66th FEFPEB Congress

28th - 30th October 2015

Location: Cork, Ireland 

  Entitled: "Wooden pallets and packaging in a sustainable business in a fast-changing world"

 

The congress will highlight the foremost issues affecting the timber pallet and packaging sector and offer the change to discuss and network with collegues from around the world.

 

PROVISIONAL AGENDA BUSINESS SESSION 66TH FEFPEB CONGRESS, FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2015


08.00 – 09.00 hours
Registration delegates / Industry Forumcork-ireland-1


09.00 – 09.15 hours
Official opening business session

Welcome by John Dye (UK), President Timcon
Welcome by Rob van Hoesel (NL), President FEFPEB

Theme: Overview Irish wood sector

09.15 – 09.45 hours
Developments wood sector in Ireland
Key note speaker Simon Coveney (Ireland), Minister for Agriculture and local member of the Dail


09.45 – 10.15 hours
The Irish Sawmilling industry
By Mike Glennon (Ireland), CEO Glennon Brothers, one of the leading sawmilling companies in Ireland

Theme: Pallets and Packaging Industry in the European Union


10.15 – 11.00 hours
Jeremy Wall (UK), European Commission / DG Growth on the re-industrialisation of the European
Union and the need for a sustainable future of Europe, with subjects such as the circular economy and the renewable energy package


11.00 – 11.40 hours
Coffee break / Industry Forum


Theme : ISPM 15


11.40 – 12.15 hours
Fons Ceelaert, secretary general FEFPEB on current developments
FAO / IFQRG representative on scientific developments and initiatives (tbc)


Theme: Light weight packaging


12.15 – 12.45 hours
Wood in contact with food, a scientific approach
Olivier de Lagausie (FR), general manager SEIL / GROW on research results in the field of lightweight packaging, relevant for the pallet and packaging industry as a whole.


12.45 -14.15 hours
Lunch / Industry Forum

 

Theme: The global pallet and packaging industry


14.15 – 14.30 hours
Global Forum Wooden Pallet and Packaging Industry
Short report by Fons Ceelaert, secretary general FEFPEB, on the outcome of the 2nd meeting of industry leaders from all parts of the world, held on 28 October 2015.


14.30 – 15.00 hours
China: a market of growing importance
Prof. Qingyi Wu (CH), chairman of the Asia Pallet System Federation on current developments in the pallet and packaging industry in China.


15.00 – 15.30 hours
North America: The current status and challenges of the USA pallet and packaging industry
Brent McLendon (USA), President / CEO of NWPCA, shines his light on the situation in North America.


15.30 – 16.00 hours
Coffee break / Industry Forum


Theme: Technical developments


16.00 – 16.25 hours
Quality scanning technology
Marc Pérez (SP), Mecanica CAPE, on the state of affairs regarding the production line quality scanning technology.


16.25 – 16.45 hours
FEFPEB activities and formal matters by Fons Ceelaert, secretary general FEFPEB


16.45 – 17.00 hours
Closing remarks
Round-up by Rob van Hoesel, President FEFPEB

 

More information about the programme, registration, hotel accommodation and sponsorship can be found on the website www.fefpebcongress.com


Click here for the press release launched on 15 May 2015.