ECMA Annual Congress 2017

The ECMA Annual Congress 2017 will take place on 21 and 22 September 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.
ECMA Annual Congress 2017

This year the ECMA Annual Congress will take place on 21 and 22 September 2017 in Salzburg, Austria in The Crown Plaza Salzburg - The Pitter Hotel. The congress theme will be: ‘When Cartons Matter’. We all are convinced of the importance of cartons and the essential roles it takes care of (logistics, safety, efficiency, communication, design, sustainability).

But we need to make ourselves better heard and recognized by our customers and the consumer. How can we convince the outside world of the benefits of cartons, i.e. why do cartons matter to all of us?

The whole European folding carton industry is invited to join ECMA for the networking event of the year!

What do we offer you?

  • 2 Day working programme for delegates with speakers around the theme: ‘When Cartons Matter’.
  • Plenty of networking opportunities
  • Celebration of the winners of the European Carton Excellence Award 2017
  • 2 Day social programme for partners to Salzburg and Hellbrunn Palace
  • Optional tour for delegates and partners on Saturday to the lake district Salzkammergut
  • Dinners at exceptional venues

Sneak preview of the working programme:

-    Welcome to Salzburg by the Landeshauptmann (governor) of Salzburg, Dr. Wilfried Haslauer 
-    Business Cases on the role of packaging matter and why cartons matter to them presented by: Frank Heidlberger, Director Strategic Sourcing Packaging at McDonald’sAlessandro Olivero, Sourcing Global Gategory Manager at Ferrero, and; Andrew Collins, Managing Partner Brand Strategy at 1HQ 
-    Insight into the consequences of Brexit and Trump on the European economy by Andrea Boltho, Emeritus Fellow Magdalen College University of Oxford 
-    ECMA presents for the second time its 360° Industry Update, presented by Neil Osment from NOA 
-    Updates on Food Safety by the Technical Committee and industry promotion by Pro Carton 
-    Interactive Workshop on Leadership, conducted by Johnny Bertl 
-    And even more to follow… 


Salzburg    Pitter rooftop 
The Pitter   Salzburg Schloss


Registration picto    

Registration Form

Conditions picto   

Conditions of Participation 

Hotel picto   

Hotel Room Reservation  

The ECMA Annual Congress 2017 is open for all Direct and Indirect Members of ECMA. You are not a member but are active in the folding carton industry and would like to attend the industry gathering of the year? Please contact the ECMA Secretariat to discuss the possibilities of participation.

The closest airport to Salzburg is Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart. ECMA does not arrange transfers from the airport to the congress location. We advise delegates to take a taxi which will take approximately 15 minutes.

Address Congress Hotel:
The Crown Plaza Salzburg - The Pitter
Rainerstraße 6
A-5020 Salzburg