A summit will explore the future of glass packaging.

Summit19, organised by Bucher Emhart Glass, is aimed at leaders in the glass industry and will investigate what the future holds for the sector.

The conference will take place between May 21-23, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Day one will examine what the future will look like in general and focus on the global economy, new automation, Generation R, and new legislation.

It will also discuss packaging from various other aspects such as health, sustainability and waste.

Speakers include Heineken's Ruben Griffioen, Tim Croxson COO of Croxsons, and Nigel Dart, Vice President at Gallo Glass.

Day two will be targeted at the glass industry specifically and examine topics such as melting and the CO2 problematic, and how suppliers can support the glass plant of the future.

Summit organiser, Marlen Debrot, Group Communication Manager at Bucher Emhart Glass, said: “Glass industry leaders are always interested in what the future holds, so we decided to organise this event.

“We organised a similar summit in 2013 which was a great success. Since then a lot has changed and we believe now is the right time to host this event again.”

Industry leaders from Chile, Thailand, Guatemala, Africa, UK and Germany have already registered. Company owners, CEOs, procurement directors and other senior executive level glassmakers are the intended audience.

Ms Debrot said: “We want to give people more confidence about the glass industry in the future. The industry will change so this gives a sneak preview into how we see the industry changing.”

For more information visit the conference website at https://summit.emhart.glass

Pictured: Bucher Emhart Glass president, Martin Jetter, speaking at the previous summit.