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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:


Rob Cheeseman – Content
Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0625
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 20 3141 0627
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


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.
Brussels, Belgium
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, Expra
  • Floor Uitterhoeve, Sustainability Manager, McDonalds Netherlands
  • Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging & Environment Manager, Danone Waters Division
  • Patricia Lopez, Manager Environmental Affairs, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Paolo Glerean, Chairman of the Technical Committee, RecyClass
  • Lars Mortensen, Consumption Products & Plastics Expert, European Environment Agency
  • Rick Smith, Sustainability Manager, Coveris
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global TS&D Fellow, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Dow Europe GmbH
  • Gert Coun, Sr. Manager Market Development & Innovation Management, SABIC
  • Peter Sundt, Secretary General, EPRO

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

If you would like to be an official Media Partner for ACI’s European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit, please contact:

Dimitri Pavlyk
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3141 0627
Email:  [email protected]

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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European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,355.00Inclusive of 20% early bird discount, valid only until 18th October. Standard rate - £1,695

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European Food & Beverage Plastic Packing Summit - Documentation Pack£470.00

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