Anyone interested in increasing the profitability flexibility and efficiency of manufacturing and packaging processes is encouraged to attend the Make2Pack meeting in Germany April 28-29 2005 following the close of the Interpack show.
Make2Pack the joint working group of World Batch Forum the OMAC Packaging Workgroup and the ISA SP88 committee is chartered with better integrating “making” and “packing.” They are leveraging the S88 batch standard and PackML state model to develop S88 Part 5. There are also clear ties to MES information access and S95. For more information on joining contact David Chappell firstname.lastname@example.org.
The date coincides with the conclusion of the Interpack trade show at Messe Dusseldorf an event that happens only once every three years and draws packagers and packaging machinery builders from around the world. Traditionally Europe’s premier OEMs save their major new machinery announcements for Interpack which draws buyers from major U.S. food beverage CPG and pharma manufacturers.
Since first meeting in August 2004 the group’s face-to-face meetings have been hosted by Pfizer Procter & Gamble and in conjunction with the World Batch Forum Europe annual meeting in Brussels.
Participants at the February meeting in Orlando held in conjunction with the ARC Automation Forum included automation leaders from Hershey Nestle Pfizer Procter & Gamble SAB Miller and Unilever.
Directions from Interpack
This meeting will take place at ELAU’s offices in Marktheidenfeld approximately four and one half hours drive from the Dusseldorf fairgrounds one hour east of Frankfurt Germany (map) via the A3 Autobahn. Please note that there is no direct rail service to Marktheidenfeld.
There is no charge to attend the meeting but participants must register by March 31 2005 to reserve a place at the complementary luncheons and Thursday evening dinner event. Register
Meeting participants are responsible for arranging their hotel accommodations.
Marktheidenfeld has a handful of quaint clean and courteous hotels in its small old town with excellent restaurants and within a short walking distance of each other situated close to the Main River and just five minutes’ drive from the meeting site.
Telephone: (+49) 9391 98 65
Hotel zur Schoenen Aussicht
Telephone: (+49) 9391 98 55
Hotel Zum Loewen
Telephone: (+49) 9391 15 27