Taking place 27-29 September 2016 at the NEC Birmingham, visitors will be invited to join and engage with industry experts from Mondelez International, Nampak Plastics and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), who will speak about the latest industry trends and hottest issues impacting processing and packaging professionals including hygiene compliance, food waste and the ongoing skills gap.
Headlining the 2016 seminar programme will be The Rt Hon Lord Francis Maude of Horsham, who previously served as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment.
Lord Maude will present the opening address at the show, that will include a focus on the outlook of British manufacturing in the wake of the EU referendum.
As a major proponent of the government led ‘Exporting is Great’ campaign, he will also speak about a series of events set up across the UK in 2016, to ensure small and medium businesses get the support they need with exporting goods.
Addressing one of the most important industry issues, the skills gap, Emma Mcleod, Principal Engineer for Process Solutions Global Chocolate R&D Team at Mondelez International, will be providing an insight into the opportunities in engineering, the largest industry in the UK.
Claire Shrewsbury, packing programme area manager at WRAP, will also be present, as will be Emma De-Alwis, hygiene specialist at Campden BRI, who will highlight how contaminated food products and food hygiene problems that go undetected along the supply chain have a serious negative impact on the UK manufacturing industry.
Ashwin Moorthy, head of engineering & innovation at Nampak Plastics, will discuss the latest packaging innovations in the FMCG world, and how packaging can both protect products and extend shelf life whilst being environmentally friendly.
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