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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.


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


Workshop Program
08:00Registration and Coffee
Morning Session
09:00Prof. Dr. Martin Scheringer, Food Packaging Forum Foundation, Switzerland
09:05Prof. Dr. Thomas Backhaus, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
09:30Prof. Dr. Ana Soto, Tufts University, United States
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Dr. Konrad Grob, EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, and Processing Aids
11:00Mette Holm, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark
11:30Regulatory Perspective (to be confirmed)
12:00Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
13:00Dr. Arturo Castillo Castillo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Podium: Innovations for improving the safety of food contact articles
13:30Prof. Dr. Laurette Dubé, McGill University, Canada
13:45Peter Schelstraete, ubuntoo, United States
14:00Michael Belliveau, Environmental Health Strategy Center, United States
14:15Marcel Bosma, SABIC and Plastics Europe, the Netherlands
14:30Jan Leyssens, Regenerative Design, Belgium
14:45Coca-Cola (to be confirmed)
15:00Coffee Break
15:30Podium Discussion
16:30Conclusions and Closing
16:45Workshop Adjourned



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