FEFCO Summit 2024 - Conference Programme

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Preliminary programme 
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 Wednesday 15 May
   
16:00 - 18:00 Registrations at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso hotel
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome cocktail  
  at the hotel

 

 Thursday 16 May
   
Moderator Valerie Thys     
   
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome address 
  Fady Gemayel, President - FEFCO
09:10 - 09:30 Keynote Speech
  Constantinos Skrekas, Greek Minister of Industry & Development
09:30 - 09:45 Opening speech
  Vassilis Exarchos, President - HPPA 
   

Setting the scene 2024 and beyond

   
09:45 - 10:05 Global economics trends and geopolitics issues 
  Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), (Speaker tbc)
  Corrugated markets outlook 
10:05 - 10:25 Neil Osment, NOA 
10:25 - 10:45 Containerboard markets outlook
  Paul van Bezouw, CCB 
10:45 - 11:30 Coffee break 
   

Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) Challenge & opportunities

   
11:30 - 11:50 PPWR State of Affairs 
  Eleni Despotou, FEFCO 
11:50 - 12:10 Customer 
  Thierry Montange, Del Monte (tbc)
12:10 - 12:30 Retailer
  (Speaker tbc)
12:30 - 13:00 Statements and panel discussion: How the PPWR can shape the Corrugated Industry
  Franziska Decker, APPLIA - EU Commission (speaker tbc) - Maria Spyraki, MEP - Saverio Mayer, Smurfit Kappa - Alexander Enzenberg, Dunapack Packaging
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch at Divani Apollon Palace 
   

Corrugated - Pioneering Sustainability

   
14:15 - 14:35 Green Claims / Taxonomy 
  Jori Ringman, CEPI
14:35 - 14:50 Environmental Social and Governance standards (EGS) / Reporting   
  Outi Marin, Smurfit Kappa
14:50 - 15:05 Committing to Science Based Targets 
  Maija Aho - Stora Enso 
15:05 - 15:20 FEFCO / CCB Life Cycle Analysis 2023 report
  Michael Sturges, RISE
15:20 - 15:35 Best Practice Handbook on Energy Efficiency
  Robert Tschullik, Klingele
15:35 - 15:50 HPPA Sustainability Report 2021-2023
  Konstantinos Kyriakos, DS Smith
15:50 - 16:00 Q&A session
  All speakers
17:00 - 22:30 Evening programme
17:00 - 18:00 Departure from the Hotel
18:00 - 19:30 Optional visit - Acropolis Museum 
19.30 - 21:30 Cocktail and Get-together dinner at Acropolis Museum
21:30 Hand-over FEFCO Presidency 
22:30 Back to hotel

 

 Friday 17 May
   
Moderator Valerie Thys   
   

Adapting to the new world - strategic issues for the industry

   
09:00 - 09:20 AI in the paper packaging industry: The challenge of today and the path for the future
  Pr. George Ioannou, Athens University of Economics and Business
09:20 - 09:40 Accenture
  (speakers and title tbc)
09:40 - 09:55 FEFCO initiative on Cyber Security
  Hans Christian Hansen, DS Smith
09:55 - 10:10 Cybersecurity on par with sustainability
  Leonidas Tougiannidis, Fortinet
10:10 - 10:30 Panel discussion – How the new technologies can impact the corrugated industry
  All speakers 
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
   

Reaching the EU target audience  

   
11:00 - 11:20 Communicating in a rapidly changing world: FEFCO’s experience in staying one step ahead
  Phil Weiss and Jesus Azogue, ZN Consulting 
11:20 - 11:40 Reducing packaging waste - Minderoo initiative
  Axel Darut, Minderoo Foundation
11:40 - 11:55 NGOs Marine litter 
  Dimitris Alexopoulos, Enaleia 
11:55 - 12:10 Marine litter  (title tbc)
  Anthi Aggelopoulou, Naftemporiki, Health & G Next Generation, Boussias Media
12:10 - 12:30 Panel discussion (Title tbc)
  (Speakers tbc)
12:30 - 12:40 Closing remarks
  Eleni Despotou / new FEFCO President
12:40 Lunch at the Hotel
14:00 End of the Summit