Corrugated Asia 2001: Noted Industry Experts Provide Market Insight

NEW YORK, NY, USA—Top corrugated industry experts will provide their insight to Corrugated Asia 2001's symposium attendees. Show organizer, CMM Events, says noted industry authorities from such organizations as Bobst, BASF, IFS, Barco, Emba, Wirana International, and DuPont Malaysia will highlight major trends affecting the global industry at the two-day symposium slated for October 31 and November 1.

Following is a list of the available sessions:
Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Keynote Address at 9:00 am
, by Richard Pratt, CEO, Visy Industries

Session One: Global Outlook

  • 9:30 am—Global Market, Global Trends: The World's Future Needs for Packaging, by Om Bhatia, Enron

  • 10:00 am—Corrugated's Role in a Packaging Future—A Supermarket Case Study, by Philip Proffit, CEO, Ryder Strategies

Session Two: What Are the Growth Prospects in Asia for Corrugated?

  • 11:15 am—Focus on Japan, by Tsunehiko Uchida, Secretary General, Japan Corrugated Case Association

  • 11:45 am—Focus on Southeast Asia, by Ilkka Kuusisto, Associate Principal, Jaakko Poyry Singapore

  • 12:15 pm—Focus on India, by ML Agarwal, Central India Packaging

  • 2:00 pm—Development of the Thai Corrugating Industry from the Perspective of Thai Containers, by Boonlieng Leongnarktongdee, Managing Director, Thai Containers Ltd.

  • 2:30 pm—Fiber: Will There Be Enough to Go Around?, by Vijay Gupta, Wirana International

Session Three: Market Trends

  • 3:45 pm—How E-Commerce Can Help Packaging Companies, by Dr Wang Ming and Dr. George Sun, Cimtek

  • 4:15 pm—Managing the Supply Chain in a Globalizing Industry, by Jan Brunaes, Country Manager, IFS, Singapore

Thursday, November 1, 2001

Session Four: Process Developments and Quality Control

  • 9:00 am—Productivity and Quality in Converting, by Esa Koski, Emba

  • 9:30 am—Rotary Die Cutting, by Theodore J. Hartka, Sun Automation

Session Five: Flexo Focus

  • 10:45 am—High Quality Flexographic, by Rodolphe Keller, Technical Advisor, Bobst

  • 11:15 am—Improving Quality through Plate Characteristics and Quality-Controlled Processing, by Markus Feil, BASF

  • 11:45 am—Computer-to-Plate for Flexo in Corrugated, A Technological Status Report, by Jean-Pierre de Moor, Managing Director, Barco

  • 12:15 pm—The Potential of Post Print Graphics, by David Stevens, Technology Application manager, DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd

The last Corrugated Asia, held in conjunction with CMM Asia, was in November 1999. CMM Events says more than 3,500 visitors and close to 200 exhibitors were at the show.

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