The following program is provisional and is subject to change as planning proceeds.

Be sure to check the website regularly for updates

 

WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2017

0700 – 1200 Bump in Trade Exhibition
1100 – 1200 Registration
1200 – 1300 Welcome ‘Kick Off’ Lunch
PLENARY SESSION 1
1300 – 1330 Simon Pickett – Welcome EPSA (Australia)
Welcome to AirPop Australasia
Overview of the Australian EPS Industry and Contemporary Issues
1330 – 1400 Mark Mischefski – PNZ (New Zealand)
Overview of the New Zealand EPS Industry and Contemporary Issues
1400 – 1445 Annette Schaefer – Airpop / EUMEPS (Europe)
Introduction to the Airpop brand and a European Industry perspective
1445 – 1515 Afternoon Tea
PLENARY SESSION 2
1515 – 1545 Frances Bender – HUON Aquaculture (Australia)
The success of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry and the contribution of EPS Packaging
1545 – 1615 Walter Reiter – EPS-IA Deputy Director
Challenges, development and opportunities for EPS Industry in the United States
1615 – 1645 Gregor Haverkemper – BASF (Germany)
A BASF perspective on the advanced technological NEOPOR product and applications
1645 – 1715 Michihiro Takeda – AMEPS Head (Japan)
An overview of the industry in the Asian region and an update on AMEPS
1715 – 1845 Welcome Drinks & Canapes – Trade Exhibition Area – Crown Promenade
Proudly sponsored by BASF
Dinner at delegates leisure 

 

THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2017

0800 – 0830 Registration Desk Open
PLENARY SESSION 3
0830 – 0915 Ron Lawson – IPCA (Australia)
The Insulated Panel Industry – challenges and opportunities
0915 – 0945 John Clampett – (Australia)
Fire behaviour, it’s science and relevance to EPS
0945 – 1015 Morning Tea
PLENARY SESSION 4
1015 – 1045 Adam Shannon – Askin Performance Panels (Australia)
XFLAM ‘More Than Meets The Eye’
1045 – 1115 Gen Hosomi – Yusen Logistics (Japan)
Innovative EPS-based applications to improve logistics efficiencies for international bulk freight movements
1115 – 1145 Graham Attwood – EPSA (Australia)
Opportunities and challenges facing the EPS recycling sector in Australia
1145 – 1215 Rob Millard – MWRRG (Australia)
Resource Recovery and Recycling – A Government Perspective and the EPS challenge
1215 – 1300 Lunch
PLENARY SESSION 5
1300 – 1330 Russell Bielenberg – Foamex (Australia)
The Waffle Pod sector – Developments and Challenges
1330 – 1400 Erlenbach  – (Germany)
Innovations and Opportuniuties :  EPS moulding machine technology
1400 – 1430 Harald Kogler (Hirsch)
Innovations and Opportunities : EPS Processing technology
1430 – 1500 Afternoon Tea
1500 – 1530 Grace Han – LANXESS Deutschland GmbH  (Germany and United States)
An overview of Flame Retardant developments in the EPS industry
1530 – 1600 Gary Skinner – ICEE (Australia)
Innovation in Practice – new designs and opportunities in EPS
1600 – 1700 Panel Discussion – Moderated 
1715 – 1915 AMEPS Board Meeting – Closed session
1915 – 2015 AMEPS Annual General Meeting Closed session
Dinner at delegates leisure

 

FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2017

0800 – 0900 Registration Desk Open
PLENARY SESSION 6
0900 – 1100 Country Reports from AMEPS Delegates
1100 – 1115 Conference Closing Session
1115 – 1130 Morning Tea

1900 – 2300

 

 

AirPop CONFERENCE DINNER – Crown Towers – River Room

Dinner presenter:
Becher Townshend – Font PR (Australia)
Public Relations, Communications and EPS
Media Relations – managing public perception in today’s social media environment

About AirPop 2017

AirPop 2017 is hosted by Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), Airpop - Engineered Air, and Asian Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (AMEPS).

The conference is expected to draw attendance from across the Asia Pacific region including representation from the Block, Packaging, Pod, Raw Materials and Recycling sector groups.

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