Granada will host the IX ASPACK Congress


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The newest edition of the cardboard packaging industry Congress coincides with the 40 year anniversary of Aspack, the Spanish Packaging Association, Container and Cardboard Storage Manufacturers. The new edition will take place in the city of Granada on the 25th-26th of October.

On this occasion it will receive support from the Convention Bureau of Granada

and the City Council to offer attendees not only a high-quality work program, but also to enjoy unique cultural visits such as a Guided Night Visit to the Alhambra and the Welcome Dinner at the Carmen de los Martyrs, including exclusive access.

In this sense, the Congress Work Program which will be held at the Alhambra Palace Hotel, will feature technical sessions as well as top-level corporate meetings and will involve both delegates and accompanying persons together.

Once again during the Congress there will be two working meetings of the association: a meeting with the Group of Folded Packaging Manufacturers and the General Assembly.


IX Aspack Congress Program


Thursday 25th of October


16:30 - 17:30 Meeting with the Group of Folded Packaging Manufacturers in the hotel.

17:35 - 18:15 ASPACK General Assembly Meeting at the hotel

6:30 - 7:30 pm Strategy, moving towards excellence. "Follow up of the Sector Strategic Plan". By the ASPACK Board of Directors and moderated by Valérie Guillotte, of Kolokio International

21:00 - 23:00 Welcome dinner at Carmen de los Mártires, sponsored by HP.


Aspack Congress 2016, San Sebastián.



Friday 26th of October


9:00 - 9:15 Opening by the Hon. Mr. Alcalde de Granda, Mr. Francisco Cuenca, and Welcome from the ASPACK President, Mr. Alejandro García.

9:15 - 09:50 Opportunities for truly sustainable packaging: cardboard versus plastic. Speaker: Tony F Hitchin, General Manager of Pro Carton Europe (simultaneous translation English-Spanish)

09: 50- 10:00 Technical Presentation by HP.

10: 00-10: 40 Barometer Presentation of the Carton Packaging Industry: measuring the level of confidence of the company managers in the sector as well as their main challenges and concerns about the future.

10: 40- 11:00 Coffee break sponsored by Trovican and visit of the sponsors expo area.

11.00- 12:00 - Industry 4.0 and its implementation in the sector. Panel sponsored by Sistrade. By Begoña Cristeto, General Secretary of Industry and Pyme and Aurelio Mendiguichia, Director of the Master's Degree in Graphic Industry at Instituto Tajamar. Panel sponsored by Sistrade.

12:00 - 12:45 Business tables - Speedy meeting.

12:45 - 13:30 Fluctuations in the price of raw materials. Management from a client/supplier vision. Speaker: Jaume Mora, Purchasing Director of Nestle Iberia.

13: 30-14: 00 - The new legislation on recycled paper and cardboard, and its impact on the carton packaging sector. Speaker: Sebastián Solís Ruiz, CEO of S. Solis SA and REPACAR President.

14:00 - 15:30 Lunch for congressmen and companions at the Alhambra Palace Hotel sponsored by Mëtsa Board

15:30 - 16:10 Main novelties and innovations in the sector. Round table with people in charge of: Barcelona Cartonboard, Bobst, HP, Heildeberg, Mëtsa Board and Sistrade.

16:10 - 16:45 A different way of understanding communication. By: Javier Cebreiros. Sponsored by KBA Iberica Die Cutters

16: 45- 17:45 The new way of managing companies: Trust Management. Speaker: José María Gasalla. Sponsored by Sinorcell.

17:45 Closing by the ASPACK President.


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