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MedPharmPlast Europe is a sector group of EuPC, created in 2014 by and for companies involved in the entire supply chain of plastic medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging in Europe

MedPharmPlast Europe Summer Conference 2022 - Speakers confirmed!

MedPharmPlast Europe and ALBIS are pleased to announce their MPPE Summer Conference on 27 & 28 June 2022 in Hamburg, Germany.

The first session of the conference will take place between 13.30-17.00 on 27 June (12.30 - 13.30 MedPharmPlast Europe General Assembly - for members only) in the 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity. Starting at 18.15 (27 June) the participants are invited to the networking event organized by ALBIS (boat trip in the port of Hamburg, sightseeing platform Elbphilharmonie and dinner). The second day of the conference will be held between 9.00-13.00 in the 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity and will end with an optional tour (by invitation only) through the production site and laboratory at the ALBIS headquarters in Hamburg.


Day I. 27 June 2022 Moderator of the day: Frank De Smedt, MPPE President, Nelson Labs

  • 12.30 - 13.30 MedPharmPlast Europe General Assembly (for members only)

  • 13.30 - 14.00 Registration & Welcome coffee

  • 14.00 - 14.10 Welcome & Opening ​ Frank De Smedt, MPPE President, Nelson Labs

  • 14.10 - 14.30 Welcome to ALBIS Mike Freudenstein, ALBIS

  • 14.30 - 14.50 Requirements from a Pharma company to a material compounder Christian Pommereau, Sanofi

  • 14.50 - 15.20 Status and learned lessons from EU MDR Implementation ​ Dr. Bassil Akra, AKRA Team

  • 15.20 - 15.50 Coffee break

  • 15.50 - 16.20 Blow Fill Seal (BFS): what emerging there? ​The Pharmaceutical BFS International Operators Association (tbc)

  • 16.20 - 16.40 MPPE Regulatory Task Force Update ​ Nigel Talboys, MPPE Regulatory Task Force Chairman, Terumo

  • 16.40 - 17.00 Closing Frank De Smedt, MPPE President, Nelson Labs

  • 18.15 Boat trip at the harbor of Hamburg /old Speicherstadt (Warehouse City)

  • 19.15 Sightseeing platform Elbphilharmonie

  • 20.15 Networking dinner at Restaurant Störtebeckerat Elbphilharmonie

Day II. 28 June 2022 Moderator of the day: Nigel Talboys, MPPE Regulatory Task Force Chairman, Terumo

  • 9.00 - 9.30 Registration & Welcome coffee

  • 9.30 - 10.00 An introduction to ESG and the impact to the Healthcare Industry ​Nigel Talboys, MPPE Regulatory Task Force Chairman, Terumo

  • 10.00 - 10.25 "How to achieve your sustainability goals in devices and pharmapackaging” - insights from the plastic material’s perspective ​ Beate Treffler, Avient

  • 10.25 - 10.50 How to certify under ISCC+ for medical applications Luca Chiochia, ELIX Polymers

  • 10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break

  • 11.10 - 11.35 Achieve Healthcare product circularity - with data-based evidence of no change in regulatory status Anja Gottschalk, Borealis

  • 11.35 - 12.00 General overview on recycling: mechanical vs chemical recycling ​ John Sewell, Chemical Recycling Europe

  • 12.00 - 13.00 Closing and lunch

  • 14.00 - 15.15 ALBIS site visit (with invitation only, we will confirm you the sight visit via email)

  • Participation for MPPE members: free of charge (please note max. two participants per member can join free of charge)

  • Participation for non-MPPE members: 500 €

Location and venue

Conference venue: 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity (Überseeallee 5, 20457 Hamburg, Germany)

Accommodation (self payment): 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity or JUFA Hotel. Please indicate the code: ALBIS at the booking

Note: Please be informed that the rooms are pre-booked until 10 May 2022



ALBIS Distribution GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world's leading globally operating companies in the distribution of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. With technical know-how, a strong distribution network and a passion for the best solution, ALBIS offers its customers as an independent distributor one of the market-leading and most comprehensive product portfolios for the entire plastics processing industry. With 24 locations worldwide and 450 employees, the company, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is strongly represented in Europe with a growing presence in EMEA and Asia Pacific.


The healthcare industry is served by ALBIS with highly innovative polymers and compound solutions and bespoke medical grade plastics. ALBIS’ product offering is complemented by industry leading technical support as well as regulatory service and material compliance certifications.

​A fully dedicated and global team of healthcare experts is supporting ALBIS’customers with in-depth material and industry knowledge.


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