Smithers Pira Announces Global Food Contact 2018 Agenda

Henkel Corporation, FDA, Kraft Heinz, Nestle and more confirmed to speak

AKRON, Ohio--()--Smithers Pira is pleased to announce the Global Food Contact 2018 agenda, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda this May 9-11, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. This year’s agenda will to help attendees manage regulatory compliance for food contact materials across a global packaging value chain.

This year’s conference will kick off with a session on the Regulatory Landscape – Americas, covering updates on Canada, Mercosur and the United States. Industry experts speaking at Global Food Contact 2018 include Health Canada, Kraft Heinz, Metsa Board Group, Keller & Heckman, FDA, Sun Chemical and more.

Additionally, this year’s Global Food Contact conference will focus on:

  • Latest updates from FDA on FSMA and other developments
  • Insight on NIAS, inks and other hot topics in European food contact
  • Case Study from Kraft Heinz on Indian Food Contact requirements
  • Update on Safety Assessment in Canada
  • New registration procedure for food contact materials in Latin America
  • Chinese legislation and industrial guidelines for declaration of compliance

“We are excited to bring the Global Food Contact conference back to the US in 2018. The agenda will discuss some hot topics in the food contact industry on a global scale,” said Ciaran Little, Conference Producer. “Our program will provide expert updates and case studies from senior regulators, lawyers and industry players across the globe ensuring you have the latest information to apply to your regulatory processes.”

For more information about the Global Food Contact 2018 conference, visit:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Sean Walsh at or +1 (330) 762-7441

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. The Smithers Pira Distribution Testing Service Center in Lansing, MI serves key industry verticals such as the food and beverage, medical and automotive markets in North America. Please visit for more information.


Smithers Pira
Brittany Norton, +1 330-762-7441


Smithers Pira
Brittany Norton, +1 330-762-7441