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DAY 1 – 16th December, 2013 Monday
Dr. Roland Folz 
Head of Brewing & Beverage Science and Application, Berlin VLB
15:00 – 15:20 SESSION
Dr. Jawaid Ahmad Baig 
Global Key Account Manager, BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH,
Hermannswerder 17, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Rapid Identification of Alicyclobacillus Acidoterrestris by Real-Time PCR
15:20 – 15:40 SESSION
David Edwards
Senior Vice President Mansci.
Iraq Emerging Market for Beverage Manufacturers
15:40 – 16:00 SESSION
Dr. Roland Folz 
Head of Brewing & Beverage Science and Application, Berlin VLB
Cleaning Validation in the Beverage Filling Sector
16:00 – 16:20 SESSION
Ms Ashley Batten
Research Analyst, UAE
Euromonitor International
Soft Drinks in 2013: The Quest for Growth in a Multi-Polar World
16:20 – 16:40 SESSION
Ronald Nixdorf
Global Sensory Manager
FlavorActiV Limited – UK
Adding Value Through Global Sensory Management of Water Quality
16:40 – 17:00 SESSION
Kelly Sha
Sales Manager, Zhangajigang Benjamin Machinery Co.,Ltd , China
Benjamin Machinery & Direction in 2014
DAY 2 – 17th December, 2013 Tuesday
Dr. Roland Pahl
Department Institute for Engineering and Packaging Technology, VLB Berlin
15:00 – 15:20 SESSION
Gerhard Kamil 
Founder and CEO GranMalt AG
Increasing Trend for Beverages with Little or “No Added Sugar” and the Desire for “100 % Natural Ingredients”
15:20 – 15:40 SESSION
Nabil Hamade
Group Head of Supply Chain at NFPC, UAE
Impact of Kyoto Protocol on Bottling Manufacturing 

  • Green and re-usable packaging opportunities and solutions
  • Greenhouse gas emissions and defining the responsibilities of the cold chain partners
  • Learn how to ensure cost-effective delivery with environmental impact
  • Case Study linking conceptual theories into practical realities
15:40 – 16:00 SESSION
Dr. Roland Pahl 
Department Institute for Engineering and Packaging Technology VLB Berlin
Optimizing Filling Lines – Approaches Apart from Output Numbers
16:00 – 16:20 SESSION
Dr James Laporta
StreamDrinks Sarl
Growing a New Brand in the Rainbow Nation – The Future of Functional Beverages
16:20 – 16:40 SESSION
Alex Ing 
Chairman & CEO, Jax Coco
Global Coconut Water Market and its Development
16:40 – 17:00 SESSION
Melody Ip
Sales & Marketing Manager, Kai Hang Membrane Key Board & Speciality Printing Co. Ltd
New Printing Technology for Printing Beverage and Water Label

  • Feinier Lens with hologram printing label
  • Shiny metallic labels
  • Wrap-around bottle labels with metallic colour


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