11th Biennial International Symposium on Worldwide Regulation of Food Packaging hosted by SPI’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee

June 4 - 6, 2013

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This biennial event offers exclusive access to leaders and experts in international food packaging regulations.  Topics to be discussed include scientific risk assessment, European non-harmonized regulations, nanotechnology and emerging regulations in growing Asian markets.

Hosted by the
SPI Food, Drug and Cosmetic Materials Packaging Committee (FDCPMC)
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
550 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dennis Keefe
Director, Office of Food Additive Safety
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Tuesday, June 4th   

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

FDCPMC Business Meeting (SPI members only)

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

International Symposium Day 1 – The Americas and Japan 
Keynote Presentation: Dr. Dennis Keefe
                                    Director, Office of Food Additive Safety
                                    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
• Dr. Allan Bailey, U.S. FDA
• Dr. Anastase Rulibikiye, Health Canada
• Dr. Roni Bronson, Health Canada
• Dr. Hiroshi Akiyama, National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception 

Wednesday, June 5th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

International Symposium Day 2

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Developments in Scientific Risk Assessment of Food Contact Materials Speakers:
• Dr. Roland Franz, Fraunhofer Institute
• Dr. Sander Koster, Analytical Research Department, TNO
• Ms. Françoise Godts, DuPont

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Europe: Community and Non-Harmonized Regulations
• H. Dietmar Österreicher, Federal Ministry of Health, Austria
• Ms. Rachida Semail, Keller & Heckman Brussels
• Ms. Libby Tsytsikova, ILSI
• Ms. Nadine Thomis, Intertek Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
• Mr. Rinus Rijk, Consultant
• Dr. Ralf Eisert, BASF

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Symposium Reception

Thursday, June 6th

8:00 am -12:30 pm

International Symposium Day 3 – China and Southeast Asia 
• Professor Alejandro Ariosti, INTI, Argentina
• Dr. Marisa Padula, CETEA, Brazil
• Dr. Wang Zhutian and Dr. Fan Yongxiang, National Center for Food Safety and Risk Assessment, China
• Dr. Sam Bian, SABIC Innovative Plastics, AICM, China
• Mr. David Ettinger, Keller & Heckman Shanghai, China
• Ms. Sumalee Tangpitayakul, Department of Science Service, Thailand

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Government Affairs Subcommittee Lunch (SPI members only)

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore is an elegant hotel in a beautiful location on Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor. Overlooking the picturesque waterfront, the hotel is within walking distance of the business district and many popular Baltimore attractions. 
Standard Room Rates are: $189.00 (single or double)
Reserve your room by calling 1.800.SONESTA (FREE) or 410.234.0550 and reference the code FOODDRUG


Conference Registration:  
SPI Member Rates:  
Full Registration $895.00 including sessions and receptions
May 17, 2013 $995.00
Non-Member Rates:  
Full Non-Member Registration $1,495.00 including sessions and receptions
May 17, 2013 $1,695.00
Member or Non-Member Spouse Registration $150.00

For more information, contact Kyra Mumbauer by email or at 202-974-5214.

Sponsorship Opportunites Are Available!  Read our sponsorship options and contact Alan Carter with any questions.  SPI would like to thank the following:

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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