The METPACK Conference on the second day of the fair will promote knowledge transfer and serve as a valuable networking forum. Ten international experts will provide information about current research results and new manufacturing technologies in a concise manner. The event will be opened by Dr. PeterBiele, Chairman of the Board of thyssenkrupp Rasselstein, with a keynote about opportunities for the metal packaging industry.

Further information


Please register for the METPACK Conference.

Registration form

Conference fees

Pre-registered: EUR 229.00
Onsite: EUR 239.00

Including VAT, all available conference proceedings, light refreshments, complimentary admittances to the METPACK trade fair, invitation to the presentation of the METPACK Innovation Award as well as the catalogue. The conference fees do not include lodging.


Congress Center Essen

Phone +49 (0)201 72 44-567
Fax +49 (0)201 72 44-877


Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Hall Berlin, Congress Center Essen, CC West

Official conference language: English


8.15 a.m.
Welcome coffee and registration of delegates, networking
8.45 a.m.
Opening of the conference

Opportunities for our common industry
Dr. Peter Biele, CEO thyssenkrupp Rasselstein (DE)
9.00 a.m.
Modern Global Canmaking

  • Efficiency benefits of high-end packaging steel
    Dr. Burkhard Kaup, Head of Materials Technology thyssenkrupp Rasselstein (DE)
  • Advances in raw material development for ‘Generation II’ compliant can coating technologies’
    Bernhard Kainz, Global Technology Leader The Dow Chemical Company (US)
  • Numerical simulation: a powerful tool to support the sustainability of the steel packaging market
    Olivier Beigneux, Research Team Manager ArcelorMittal (F)
  • 2pc and 3pc can handling: DirectDrive™ Intralox Patented Technology
    David Bogle, Global Spiral Research and Development Leader
    Andres Gomez, Spiral Application Engineer (EMEA) Intralox (NL)
11.00 a.m.
Networking refreshment break
11.30 a.m.
Modern Global Canmaking

  • Material Compatibility in the Metal Decorating Process
    Graham MacFarlane, Member of the Board Böttcher Group (DE)
  • Cleaning machines for pails and square Cans in the General Line segment
    Tomotake Tokunaga, CEO Sanyu (JP)
  • Biocopac: tomato-based varnishes for the protection of food cans
    Sebastiano Brenni, Managing Director Salchi Metalcoat Srl (I)
  • High Performance – A Must in Can Making
    Rolf Geide, Senior Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales Soudronic (CH)
1.30 p.m.
End of conference