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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 in 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 while also analysing the impact COVID-19 will have on the industry in mid- to long term.

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.


17th February 2021
18th February 2021
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Beatriz Montero – Content
+44 20 3141 0611
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0610
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 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.
Antwerp, Belgium

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2020 Topics Included:

  • 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


Previous Speakers include

  • 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
  • Holger Pohler, Professor of Practice for Industrial Chemistry, VTT Finland
  • Jeroen Bulk, Chief Financial Officer, Ioniqa
  • 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


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:

Beatriz Montero

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0611

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

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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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)£1,345.00Inclusive of Special 25% Early Bird Discount. Standard rate - £1,795

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

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