Sustainability has been a subject that has been shaping the industry for years and that has recently become a hotly debated issue as a result of the discussion about plastic packaging in particular. The new “Life without Packaging?” conference controversially highlights the subject areas of packaging, sustainability and the environment and presents different perspectives.
Critics and advocates will both have their say and will discuss necessities and what to avoid. The event will focus on sustainability and environmental impact, hygiene and the reduction of food waste.
The one-day conference will take place at the CCD Süd from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on 12 May, the penultimate day of the fair. Tickets cost € 299.00 and are available from the interpack’s ticket shop.
10:30 a.m. // Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO Messe Düsseldorf & Save Food
PACKAGING - PERCEPTION & REALITY
10:40 a.m. // N.N., MONDI
10:55 a.m. // Dr. Marina Beermann, WWF Germany
11:10 a.m. // Louis Lindenberg, Global Packaging Sustainability Director Unilever
11:25 a.m. // Alexander Baumgartner, CEO Constantia Flexibles
11:40 a.m. // Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Head of R&D and Sustainability Henkel / Member of Alliance to end plastic waste
11:55 a.m. // Questions & Answers
12:00 p.m. // Lunch Break + Networking
PACKAGING - RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND END-OF-LIFE
1:00 p.m. // Frank Wellenreuther, ifeu Institut Heidelberg
1:10 p.m. // Sophie Kieselbach, Thinkstep
1:20 p.m. // Prof. Dr. Martin Stuchtey, Founder and Managing Partner Systemiq / Asia Cleanup
CASE STUDIES END-OF-LIFE
1:35 p.m. // Xavier Caro, Head of packaging for the food category Nestlé
1:50 p.m. // Louis Lindenberg, Global Packaging Sustainability Director Unilever
2:00 p.m. // Dr. Marina Beermann, WWF Germany / Dietmar Böhm, Managing Director Green Cycle / Xavier Caro, Head of packaging for the food category Nestlé / Prof. Dr. Martin Stuchtey, Founder and Managing Partner Systemiq / Sophie Kieselbach, Thinkstep
2:35 p.m. // Coffee break + Networking
LIFE WITHOUT PACKAGING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
Hygiene and packaging
3:00 p.m. // Dr. Johannes Bergmair, General Secretary World Packaging Organisation
Food waste reduction
3:20 p.m. // Harald Pilz, Denkstatt Institut, Austria
3:30 p.m. // Helén Williams, Karlstad University
3:40 p.m. // Nerida Kelton, Executive Director Australian Institute of Packaging
3:50 p.m. // Nerida Kelton, Executive Director Australian Institute of Packaging / Dr. Marina Beermann, WWF Germany / Xavier Caro, Head of packaging for the food category Nestlé