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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
we are finally here! We are pleased to announce that on 24 and 25 November 2022, the 4th International Congress on Technological Innovation in the Packaging Industry “Advances in the Packaging Industry” will be held at the Donnaregina Museum in Naples.
The event, now in its fourth edition, is promoted by the Regional Competence Centre for Technology and GIFLEX, the National Association of Flexible Packaging Processing Companies, and organised in close collaboration with the National Research Council, the University of Naples Federico II, and the University of Salerno.
The congress unites the academic and research worlds with the industrial world of the entire packaging chain, from raw material producers to end users.
An authoritative Scientific Committee has been set up and is working on the programme to ensure a high scientific level.
The programme will include presentations from the scientific and industrial world on classic and/or most relevant topics at the moment. All flexible packaging materials will be considered, with particular emphasis on those of organic origin and/or compostable or recyclable at the end of their life. Obviously significant attention will be given to new technologies and/or new applications. We will try to build a “space” for newcomers and innovative start-ups.
Attached is the first announcement with which we invite everyone to send their scientific contribution on various relevant topics of great current interest. For further information and call for abstracts please visit the official congress website: www.apicongress.it
About 250 Professors, Researchers and Representatives of the industrial world from all over the world are expected to take part in the conference, which will enjoy the beauty of the city of Naples.
There will also be some nice visits or walks in “classic” Naples, where the congress will be held, as well as a taste of typical Neapolitan cuisine.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Congress Chairs
Prof. Domenico Acierno Dr. Alberto Palaveri
CRdC President GIFLEX President
GIFLEX is the Association that brings together manufacturers of flexible packaging printed in gravure and flexography, for packaging of food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and other industrial applications.
The Group is integrated into the Confindustria system, through the Associazione Nazionale delle Industrie Grafiche, Cartotecniche e Trasformatrici (National Association of Printing and Paper Processing Industries) and, in Europe, is a member of FPE (Flexible Packaging Europe). Ever since its establishment in 1985, the Group has provided a reference and support to its members, bringing a wide range of services, such as:
– Information on the technical, regulatory and marketing aspects related to flexible packaging
– The creation of technical, economic and statistical documents and studies
– The training of technical and sales staff
– Organizing events of a general nature, such as conferences and congresses, and workshops on specific topics.
Furthermore, through the activity of specialized working groups and coordinated by consultants, experts in the field, Giflex carries out a constant and continuous monitoring and updating of the legal aspects and the environmental issues affecting the production and the application fields of flexible packaging, providing insights and timely assistance to the entire membership base.
AIM OF THE CONGRESS
After the large outcome of the previous editions held in Naples in 2015 and in Milan in 2017, and the 3rd edition held as “Virtual”, the 4th International Congress on the “Advances in the Packaging Industry” will take place on 24 and 25 November 2022 in Napoli again in presence.
The Congress represents a multidisciplinary forum for all people interested in the advances in the field of flexible packaging.
Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to innovations and future challenges in packaging technology.
The two days Congress will be run on two main sessions related to Product and Process.