ECMA Annual Congress 2017

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

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’

It was an great event at a beautiful location, which offered a strong working programme and excellent networking opportunities. Please find below some highlights of this year's 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 still be downloaded here to give you an impression of the event.

Check a first selection of photos here.


Salzburg    Salzburg Schloss 

The ECMA Annual Congress 2018 will be held in Riga, Latvia on 20 & 21 September. As soon as more information on the programme is available you will find it on this page.