East Africa’s Largest Packaging, Processing and Plastics Exhibition And Conference.

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East Africa’s Largest Packaging, Processing and Plastics Exhibition And Conference.

Day 1

Day 1

The below conference schedule was from day 1 at the 2017 event. The 2018 conference schedule will be published closer to the event.

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Time Description Speaker
10:30 - 10:00

OPENING CEREMONY AND ADDRESS

11.00 - 11.30

DIGITAL DISTRUPTIONS ON THE MANUFACTURERS SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORKS

Kenya’s economy is supported by favourable weather conditions, public investment spending, strong gains in private final consumption and a pick-up in tourism. However, security threats and uncertainty surrounding this year’s elections do pose potential risks.

We examine the potential effects of these trends be on the packaging & printing industry.

Alex Murage

Senior Manager, Deloitte East Africa

12.00 - 12.30

RETHINKING FLEXIBLES, PLASTICS & FILMS: NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES

Packaging plays an essential role in promoting, protecting and transporting your products. Inadequate testing of package design or materials can result in costly damage and tarnish a brand’s reputation. Failure to comply with regulations often triggers fines and delays.

Gain an in-depth insight into the opportunities and challenges surrounding new product development in the plastics, film and flexible packaging sectors.

Chirag Tak

Chief Commercial Officer, General Printers Limited

13.00 - 13.30

THE IMPACT OF BARRIER PACKAGING ON THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

Flexible barrier packaging has been conquering and changing the packaging of foodstuffs in the last 20 years. Due to its additional functionality, plastic barrier packaging helps the food industry to save resources as well as reduce and minimise food waste and losses.

The presenter will explain the technical fundamentals in regards to available process technologies, applied raw materials (EVOH and polyamide) and state-of-the-art plastic barrier packaging in industrial countries.

He will also discuss the advantages of and possible applications for flexible plastic barrier packaging in developing areas such as East Africa.

Peter Plonner

Senior Key Account Manager, Sojitz Europe plc, Dusseldorf

14.00 - 14.30

TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS IN A COMPETITIVE PACKAGING INDUSTRY

The goal of today’s competitive packaging industry is to improve performance, save costs and develop innovative products increasing sustainability and profits.

Gain an in-depth insight into the introduction of innovative solutions that will make products stand out in an increasingly competitive market

Marta Rutynowska-Eising

Regional Sales Director: Packaging Division, Robert Bosch East Africa

15.00 - 15.30

AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS AND PACKERS IN EAST AFRICA

This session will discuss the latest in what food packing processes and food types lend themselves to automation in East Africa material including export opportunities. Key benefits of automation areas:- weighing, packing and inspection

Jeff Say

GM: Middle East and Africa, Ishida Europe Ltd, UK

Keep up to date with the conference agenda

Propak East Africa will be running a Free to attend conference alongside the exhibition. This will consist of three days of talks that run periodically throughout the day. Both local and international speakers will be talking on various topics that surround the industry.

If you are interested in attending the conference, or even speaking at the conference, then please click below.

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