Programme at a glance

Wednesday 11 October 2017

19.00 - 22.00

Maastrichtse evening

All those participants of the Cork congress 2015 were most delighted to join the official opening with the Irish Food Market in the hotel.
A good addition to the congress: there is no need for you to leave the hotel after having arrived, but the "Maastrichtse evening with regional food" is the perfect start of the congress, meeting your fellow industry partners.

Thursday 12 October 2017

09.30 - 14.00

Partner programme

A day outside Maastricht, with a short boat trip to famous Saint Pieterberg and a great lunch location with a panoramic view of the surroundings.

08.00 - 17.00

Professional tour (incl. lunch)

A triple visit tour with:

- State of the art pallet manufacturing company:

PKF/Post Pallets, Venlo

One of the largest Dutch pallet manufacturers

With more than five million pallets per year, PKF/Post is one of the largest pallet manufacturers in the Netherlands.
For the manufacturer of wooden pallets, logistical service provision is the key concept. Our working method is simply unique. From online order to machine-produced pallet, everything is processed and tracked digitally. It ensures maximum quality control of our production lines.

PKF/Post is a highly environmentally aware company that goes beyond the compulsory statutory standards. Working with natural raw materials creates the obligation to manufacture with due care. This awareness exists in every part of the company – from the Board to production employees – and is the foundation of our daily actions. PKF/Post is PEFC certified.

Click here for more information of PKF/Post Pallets

- A highly professional export packing company:

MEILINK, Schijndel

Meilink is a 143 years old, family owned company. Nowadays, with its 350 employees and 5 production locations, freight and transport experts VPS in Rotterdam, a share in engineering firm IPS Technology in Eindhoven, and joint ventures in China and Germany,

Meilink is the market leader in the Benelux. We offer a complete solution in industrial packaging. It is with good reason that our customers voted us the best industrial supplier of 2016! Meilink offers seven chain solutions. These are specific areas of expertise in which we offer a unique service in the market: design, optimisation, packaging, packing, warehousing, goods dispatching and transport.

We offer these Meilink Chain Solutions to our clients both individually and integrally. We invite you in our factory in Schijndel, region Eindhoven, for a presentation of our business and a tour of the factory.

Click here for more information of Meilink

Lunch at the professional tour is kindly offered by the associated members of EPV (12.15-13.15, Van der Valk Hotel, Eindhoven):
Deltahout B.V.
Connec3 B.V.
Smartt Timber Sales B.V.
Lubox-Holland B.V.

18.15 - 23.00

Walking Dinner Maastricht

A guided tour through the most beautiful parts of Maastricht combined with a 'running dinner' on several locations.

Friday 13 October 2017

09.30 - 14.00

Partner programme

A guided tour with a different angle, ending with a visit to the new Museum at the Vrijthof, where a lunch will be served.

08.45 - 16.30

Business Session

As always a mix of national and international speakers dealing with relevant topics and developments. The programme is currently under preparation and first announcements to be made in the short term.

18.30 - 23.00

Dinner at Château Neercanne

Without any doubt one of the most glorious venues in the Netherlands and this congress will end in an unforgettable atmosphere.

Agenda Business session

The theme of the congress is: Pallets and Packaging in 2030


See below at 'downloads' for the agenda of the business session on Friday 13 October.