Afera to Host 2024 European Tape Conference in September in Greece

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In September of 2024 the European Adhesive Tape Association (Afera), is set to host its 67th annual conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference takes place September 25 - 27, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency in Thessalonoki. The theme is "Taping Our Future". The event typically attracts 150 attendees from 15 countries across Europe, Asia, the U.S. and the Middle East.

Over 3 days, attendees will delve into market data and trends, explore economic indicators and prospects, navigate regulatory landscapes, uncover the expectations of OEMs and end users, and discover the latest innovations in tape technologies, applications, product development and company management, all with a focus on sustainability. By popular demand, panel debates, long networking coffee breaks and organised Conference lunches and dinners have been incorporated into the schedule.

“The best in the trade are gearing up for an extraordinary experience at the upcoming Afera Annual Conference 2024,” announced Astrid Lejeune, Secretary General of Afera. “Our team is hard at work crafting an exceptional working and networking programme which promises to enlighten and inspire. This event provides a great opportunity to become part of a transformative journey into the world of tapes, and for this reason we are seeing increased rates of early registration and sponsorship.”

“Focussing on the future of tapes for the packaging, commodity and specialty trades, this year's Conference aims to chart the course for tomorrow's advancements and futureproofing the business,” added Evert Smit, who is President of Afera and director scouting (for sustainability, technology and innovation) at Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG. “Led by a dedicated team from Afera’s Marketing Committee consisting of adhesive tape value chain delegates from ABI Tape, Atlas Tapes, Bostik, Icap-Sira, Kraton Polymers, Lohmann, Loparex and Organik Kimya, we are crafting a 3-day agenda packed with engaging topics, insightful discussions, and networking experiences that I am truly excited about.” 

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Source: Afera