Programme Schedule - 8 May 2017

4 - 9 May 2017, Düsseldorf




11:00 – 11:20 am

WPO World Packaging Organisation

Packaging that Saves Food – Country Argentina Influence systemic factors to optimize save food initiatives in mass consumer packaging

Silvio Colombo, Instituto Argentino del Envase

11:25 – 11:45 am

WPO World Packaging Organisation

Packaging that Saves Food – Country Brazil Packaging in the Context of Circular Economy

Luciana Pellegrino, Executive Director, ABRE - Brazilian Packaging Association


11:50 – 12:10 pm

ITENE Packaging, Transport & Logistics Research Center & Dow Europe


Moving food safely. It impacts you!

Mr. Joan Alcaraz, Product & Packaging Business Testing Manager, ITENE Research Center
Mr. Giuliano Butti, Value Chain Manager EMEA, Packaging and Specialty Plastics. Dow Europe

12:15 – 12:35 pm

Wipf AG

How Wipf AG contributed to reduce mango waste in Kenya

Malte Jonsson, VP Sales & Marketing

12:45 – 13:15 pm

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Reducing post-harvest losses in traditional fresh produce supply chains in South Asia

Rosa Rolle, Senior Enterprise Development Officer

13:45 – 14:05 pm

Africon GmbH

Discovering the packaging potential in Africa – Opportunities for the German “Mittelstand” (SMEs) in Africa

Marc Zander, Managing Partner / CEO

14:10 – 14:30 pm

Mondi AG

How barrier properties of packaging add to minimising food waste

Martin Messner, Head of Mondi Food Safety Lab, Research and 5 von 6 Development Falk Paulsen, Sales Director Extrusion Coatings

14:35 – 14:55 pm

Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Optimized package sealing reduces food waste

Thomas Fischer, Leiter Anwendungsentwicklung

16:00 – 17:00 pm

DuPont de Nemours International SARL

The Virtuous Circle project – multi-material multilayer packaging in the circular economy

Roundtable discussion and audience Q&A
Hosts: DuPont with Amcor, FUTURELIFE® Foundation , Rural Waste Poverty Alleviation (RWPA), Wastebuster
Moderator: Patricia Vangheluwe, Director Consumer and Environmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope