2019 International FEFPEB Congress Hamburg
Moving the Future


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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

18:00   – 23:00

Get-together Networking Reception - Germania Ruderclub

Start the congress off networking with industry colleagues from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere.

More than one year ago, the very exclusive and indeed oldest traditional rowing club was elaborately renewed and now fits even better in the elegant surroundings of the Alster. The interior also shines in new splendor: large window fronts, a bright floor and white walls provide plenty of light - even in October, when the sun goes down earlier. A fantastic view is offered showing the impressive silhouette of Hamburg. In addition to the boat launch there is also a spacious roof terrace, where you can enjoy the last warm rays of autumn. The catering is offered from the experienced hands of the VLET kitchen and conjures excellent food with the names "Michel", "Speicherstadt" and "Alster" - more Hamburg is almost impossible.

We will approach this exclusive spot by a small approx. 60 minutes Alster boat cruise starting directly opposite of the Le Méridien. The pier of the rowing club is just a 10-minute walk from the rowing club. Enjoy a casual and relaxing ‘Welcome to Hamburg’ evening. 

Photos: Germania Ruderclub: NORD EVENT GmbH (2,3,4,5,6); HPE (1)

Thursday, 10 October 2019 - PROFESSIONAL TOURS

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07:45 –  17:00


08:15 –  17:30


Professional TOUR NORTH

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The North Tour of the company visits will lead you to a highly professional export packaging company - Andresen & Jochimsen EXPORTPACK, to one of the market-leaders in fastening technology in Europe - Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG  and at a very interesting Hamburg Harbour Tour you will be Eye in Eye with the Giants.

With more than 100 years of experience in professional box construction and packaging Andresen & Jochimsen EXPORTPACK is one of the most efficient providers of packaging solutions in Northern Germany. The company develops and manufactures for its customers the optimum packaging, with which the transport of goods meets all demands, taking into account the various factors of stress and transport on water, land, air or rail. In doing so, Andresen & Jochimsen EXPORTPACK always pays attention to the most economical use of packaging materials. At the new 20,000 square meters facilities with a Crane capacity: 80,000 KG the company not only offers a significantly larger packaging capacity, but also, in particular, significantly expanded storage areas and improved transport links with direct water access with direct inland vessel loading at the Reiherstieg-Schleusenfleet.

Andresen & Jochimsen EXPORTPACK GmbH & Co. KGAm Alten Schlachthof 20 . 21107 Hamburg .  http://www.exportpack.de

Another of the company visits will lead you to a highly interesting supplier of pur industry.

Within a more than 100 years of professional development the 1910 founded Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG has developed into a global group with a total turnover of more than 120 million euros and has achieved a market-leading position in fastening technology in Europe. As one of the leading manufacturers of pneumatic nailers and industrial fasteners, the BeA Group is a reliable partner for the packaging, furniture and construction industries. BeA ensures a secure fixture made in Ahrensburg/Germany. A very flexible production process and highly qualified and highly motivated employees at the head office in Ahrensburg promotes on one hand an unusually high level of vertical integration and on the other hand a vast product range of large quantities of pneumatic and gas powered handheld tools for the BeA and KMR brands. Delivery of the products ordered within Central Europe within 48 hours is ensured by the high bay warehouse equipped with the latest technology. At the headquarters in Ahrensburg in an area of 9,500 m², equipment and fasteners are stored in 7,900 pallet spaces. The fully automatic removal and storage increases the handling speed and improves the delivered quality. Every day about 140 t of goods are shipped from Ahrensburg in 500 packages by means of logistics partners.

Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG
Bogenstrasse 43 - 45.  22926 Ahrensburg. https://www.bea-group.com/en/


Exclusive insights into the container port: In the midst of towering cranes, endlessly long container warehouses and huge cargo ships, you experience the Port of Hamburg from a completely new perspective: the harbor cruise "Eye to Eye with the Giants" takes you directly to the container port of Hamburg - exclusively to where others are only at the fence.

Container giants close enough to touch: Ahead lies the container port Hamburg. Visitors usually do not come in here - we do! Thanks to the special permit of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), our bus with accompanying vehicle and flashing warning lights rolls directly onto the terminals.

Different terminals are available for our harbor tour:

  • The Burchardkai is the largest container handling facility in the Port of Hamburg and handles almost every third container in the Port of Hamburg. 30 container bridges work on the thousands of ships that moor here annually.
  • The Container Terminal Altenwerder is an impressive example of fully automated logistics. Huge unloading and loading stations ensure a smooth handling here. At close range we see the computer-controlled driverless transport platforms and the latest generation of container gantry cranes.

Qualified guides explain all technical and logistical processes during the tour and are of course available for questions. The choice of terminals is spontaneous depending on the daily business and availability.

Photos: Hamburg Harbour: TimSiegert-batcam/AdobeStock (1); Sigfried von Lauvenberg (2); jotily/AdobeStock (3); Friedr. Jasper Rund- und Gesellschaftsfahrten GmbH (4,5,6)

07:30 –  17:00




Professional TOUR SOUTH

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The South Tour of the company visits will lead you to the roots of our branch and to a company thats products are inherent for the manufacturing of wooden pallets and packaging - EUROBLOCK. Answers to the current and future questions concerning the availability of wood will be given ba the State Forests Lower Saxony in Oerrel.

Euroblock is local – globally! Joint-ventures with the sales and production sites give a global presence so that all customers can be supplied on a just-in-time basis. Additionally, 30 years of experience in block production enable the company to meet all customers’ requirements – perfectly.

Wether wood packaging or pallet blocks: EUROBLOCKs' customers expect punctual and reliable delivery. Around 550.000 cubic metres of packaging timber and 800,000 cubic metres of pallet blocks leave the Euroblock plants each year for transportation by selected, reputable logistics partners and by rail.

The factory in Uelzen reflects one of the foundations of EUROBLOCK. It is on of six plants throughout Europe, supporting that customers can rely on a guaranteed supply. Comprehensive know-how, first-class service and optimized product segments. EUROBLOCK is present on the international market and can supply every customer on a just-in-time basis. With 40 years of experience in log production, EUROBLOCK is able to optimally fulfill all customer requirements.

The other stopover on this tour will give you answers to the current and future questions concerning the availability of wood. The State Forests Lower Saxony in Oerrel witht their most modern and impressive forest seeding consulting premisses and a highly informative forest parcour cultivates 15,189 hectares of forest and manages 203 hectares of communal forest of the city of Munster. The forest area is equivalent to nearly 154 million square meters or 21,557 football fields. The forestry office of Oerrel is affiliated with the forest seeding advisory office (Forstsaatgut-Beratungsstelle) (fsb), the rope climbing school (Seilkletterschule) and the center of forest pedagogy (Waldpädagogikzentrum) Ostheide with the houses Oerrel and Siedenholz. In the forestry office are two national timber storage areas (high grade conifer wood, oak wood). The Forestry Office coordinates the use of the Automated Forest Fire Detection System (AWFS), which covers an area of approx. 1 million ha. Within the fsb he security of origin , efficiency and ecological adaptation of the forest seeds is at the center of all activities.The fsb has the option of storing seeds in the long term through cooling and storage rooms in order to bridge failure mast years and ensure a continuous supply of seeds. In the own laboratory, all legally required seed tests can be carried out.

Photo: Forest: AdobeStock_148472093_AA+W

09:30 –  14:00

Partner Programme “Sinnes Tour” [PP1]

Every single of your senses will be reached during the “Sinnes Tour”. Via bus transfer you will reach the starting point of this delicious trip including treats like "Franzbrötchen", chocolate and cocoa liqueur.  Highlight and last location at this days’ Partner Programme tour will be lunch at the restaurant Carls opposite to the ‘Elphi’. Typical cuisine of Northern Germany with a light french accent. Cosy seats, smooth music and our open kitchen – enjoy the cent of fresh dishes and feel yourself comfortable and relax with a fantastic view of the harbour through our surface low windows. Enjoy the panoramic view with the Elphi directly in front of you.

Photos: Elbphilharmonie: HPE (1), Chocolate: TJK (2); Restaurant Carls (3)

20:00 –  24:00

Get-together Networking Reception - Heritage Bar - Le Méridien

After a day full of big impressions across the value chain of export packaging time for discussion and reflection is needed. Certainly after that long day of traveling around people are very hungry. The easiest way to solve  both demands – talk and food – is in a relaxed atmosphere without the need to travel further. Therefore, the brand new Heritage-Bar at the roof top of the 2019 Congress Hotel offers a variety of excellent food and drinks to be taken while walking around and talking with other participants. A smooth closure of an exhaustive day with a unique view of the Aussenalster. 

Photos: Heritage Bar: Le Meredien (2,3); HPE (1)


Friday, 11 October 2019

08:30 –  17:00

2019 International FEFPEB Congress hosted by HPE

High level speakers will deal with relevant topics for the branch. The experts will deeply reflect current und upcoming subjects affecting daily and future work of the wooden pallets and packaging producing companies and their partners as well as the friends of the branch – suppliers, service providers and sponsors of this International FEFPEB Congress hosted by HPE.

Here you find the detailed programme of the Business Session.

Extended breaks will leave time for visiting the exhibition of sponsors and networking inbetween the sessions.

08:30 –  17:00

Business Session - Speakers

Dr. Niels Wiecker
L. Daniel Hosseus
Prof. Dr. Udo Mantau
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Bernd Sadlowsky
Dr. André Wolf
Dr. Thomas Schröder
Brent McClendon
Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl
Thorsten Leicht
Harry Coorens
Dr. Marteen Willemen
Rob van Hoesel
Jürgen Rademacher
Fons Ceelaert
Marcus Kirschner
Damien Quidet

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Exhibition of the Sponsors

The 2019 International FEFPEB congress in Hamburg hosted by HPE is the outstanding platform to reflect on the state of affairs of the EU wood pallet and packaging industry. A mix of interesting presentations, dealing with actual trends and topics and excellent networking opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers. The congress is an excellent platform for maintaining existing contacts and forging new business relationships.

Use the time during the breaks of the International Congress to talk and discuss the Sponsor's latest news and developments in a uncomplicated atmosphere whilst having an extended coffee-break.

Check-out whom to personally meet here.

10:00 –  14:00


Make your choice between the two following options:

“The creative site of St. Pauli” [PP2]

Hardly anything makes (wo)men's heart beating faster than shopping. What could be better than a guided shopping tour? Best away from the large anonymous shopping centers, in the well-known scene district of St. Pauli. What many do not know: St. Pauli is much more than just a red light district and party mile, it is above all a creative and colorful district, which is especially alive with its many small shops. Factories, unique and handmade by young Hamburg labels can be found here and incidentally you will also learn from the guide interesting facts about the infamous district. With entertaining stories, exciting owner-managed shops and small meals in between, shopping becomes an experience. And best of all: at the end of the tour, you will receive vouchers that you can redeem in stores. The perfect end to a delicious lunch at Feinkost Schnalke, the flower shop with typical Hamburg regional and selfmade dishes.

“Alster cruise - get a hash to the beautiful backyards of the high society" [PP3]

Experience a really special Alster cruise - the Alster boat trip is a special cruise through the lovely canals of the inner city of Hamburg. Enjoy the great panoramic view while we show you the fancy villa’s and gardens of the V.I.P’s and beautiful parks! You can experience inside views, which you would not be able to see on a tour by bus. You will see, it is easy to imagine that Hamburg is the city with the most millionaires and billionaires in Europe.

We start at Hamburg’s boulevard Jungfernstieg and cruise underneath Lombardsbridge towards the outer Alster. Our relaxed cruise continues along the elegant villas of Uhlenhorst and Bellevue. Along the banks of Harvestehude and its parks, our ship goes back to Jungfernstieg, where our scenic tour ends. Lunch will be served at „VLET at the Alster“, the unique location, directly at the Alster “arcades“ with a view on the water and town hall of Hamburg! The restaurant focuses on original Hamburg cuisine as well as regional and selfmade dishes. Enjoy the modern and hanseatic atmosphere right next to the vibrating „Jungfernstieg“ at the waterside where the people of Hamburg and tourists meet.

Photos: St. Pauli: AdobeStock_118839748_Marco2811 (1), St. Pauli,Shopping: TJK (2,3), Feinkost Schnalke: HPE (4), Alster Cruises / Jungfernstieg: AdobeStock_98310823_M_Johannsen (5), Inselkanal Hamburg Eppendorf: AdobeStock_228714435_Carl-Jürgen_Bautsch (6)

19:00 –  24:00

Closing Celebration - Gala-Location - Kaispeicher B/Deck 10

Celebrate a succesful conference connecting with those you have met during the past days at a superb loacation with excellent food and drinks.

The oldest and still existing warehouse in the World Heritage Speicherstadt is the Kaispeicher B. The imposing complex is home to the Maritime Museum. Part of the exhibit is Deck 2, a fancy location that takes its guests back in time with its architecture and pieces from the museum’s collection. In a time when the city's stores were still filled with valuable goods such as spices and coffee. For the FEFPEB Congress 2019 HPE managed the doors to be opened after the regular museum opening times. The Kaispeicher B is a great location emitting a lot of maritime flair. In an atmosphere that will take you back to old days valuable delicacies will be served at the Gala-Dinner by the passionate kitchen chefs creating a first-class menu, with culinary surprises. Afterwards you can dance to cool beats of the Band "The Dandys". The Dandys are partner of the charity organisation "No panic for organic" - promoting organ donation in cooperation with the university hospital in Münster/Germany. Outside the location and on the roof top terrace you will have an unforgettable view across the enlightened harbour. This special closing event will be the crowning moment of an interesting and exciting congress in the unforgettable Hanseatic city of Hamburg.

A retourn-bustransfer will be organised starting at the Le Méridien.  

Photos: Kaiserspeicher B: Nordhaus und Scherer GmbH (2,3,6); HPE (1,4,5)