ECMA Annual Congress 2017

The ECMA Annual Congress 2017 took place on 21 and 22 September 2017 in Salzburg, Austria
ECMA Annual Congress 2017

This year the ECMA Annual Congress took place on 21 and 22 September 2017 in Salzburg, Austria in The Crown Plaza Salzburg - The Pitter Hotel. The congress theme was: ‘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!

Some highlights of the plenary working programme:

-    Welcome to Salzburg by Dr. Wilfried Haslauer Landeshauptmann (governor) of Salzburg, and a keynote speech by Dr. Karin Kneissl on why migration stays on the agenda. 



  Business Cases on the role of packaging matter and why cartons matter to them presented by: Wilfried Muselet, Procurement Manager Indirect Europe at Mondelēz International; Didier Morisseau, Global Purchasing Director – Ingredients & Packaging at Danone; Alessandro Olivero, Sourcing Category 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
-    Updates on Food Safety by the ECMA Technical Committee and Industry Promotion by Pro Carton 
-    Interactive Workshop on Leadership, conducted by Johnny Bertl 
-    And inspirational closing keynotes by Sean Pillot de Chenecey (Thursday) and Rasmus Ankersen (Friday)

The full ECMA Congress 2017 programme can be downloaded here.

Check a first selection of photos here.


Salzburg    Pitter rooftop 
The Pitter   Salzburg Schloss