6–7 November 2019 in Kiel, Germany · Programme and booking form now available

ERA Packaging & Decorative Conference 2019

Packaging & Decorative gravure in a changing environment

This years’ ERA Packaging & Decorative Conference will be held in Kiel on 6-7 November. The conference on Wednesday 6 November will discuss current developments and trends in gravure technology and the markets of packaging and decorative gravure. A special focus will be put on the still ongoing authorization process for chromium trioxide and strategies to ensure gravure’s future against this background. Besides these subjects, the current climate change discussion and its consequences for our industry, as well as the political and economic advance of India, a prosperous market for our industry, will be discussed. On the second day the programme foresees a plant visit to Hell Gravure Systems where the latest engraving technology will be shown.


Tuesday, 5 November

19:30 – 21:30 › Get Together in the rooftop bar of the conference hotel

Wednesday, 6 November

09:30 – 13:00 › Conference
13:00 – 14:00 › Lunch
14:00 – 17:30 › Conference
19:30 – 22:30 › Dinner in “Antikhof Bissee”

Thursday, 7 November

09:30 › Departure by bus to plant visit
10:00 – 12:00 › Plant visit of Hell Gravure
12:00 – 13:00 › Lunch snacks
13:00 › Departure to hotel


The conference will include the following presentations:

Dr Wilfried Rickels
Kiel Institut for the World Economy, Germany
“Climate change in discussion – climate policies and how they would affect the industry”

Mr Max Rid
Heliograph Holding, Germany
“Gravure of the Future – comprehensive strategy of Heliograph Holding”

Mr Jan Breiholdt
Hell Gravure, Germany
“HD Gravure – The new quality standard for today’s packaging gravure”

Mr Christoph Gschossmann
Kaspar Walter, Germany
“Heliogreen Process – new surfaces for gravure cylinders”

Dr Renate Syed
University of Munich, Germany
“India from Nehru to Modi and its role as leading nation in Asia” 

Mr Guido Lebbing
Lebbing engineering & Consulting, Germany
“Retrofit // Digitization”

Mr Philippe Baichette
Hannecard, Belgium
“Get the best from your sleeves and pressure roller for gravure printing” 

Mr Clemens Brinkmann
Windmöller & Hölscher, Germany
“Seven colour extended gamut in gravure”

Ms Gabriele Kirchmeier
gk-printberatung, Germany
“Gravure printing technology in packaging

Mr Remko Koolbergen
DG press Services, Netherlands
Web offset and gravure in Decorative and Packaging printing”

Mr Michael Klafke
König & Bauer, Germany
“Digital printing technology in packaging and decorative printing”

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