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08:00 - 17:00


Four Points by Sheraton
Kalandergasse 1

The 2019 annual Food Packaging Forum (FPF) Workshop will take place on October 24, 2019 under the theme “Improving the chemical safety of food contact articles: Accelerating science and innovation.” The event will feature high profile speakers and offer an international platform for exchanging views and ideas with stakeholders across the field of food contact materials (FCMs).

The FPF Workshop is a one-of-a-kind event in the field of FCMs to learn about recent developments in science, business, advocacy, and regulation. As in previous years, this 7th edition of the FPF Workshop will be an excellent opportunity for networking.

Registration is open to attend the workshop using the online form below. In addition to joining the workshop in Zurich, registration is also open for joining a live webinar of the entire event for a minimal registration fee. This allows anyone anywhere the opportunity to follow the speaker presentations, Q&As, and the podium discussion.

This year’s workshop is pleased to welcome an impressive range of presenters as outlined in the program below. Additional speakers and presentation titles will be confirmed and posted here soon.

All payments are processed securely using the Stripe platform, and payments are accepted via Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. A payment window will appear upon pressing “Register”, and you will then receive an automatic confirmation of payment from Stripe and an email from FPF confirming your participation. Payment is also possible via invoice, and a service charge of 5 Swiss Francs will be added for processing.


For questions or inquiries related to the workshop, please contact: events(at)fp-forum.org.


Workshop Program
08:00Registration and Coffee
Morning Session
09:00Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
09:05Improving the chemical safety of food contact articles: Food Packaging Forum's work in 2019
Prof. Dr. Thomas Backhaus, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
09:30The challenges of non-monotonic dose response
Prof. Dr. Ana Soto, Tufts University, United States
10:00Coffee Break
10:30European FCM regulation: Opportunity for improvement
Dr. Konrad Grob, retired from Kantonales Labor Zürich
11:00Danish FCM enforcement - inspection and control
Mette Holm, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark
11:30Current regulatory perspectives
To be confirmed
12:00Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
13:00Food packaging and health concerns: how did we get here, and what questions should we be asking when looking for solutions?
Dr. Arturo Castillo Castillo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Podium: Innovations for improving the safety of food contact articles
13:30Convergent innovation: A platform for scaling up what packaging can contribute to agri-food competitiveness and healthy diets from sustainable food systems
Prof. Dr. Laurette Dubé, McGill University, Canada
13:45Investing in sustainability hacking
Peter Schelstraete, ubuntoo, United States
14:00How NGOs contribute to innovation
Michael Belliveau, Environmental Health Strategy Center, United States
14:15Development of a plastic industry NIAS database
Marcel Bosma, SABIC and Plastics Europe, the Netherlands
14:30Strategic innovation through new business models
Jan Leyssens, switchrs, Belgium
14:45A food brand perspective
To be confirmed
15:00Coffee Break
15:30Podium discussion with afternoon speakers
16:30Conclusions and closing
Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
16:45Workshop adjourned



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Workshop Ticket CHF199.00
Student Workshop Ticket CHF69.00
Webinar Only Ticket CHF49.00