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Food Contact Conference US

2023 Event Information
Coming Soon!

"It had the quality content that I have come to expect from Smithers' Food Contact Conferences " Mars Wrigley

Food Contact Conference US is return to Washington, DC in the Fall of 2023!

Features from the event:

  • Expert speakers from Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup Company, Mars, BASF, Eastman, HP, and more! Meet the speakers >>>
  • Sessions discussing regulatory updates, recycling, sustainability, working together as a supply chain to make packaging work, active packaging, state by state activities, materials, and CBD.  View the agenda >>>
  • Discussion-leading panels: 
    • What are the NGOs concerned about?
    • How can supply chains work together to make packaging work, featuring Ocean Spray Cranberries and HP
    • Innovations in Materials, featuring APR and Recycled Paperboard Alliance
  • The option to attend in-person, or virtually! Learn more >>>  Afraid things will change? No worries! Book now and you can switch your in-person or virtual attendance choice anytime by emailing
Food Contact Conference US is the key event to attend if you're looking for the latest information on regulatory requirements, innovations and emerging opportunities, and market trends impacting the food contact industry.

This event brings together the entire food contact supply chain, including suppliers, manufacturers,
researchers, government agencies, academics, end users, and more. Unlike other events in this sector, food contact conference US focuses on direct communication through the supply chain, breaking down barriers and leading to crucial networking and education that will push the industry forward.  The face-to-face networking offered can't be replicated from the office - form relationships that will be beneficial to you during the conference and beyond.

2021 Sponsors

Aspen Research

2021 Agenda

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Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
Session I: Regulatory Update
Session II: Recycling
Session III: Sustainability – How are companies implementing sustainability in their products and eliminating single-use plastic?
Session IV: Supply Chain – Working Together to Make Packaging Work
Networking Reception
Exhibit Hall Open
Session V: Regulation Activity Across the US
Session VI: Materials in Focus: Packaging
End of Day Two
Felix J. Vendrell CFS, ASQ CMQ/OE, CFSQA, CP-FS - Home Chef

Felix J. Vendrell CFS, ASQ CMQ/OE, CFSQA, CP-FS

Corporate Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program Manager, Product at Home Chef
Susan Koehler - Footprint

Susan Koehler

CMO at Footprint
Wolfgang Urhahn - HAVI

Wolfgang Urhahn

Director, Global Compliance and Packaging Safety at HAVI
Dr. Roger Pearson - Aspen Research Corporation

Dr. Roger Pearson

President of Analytical Services at Aspen Research Corporation
Naeem Mady - Intertek

Naeem Mady

VP Regulatory Services at Intertek
Carlos Ludlow-Palafox - Enval

Carlos Ludlow-Palafox

CEO at Enval

Advisory Board

Dr. Jason Schmidt - Danimer Scientific

Dr. Jason Schmidt

Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs at Danimer Scientific
Ron Osborn - Mars Wrigley

Ron Osborn

Principal Scientist, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Americas R&D at Mars Wrigley
Dr. Stephen Klump - PPG Industries

Dr. Stephen Klump

Global Manager, Food Contact Regulatory Compliance, Product Stewardship at PPG Industries
Jim C. Huang - Coca-Cola

Jim C. Huang

Director, Food Contact Materials, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Coca-Cola
Kevin C. Kenny - Decernis & Foodchain ID

Kevin C. Kenny

Founder & Chair, Decernis; Senior Vice President, Managed Services, FoodChain ID at Decernis & Foodchain ID
Dr Alistair Irvine - Smithers

Dr Alistair Irvine

Senior Manager, Food Contact Testing, Material Science and Engineering at Smithers

"The presentations were interesting and informative. It was also nice to get to network with regulatory authorities, as well as professionals from other businesses " Kuraray America Inc.


Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Food Contact Conference US?

Sponsoring and exhibiting at Food Contact Conference US is a great opportunity to showcase your products and services to key players and decision makers from the industry, whilst ensuring that your name is firmly positioned at the forefront of food contact activity.