Congress Program - GWBT 2017
Conference Theme: The Future of Beverage Processing & Packaging
10:00 - 10:30Registration opens
10:30 - 10:45 Inaugural Address
Speaker: Benjamin Daniel, Editor in Chief, Packaging MEA Magazine
10:45 - 11:15Product range in the modern beverage market and technology trends in their packaging
Speaker: Deb Debabrata, Technology Editor, Packaging MEA Magazine
  • Range of beverages such as CSD, fruit juices and nutraceuticals
  • Trends: multi Vs monolayer barriers in packaging
11:15 - 11:35Breakout Beverages- Mega Trends
Speaker: James George, Senior Analyst , Euromonitor International
11:35 - 11:55New trends in beverage branding and packaging design in the Middle East
Speaker: Christel Morival An, Chief Executive Officer , Lamarq International
  • How to rebrand without losing your product identity
  • Design, branding, and packaging through an innovation lens
  • Simplifying design: Can less be more?
11:55 - 12:15Networking Break
12:15 - 12:35Bottled water: producing and providing regional consumers with what they want
Speaker: Prashant Nath, Packaging Developement Manager, Agthia Group PJSC
  • Design
  • Shelf Impact
  • Functional properties
  • QAQC
12:35 - 13:15PANEL DISCUSSION :Challenges in modern beverage packaging and their solutions
13:15 - 14:15Lunch Break / Exhibition Visit
14:15 - 14:35Product recovery and reduction of water consumption
Speaker: Cornelis Kuijper, Manager, Fluid Equipment B.V
14:35 - 15:00Increase beverage and dairy products manufacturing and supply chain productivity through ultra rapid microbiology testing solution
Speaker: Sebastien Manuel, Manager, bioMérieux Industry
  • BioMérieux D-Count ultra-rapid microbiology testing solution
  • Save time and decrease prodction cost by reducing turnaround time on microbiological testing
15:00 - 15:20 Has your drink lost its sparkle? Controlling CO2 Loss in CSDs
Speaker: Jonathan Stott, Stephenson Group UK
  • Degree of CO2 loss by the time a consumer takes their first sip.
  • New ways to keep the fizz in their drinks for longer
  • How can “CO2 retention" help improve a brand’s carbon footprint?
15:20 - 15:40Networking Break
15:40 - 16:00Comparison of various moulding processes and their applications
Speaker: Deb Debabrata, Technology Editor, Packaging MEA Magazine
  • CSD, Non-CSD, Dairy, Mineral Water, Fruit Juices, Health beverages etc
  • Downweighting glass bottles  
  • RTD (ready to drink) tea, coffee and other beverages
16:00 - 16:45PANEL DISCUSSION :“Criticalities in the beverage processing and packaging in the MEA region”
16:45 - 17:00Audience Response

10:00 - 10:30Registration Opens & Networking
10:30 - 10:45Opening Address
Speaker: Benjamin Daniel, Editor in Chief, Packaging MEA Magazine
10:45 - 11:15UAE Bottled Water Market - Market Trends
Speaker: Mr. Vishal Pandey, Global Market Research, Glasgow Consulting Group - UK
11:15 - 11:35Driving growth through healthier beverages
Speaker: Jarrah Jarrah, COO, Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co Ltd
11:35 - 11:55Opportunities and challenges with emerging advanced technologies for beverage processing and packaging: "Brand Owner perspective"
Speaker: Khaled Arafa, CEO, Elopak Obeikan
11:55 - 12:20Networking Break
12:20 - 12:40Trimming the limits with BorPure™ - Performance and speed in beverage closures
Speaker: Mohammed Soboh, Technical Services Manager for Moulding Applications in ME& East Africa , Borouge
12:40 - 13:00PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges for human health and nutrition
  • The role of beverages and their pacakging
13:00 - 14:00Lunch Break / Exhibition Visit
14:00 - 14:20Operational impact of beverage packaging
Speaker: Fahd Mutadares, Technical Director, SIPCO
14:20 - 14:40Effective Exposure and Protective Performance with Borstar in flexible beverage packaging
Speaker: Peter Malmros, Senior Technical Manager, Borouge
14:40 - 15:00Crisis Management - Recall Planning and Preparation
Speaker: Kurdy Christian, Managing Director Middle East, NSF
15:00 - 16:20The Big Interview : Key takeaways from the GWBT Congress