Technical Platform for the European Corrugated Industry

Preliminary Conference Programme

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Corrugated Processes Complexity - Challenges and Solutions


Day 1 - Wednesday 11 October


08.00               Registration opening

09.45               Welcome coffee and exhibition visit

10.30               Welcome address
Marc Van Damme, FEFCO Production Committee Chairman 

10.35               Spotlights Session 1

11.45               Break

12.15               Spotlights Session 2

13.15               Lunch on the exhibition floor

14:00               Conference opening

14.10               President's address 
                         Jan Klingele, FEFCO President

Day 1 - Conference Sessions Chaired by Michael Frey, Rondo  - Edoardo Finotti, Model Group - Steve Parr, Smurit Kappa

14:25               Customer requirements and their impact on the corrugated industry
Richard Coward, Rigid Containers/VPK Managing Director

14:55               Suppliers vision of technical innovations 
   Jean Pascal Bobst, Bobst        

15.25               Coffee break and exhibition visit 

16.20               How do EU policies affect the corrugated industry?
                          Krassimira Kazashka, FEFCO Technical Director                      

16.40               Evolutions, opportunities and constraints of technical developments   
                         Michael Frey, Rondo Chief Technical Officer - Edoardo Finotti, Model Head of Production 

17:10               Questions & Answers

17.25               Break - Go to meeting room for spotlights

17.35               Spotlights Session 3

18.35               Exhibition visit

19.15               Cocktail Reception sponsored by HP


Day 2 - Thursday 12 October


08.30              Opening

Day 2 - Conference Sessions Chaired by Klaus Lüke, Klingele - José Herrando, SAICA - Astrid Glasenapp-Odeberg, RISE

08:35              Challenges, opportunities and limitations of big data 
                        Robert Tschullik, Klingele Technical Project Manager                          

09:05              How to make best use of big data in production? 
                         Dr. Christian Schnieder, BHS

09:35              Critical view of Industry 4.0      
                         Dr. Andreas Syska, University Professor (TBC)

10:05              Questions & Answers

10.15              Coffee break and exhibition visit

11.00              Spotlights Session 4

12.00               Break - Go to meeting room for spotlights

12.10             Spotlights Session 5

13.00              Lunch

14.15              The new FEFCO Health & Safety working group - ambition, projects and outcome
                        Stefan Buchner, Smurfit Kappa Senior Manager Health, Safety & Environment     

14.30              People management & training in a changing environment 
                        Patrick Graupp, Senior Master Trainer, TWI Institutes, USA

15.00              Questions & Answers

15.10              Coffee break and exhibition visit

16.20              Spotlights Session 6

17.20              Exhibition visit  

18.30              Exhibition closes


Day 3 - Friday 13 October


08.30              Opening       

Day 3 - Conference Sessions Chaired by Łukasz Nęcki, AQUILA VPK - Julian Pachniewski, VDW - Antoine Renaer, DS Smith Packaging

08.35              Paper engineering for increased packaging requirements
                        Sergey Luzin, Mondi

09.05              Corrugators future (r)evolution
                        Marc Van Bosbeke, VPK Packaging Process Engineering Manager - Harre Medemblik, Pro-corr

09.45              Changes in technology and environment and their impact on converting 
                        Wilbert Streefland, Technology Coaching                  

10.15              Questions & Answers

10.25              Coffee break and exhibition visit              

                        Possibilities through digital printing session

11:15              Overview of market, trends, projections
                        Sean Smyth, Smithers Pira (TBC)

11:35              Overview of available technologies
                        Mark Hanley, IT Strategies

12:05              Impact of digital printing in corrugated on brand owners
                        Lars Wallentin TBC

12:30              Panel discussion and Q&A
                         Nick Kirkby, Swanline - Steve Moss, Cepac - Thomas Bauernfeind, Bauernfeind
                         John Kelly, Dusobox - Marcel Heller, Model Group (TBC)

13:00              Award Ceremony and Conference closing

13:30              Lunch

14:30              Exhibition closes - End of the Technical Seminar