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O-I’s Francois Pierrot, Country Executive France and Spain, will present the opening keynote speech. His presentation will be the first of many papers from leading container glass experts at the free-of-charge conference.

The two-day conference includes papers from associations, container glass manufacturers and technical suppliers to the industry.

VIPs attending will include:
Mr David Kimelfeld, Vice President, Metropole of Lyon
Mr Philippe Valentin VP of the Chamber of Commerce in charge of Industry and International Affairs
Mr Yann Crombecque, Member of the Regional Council, representing the President

Plus a large number of industry experts - the full conference timetable is below. Please note that times on Wednesday, May 6 have changed from that originally published.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

11:00 Keynote Speech, Francois Pierrot, Country Executive - France & Spain, O-I

11:20 Competitiveness challenges and opportunities, Adeline Farrelly, Secretary General, FEVE -European Glass Packaging Industry

11:40 Global soda ash outlook with a focus on Europe, Marguerite Morrin, Senior Director, Chlor-alkali/Soda Ash, IHS

12:00 Innovation & decoration, Leandre Lasfargues, NPD Manager, Stölzle

12:20 Automated energy data acquisition & cost savings in glass production, Pascal Huguet, Head of the Glass Branch, Siemens France

12:40 Food Packaging and Health: Science and policy update, Jane Muncke, Managing Director, Food Packaging Forum

14:30 The Glass Alliance – Provider of container glass plant solutions, Jean-Philippe Martel, General Manager, Container Glass Alliance

14:50 Years of improvement in glass recycling, Stéphane Leroux, Managing Director, Sibelco Green Solutions - FERVER

15:10 Oxyfuel furnance technology and energy recovery: A step forward on energy efficiency, Vincenzo Ulisse Armeni, Senior Engineer & Energy Division Technology Manager, BDF Industries

Thursday, 7 May 2015

11:00 Saving Energy with NNPB - lightweight production, Mark Ziegler, Marketing Manager, Heye International

11:20 A case study in safety, Roberto Gentilini, Health and Safety Manager, Bormioli Rocco

11:40 No air, no bottle, Daniel Hilfiker, CEO, Pneumofore

12:00 From machine operator to bottle maker - automation for profitability and safety, Inge Friberg, Compliance Engineer, Bucher Emhart Glass

14:00 Improved energy efficiency of oxy-fuel furnaces,  Uyi Iyoha, Business Development Manager, Praxair

14:20 Waste heat recovery in the glass industry, Michael Terhorst, Head of Central Sales, Spie Energy Solutions

14:40 A packaged solution for the glass industry, Xavier Paubel, Combustion Network Manager, Air Liquide ALTEC

15:00 A case study in sustainability strategy, Steffen Seehausen, Group Head of Sustainability and Environment, Ardagh Glass

Hundreds of international visitors have already registered to attend - don't miss out, make sure you register for your pass now. See who else is attending by clicking here.

This event will be an essential networking event for anyone doing business within the container glass industry. It is an ideal opportunity to arrange 1-2-1 business meetings, to hear about the latest issues and innovations affecting industry and to network with the major players and suppliers.

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