About

What is the European PLACE Conference?

The European PLACE Conference is the only biennial event in Europe focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in raw materials, processing, inspection and applications.

The 15th TAPPI European PLACE Conference will focus on the latest trends, technologies and applications affecting the coating and lamination, film extrusion and end use.

Applications Including:
  • Sustainability and Social Aspects of Packaging
  • Packaging and Society
  • Material Solutions; Converting Process Solutions; and Hardware Solutions
  • Process Monitoring Tools (in Production and Lab)
    Newest Trends and Innovations

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Delegates

The European PLACE Conference is designed for professionals in the global flexible packaging industry looking to embrace raw material and hardware suppliers, regulatory experts and trend setting technology leaders from the converting industry, universities and end-users including:

  • Deputy General Managers
  • Managers
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Technical Personnel

See who attended in 2011 and/or in 2013.

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Hotel & Travel

2015 TAPPI European PLACE
Radisson Blu
Promenade des Anglais, F-06200
Nice, France
+33 4 9717 7177

TAPPI has negotiated special rates at the Radisson Blu that include a buffet breakfast, free access to the fitness center, and free high speed WiFi and broadband internet for all guests. You don't want to miss out on these special rates; rooms outside our block may be much more expensive and will not include special offers. If you utilize a travel agent or company travel department, please let them know about the procedures.

Save on your conference registration when you register for the conference AND reserve your hotel room before 31 January 2015.  Register Now!



Sea View rooms grant striking views of the Mediterranean Sea and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, free high-speed wireless Internet access, a mini bar, and tea and coffee provisions.

The City View rooms grant views of Nice and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, Free high-speed wireless Internet access, and a mini bar.


**US Dollar Hotel rates listed above are estimates and will fluctuate based on the currency exchange**

Hotel rates include VAT
Can do name change but no refund
Parking: 2.60 euro per hour or 27 euro per 24 hours per car


Program

Professionals from industry, universities and research institutes are cordially invited to present at the 15th TAPPI European PLACE Conference, which will be held 11-13 May 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nice, France.

Polymers – Laminations – Adhesives – Coatings – Extrusion

The conference program, with a special emphasis on the latest trends and technologies related to extrusion coating or lamination of web based materials and applications will also focus on the following:

  • Packaging & Society
  • Sustainability
  • Material solutions
  • Hardware approaches and answers
  • Converting process adoptions
  • Managing expectations
  • Process simulation
  • Submicron materials and technology
  • Treatment (surfaces)
  • Printing/Graphics
  • Barrier performance
  • Extrusion coating/lamination
  • Machinery retrofit
  • Efficiency enhancement
  • Flexible packaging
  • Easy open
  • Smart packaging

Authors interested in presenting a paper on these or related topics with already clear-cut content are requested to submit their proposals electronically with title and abstract no later than by 12th December 2014 to the TAPPI Speaker Management System.

View the Invitation to Present.


If you have any ideas of a presentation to be discussed or have questions regarding the format to present or about paper submission, please contact:

Dr. Guenter Schubert
TAPPI European PLACE - Technical Program Chairman
Tel.: +49 228-552-2816
guenter.schubert@hydro.com
Bernard Fehr
TAPPI European PLACE - Conference Chairman
Tel.: +41-44-728-2844                                             
bfehr@dow.com


For additional information about the conference, contact TAPPI Member Services at 1-800-332-8686 (USA), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada), or Kristi Ledbetter, 1-770-209-7319 or kledbetter@tappi.org

Speaker Information

For general questions regarding the conference please contact the TAPPI European PLACE Conference Chairman, Bernard Fehr, +41-44-728-2844; or TAPPI PLACE Division Manager, Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.


Technical Program:  Guenter Schubert, Conference Technical Program Chair or TAPPI Content Development Specialist, Ashley Westbrook.

Sponsorship and Tabletop Exhibits :  , Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.



Click here to view the complete event brochure.

Resources

Bookstore

These special publications from TAPPI are available to the 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference delegates, most at a "conference only" discount. You can purchase these books when registering and pick them up when you arrive at the conference.


The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide– E-BOOK
Item Code:  0101RWELECT

Conference price: $119

 

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide - PRINT
Item Code:  0101R335

Conference price: $119

PURCHASE BOTH E-BOOK and PRINT AS ONE BUNDLE!
The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide– (E-BOOK and PRINT)
Item Code:  0101RWELECTBUN

Conference price: $179

   

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements
Item Code:  0102B068

Conference price: $130

 

Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition
Item Code:  0101R313

Conference price: $122

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition
Item Code:  0102B065

Conference price $85

   

2014 PLACE Conference Proceedings
Item Code:  PLACEFD-14

Conference price $69


Sponsorship

Sponsorship Options

Sponsorship Pricing Chart

 

The TAPPI European PLACE Committee is pleased to invite you to be a sponsor at the 15th Biennial TAPPI European PLACE Conference.

This conference is designed to attract professionals in the European flexible packaging industry including:



Key decision makers Converting and Process Specialists
   
Experts in Packaging Technical and Material Specialist
   
Managers Regulatory and industry experts
   
Scientists Hardware professionals


Building strong business relationships begins on a personal level. The TAPPI sponsorship opportunities at this conference allow you to do just that with visibility on the website before the event and high visibility at the event. As a sponsor of this conference your company can build sustainable relationships with Europe’s flexible packaging industry. The TAPPI sponsorship program offers flexibility for maximum impact and exposure that will allow you to communicate directly with new and existing customers.

Click here to view the complete event brochure.

Contact Us

Speaker Information


For general questions regarding the conference please contact the TAPPI European PLACE Conference Chairman, Bernard Fehr, +41-44-728-2844; or TAPPI PLACE Division Manager, Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.


Technical Program:  Guenter Schubert, Conference Technical Program Chair or TAPPI Content Development Specialist, Ashley Westbrook.

Sponsorship and Tabletop Exhibits :  , Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.

Register Now!

Click here to view the complete event brochure.

Registration

2015 TAPPI European PLACE
Radisson Blu
Promenade des Anglais, F-06200
Nice, France
+33 4 9717 7177

TAPPI has negotiated special rates at the Radisson Blu that include a buffet breakfast, free access to the fitness center, and free high speed WiFi and broadband internet for all guests. You don't want to miss out on these special rates; rooms outside our block may be much more expensive and will not include special offers. If you utilize a travel agent or company travel department, please let them know about the procedures.

Save on your conference registration when you register for the conference AND reserve your hotel room before 31 January 2015.  Register Now!


Sea View rooms grant striking views of the Mediterranean Sea and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, free high-speed wireless Internet access, a mini bar, and tea and coffee provisions.

The City View rooms grant views of Nice and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, Free high-speed wireless Internet access, and a mini bar.


**US Dollar Hotel rates listed above are estimates and will fluctuate based on the currency exchange**

Hotel rates include VAT
Can do name change but no refund
Parking: 2.60 euro per hour or 27 euro per 24 hours per car