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European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit

Date: 17th February 2021 - 18th February 2021 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

Returning for its 6th edition which will take place on the 17th and 18th of February 2021 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.

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.


ACI is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised.  Like you, we are keen to get the meetings to happen and return to some form of normality.  We are constantly tracking WHO updates, local government regulations and talking to our attendees wherever possible.  Venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in order to make the conferences possible.

But we do accept that these are exceptionally challenging times and the updates are very fast moving.  As such, it may help you to understand how and why we arrive at decisions on moving ahead with any current event:  One month before the meeting we again re-assess the situation specific to the individual summit, both local to the event and globally.  We then take a decision as to the viability of holding the meeting as if it were happening the very next day.  If it is possible to run on that basis, we will proceed.  If not, we will be forced to take the decision to postpone the event to a later and better date.


17th February 2021
18th February 2021
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0610
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0601
Alistair Drennan – Content
+44 203 141 0613


Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Groenplaats 32
Antwerp, 2000 Belgium

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+32 3 204 12 12
  • 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


  • Hans van Bochove, Vice-President European Public Affairs, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environmental Manager, Danone Waters
  • Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Louise Edge, Head of Ocean Plastics Campaign, Greenpeace
  • Gloria Gabellini, Director Environmental Policy, PepsiCo
  • Cloé Ragot, Head of Policy & Sustainability, Plastic Energy
  • Hugo Menilo, Global Foods R&D Packaging Director, Uniliver
  • Barry Turner, Director of Plastics and Flexible Packaging, British Plastic Federation
  • Ben Fox, Packaging Procurement Manager, Yeo Valley Family Farm
  • Feliks Bezati, Global Sustainable Packaging Manager, Mars
  • Graham Houlder, Project Co-ordinator, Workstream Consultant, Ceflex
  • Halak Parikh, Head of R&D Insights, Britvic


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:

Alistair Drennan

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0613

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

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!




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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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.

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.



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.

At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

  • A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
  • A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
  • A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
  • The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
  • ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)£1,525.00Inclusive of 15% early bird discount, valid only until 30th October. Standard rate - £1,795

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European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit - Documentation Package Only£470.00

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