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 Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs pre-conference workshops have always been a major hit with industry leaders from across the food contact supply chain, and this year's event is no different.

Monday 4 December 

Europe's leading food contact forum Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2017 will host a thought-provoking, expert led pre-conference workshop brought to you by 3E company: 

Pre-Conference Workshop China Regulations

CHINA - Regulations Food Additives - Notification and Approval of New Varieties of Food Related Products China

08:00 Registration & Coffee

09:00 Session 1

  • Opening
  • Overview
  • Regulatory Framework

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Session 2

  • Scope of applications
  • Required application documents
  • Conclusion

12.:30 Lunch

CHINA - Regulations Food Contact - Regulatory updates on Chinese National Food Safety Standard for Food Contact Materials

14:00 Session 3

  • Overview
  • Highlight of major changes

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Session 4

  • Potential impact in the industry
  • Conclusion next steps

17:00 Closing

There will also be plenty of time for discussion, so please bring along any hot topics you would like to discuss.

Tickets to the workshop are priced at:
Early Bird Rate - €749 + VAT (expires 15th September 2017)
Standard fee - €899 + VAT

Book your place here

N.B. Only delegates to the conference are eligible to attend the workshop. 


Taking place from 4 - 7 December in Berlin, Germany, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs is set to provide unmissable advice and insight to over 200 food contact professionals. See below some of the presentations taking place across the three days:

Plastics track including non-harmonised food contact material - inks, coatings, adhesives, mineral oils and other materials

  • A view from a complex food industry case: food, packaging and coffee machines, Carlos de la Cruz Garcia, Nestlé Nespresso S.A.
  • PET bottles: Accelerated migration testing at 10 d / 60°C versus the 'real' situaltion at end of shelf-life, Diana Kemmer, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
  • Safe adhesives: industry approaches for food contact evaluation, Alexandra Roß, H.B. Fuller/Chair of FEICA Paper and Packaging Technical Working Group

Paper track

  • VIS (Pulp & Paper - Value Chain Information System), Vogt Sabine, BASF SE
  • Creating value added by managing food safety across different businesses covering the whole supply chain, Kristiina Veitola, Stora Enso Oyj, Division Packaging Solutions and Minna Kiviranta, Stora Enso Oyj, Imatra Mills, Division Consumer Board 

View the full programme

Venue & Info

For 2017, the conference will take place at: 

Maritim proArte Hotel
Friedrichstraße 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.