Freitag, 19. April 2019

EPF Programme 2019


Venue of the Forum and Get-together

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Immermannstr. 41 | 40210 Düsseldorf, Germany
Room reservations Tel. +49-211-834-2111
A limited contingent of rooms at reduced prices is available under the keyword „EPF 2019“.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 – From 19.30 Get-together

BBQ on the terrace of Hotel Nikko, Düsseldorf

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 – 08.00 Registration • Networking

09.25 - 09.30

Welcome to European Packaging Forum

• Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH
• Dr. Hans-Christoph Behr, AMI Agrarmarkt Informations-GmbH

09.30 - 10.00

Packaging 2019 – the new legislation. All change?

The new packaging regulations. What's new? Challenges and solutions.
Dr. Bettina Sunderdiek, Head of Communications and Press,
Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister
Moderation: Dr. Hans-Christoph Behr, AMI Agrarmarkt Informations-GmbH

10.00 - 10.30

Sustainable packaging. This is how consumers tick.

Over 95% of all our decisions are made unconsciously and emotionally, and not rationally. A new study offers good answers to the following key questions: What role do different emotional and rational criteria play in fresh produce purchasing and with what priorities? What role does packaging play in this? What does the consumer actually understand by sustainability? Which consumers will go for which new, sustainable packaging concepts in the future?
Dr. Ralf Mayer de Groot, Managing Director, Mayer de Groot Marketing Research and Consult GmbH 
Moderation: Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH

10.30 - 10.50

Just let it go?

Do we even need packaging? Or can we do without it? And if so, how and where? What drives the owners of "unpackaged" shops and their customers? What are the biggest hurdles in purchasing? A retail concept under the microscope.
Dr. Melanie Kröger, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, Unverpackt Project  
Moderation: Dr. Hans-Christoph Behr, AMI Agrarmarkt Informations-GmbH

10.50 - 11.10

Naked as nature created

New varieties offer new possibilities. Targeted breeding can make expensive packaging superfluous. The products nevertheless retain their quality.
Jan Doldersum, Manager Chain & Retail, Marketing & Business Development, Rijk Zwaan
Moderation: Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH

11.10 - 11.40 – Coffee break • Networking • Marketplace

11.40 - 12.00

Appearance matter – design and packaging

Attractive and sexy sells best. But it depends on the packaging.
Alessandro Ferraresso, Account Manager, Thinkersoup, Italy
Moderation: Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH

12.00 - 12.20

Recycling – a never-ending circle? 

Raw material resources are finite. Recycling is well known in Europe and especially in Germany, and it is a source of hope when it comes to conserving resources and preserving the environment. But what is possible with different materials? What is the current scientific state of play? What is technically possible? Where are the limits? What will be possible in future?
Frank Wellenreuther, Project Manager, ifeu - Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH
Moderation: Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH

12.20 - 12.40

Can good packaging be sustainable?

Environmental impacts, sustainability and the potential for alternative solutions.
Dr. Sergiy Smetana, Platform-Manager Food Data Group, Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V. 
Moderation: Dr. Hans-Christoph Behr, AMI Agrarmarkt Informations-GmbH

12.40 - 14.00 – Lunch buffet • Networking • Marketplace

14.00 - 14.45 – BREAKOUT 1

Forum 1: (Not) on the wrong track

Natural, sustainable and clean.
Dr. Florence Aviat, PhD Biologie, YouR-ResearcH
Uwe Groll, GROW GmbH
Moderation: Dr. Hans-Christoph Behr, AMI Agrarmarkt-Informations-GmbH

Forum 2: The film matters

Often criticised but seldom superfluous. Modern films meet a wide range of requirements in terms of transparency, tension and permeability. What will the future bring?
Andreas Herbrandt, Area Manager Germany Fruit & Vegetable, Guillin Deutschland GmbH
Thomas Carta, Managing and Shareholder, S&B Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
Moderation: Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH

14.45 - 15.30 – BREAKOUT 2

Forum 3: The other way – alternative packaging

Demands for sustainability, environmental protection and conservation of resources require new solutions. Packaging made from alternative materials. What is available, what is possible?
Uwe D'Agnone, CEO, Creapaper
Marcin Śpiewok, CEO, SILBO
Moderation: Bettina Döhnert, AMI Agrarmarkt Informations-GmbH

Forum 4: Cardboard – good protection for sensitive products

Cardboard and corrugated board are proven packaging materials that still play an important role today. What can we expect of them in the future? Both in store and for online trading?
Thomas Maiwald, Director Market & Environment, FEFCO AISBL
Moderation: Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH

15.30 - 16.00 – Coffee break • Networking • Marketplace

16.00 - 16.30

Packaging solutions at the point of sale

Consumers are increasingly critical of packaging. At the point of sale, however, they are increasingly choosing for the packaged products. In 2018, the proportion of pre-packaged fresh vegetables increased again. The law makers have already reacted. The task is clear. Packaging must be reduced and more environmentally friendly materials developed. In search of sustainable and reusable forms of packaging at PoS.
Ulrich Budnik, Managing Director, REWE Homberg & Budnik
Dr. Svea Pacyna-Schürheck, Head of Quality and Sustainability Management Division, Landgard  
Moderation: Dr. Hans-Christoph Behr, AMI Agrarmarkt Informations-GmbH

16.30 - 17.15

Properly wrapped. But how?

It is patently clear that we have to find new solutions today. However, the current challenges can only be met cooperatively throughout the entire value chain. What will truly sustainable packaging look like? A panel discussion on facts, trends and solutions.
Christian Müller, Deputy Managing Director, Reichenau-Gemüse
Ulrich Budnik, Managing Director, REWE Homberg & Budnik
Dr. Melanie Kröger, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, Projekt Unverpackt
Alessandro Mariani, Export Manager, INFIA (Klöckner Pentaplast Group)
Moderation: Claudia Schuh, Head of Marketing & Packaging Management, Lorentzen & Sievers 

Ca. 17.15 – End of the conference


Moderation: Kaasten Reh, Fruitnet Media International GmbH

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