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2024 AGENDA RELEASED! All times are in UTC+8
Session 1: Hear from the End Users
Sustainable packaging with compliance and safety- case studies from a food brand
Food contact application means high requirement of compliance and safety on packaging, while sustainable packaging might bring in potential risks of safety. This session will share the perspective and best practices from a leading food brand on how to manage compliance and safety on their journey pursuing sustainability in packaging.
Nanang Raharjo | Senior Global Specification & Compliance Packaging, Danone
Updates on the FCM regulation in India
This session will talk about the updates on Indian regulations that directly impact FCMs and food contact articles. Additionally, an update on amendments to the food contact material regulations along on-going discussions. 
Ranjeet Kaur | Scientific and Regulatory Affairs – Program Manager , Mars Wrigley
Session 2: Global Regulatory Update and Interpretation
Updates on the FCM regulation in China
This session will discuss the updates on Chinese regulations that directly impact FCMs and food contact articles. This will be followed by an update of the food contact material regulations during the past year, which will introduce each of the standards published/updated this year.
Dr. Zhaohui Wang | Director, Beijing Institute of Product Quality Supervision and Inspection
Networking tea break
Update on Japanese Positive List
  • Japanese Food Sanitation Act and Notification No. 370
  • Introduction of the Positive List (PL) in 2020
  • Development of the new PL: An overview
  • How to use the new PL: Case study
  • Notable exceptions and other matters

Eric Gu | Senior Regulatory Counselor, Keller and Heckman
Session 3: Enforcement and Compliance Issues for a Circular Economy
Ensuring Food Safety and Sustainability: The Role of Safe Adhesives in Food Contact Materials
  • The critical role of safe adhesives in ensuring the sustainability of food contact materials.
  • FCM value chain on food contact safety
  • Henkel’s practice on safety & compliance assessment of adhesives
  • Safe and compliant adhesives to accelerate the innovative development of sustainable food contact materials.

Wen-Gie Siew | Regional PSRA Director - Asia Pacific, Henkel
Panel discussion: Industrial perspective and practice to sustainability
  • PFAS, BPA ban: what does it mean to the industry and different industry sectors’ challenges and successful cases.
  • Recycled materials in food packaging: How to use? What are the limitations and risks?
  • The new requirements for recycled plastics intended for use in food packaging.
Felix Lu, Project Director, Asia Consulting Information Division at Smithers

Chris Peloso, Product Safety Manager, Amcor
Dr. Dario Dainelli, Owner & Managing Director, Dario Dainelli-Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Justin Ng, Sustainability Manager, Food Industry Asia
Lunch break
Compliance on food contact packaging – practice under the revision of the European ink legal framework
The presentation will introduce how printing ink suppliers react to the revision of the legal framework of Food Contact Materials.
Evert Delbanco, Ph.D | Director Food Safety & Toxicology, Siegwerk
Recycled plastics in food contact applications
This session will review the regulations that exist currently on recycled plastic materials intended for use in food contact applications in the EU, US, and Southeast Asia. This will be followed by an introduction to the current management process of recycled plastics in the mentioned regions.
Dr Dario Dainelli | Owner & Managing Director , Dario Dainelli-Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Networking tea break
What’s new on the food contact materials?
  • Latest developments on food contact materials, in particular, coating materials
  • Export considerations on the EU and US regulations and their impact on Asia-Pacific regulations.
  • Case study: how to comply with the regulations and PPG’s best practice

Sylvain Rannou | Regional Manager, Food Contact Regulatory Compliance AP, PPG
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