Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics
Southern Europe Growth Summit
September 25th-27th
Marriott Resort & Spa, Venice, Italy
Program
Event Host
Leticia Jensen
Sales Director, Southern Europe
Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics
Executive Host
Javier Constante
Commercial Director EMEA
Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics
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Day 1: September 25th
Arrival throughout the day 
20:00 - Welcome Dinner at Sagra Restaurant, JW Marriott Venice Hotel

Event Co-host
Giorgia Minelli
Sales Director, Adhesives Europe
Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics
Day 3: September 27th
Location: Sala Venezia, JW Marriott Venice Hotel conference center

09:30 - 10:15 Morning session

Sustainability - This session will be dedicated to topics of interest for everybody in the plastics industry. We will address sustainability and specifically discuss how can we all contribute to the circular economy through increased resource efficiency, enhanced recyclability and innovative products. Our guest speakers will advance the discussion for a deeper understanding of the industry’s responsibility in tackling marine litter and recycling.



10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00 Sustainability Session Continued


12:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the Conference Center's Garden and end of the event.
Day 2: September 26th
Location: Sala Venezia, JW Marriott Venice Hotel conference center

09:00 - 12:45 Morning Session
Enabling Growth in Southern Europe As our customers and value chain partners continue to thrive, we build upon past success to further enrich our relationships. Hear from Dow’s leadership team about how our key strategy and investments will support growth in the region and why collaboration with our partners and customers is so valuable to us.

Industry Perspectives – 
An interactive panel session (Global Business Directors) focused on sharing the latest industry insights and how they are shaping the Southern European business landscape, with speakers giving their perspective on the economy, regional supply/demand outlook, Dow’s innovation platforms and future trends.

All Hands on Deck  – Explore the unexpected pathways of innovation and collaboration in a thought-provoking encounter. Our special guest speaker, Dominik Neidhart, a three-time competitor in the America‘s Cup, will provide an inspiring outlook on the importance of innovation and creativity while telling us more about his own experience.



Collaborating for Success  – As ecommerce becomes an independent distribution paradigm, what will the future hold for the packaging sector? Is digital printing the status-quo challenge the industry has been waiting for? The answer to these questions and many others in a highly interactive session in which we will also invite our value chain partners to discuss examples of successful projects that will certainly inspire and get you ready.

12:45 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 17:00 Afternoon session

Pack Tour – Take a sensory journey through our packaging innovations! During this interactive session, we invite you to see and touch ground-breaking packaging prototypes made with Dow’s latest innovations and see how they can benefit your business.

17:00 - 19:00 Break

19:00 - Cocktail and dinner at the San Marco Hall, JW Marriott Venice Hotel