DAY ONE - TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

 

10:10 - 11:00                                          

Q&A PANEL DISCUSSION

How will the Proposed New Regulations coming from both DEFRA & Brussels Impact on the FMCG Market’s use of Plastics

Facilitator: Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, RPC bpi

Panellists:  Gail Hunt, Editor, Machinery Update; Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners, Great Britain & Matthew Jackson, Sales Director, MULTIVAC UK; Alex Higs, Business Development Manager for London and the South East, The Packaging Hub Ltd & Dan Cooke, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Viridor

11:10 - 11:50

The Use of Smart Technologies and Robotics for Packaging Optimisation

Speaker:  Alexandre Flory, OEM Sales Manager, Schneider Electric

 

12:00 - 13:00

Champagne Hour

 

13:00 - 14:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

How To Brexit Proof Your Business

Introduction & Welcome: 

Dr. Andrew Mint – CEO, PPMA Group of Associations

Keynote:  Lord Mark Price

15:00 - 15:40                                                                  

What Is A&IP And How Does It Fit Into Modern Production Requirements?

Speaker:  Andrew Manly, Communications Director, Active & Intelligent Packaging

   

 

DAY TWO - WEDNESDAY 26 of SEPTEMBER

10:00 - 12:00                                                                                       

Future of Food Manufacturing

Facilitator & Speaker:  Craig Leadley, Camden BRI – Preservation Technologies and/or food safety management and food safety culture

Speakers:  Mark Swainson, National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NFCM) - Robotics & Automation, Matt Rayment, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) - Virtual Factory / Augmented Reality

 

12:00 - 13:00

Champagne Hour

 

13:10 - 13:50

Expert Seminar on Processing Emulsified Sauces – led by Tetra Pak

Speakers:  Soren Steffensen, Commercial Product Manager, Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixers & Ulrika Brintje, Food Technologist, Tetra Pak (Customer Tbc)

14:00 - 14:50

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

How to Build a Long Term Sustainable Business and be the Best of the Best

Introduction & Welcome:  Dr Andrew Mint, CEO, PPMA

Keynote:  Jonathan Warburton, Chairman, Warburtons

15:00 - 15:40

Cyber Security for Food and Packaging Manufacturers - The Industrial Internet of Things

As automation and machine learning hits us with industry 4.0, innovation accelerates - but so does cyber security risk. This session covers essential advances in technology in terms of what really matters to the food and packaging sectors. Richard will also cover the latest in cyber security, including the new ways that hackers are getting into your systems, and what can happen when automation goes wrong.

Speaker: Richard Werran, EMEA Director for Food, BSI Group  

   

 

DAY THREE - THuRSDAY 27 of SEPTEMBER

PPMA BEST will weclome 60 students from three schools in the Hertfodshire area including The John Warner School, Presdales School and St. Albans Girls School.

10:00                                                                                                                   

PPMA BEST: CREATING A TALENT PIPELINE

Speaker: Danny Reed, Educational & Skills Manager

Learn about PPMA Group’s charitable arm, BEST (Business Education Skills and Training) – providing a pathway for young people to enter and develop a career in engineering within the processing, packaging, robot, automation and industrial vision supply industries. See how BEST is addressing the current skills gap through a range of initiatives, and to encourage and proactively support more people to take up a career in engineering through education and work-based training programmes.

11:00 - 15:30

PPMA BEST DAY

60 students from three schools in Hertfordshire60 students from three schools in Hertfordshirewill take part in various interactive activitiesfocused on developing a career in engineering.