ECMA Annual Congress 2019 - Working Programme

Wednesday 18 September 2019

10.00 - 18.00   ECMA Internal Meetings (Committees and Forums)
     
12.00 - 19.00   Arrival participants and registration at the ECMA Desk in the hotel lobby
     
14.30 - 17.30    Company visits to Gutenberg and Toly
     
19.00   Welcome Cocktail and Table Top Exhibition in the South Foyer of The Westin Dragonara Resort
     
20.00



  Welcome Dinner at the Reef Club Sundeck of The Westin Dragonara Resort.
You can enjoy the fantastic view of the Mediterrean while you catch up with your ECMA friends and enjoy good food.

Dress Code: Smart Casual
 

Thursday 19 September 2019

09.00

  Partner's Programme (click to see the full Partner Programme)
     

Working Programme Day 1

09.00 

  Welcome and opening of the ECMA Annual Congress 2019 by ECMA President, Jean-François Roche followed by an update on ECMA
     
09.15   Welcome to Malta: Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta
     
09.45   Speaker to be confirmed
     
10.30   Coffee Break
     
11.00   A Retailer’s perspective: Esselunga
     
11.45   European Packaging – On the Way to Disruption – Ernst Krottendorfer, FH Campus Wien (AT)
     
12.30   Spotlight Session by Bronze Congress Sponsor
     
12.35   Lunch and B2B Sessions by Silver Congress Sponsors
     
13.50   CEPI - Jori Ringman, Director General and Sustainability Director (BE)
     
14.20   CITPA – Angelika Christ, Secretary General (BE)
     
14.50   Pro Carton Update
     
15.10   Update ECMA Coated Board Forum
     
15.20   Spotlight Session by Bronze Congress Sponsor
     
15.25   Coffee Break
     
15.55   National Converter Developments - Franco Portelli, Gutenberg Press (MT)
     
16.20   The Future of Purchasing, Mr. Gerd Kerkhoff - Kerkhoff Consulting (DE)
     
17.05    End of Day 1 
     
19.00

 




  Departure by bus from the lobby of The Westin Dragonara Resort for the
Carton Excellence Award Gala Dinner at the Limestone Heritage

During dinner the winners of the European Carton Excellence Award and
the Pro Carton Young Designers Award will be announced

Dress Code: Black Tie
   

Friday 20 September 2019

09.00    Partner's Programme (click to see the full Partner Programme)
      
Working Programme Day 2
09.00   Keynote speaker about cyber security, Jochen den Ouden (NL)
     
09.45   Intelligent packaging – Eef de Ferrante, AIPIA (NL)
     
10.15   Speaker to be confirmed
     
11.00   Coffee Break
     
11.30   National Association’s Panel with Aspack (Spain), BPIF Cartons (UK) and FFI (Germany) 
     
12.00  

Economical developments and trends, industry challenges and Brexit..., - Andrea Boltho, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford (UK)

     
12.45   Spotlight Session by Bronze Congress Sponsor
     
12.50   Lunch and B2B Sessions by Silver Congress Sponsors
     
14.05  

360° Industry Update and presentation European Carton Prospects Report 2019 by Andreas Helbig, Ben Markens, Nick Mockett, Neil Osment 

     
14.50   The Benefits Of Gender Diversity at Work - How it positively influenced the success of the company - Sylvie Casenave-Péré, Posson Packaging (FR)
     
15.20   Coffee Break
     
15.50   HR: how to attract the next generation - Koos Wurzer, Global Employer Branding and Candidate Experience Manager at Danone (NL)
     
16.20   Spotlight Session by Bronze Congress Sponsor
     
16.25   ‘Be the change. Make the difference. This is a pilot’s mindset.’ - Philip Keil (DE)
     
17.10   Closure of the ECMA Congress by ECMA President, Jean-François Roche 
     
19.00 


  Departure by bus from the lobby of The Westin Dragonara Resort for dinner at Café Del Mar.

Dress Code: Smart Casual
     
   

Saturday 21 September 2019
Optional Excursion (not incl. in participation fee)

09.00


 

We will meet at the jetty of The Westin Dragonara to be transferred by speedboats and board on an
exclusive chartered Gullet for a tour around the Valletta Harbour at sea. The boat, the largest gullet built for cruising,
is the best way to enjoy a morning at sea, sailing to the most scenic harbour in Malta.

     
11.30    On arrival in Valletta Harbour, there will be a guided short tour in Valletta.
     
13.00    Lunch is served at the Valletta Waterfront. 
     
14.30    Guests will be free to enjoy Valletta at their own pace. 
     
16.00  

Coach pick up from Valletta Phoenicia Hotel back to The Westin Dragonara Resort in St. Julian's.

 

Please note that all details mentioned
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