Food & Beverage Agenda

Food & Beverage

Day1: November 10, 2021

Networking breakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm (CET)
Keynote Session

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Extended producers responsibility for packaging - a plastic perspective on modulated fees
Robbie Staniforth
Head of Policy
Ecosurety
 

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Using data to accelerate success in a world becoming less reliant on plastics
David Harding-Brown
CEO
EcoVeritas
The world today has a heightened focus on the impact of packaging, particularly plastic packaging, and the need to reduce ocean pollution and promote a circular economy. Our presentation will look at the current legislative landscape, the constantly evolving requirement to meet global legislative obligations across markets and the mitigation of the impact of packaging from a legal, value chain and supply chain perspective​. ecoVeritas has provided businesses with effective solutions along their entire supply chain. This presentation will demonstrate the commercial benefits that collecting and analysing accurate packaging and sustainability data, in line with future legislative requirements, brings to businesses, along with exploring the value of data transparency and optimisation solutions upstream to reduce cost and environmental impact​.
 

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Presentation title to be announced
Jürgen Dornheim
Director Corporate Packaging Sustainability & Innovation
Procter & Gamble
 

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The Beauty of Circularity-COTY’s closed-loop cradle-to-cradle transport packaging system
Volker Maier
Global Luxury Engineering Leader and Engineering Director
COTY,
A global beauty company and member of the Ellen MacArthur “Circular Economy 100 Network”,COTY will share their experience with a circular innovation project at their bottling plant in Cologne (Germany), which combines the use of secondary organic feedstock and digital technology within a closed-loop system. Their highly scalable pilot project substantiatesthe business case for a cradle-to-cradle (C2C) approach for industrial transport packaging. It turned out to be an engine for innovation, collaboration, and growth for all partners in the C2C value cycle. In addition to listed benefits backed-up by production data, COTY will illustrate the scaling potential across different supply chains, industries and regions
 

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Panel Discussion: Collaboration within supply chains
Graeme Smith
Head of Product Sustainability for Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials
Mondi
 
Elimination of problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging
1:30 am - 5:00 pm

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How does packaging sustainability influence consumers’ perception of a product, and how can this be positively shaped by involving packaging designers at an early stage?
Claudia Rivinius
Marketing Director
STI Group
Packaging is the first touchpoint for a product and therefore significantly impacts product perception. Participants of this presentation will learn: - which aspects of packaging development to take into account - how packaging can be made more sustainable - what the supply chain considerations are; from cradle to cradle How to sustainably inspire shoppers at the POS? How to make your POS presence more sustainable. How to credibly communicate your ecological commitment at the POS How to set up a display in just a few seconds and save not only time, but also CO2 How Alpro convinces retailers with its climate-neutral display.

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Building sustainable plastic-free brands
Lorenz von Seherr
Geschäftsführer
PlantBase GmbH
(Almost) anyone can sell natural cosmetics. Being truly sustainable and still developing innovative and helpful products, on the other hand, is not so easy. PlantBase has turned the cosmetics world upside down. The combination of innovative, plastic-free products and packaging and dealing with new digital challenges at the same time was the decisive success factor for PlantBase. Why it is becoming increasingly important to combine sustainable ideas with thoughtful strategic thinking?

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Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink
Jo Rowan
Associate Director - Strategy
PriestmanGoode

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Replacing Plastics in E-commerce Packaging: The Future of Sustainable Packaging Design
Tania Montesi
Global E-Commerce Manager
HB Fuller
As e-commerce embarks on its next wave of exponential growth, fulfillment centers and CPG brands are seeking to create sustainable, innovative packaging design to provide a competitive edge. In this 45-minute presentation, Tania Montesi H.B. Fuller Global E-Commerce Manager will share how H.B. Fuller breakthrough, patent-pending bio-based Sesame® Evolution™ tear tapes are causing e-tailers to re-imagine easy opening solutions for e-commerce packaging using plastic alternatives. -Understand why packaging components, including tapes and adhesive, are critical to thoughtful sustainable e-commerce packaging design -Discover how H.B. Fuller Sesame® Evolution™ PSA tear tapes support sustainable packaging goals by enhancing the unboxing experience, reducing plastic, while also adding more usable fiber to the recycling stream

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Eliminating plastic from consumer packaging
Thomas Marinelli
Head of Sustainable Design & Products
Signify
Signify actively strives for a reduction of the environmental impact of its products and has now started eliminating all plastics from packaging for consumer-related products with the aim to be plastic-free in 2021. In Q3 2020 the new plastic-free packaging for LED lamps launched in Europe, removing over 500 metric tonnes of plastic waste per year. In total, the move to plastic-free consumer packaging will avoid the use of over 2.5 million kilos of plastic annually. In this presentation, we will share our approach, successes and struggles to find alternative materials and packaging redesign.

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Adapting the supply and demand on rPET by rethinking and weight lighting of plastic bottles using an artificial intelligence platform
Dr Katharina Eissing
CEO
Digimind
With the commitment of major companies to a circular plastic economy the demand for rPET has doubled to be 1.1 billion pounds in 2021 while the actual production is just 333 million pounds. -There is a huge opportunity to redesign and reduce the weight of the packaging without affecting the performance thus addressing the rPET supply shortage - New technologies such as digital twin and AI are capable of solving this challenge

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Panel Discussion: FibreTech2.0 -Emulation of food-grade plastic packaging formats at scale
Michael Laermann
Managing Director
Reason & Rhyme
Volker Maier
Global Luxury Engineering Leader and Engineering Director
COTY,
Tahsin Dag
CEO
Papacks
Timo Porsch
CEO
Periplast
Panelists from three different industries (food, beauty, packaging) discuss their experience with fibre-basedmaterialsfrom secondary feedstock combined with organic barrier coatings and modern injection molding techniques to replace conventional plastic packagingby new formats that are recyclable, compostable, andcertified food-safe. Their showcase will feature the emulation of plastic transport trays, cosmetic cream jars, and coffee capsules made from aluminium

Day2: November 11, 2021

Achieving 100% of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable, or compostable
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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New sustainable food contact materials & Global regulatory & compliance Challenges
Marco Scialpi
Food Contact Material Global Business Development Manager & FCM Senior Expert
TÜV International GmbH
Overview of international FCM legislation, TUVR product testing and DINCERTCO certification scheme requirements for sustainable products (bio-based, biodegradable, compostable and recyclable materials) and related migration safety challenges
 

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Sustainable packaging as a matter of willpower, not of legislation - Best practice of successful European retailers
Georg Raffael Spindler
Manager Speciality Applications & Analytics
Lenzing AG
Jürgen Eizinger
Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens
Lenzing
How Lenzing & PACKNATUR® joined forces to shake up the way we pack fresh fruits and vegetables, and how retailers have benefited from showing will to change. LENZING™ for Packaging surrounds food and other goods in naturally durable and biodegradable fibers that are of botanic origin and certified safe for food contact. Sustainably produced and fully compostable after use, LENZING™ cellulosic fibers are suitable for a varied range of packaging applications, from single-use botanic nets and reusable bags. In close cooperation with producers, Lenzing AG has developed environmentally sustainable single-use nets and reusable bags for fruits and vegetables made from LENZING™ Modal fibers of botanic origin and certified as compliant with recognized safety standards for food contact. Responsibly produced in line with Lenzing’s commitment to sustainability, these vibrantly colored nets are becoming increasingly popular as a compostable substitute for plastic bags and nets, which are derived from non-renewable sources and contribute to the pollution of the environment.
 

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The Future for Flexible Packaging / Eliminating Plastic Packaging Waste with Circular Solutions
Betül Türel Erbay
Sustainability & Business Development Director
Elif Packaging
Our packaging is part of the solution to future challenges. However, one of the biggest challenges for sustainability so far is the various processes of collecting and sorting the packaging waste and how to include them in the cycle in order to create a real circular economy,” The appreciated model for the global economy is changing and further developing from a linear into a circular economy. Therefore, the whole supply chain should be aligned with the standardization of recycling processes both nationally and internationally.
 

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Made with purpose, not plastic! Our story on how we achieved the successful creation of a mass-produced paper bottle that could effectively eliminate the need for single-use plastic bottles in the supply chain.
David MacDonald
Business Owner
Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging
This presentation summarises the real-life manufacturing challenges and hurdles faced by our team during our journey to create a mass market paper bottle. We will discuss the application of new technology, and detail the various steps taken that resulted in an innovative, patent pending solution that will significantly reduce the need for single-use plastic bottles in the supply chain.
 

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There’s no single route to sustainability, it’s about finding the best one for our customers and the environment.
Graeme Smith
Head of Product Sustainability for Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials
Mondi
Mondi’s customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions, supports customers to achieve their sustainability goals and commitments in a fact-based manner that benefits end-consumers and the planet. Mondi is uniquely positioned to provide customers with paper & packaging that is fit-for-purpose using paper where possible, plastic when useful. To ensure our products are sustainable by design, all our activities are based around three actions replace, reduce, recycle:
 

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Concerted Efforts in Unlocking Circularity
Peggy Sung
Global Marketing Communications & Business Intelligence
Trinseo (Hong Kong) Ltd
Proven Closed-loop Recycling Technologies for Food Packaging Plastic packaging materials and waste face increasingly stringent sustainability targets on a global basis. To realize the vision of a circular economy, chemical recycling plays a vital role in decreasing fossil resource depletion and plastic waste as a whole. The presentation will cover a chemical recycling technology, among others, to illustrate the infinite recyclability of polystyrene. It is a technology that unlocks circularity and helps sustain a truly sustainable future for food contact applications. Transition to a circular economy requires the concerted efforts of the whole value chain. And the styrenics value chain has a particularly large role because of such technology and the polystyrene’s unique properties.
 

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Panel Discussion: EPR as sustainable model to ensure proper treatment of plastic packaging
Joachim Quoden
Managing Director / Lawyer
EXPRA - Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance
The author will explain the principles of Extended Producer Responsible and respective EPR systems which are able to ensure the proper treatment of (plastic) packaging so that only few plastics are leaking into the environment by establishing and running sustainable and efficient collection, sorting and recycling systems with accompanying communication and awareness campaings seconded by anti litter initiatives and support for companies to design their packaging in a sustainable way, leading to drastically less landfill and litter. The principles will be demonstrated by best practices from the field, meaning work of various EPR systems in Europe and abroad. Message: EXPRA is an alliance of 27 EPR systems (working on a non prfit basis owned by the obliged industry) mainly for packaging in 25 countries in Europe, Turkey, Israel, Canada and Chile having an experience of up partly over 25 years.
 
Reuse ‘refill’ model - Reuse ‘return’ model
1:30 am - 2:45 pm

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Packaging & Circular economy. The IFCO RPCs case
Michael Pooley
CEO
IFCO SYSTEMS GmbH
There are examples of packaging that are made to be shared and reuse. IFCO is the leading company of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh produce. We manage a pool of 314 mio RPCs for about 1,7 billion trips a year, since 1992. Our crates are made of one only material (PP5), and used between 30 and 120 times before repaired or granulated to create new IFCO RPCs so that nothing is wasted.

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The power of cooperation to achieve climate-neutral glass packaging
Vanessa Chesnot
Senior Product Policy Manager
FEVE
By 2050 the container glass industry aims to achieve a major revolution in the way glass is produced that is fit for a circular and climate neutral economy. We are proud to produce healthy, reusable and infinitely recyclable closed loop packaging. It is inert and always remains healthy and safe for food grade packaging no matter how many times it is recycled. But the container glass industry needs to address carbon emissions. The presentation will provide an opportunity to learn about concrete initiatives such as the Close the Glass Loop, The Furnace for the Future and the Glass Hallmark that the European Glass Packaging industry is putting in place to address sustainability and climate change, achieve a Circular Economy and discuss how partnerships across industrial value chains can help industry innovate and decarbonise.

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