ATt The Canmaker Summit held last month in Portugal there was a call from speakers for the industry to work harder in promoting metal packaging and to be more aggressive in highlighting the can’s advantages compared to other packaging, particularly its high recycling rates and its role in preventing food waste. Listening to customers and the need for marketing the can was a case in point with executives from food and beverage companies warning canmakers of what they perceived as lack of innovation or competitiveness. read-more
The Canmaker Summit - 2015 - Scotland
The Canmaker Summit this year provided once again an unparalleled opportunity to network with senior representatives of the world’s canmaking industy. It also presented the chance to hear directly from canmaking companies and their suppliers how they are preparing to grow further in both established and new markets. A case in point is Saudi Arabia’s Mahmood Saeed Cans & Ends Co (MSCANCO), which began manufacturing beverage cans and ends three years ago in Jeddah, and is now starting up two aluminium beverage can lines in Egypt.read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2014 - Hong Kong
Any complete understanding of the growing food and drinks markets in China and how they impact the metal packaging industry must be mindful of one key fact: that as quickly as you might think you have a grasp of its dynamics, they’ve changed again and your assumptions are all history. But if you wanted to get as close to as possible to what’s happening in the Chinese canmaking market there was no better opportunity that at last month’s Canmaker Summit in Hong Kong. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2013 - Edinburgh - Scotland
It is not often that a presentation on food contact regulatory issues starts with the speaker saying he is “deeply impressed” by the atmosphere and positive mood of a conference, and by the wide range of innovations and optimistic view to the future it showcases.
Such was the spirit at The Canmaker Summit last month in Scotland. There was also plenty to celebrate, with the industry marking 200 years since the first food cans were made commercially in England.
The event also marked the 25th anniversary of The Canmaker magazine, which Scottish publisher Allan Sayers launched in 1988 after having been told on a visit to Schmalbach-Lubeca’s plant in Braunschweig, Germany, that what they needed was a magazine for cans. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2012 - Tokyo - Japan
The Cans of the Year Awards, backed by The Canmaker magazine, have since 1996 offered a showcase of the best that the world’s canmakers have to offer to brand managers.
This year’s awards, announced during The Canmaker Summit in Tokyo on 27 September, attracted entries from canmakers and their customers, and was the first time that an entry from the Fancy Can category received the overall title. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2011 - Instanbul - Turkey
Sheikh Adel Aujan, chairman of the largest privately-owned soft drinks business in the Middle East, chose The Canmaker Summit in Turkey at the end of September to reveal his next expansion project, a canmaking and canning plant in Iraq.
The project, which is expected to start up in 2013, follows that of Aujan’s similar two-piece canmaking and drinks filling plant in Iran at Kaveh which started production in 2009, and which has recently signed a technical agreement with Rexam. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2010 - São Paulo - Brazil
The Canmaker Summit held in Brazil in November provided a buzzing network platform for industry peers in a country where the growth of metal packaging and its recycling rates are the envy of the world.
It also enabled delegates to hear an encouraging keynote address from Nestlé’s corporate packaging manager in Brazil, Eduardo Yugue, who spoke of the “winning combination” between the company and metal packaging. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2009 - Dubai - UAE
The Canmaker Summit held in Dubai at the end of October provided an unparalleled network opportunity and a forum to assess and discuss key issues affecting the canmaking industry.
It also gave delegates the chance to hear an encouraging keynote address from Unilever’s vice president for global packaging, Jay Gouliard, who said that cans would remain a trusted packaging for generations to come. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2008 - Warsaw - Poland
Focus on the positives, and you’ll start to see challenges as opportunities: that was the message from The Canmaker Summit held in Poland at the end of September.
Despite the doom and gloom of volatile markets, and rising energy and raw material costs, cans remain a competitive packaging solution thanks to their advantages through the supply chain, said experts from the aluminium, steel, coatings, canmaking and lobbying sectors. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2007 - Chigago - Illinois
Delegates at The Canmaker Summit held last month in Chicago enjoyed invigorating debates on the sustainability of metal packaging, aluminium’s competitiveness against other packaging materials, and the role of added value formats such as the beverage bottle.
The leading conference for the metal packaging industry was attended by the world’s leading canmakers as well as customers such as Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Heinz, Japan’s Asahi Breweries and Saudi Arabia’s National Food Industries. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2006 - Barcelona - Spain
Opportunities for the canmaking industry to improve its global environmental record and image in Europe were the hot topics at The Canmaker Summit held last month in Spain.
• Hirofumi Miki, president of Japan’s biggest packaging firm Toyo Seikan Kaisha, told delegates that if the almost 240 billion beverage two-piece cans produced this year globally were made using polyester pre-coated metals then almost 3.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions would be saved. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2005 - Barcelona - Spain
Delegates had to fight through tornadoes and torrential rain to reach The Canmaker Summit in Spain last month. But it was worth it becausemore than 130 of the canmaking world’s top executives enjoyed some of the most invigourating debates about the future of the business ever. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2004 - Denver - USA
This is a critical time for canmakers. We are facing five core challenges that require us to respond with savvy and wisdom. Or we may witness the continued decline of our biggest markets over the long term. read-more
The Canmaker Summit 2003 - Singapore
We’ve all been told where the markets are for potential growth in the use of metal packaging but rarely how these markets could be exploited. read-more