ACADEMIC PROGRAM

 
SCHEDULETHEME - SPEAKER
8:00 - 8:45Registration
8:45 - 8:50Welcoming remarks
Lilián Robayo, Academic Director
8:50 - 9:10Main innovation challenges of packaging professionals in Mexico and Latin America
Speaker: Hiram Cruz, Executive Director of AMEE
NAVIGATING IN THE MOTIVATIONS, NEEDS AND DESIRES OF END USERS TO INNOVATE IN PLASTICS PACKAGING
9:10 - 9:552018 Insights and Megatrends for innovation in Consumer Packaging: Revolutionary trends and visions
Speaker: David Luttenberger, Global Packaging Director of Mintel
9:55 - 10:40The Four Moments of Experience: Science Based Packaging Design and Development
Speaker: Alejandro Salgado, PhD, CEO of Neurosketch
10:40 - 11:25 Coffee break and exhibition visit
11:25 - 12:10Retail Packaging and consumer behaviour in Mexico and Latin America: Trends and Opportunities
Speaker: Ron Sasine, International Consultant in Packaging Innovation - Director of Hudson Windsor
12:10 - 12:40UPM Raflatac presents the concept: “Labelling a smarter future”
Speaker: Fernando Girón, Global Marketing Manager for the Strategic Business Unit for Film Labels at UPM Raflatac  
12:40 - 1:10Combining functionality and aesthetics to innovate… Through multi-sensory technologies for plastics packaging
Speaker: Douglas A. Brownfield, Global Senior Manager - Value Chain at Ampacet
1:10 -  3:05Lunch and exhibition visit
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN INNOVATION - SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION, TWO COMPLEMENTARY FORCES
3:05 - 3:50Innovating in packaging in the context of Circular Economy
Speaker: Luciana Pellegrino, Executive Director of the Brazilian Packaging Association, ABRE, and Marketing VP of the WPO
3:50 -4:20Latest innovations and state-of-the-art technologies in plastics packaging to guarantee Food Safety
Speaker: María del Pilar Noriega, PhD, Director of the ICIPC
4:20 - 4:50Who decides upon your printing?
Speaker: Tatiana Sánchez Abib, Communication leader for the division of DuPont Advanced Printing in Latin America
4:50 - 5:35 Coffee break and exhibition visit
5:35 - 6:20World innovative plastics packaging that fights hunger, reduces food waste and improves social conditions
Speaker: Johannes Bergmair, PhD, General Secretary of the WPO, and former VP of Sustainability of this global organization
6:20 - 7:30 Networking cocktail at the exhibition area
SCHEDULETHEME - SPEAKER
8:00 - 8:30Registration
DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE NEW ROLE OF PACKAGING
8:00 - 8:40How will artificial intelligence transform packaging industry in the near future?
Speaker: Alejandro Salgado, PhD, CEO de Neurosketch
8:40 - 9:25Packaging of the future within the context of Industry 4.0 - Industrial Internet of Things and digitization trends
Speaker: Volker Lange, PhD, Head of Packaging and Logistics at the Fraunhofer Institute, IML, Germany
9:25 - 10:00Coffee break and exhibition visit
10:00 - 10:45Packaging, e-commerce and the supply chain
Speaker:
Ron Sasine, International Packaging Innovation Consultant and Director of Hudson Windsor
10:45 - 11:15Writing the future for Packaging industry - Leading digital solutions
Speaker: Eng. Sergio Bautista, Director of the Robotics and Movement Division at ABB Mexico
11:15 - 11:50Coffee break and exhibition visit
PROCESSES AND MATERIALS TO INNOVATE IN PLASTICS PACKAGING
11:50 - 12:20Trully innovative packaging from around the world: Paradigm shifting packaging that have captivated consumers with disruptive visions
Speaker: Hernán Braberman, Co-founder and design director of tridimage
12:20 - 12:50New developments in retortable flexible packaging through the use of Coextruded Nylon
Speaker: Eng. Sergi Salvá, Responsible for technical service and project coordination for North America at UBE Corporation 
12:50 - 1:20Success cases and innovative developments in Pouches and Retortables: Recent Launchings
Speaker: Eng. Wilmer Saavedra, International Consultant, Director of Flexible Solutions
1:20 - 3:15Lunch and exhibition visit
3:15 - 3:45Revolutionary developments in digital printing for plastics packaging
Speaker: Carlos Silgado, International Consultant
3:45 - 4:15Multilayer blown films - More layers, more benefits, better functions! -
Macro Engineering
Speaker: Eng. Martín Barón, Macro Engineering
4:15 - 4:45 Coffee break and exhibition visit
4:45 - 5:30PANEL: Envisioning the future: Market opportunities to innovate in plastic packaging
Panelists: David Luttenberger, Global Packaging Director of Mintel - Eng. Wilmer Saavedra, International Consultant and Director of Flexible Solutions - Ronald Sasine, International Consultant and Director of Hudson Windsor