Technical Platform for the European Corrugated Industry

Conference Programme

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Corrugated Processes Complexity - Challenges and Solutions


Final programme including Spotlights in the last issue of FEFCOnnect


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 Ex-Rondo  - Edoardo Finotti, Model Group - Steve Parr, Smurfit Kappa

14:30               Customer requirements and their impact on the corrugated industry
Richard Coward, Rigid Containers/VPK Managing Director

15:00               Suppliers vision of technical innovations 
   Jean Pascal Bobst, Bobst CEO   

15.30               Coffee break and exhibition visit 

16.20               A product quality benchmark  

                         Michael Frey, Ex-Rondo Chief Technical Officer 

16:50               Questions & Answers

17:05               The new FEFCO Health & Safety working group - ambition, projects and outcome
                          Stefan Buchner, Smurfit Kappa Senior Manager Health, Safety & Environment  

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 Odeberg Glasenapp, RISE Innventia

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

09:05              Data is the new Soil - Digitization and Big Data Analytics 
                         Dr. Christian Schieder, BHS Chief Digital Officer 

09:35              Critical view of Industry 4.0      
                         Dr. Andreas Syska, Hochschule Niederrhein University Professor 

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

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

15.05              The new S-test
Peter Gerards, Smurfit Kappa Europe, Director Technical Customer Service

15.20              Questions & Answers

15.30              Coffee break and exhibition visit

16.30              Spotlights Session 6

17.35              Exhibition visit  

19:00              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
                        Serhiy Luzan, Mondi Technical Sales Services Manager 

09.05              Living with a Corrugator… A blog...
                        Marc Van Bosbeke, VPK Packaging Process Engineering Manager 

09.30             Corrugators future (r )evolution
                       Harre Medemblik, Pro-corr Founder and Owner 

09.55              Changes in technology and environment and their impact on converting 

                        Wilbert Streefland, Technology Coaching  Founder and Owner                 

10.20             Questions & Answers

10.30              Coffee break and exhibition visit              

                       Possibilities through Digital Printing session

11:25              Overview of market, trends, projections
                        Sean Smyth, Smithers Pira Print Consultant

11:45              Overview of available technologies
                        Mark Hanley, IT Strategies President

12:15              Panel discussion and Q&A
                         Nick Kirby, Swanline Print Group Chief Executive - Steven Hollingsworth, Cepac Group Supply Chain Director - John Kelley, Dusobox President - Marcel Heller, Model Group Head of Print

13:00              Award Ceremony and Conference closing

13:30              Lunch

14:30              Exhibition closes - End of the Technical Seminar