senior decision-makers from leading organizations and their counterparts in their domains under one roof so that they can share their wisdom, knowledge and technological expertise among peers–accelerating the growth of the space.

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Searious Business is a social enterprise based in the Netherlands, working to help companies and organisations move towards a circular economy for plastic. Founded in 2016, they work with highly motivated international brands to close the plastic loop in 3 impact sectors: (food)packaging, furniture, consumer electronics. They are a one-stop-shop strategically assessing internal plastic use, accelerating sustainable product design and business model innovation to prevent plastic pollution at the source. Businesses are the natural catalysts of change, and by demonstrating the profitability of the circular economy, Searious Business aims to reduce the impact of plastic waste on marine ecosystems. They also work on larger international projects with governmental organisations and NGOs to stimulate transformation on a systemic level.

Their mission? Zero plastic in our ocean.

Verpakkings Management (Packaging Management) has been the leading trade magazine for the packaging and packaging industry for more than 30 years. Professionals stay fully informed of developments in the packaging industry via print and online. Packaging Management reports in print 11 times a year on national and international news, we offer in-depth professional information and we discuss inspiring practical examples. Packaging Management is present at the important (international) trade fairs and publishes about the developments and novelties presented there. newsletter receive the most important packaging news in their mailbox every week.


Polymerupdate has been Asia’s #1 market intelligence company in the petrochemical space for the past 20 years The company provides business critical industry news and price assessments which are used as benchmarks for contract settlements in many parts of South Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East. Polymerupdate is steadily expanding it’s global reach with newly opened offices in Turkey and Dubai.

Biobased Press (www.biobasedpress.eu) is an independent, non-sponsored website that takes a helicopter view of the biobased economy: it discusses business and research, and links the biobased economy to neighbouring areas like sustainability, biotechnology, energy, agriculture, policy and the economy. We also host the website www.precisioneconomy.com.


PIE – Plastics Information Europethe 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.

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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.



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 – 1.554), 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.

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  • A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
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