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German Coffee Association to hold virtual coffee capsule congress and exhibition

For the 4th time the German Coffee Association invites the coffee and packaging industry to its (virtual) Capsule Congress. The established format attracted 190 attendees from 100 companies and 20 countries last year.

International Virtual Congress on Coffee Capsules
International Virtual Congress on Coffee Capsules and Virtual Trade Exhibition

HAMBURG, Germany – For the 4th time the German Coffee Association invites the coffee and packaging industry to its (virtual) Capsule Congress. The established format attracted 190 attendees from 100 companies and 20 countries last year. This English-speaking event provides a mix of networking and knowledge transfer.

Besides the digital and innovative virtual exhibition platform, the attendees can look forward to an extensive conference program, which consists of facts, new data and trends around the fluctuating coffee capsule market.

PROGRAMME 24 NOVEMBER 2021:

OPENING OF AND WELCOME TO THE CONGRESS
Holger Preibisch, German Coffee Association

KEYNOTE NESPRESSO
Changes and progress – sustainability from cultivation to recycling of coffee capsules
TIM DECKEN, NESPRESSO DEUTSCHLAND

COFFEE CAPSULE PRODUCTION – GETTING READY FOR EU CLIMATE POLICY
• How will the “Green Deal” and “fit for 55 measures” impact production?
• Which challenges are expected?
• Which economic aid programmes have been introduced?
PAUL MUSSLER, ENVISTRA

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF HOME COMPOSTABLE COFFEE CAPSULES
• What are the properties of the home cap?
• How does home composability work?
• Which aspects contribute to sustainability?
THERESA GETHMANN, GOLDEN COMPOUND

VARIABILITY OF PACKAGING MATERIALS VS PACKAGING MACHINES
• Are there more regulations or solutions?
• How can the machines follow the capsule market?
• How much experience, combined with flexibility, produce results?
FRANCO LUPI, OPEM SPA

THE CONSUMER PERSPECTIVE: GENERAL TREND „SUSTAINABILITY“
AND THE CAPSULE SYSTEM

• How is the penetration of capsule machines in German households
developing and what is the influence of the Corona pandemic?
• What attitudes do consumers have and how do these affect
the willingness to buy machines and their frequency of use?
• What levers are there to make capsule systems more attractive to consumers?
PROF. DR. OLIVER KAUL, SMARTCON

COMPOSTABLE COFFEE CAPSULE UNDER THE NEW BIOWASTE LAW (GERMAN BioAbfVO)
• Legal changes for the industrial compostability of bioplastics
• Consequence for the use of “industrial composability “ certificates
• Liability in case of violation
DR. MATHIAS KLEESPIES, VOSSIUS & PARTNER

FLEXIBILITY IN THE CARTONING OF COFFEE CAPSULES
• Which requirements are set by the market?
• How does innovative design of cartoning machines respond to it?
• Which details have to be considered for upstream and
downstream interfaces?
TIM HOLDMANN, IMA COFFEE

TRANSITIONING TOWARDS AN ALUMINIUM CAPSULE MARKET
• How do you deal with the fact that there are more and more Nespresso
compatible capsule suppliers?
• How is AluSense prepared for the sustainability challenges of the future?
• LME aluminium has increased a lot over the past year and with AluSense
being focused on aluminium only, how are you prepared for this challenge?
ZOUHAIR YAHIA, ALUSENSE

OVERVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN COLLECTION, SORTING AND RECYCLING OF SSU
• Which are the challenges?
• Which are the opportunities and possible next steps?
• How can we work collaboratively?
EILEEN GORDON, EUROPEAN COFFEE FEDERATION

COFFEE CAPSULES – A MATTER OF CHOICE
• Do plastic capsules have a future?
• Which capsule should a brand choose and why?
• Are coffee pads fading out of market?
GIORGIO DINI, AMCOR FLEXIBLES

THE US PERSPECTIVE: CONSUMER TRENDS, AND SINGLE SERVE
BILL MURRAY, NATIONAL COFFEE ASSOCIATION USA

SUMMARY & CLOSING OF THE CONGRESS
Holger Preibisch, German Coffee Association

Be part at this year’s International Virtual Congress on Coffee Capsules on 24th November: https://www.kaffeeverband.de/de/veranstaltungen/virtual-congress-on-coffee-capsules-2021