10 - 12 October 2022 | Sheraton Hotel in Bratislava, Slovakia

European PLACE Conference

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Highlights from the 18th Biennial European PLACE Conference held in Bratislava, in 2022

The members of the 2022 Conference Organizing Committee would like to thank all who attended the event in Bratislava.

Attendees enjoyed networking with friends and colleagues at the Welcome Reception on Monday and Poster Session.  Following the session on Tuesday,  attendees attended the conference dinner at the award-winning UFO Restaurant located 95 meters above the ground!

Following are pictures from the 2022 event, including sessions, dinner, networking and poster sessions. You can also download the images here.

European PLACE combined superior technical content with truly unique networking opportunities. The nextTAPPI Flexible Packaging Conference will happen again in 2024!

The 2022 program focused on industry-shaping topics like recycling and sustainability; barriers; circulatory issues; extrusion coating; and paper and film-based solutions. There was even a special Advanced Coatings Exchange session that showcased research from VTT, Rise AB and Aquapak. View the program.


  • 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
  • Easy open
  • Smart packaging


The European PLACE Conference is the only event of its kind in Europe that focuses on Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, Coatings and Extrusion. Speakers include not only experts from the industry, but many leaders from universities. This is truly a unique opportunity to engage in not only technical sessions, but also enjoyable relationship building.

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