WELCOME RECEPTION – GRAND HOTEL BAGLIONI (dinner buffet open from 19:30 to 21:30)

Enjoy a relaxing “Welcome to Florence” evening, while admiring a spectacular panoramic view of the Florentine skyline.



07:30 am Departure from Hotel Baglioni - Pallets Bertini - Mo. Vi. Imballaggi - Lunch (13:00-14:30) - Toscana Pallets


08:00 am Departure from Hotel Baglioni - Toscana Pallets - Lunch (12:00-13:30) - Mo.Vi. Imballaggi - Pallets Bertini

20:30 -24:00 Get-together Networking Reception – Restaurant La Loggia
Shuttle service from Grand Hotel Baglioni at 19:45 hours.
After a hard day full of good exchanges, you will appreciate an excellent cuisine while admiring the best view of the entire city.


Agenda business session, Hotel Baglioni, Firenze

09.00 hours
By FEFPEB President Rob van Hoesel (NL)

By Dario Nardella, Major of Firenze


First session

Timber and sustainability

09.15 – 09.45 hours
Rilegno for your companies: between sustainability and circular economy
By Prof Valerio Rossi Albertini (I)
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09.45 – 10.20 hours
Certification systems / impact and future objectives
By Antonio Brunori, Secretary General PEFC Italy (I)
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10.20 – 10.45 hours
EPAL: vision on certification and sustainability by the open pallet pool
By Bernd Dörre, CEO EPAL (G)
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10.45 hours
Coffee break in the Pallet and Packaging Forum


Second session

Impact on the future of wooden pallets and packaging

11.15 – 12.00 hours
European Union: Circular Economy and Sustainable Product Legislation – the European Green Deal is taking shape.
By Simona Bonafé (I), Member of the European Parliament / Chair Club du Bois

12.00 – 12.30 hours
EU Policies on circular economy: perspectives and incoming legislation on packaging and on packing industries.
By Mattia Pellegrini (I), European Commission, DG ENVI, head of Unit B3 - From Waste to resources


12.30 – 13.45 hours
Lunch in the Pallet and Packaging Forum


13.45 – 14.15 hours
Commercial disputes, risks and opportunities wooden pallet and packaging industry
By Lorenzo di Masi (I), Crowell & Moring LLP
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Third session

Selected items

14.15 – 14.45 hours
Perspectives and challenges for our industry: Attracting and nurturing young talent
How can we ensure the right people are in place to drive our industry forward?

By Tom Austen (UK), director Miller McKenzie
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14.45 – 15.15 hours
ISPM 15: Harmonisation and due diligence
By Professor Corrado Cremonini (I), University of Torino / FAO representative
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15.15 – 15.45 hours
Coffee break in the Pallet and Packaging Forum


Fourth session

Evolution worldwide forestation strategy and policy

15.45 – 16.15 hours
Global impact of (re)forestation: impact on the wooden packaging industry
By Professor Fabio Salbitano (I), Firenze University
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FEFPEB federation matters

16.15 - 16.30 hours
FEFPEB objectives and activities)
By Fons Ceelaert (NL), secretary general FEFPEB
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16.30 – 16.40 hours
INTERPAL 2023 /End of September 2023, Montreal (Canada)
Announcements by Scott Geffros ( C ), general manager CWPCA

16.40 - 16.50 hours
Closing remarks by FEFPEB President Rob van Hoesel (NL)


Wednesday, 28 September: Welcome Networking Reception – B-Roof Grand Hotel Baglioni

All the flavor of Florence. On the fifth floor of the Grand Hotel Baglioni, the B-Roof restaurant is a special place where you can enjoy haute cuisine while admiring a spectacular panoramic view of the florentine skyline. From here you will almost be able to touch Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Tower while tasting traditional dishes, characterized by colours, flavours and aromas reinvented by our expert chefs.

Open buffet from 19.30 to 21.30

Thursday, 29 September: Get-together Networking Reception – Restaurant La Loggia

Since 1867, the La Loggia restaurant has been the reference point for those who want to appreciate excellent cuisine while admiring the best views of the entire city. From the top of Piazzale Michelangelo, in fact, Florence offers itself in all its beauty: from the ancient Roman walls to Fiesole, the glance is breath-taking and contains all the monuments of the cradle of the Renaissance.

Bus shuttle service from Grand Hotel Baglioni at 19:45 hours.

Friday, 30 September: Closing Celebration – Palazzo Borghese

Located in the middle of the historic centre of Florence, very close to the Duomo, Santa Croce Square and Signoria Square, Palazzo Borghese is one of the most striking examples of neoclassic architecture of the Tuscan capital.

Once inside, however, the beauty and the pomp are dazzling: the imposing honour staircase leads to the noble floor. The heart of the building is formed by the Mirror Room and the Monumental Gallery (or Reception Hall), which is a true architectural and artistic jewel. The gallery of two hundred square meters of frescoes, plasters, bas-reliefs, niches, statues, columns and draperies represents the classic idea of renaissance.

Today Palazzo Borghese remains one of the most remarkable buildings in the city.