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Glassman Conference

In a change to previous Glassman conference, this year’s free to attend event will be titled Trends in Glassmaking.  A number of glass leaders will discuss today’s talking points in the industry.

Global glass container group O-I, which has its French headquarters in Lyon, will provide the opening, keynote speech. Another confirmed speaker is Gert-Jan van Assen, leading global brewer Heineken, will talk about their route to the greenest glass bottle. Stoelzle Masnieres, Managing Director, Etienne Gruyez, will discuss the recent investment and transformation of the plant.

Other confirmed speakers at the conference include the European Container Glass Federation’s (FEVE) Secretary General, Adeline Farrelly, former SABMiller Director Richard van Breda, and Pavel Bobosik, Director at Russian container glass manufacturer Ekran. 

In addition the UK’s Glass Futures will discuss the new £20 million research centre in the UK which is set to be built in Rotherham.

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DAY 1: Wednesday 6th September

TIMEPRESENTATION
14:00Keynote speech from O-I
14:15The route to our greenest bottle
Charles Richardson, Global Category Leader-Glass Packaging, Heineken
14:45Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie: the rebirth of a 200 year old factory
Etienne Gruyez, Managing Director, Stoelzle
15:05How we innovate at Ardagh
Barbara Macialczyk, Marketing Manager, Ardagh Glass
15:25Glass industry in Russia: challenges, opportunities
Pavel Bobosik, Director, Ekran
15:45Requirements for glass conditioning systems for the future
Joachim Gesslein, Horn Glass Industries AG

DAY 2: Thursday 7th September

TIMEPRESENTATION
14:00Which packaging is ticking all of the boxes?
Susan Hansen
, Rabobank
14:20Glass packaging industry trends & developments
Adeline Farrelly
, Secretary General, FEVE
14:40Creating a £20 million research centre in the UK
Dr Nick Kirk, Glass Futures
15:00Can Cullet ensure that glass remains a key and relevant packaging medium?
Richard van Breda, former Director, SABMiller

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