2017 European PLACE Conference

Basel, Switzerland
Monday, May 22, 2017

The 2017 European PLACE Conference is the premier technical event for the European Flexible Packaging and Converting industry and is held every two years. The theme for the 2017 event is "Innovation Crossing Borders: The Conference to Foster Inter-functional Ideas and Solutions"

Professionals from industry, universities, and research institutes are cordially invited to present at the 16th TAPPI European PLACE Conference, which will be held 22-24 May 2017 at the Swissôtel in Basel, Switzerland. The theme of this year's event is “Innovation Crossing Borders: The Conference to Foster Inter-functional Ideas and Solutions”.

The conference program, with a special emphasis on the latest trends and technologies related to extrusion coating or lamination of web-based materials and applications will also focus on the following:

• Packaging & Society
• Sustainability
• Material solutions
• Hardware approaches and answers
• Converting process adoptions
• Managing expectations
• Process simulation
• Submicron materials and technology
• Treatment (surfaces) 
• Printing/Graphics
• Barrier performance 
• Extrusion coating/lamination
• Machinery retrofit
• Efficiency enhancement
• Flexible packaging 
• Easy open
• Smart packaging

Download the Invitation to Present for more information. Deadline for abstracts: 9 December 2016

2017 European PLACE Conference will be held:

22-24 May 2017
Basel, Switzerland

Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel

Messeplatz 25
Basel 4005
Phone: +41 61 555 37 44
Fax: +41 61 555 37 35


Or you may also book by email or phone using the keyword "EuroPLACE 2017".

A block of discounted rooms has been reserved for conference participants and guests.  Rates for European PLACE participants are 230* CHF (approximately $231) for single/double occupancy.  Rates are in Swiss Francs and do NOT include breakfast.  

*Nightly rate listed does not include tax or incidentals.

Please note:  TAPPI has negotiated complimentary wifi and internet service throughout the hotel (including meeting rooms) and additional amenities including mobility ticket for free use of all kinds of public transportation in Basel; Parking CHF 25.00 per ticket/day; and Valet CHF 40.00 per car/day.


First you must register to attend the Conference. Click here and follow the step-by-step instructions. 

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