Owens-Illinois, Ardagh, Stoelzle and Bormioli Rocco are the glass manufacturers due to speak at Glassman Europe.

They will join a line-up of speakers that includes associations, suppliers and federations at the event in Lyon, France in May.

The two-day conference takes place alongside the Glassman Europe exhibition at the Cité Centre de Congres, Lyon, France on May 6 and 7.

Speakers confirmed include Ardagh’s Group Head of Sustainability & Environment, Steffen Seehausen, discussing Ardagh’s Sustainability Strategy. Stoelzle’s NPD Manager, Leandre Lasfargues, will talk about Innovation & Decoration while Bormioli Rocco’s Health & Safety Manager, Roberto Gentilini will discuss the company’s health and safety record.

Other speakers include Feve’s Secretary General, Adeline Farrelly, who will give a paper titled European Glass Packaging Industry - Competitiveness, challenges and opportunities.

Jean-Philippe Martel, General Manager of the Container Glass Alliance, will discuss The Glass Alliance – Provider of Container Glass Solutions while Jane Muncke, Managing Director of the Food Packaging Forum, will talk about Food Packaging and Health: A Science and Policy Update.

Marguerite Morrin, Senior Director, Chlor-alkali/Soda Ash at IHS Global, will give a paper titled Global Soda Ash Outlook with a focus on Europe, while Stephane Leroux, of the European Federation of Glass Recyclers will also speak.

Companies who have also confirmed they will participate include Siemens, Heye-International, BDF and Pneumofore.

More information at www.glassmanevents.com