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Glassman Conference

The Glassman conference will address the latest trends in glassmaking with high-level speakers. The conference will run alongside the exhibition and is free to attend for all visitors to the show.

Is glass the answer to increased opposition to plastic?

Glassman Europe in Lyon this September aims to help manufacturers debate how the glass industry can increase the reduced reliance on single-use plastic.

Glass is unique in its ability to be 100% recyclable. As the war on plastic wages on, Glassman Europe will address how the glass industry can innovate and overcome barriers to switching to container glass as an alternative to the thousands of tons of plastic created every day.

The Conference programme

Tuesday 17 September 2019

10:15The future of plastic packaging in a (more) circular economy
Susan Hansen, Global Strategist for F&A Supply Chains, Rabobank
10:45Is the container glass industry aligned to customers' expectations?
Emma Bowers, Global Procurement & Supply Chain FMCG Executive, Green Puffin Consulting
Richard van Breda, former SAB Director, now Independent Consultant
11:05The container glass industry and its role in the circular economy
Sheryl Webersberger, Product Policy Advisor, BV Glas
11:45Circular Packaging at ABI
Aline Casagrande, Circular Packaging Global Manager, AB InBev
12:05CO2 step wise emission reduction is necessary and possible
Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service
12:25Decarbonisation and the Circular Economy
Fabrice Rivet, Director, Health, Environment, and Safety, FEVE
Biomass Ash: A past and present raw material for glassmaking

Dr. Daniel J. Backhouse, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University

14:00O-I and Chovet-Db2i set for success on Gironcourt partnership
Jean-Pierre François, O-I Manufacturing
Nicolas Lelorrain, Gironcourt Project Manager, CHOVET-Db2i
14:20A new world of glassmaking
Paul Schreuders, Xpar Vision
14:40The Swabbing Robot
Mathieu Dumesny, Technical Manager, Novaxion

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