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Innovation Parc

pacprocess 2019 will feature a specialized conference that brings together international experts from the packaging business to address the latest innovations, technologies, and trends in this industry. The conference provides an interactive platform for exchanging valuable insights and know-how.

Held on the 9th of December, the conferece will provide an ideal knowledge-sharing platform that brings together academics, researchers, engineers, and leading experts in the fields to discuss the latest trends in the packaging industry.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, meet inspiring speakers and stay on top of emerging trends and opportunities from the packaging and processing sectors.

The conference will also include the SAVE FOOD Initiative which is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Messe Düsseldorf, and interpack. It is a program dedicated to reducing food waste by examining optimal solutions.

  • 13:30 pm - 14:00 pm

Opening Ceremony and Key-note speeches

  • Eng. Ibrahim El Araby, Chairman, Union of African Chambers
  • Jan Noether, CEO, German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Eng. Mohamed El Sewedy, Chairman, Federation of Egyptian Industries
  • Interpack Alliance/Messe Duesseldorf
  • H.E. Eng. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt


Moderated by Dr. Alaa Ezz, Secretary General, Union of African Chambers

  • 13:30 pm - 14:00 pm

Registration and Networking

  • 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm

Circular Economy; shifting towards a circular economy in MENA and Africa

Chairman: Dr. Sherif al Gabaly, Chairman, Chamber of Chemical Industries, Federation of Egyptian Industries

Moderator: Ahmed Gaber, Chairman, Chamber of Printing  and Packaging Industries

Introduction by Representative of Ministry of Environment

  • Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, CEO, SABIC - Saudi Arabia
  • Konstantin Kolesnik, Managing Director, Tetrapack Egypt
  • Nadim Elias, Sahara Printing
  • Hassan Akef, Akef Pack
  • Thani Bin Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE
  • 14:45 pm - 15:30 pm

A Look into the Future Trends of Packaging; value added to packaging, design and innovation

Case Study: Food & sweets packaging trends

Chairman: Hany Berzi, Chairman, Food Export Council

  • Dr. George Nubar, Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University
  • Richard Clemens, Managing Director, VDMA
  • Monther Al Harthi, Chairman of the board, Arab Beverages Association, Saudi Arabia
  • Seif Safwan Thabet, Executive Chairman, Juhayna
  • 15:30 pm - 16:15 pm

Renewed Efforts for Food Loss, Waste Reduction and - Management

SAVE FOOD Initiative – FAO & Messe Dusseldorf

Chairman: Nasredin Hag ElAmin, FAO Representative in Egypt

  • Jozimo Santos, Agro Industry Officer, FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa
  • Clemens Bresinger, Country Programme Leader, IFPRI, Food Loss and Waste 
  • Dr. Moez El-Shohdi, Founder and CEO, Egyptian Food Bank
  • 16:15 pm - 17:00 pm

The Role of Packaging in the FMCG Industry

Chairman: Ashraf El Gazayrly, Chairman, Chamber of Food Industries

  • Eng. Samir Elbialy, Chairman, Al Safa Printing & Packaging
  • Ahmed Rady, General Manager, Coca Cola
  • Mostafa Abboud, CEO, Mansour Holding Co.
  • Hany Shoukry, Executive Chairman and CEO, JWT Cairo
  • Bilal Sharabati, Managing Director, Mondelez Egypt Foods
  • Dina Aly, Managing Director, Matters

Packaging standards & regulations

  • Dr. Hussein Mansour, Chairman, National Food Safety Association
  • Peter Namutala, Kenya Bureau of Standards

Packdesigner Competition

Hisham Basha, Deputy Director for Innovation, Industrial Modernization Center (IMC)

  • Presentation of contestants
  • Announcement of winners

Sponsorship Packages

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Why Exhibit

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Register to Visit

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Why Visit

Meet hundreds of local, regional and international exhibitors

2019 Partners & Sponsors

Supported by


Gold Sponsor

Interpack Alliance Supporters

Partner Hotel

Official Freight Forwarder


From Wednesday, 16 December
To Friday, 18 December

Daily opening hours:
11:00 AM - 07:00 PM


International Inquiries
Ms. Lena Maria Brümmer
Ms. Lena Maria Brümmer
Tel: +49 211 4560 7781
International Inquiries
Mrs. Vanessa Abou Jaoudeh / Mr. Rudy Harik
Mrs. Vanessa Abou Jaoudeh / Mr. Rudy Harik
Tel: +961 5 959 111 Ext. 250
Fax: +961 5 955 361
Local Inquiries
Mrs. Margrete Jibril
Mrs. Margrete Jibril
Tel: +20 2 253 78949
Local Inquiries
Ms. Lilian Melek / Mr. Mohamed Atef
Ms. Lilian Melek / Mr. Mohamed Atef
Tel: +20 2 333 38458 / 59


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