About the 2021 Workshop

The 2021 Food Packaging Forum (FPF) Workshop will take place online in a virtual format on October 6-8, 2021, under the theme “Different perspectives on food contact materials: working together to make FCMs safer.” Presentations and discussions will be split into three days of 2-hour sessions beginning at 3:00 pm CEST (9:00 am EDT). The sessions will feature a range of high-profile speakers from different areas of expertise and provide insights into the latest science and policy-making within the field, as well as discussing how stakeholders’ are working together to make food contact materials (FCMs) safer for everyone.

This annual workshop is a one-of-a-kind event in the field to learn about recent developments in science, business, advocacy, and regulation. This year’s workshop will be held in an online format that allows participants from anywhere to follow the speaker presentations, share questions live, and participate in discussions. This Food Packaging Forum event regularly brings together a diverse group of international stakeholders from government, industry, academia, civil society, and beyond to network with one another and share insights. To accommodate participation from across the globe, all of the presentations will also be recorded and made available to watch after the event.


Networking Opportunities

Just as in previous years, networking and open discussion are important aspects of the event. The 2021 workshop will continue to offer opportunities for networking and informal discussion. Using the Whova digital conference platform, the workshop will include small group discussions as well as the ability for participants to schedule and hold private video meetings with one another. All you need is a free Whova account and to set up your personal profile. The event can then be joined either via a web browser or using the Whova mobile app. More information about the Whova platform and how to join the event will be shared with registered participants a few weeks before the workshop.


Workshop Agenda and Speakers

The workshop will take place from 3:00 to 5:30 pm CEST (9:00 to 11:30 am EDT) on October 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2021. See the full agenda below with speakers and workshop presentation topics. The themes for the sessions on each day are:


How to Register

Registration can be completed using the form below. It includes participation in all workshop sessions and full access to the online networking and discussion platform. A single registration costs 50 Swiss Francs (equivalent to approximately $52 USD or 47 Euro), and all major international cards are accepted for payment.

All payments are processed securely by our payments provider Stripe. A payment window will open on a new page, and a confirmation email of the registration will immediately be sent to you. For any questions regarding registration or other aspects of the workshop, please email events(at)fp-forum.org.


Oct 6, 2021 - Oct 8, 2021
15:00 - 17:30


Includes participation in all sessions as well as access to the event's online networking and discussion platform.




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