Food Contact Conference 2019

Bethesda, Maryland


Event Overview

Smithers’ has a history of producing industry-leading conferences within the food contact industry. The food contact industry is constantly evolving. It's crucial for product success and consumer safety that everyone involved in the industry follows these changes, and effectively communicates with players in the entire value chain. Food Contact Conference makes it easy by bringing experts together to detail the current landscape. Along with presentations that lead discussion, the program offers networking breaks, lunches, and an evening networking reception, providing attendees with key time to make connections that will last long after the event and capitalize on relationships needed to thrive in this market
The 2019 conference theme - bringing together experts from throughout the food contact supply chain to find solutions to current challenges in product stewardship – will encourage crucial networking and education amongst the entire supply chain to push the industry forward. Conference sessions tackle an array of noteworthy topics, including a global regulatory landscape focusing on the U.S., Europe, Asia, and a deep-dive into China, input from the FDA, material testing and approval processes, recycling and sustainability, material and manufacturing innovations, supply chain connection, and transparency and public perception.

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Who Attends?

Smithers’ food contact events are attended by a diverse range of industry experts and thought leaders from across the global food contact market.

Companies already confirmed to attend the 2019 event include The FDA, The USDA, Coca-Cola Company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Campbell Soup Company, Plated, Legal Sea Foods, Hershey, HP, Decernis, Keller & Heckman LLP, Georgia Pacific, Intertek, Metsa Board, Eastman, Sun Chemical Company, Red Flag, HAVI, and many more.

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Food Contact Conference 2019 will be hosted at the Bethesdan Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, in Bethesda, MD.

The Bethesdan Hotel is a top choice among hotels in the area to make the most of your time in and around the capital. Relax in your modern guest room on an ultra-comfortable bed while watching a movie on the 42-inch flatscreen HDTV. Finish work at the oversized desk while staying connected with WiFi. Keep active with a workout in the fully equipped fitness center or swim some laps under open skies in the seasonal rooftop pool.  Use the business center to prepare for the next day or to print travel documents. Experience more than 100 shops, restaurants and entertainment spots in lively downtown Bethesda by foot, or use the complimentary bus.  Take in historic Georgetown, less than 7 miles away, or grab a free shuttle to the Metro for a short one-stop ride into Washington, D.C. 

The Bethesdan Hotel - Tapestry Collection by Hilton
8120 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 (301) 652 2000

Food Contact Conference 2019

Food Contact Conference 2019

Length 3 days
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