Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, key PET industry professionals will once again gather for the 2nd SAPET conference in Sao Paulo. Recognized as the premier meeting place for the South America PET resin & packaging industry, this year the conference reconvenes on 10-11 May 2011, to coincide with Brasilplast. Senior representatives from brand owners, converters, resin suppliers, additive & machinery providers are among the key industry profiles expected at the 2nd SAPET (South America PET Packaging Markets & Technologies) conference this year. Dedicated to high-level discussions on market trends and technological innovations for the entire PET value chain, from PET resin and feedstocks movements to preform and bottle markets, from processing technologies to recycling developments, the 2nd SAPET conference provides up-to-date market insight and the best opportunity to meet directly with buyers & decision makers in the South America PET packaging markets.
The program highlights include a Brand Owners Roundtable, where Coca-Cola FEMSA and other PET buyers will reveal first-hand details on packaging trends and requirements to suppliers. Additionally, leading converters from South America will lead a timely Converters’ Roundtable session themed “Staying Competitive in the PET Packaging Market”. This event is supported by several international players including Gold Sponsor Bericap, who will deliver a presentation on Packaging Cost Reduction and Innovations in Hot Fill Applications. Also participating are Moretto, Erema, S+S, and Uhde Inventa Fischer, as Speaker Sponsor slated to present updates on their respective technological innovations. In addition, on evening of Day 1, registered delegates can look forward to a rewarding networking interval at an exclusive cocktail reception hosted by the new PTA & PET producer in Brazil – PetroquimicaSuape. The company’s CEO advisor, Mr. Sonny Hansen, is also sharing his insights on Trends & Challenges in the South American Polyester Market during the conference. Likewise, other authoritative experts are confirmed to provide updates on latest packaging & recycling technologies, developments in global PET resin and raw materials, PCR-PET outlook and legislation in Brazil, outlook for biobased materials and many others. Please refer to www.cmtevents.com for the detailed program agenda.