Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017

4th - 7th December 2017


Over 200 food contact professionals are expected to gather in Berlin this December to discuss the latest trends and regulations related plastics and paper in contact with foodstuffs.

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Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs provides a forum for likeminded professionals looking to address all topical concerns in the food contact industry and develop their knowledge on how to best comply with the latest regulations for plastics and paper packaging in contact with foodstuffs.

The event will focus on the latest legislation, compliance case studies and pertinent issues of food packaging as well as information on inks, coatings and adhesives.

Industry leaders and legislators from across the food contact supply chain will gather to explore and exchange information regarding developments and initiatives across the industry. 

Why you should attend:

  • Deepen your understanding of regulations and legislation
  • Hear about the latest industry trends
  • Network with food contact professionals


The programme for 2017 will be available to view in August. You can view the 2016 programme here.

Venue & Info

For 2017, the conference will take place at: 

Maritim proArte Hotel
Friedrichstra├če 151
Tel: +49 (0) 30 20335

The Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin lies on Friedrichstrasse, one of Berlin's main thoroughfares.  With plenty of sightseeing, shopping, cultural experiences and the splendid "Unter den Linden" street just a stone's throw away – you'll be right in the midst of the action at the Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin.


Delegates are responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference delegates wishing to stay at the Maritim ProArte Hotel Berlin at a special rate of €159 for single occupancy including breakfast. (This special rate is valid up to 8th November 2017)

To take advantage of this special rate, delegates must reserve their room no later than 8th November 2017. Wherever possible, accommodation should be reserved early as rooms cannot be guaranteed and rates are subject to change after this date. 

All rooms and rates are subject to availability.

How to book

To book your accommodation, click here. 

**It has come to our attention that a number of accommodation service providers have contacted companies supporting Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017 regarding hotel reservations. When delegates say they have already booked they are told that they need to finalise their booking by completing a form with credit card details. This generates a new booking and a 25% deposit is immediately charged to the card - this is non-refundable and any cancellation incurs a heavy penalty. These companies DO NOT represent Smithers and should NOT be given any credit card information.

Should you receive any correspondence from unauthorised organisations regarding accommodation arrangements for Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your event manager at +44 (0)1372 802 052**


Conference ticket prices for Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017 is phased, so take advantage of the opportunity to secure your place for the lowest price by registering early. 

Conference Ticket Prices*:


Super Early Bird Rate
Expires 30th June

Early Bird Rate
Expires 15th September 
Standard Rate
Expires 17th November
Final Fee|
Up Until Event Date
Plastics Track (5-6 December) €1329* €1400* €1529* €1650*
Paper Track (6-7 December) €1329* €1400* €1529* €1650*
Plastics & Paper Track (4-7 December) €1,800* €1935* €2135* €2275*

Any questions regarding academic & government rates, group bookings or the registration process, please contact Sharleen Lyseight on

*NB: Prices listed exclude VAT, and will be applied during the checkout process.