Attend 7th LAPET – Where Latin America’s PET Industry Meets to Discuss, Renew Relationships & Secure Deals.
7th LAPET is THE meeting place for who's who in Latin AmericaPET industry!
This annual event, is where influential executives and technologists present PET industry trends and pinpoint directions for further growth in the PET Feedstocks and Resin markets, PET Preform and Container productions & even PET Recycling in Latin America!
7th LAPET also gives you an unrivalled opportunity to meet suppliers, vendors & customers, make contacts and forge NEW business!
What are the Buzzwords in Latin America’s PET Industry?
Economic Downturn, Volatile Feedstock prices, Weakening demand, Capacity expansion etc.
Yet, Latin America’s PET markets show continued growth potential. According to ICIS’ “Half Empty Half Full- PET Presents a Mixed Outlook” report, the region still needs more investment in the PET business, and demand for PET products continues to grow.
That’s why for the past 7 years, the PET business’ top executives have attended CMT's LAPET, to identify opportunities in Latin America’s PET industry and meet like-minded executives looking to convert these opportunities into successful ventures!
In Short, Attending 7th LAPET enables you to:
Key Sessions at 7th LAPET will provide you with insights on:
At 7th LAPET, you’ll get to Touch Base With Senior Executives from:
PET Producers / Traders, Polyester Producers/ Traders, Preform and Closure Manufacturers, Brand Owners (mineral water, CSDs, juices, beer, dairy, vegetable oil, personal care & cosmetics, household products manufacturers), Bottlers, Filling Technology providers, PET Converters ( PET Film/PET Bottle etc.), Feedstock (MEG, PX/PTA) Manufacturers/Traders, Equipment Producers & Licensing Technology Providers, Materials & Additives Producers, PET Recycling, Sorting Machinery and Technology Providers, Consultants/Analysts (Chemicals, Packaging & Beverage)
And the best part is, you get to sign up for a BONUS site visit at no additional cost!
Site Visit to PetStar's Post Consumer Resin Plant in Toluca On 10 Nov. 2009, from 1415 - 1730 hrs.
Peek into PetStar’s PCR plant, the largest Bottle to Bottle-PET Recycling plant in Latin America, which will produce more than 48 million pounds of food-grade PET resin annually, by recycling over 64 million pounds of post-consumer PET bottles.
The plant itself consists of two washing lines, a laboratory, an extrusion and purification line, raw material & end product warehouses, machine room, electric power substation and water treatment plant.
A select delegation of 7th LAPET Participants will get to tour the plant in Toluca, to see first hand, the operation of a PET recycling plant in Mexico. Petstar executives will also share their experiences on the running of a PCR plant!
As there are limited seats available due to logistical and safety considerations, booking will be based on first-come-first served basis. Registrations for the site visit will close by 2 November 2009.
Schedule for Visit:
14:15 Gather at Hotel Lobby and Depart for Toluca
15:30 Arrive at Petstar PCR plant followed by tour of the facility
16:30 Leave for Hotel
17:30 Arrive in Hotel
(Visit includes transport to & from the plant, guided tour around the facility, and briefing on plant operation)
Positive Feedback from Past Attendees:
Excellent insights from experts to global PET packaging efforts ~ CSX
The conference is very informative and it has some great speakers who conveyed the trials and tribulation facts on the PET market ~ Nexant Inc
An excellent approach to Latin America PET industry and markets ~ Industrias Alen
Very informative on PET's market in Latin America. ~ Gala Industries
Valuable information and interesting event. ~ OMNI PACK & Embotelladora Aga
Delegate Profile 2008
"Manteniendo la competitividad con estrategias innovadoras y oferta de productos"
En su 7 º año, LAPET es el principal evento en América Latina enfocado al mercado del envasado en PET.
Temas Clave para discusión incluye:
Perfil del Asistente '08
PAQUETES DE PATROCINIO A LA MEDIDA DE SUS POSIBILIDADES DISPONIBLES
7th LAPET is living up to its promise of becoming THE meeting place for who's who in Latin America’s PET sector. Read on to find out who is coming...
Posted on : 08 Oct, 2009
With 7th LAPET just a month away, the time has come decide on whether you should to attend, to meet suppliers, vendors & customers, make contacts and forge NEW business. Here's a fact that should help you make up your mind...
FACT: 7th LAPET is attracting participation from top executives across the PET value chain.
When we analysed the profiles of the executives who have already confirmed their attendance by industry segments, we found an even mix of participants across the PET sector at this meet.See the pie chart below for the detailed breakdown:
In short, 7th LAPET is THE meeting place for who's who in Latin America PET industry and now we have the proof!
So what are you waiting for? >>CLICK HERE<< to confirm your participation for 7th LAPET now!
Husky's VP-Latin America to share details on World's 1st optimized system for Manufacturing Preforms from recycled PET Flakes at 7th LAPET in Mexico City...
Posted on : 05 Oct, 2009
Husky will be making their first public presentation for Latin America at the 7th Latin America PET (7th LAPET) conferenceon the world’s first system specifically optimized for manufacturing preforms with high percentages of food-grade recycled PET flake. The new system will help to make PET packaging more sustainable by enabling significant increases to the amount of post-consumer, recycled PET flake.
“Husky recognizes the importance of sustainability in PET packaging, which is why we have invested in putting post-consumer material back into the bottle,” said John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO. He added, “Recycled flake used to be challenging to work with. Husky saw this as an opportunity to take a leadership role to simplify the manufacturing process and reduce the overall cost and environmental footprint of PET packaging. The recycling solution we will introduce at Drinktec is an important first step for us in building a portfolio of solutions aimed at improving the sustainability of packaging.”
This new HyPET option addresses the specific challenges of manufacturing PET bottles using recycled PET flake. System enhancements will allow manufacturers not currently using recycled PET flake to introduce this material into their products. For those already using recycled PET flake, this can eliminate some of the current manufacturing and quality challenges they may face while enabling an increase in their recycled PET flake content.
Husky’s Vice President for Latin America Mr. Mike Urquhart will provide more details on Husky’s innovation at the 7th LAPET conference during the PET Technology Showcase, where major PET technology providers are sharing their latest innovations.
La industria del PET en América Latina se reúne en la 7° LAPET en la Ciudad de México los días 9-10 de Nov.!
Posted on : 29 Sep, 2009
La 7 ª Conferencia LAPET, líder en reuniones de la industria del PET en América Latina, se reúne en la ciudad de México en Noviembre los dias 9-10 del 2009. Más de 20 ejecutivos influyentes y representantes de las empresas mas importantes en la industria del PETasi como tecnólogos marcaran tendencias y oportunidades para este mercado. Contaremos con traducción simultánea en Inglés / Español.
El 7ma Conferencia de mercados de envasado y nuevas tecnologías de tereftalato de polietileno (PET) en América Latina, se reúne en Noviembre, los días 9 y 10, en el hotel Camino Real Santa Fé en la Ciudad de México. Se reúnen los mayores representantes e influyentes en la toma de decisiones de la industria de PET de la región, 7ta LAPET ofrece ideas para permanecer competitivos sin sacrificar negocios vitals asi como adoptar estrategias innovadoras y oferta de productos.
En dia y medio de Exposiciones de nuevas Technologias de PET durante la Conferencia
pondrá en relieve las innovaciones en los contenedores Ligeros, uso de resinas recicladas para preformas de PET, Advanced Liquid Ingeniería liquida Avanzada para el Procesamiento de PET, Reducir el consumo de energía y huella de carbono, desarrollo de plásticos biodegradables y más.
7 LAPET también explora el Reciclaje de PET, con las discusiones de la recolección post-consumidor de botellas de PET para reciclaje post-consumidor en México, mejorar el procesamiento licuado del reciclado de PET, técnicas económicamente viables para la recoleccion y reciclaje de la hoja de PET y Tecnologías de extrusión para Envasado de Alimentos.
Coca-Cola, Ajemex, Bonafont, Postobón y Jumex estarán también en el podio de la 7° LAPET, en la Mesa Redonda Usuarios finales de PET y Propietarios de marca. Estos gigantes de bebidas líderes en América Latina compartirán las tendencias de los productos y su impacto en las condiciones de envasado. Así mismo, compartirán las perspectivas de sus empresas en la sustentabilidad del medio ambiente.
PetroquímicaSuape y su Jefe de Operaciones el Sr. Carlos Pereira abordará el desarrollo del mercado del poliéster en América del Sur, y su influencia en PetroquimicaSuape asi como la estrategia de Petrobras para invertir en este segmento.
Recesión económica y su impacto en las materias primas del PET, resina de PET y PET Packaging.
-México, Venezuela, Colombia y la región del Mercosur
The 7th LAPET is a strategic buyer-seller meet, and a must-attend for Latin America PET industry stakeholders.
La 7° LAPET es una estratégica reunión donde comprador - vendedor se encuentran y que deben asistir las partes interesadas de la industria de PET en América Latina.
Tendremos también una visita exclusiva a la planta de reciclado (PCR) Petstar en Toluca, Estado de México. La planta es el más grande de América Latina y produce más de 48 millones de libras de resina aprobada por la FDA con grado para utilización en alimentos cada año.
La conferencia se lleva a cabo en Inglés y Español con traducción simultánea
Para mayores informes sobre su participación, patrocinios, intercambios con medios de comunicación y oportunidades en la 7ma LAPET www.cmtevents.com puede visitar o comunicarse con la Lic. Tanya Tardan al 5255 56352672 / 52 15536550760.
PetStar's Post Consumer Resin Plant in Mexico rolls out welcome carpet for 7th LAPET participants! Read on for more details…
Posted on : 14 Sep, 2009
Petstar’s Post Consumer Resin (PCR) Plant, in Toluca, Mexico is rolling out their welcome carpets to 7th LAPET delegates on 10 Nov, 2009.
This exclusive opportunity will offer a peek into PetStar’s PCR plant, the largest Bottle to Bottle PET Recycling plant in Latin America, which will produce more than 48 million pounds of food-grade resin annually, by recycling over 64 million pounds of post-consumer PET bottles.
Participants will get to tour the plant, which consists of two washing lines, a laboratory, an extrusion and purification line, raw material & end product warehouses, machine room, electric power substation and water treatment plant. Petstar executives will be on hand to share experiences on the running of a PCR plant!
The schedule for the site visit is as follows:
14:15 Gather at Hotel Lobby and Depart for Toluca
15:30 Arrive at Petstar PCR plant followed by tour of the facility
16:30 Leave for Hotel
17:30 Arrive in Hotel
The site visit is offered to 7th LAPET participants at no additional cost. There are limited seats available due to logistical and safety considerations, and booking is based on first-come-first served basis. The Closing date for site visit registration is 2 Nov 2009 or once the maximum capacity is reached.
Hurry up and register NOW to avoid disappointment.
>>Click Here to visit the 7th LAPET registration page to sign up for the conference & site visit.<<
New Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Plant in Mexico manufacturing food-grade resin. PetStar shares perspective at upcoming 7th LAPET conference in Mexico City.
Posted on : 27 Aug, 2009
PetStar’s state-of-the-art bottle-to-bottle recycling facility in Toluca, Mexico will produce more than 48 million pounds of food-grade resin annually. The plant which held its grand opening in April this year, plans to double its capacity in two years. It is the largest Bottle to Bottle PET Recycling plant in Latin America.
The US$35 million plant can recycle over 64 million pounds of recycled PET annually, or nearly 1 billion bottles, enough volume to fill a football stadium. PetStar aims to integrate and use over 90% of the volume processed to add value and produce a solid state recycling PET resin that they aim to sell domestically.
In an interview with PlasticsNews.com, PetStar’s Director-General Jaime Camara said, “Our aim is to do closed-loop recycling in Mexico, turning PET bottles back to food-grade resin that we can sell back to soft-drink and water bottlers to make new bottles”.
He added that bottlers plan to produce bottles with 10-25 percent recycled content, using Petstar’s recycled resin.
Coca-Cola USA in a separate statement says it plans to boost the recycle content of its PET bottles to 10 percent by the end of 2010, increasing to 25 percent in 2015.
In addition to the recycling facility, Petstar is also running an innovative social-responsibility program, which will help improve the welfare of informal laborers and reduce the incidence of child labor in the waste sector.
Petstar is part of Houston-based recycling services company Avangard Innovative Ltd. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Avangard Mexico SA de CV will supply the plant with raw material. Avangard Mexico started collecting PET bottles in Mexico since 1995, and is the largest collector of Post-Consumer and Post-Industrial plastics in Latin America.
Mexico occupies second place worldwide (behind the US) in PET consumption, using 750,000 metric tons yearly. About 17% of all MexicanPET is collected for recycling (compared with 24% in the US). Up to 2008, about 75% of Post Consumer PET was exported out of the country to USA, China and India for fiber production.
Mexican Recycling Industry (IMER), a joint venture of Coca-Cola de Mexico, bottler Coca-Cola Femsa and converter ALPLA, opened the first bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Mexico in 2005.
Across the border in Spartanburg, USA, Coca-Cola has a joint venture with United Resource Recovery Corp. LLC for a bottle-to-bottle recycling plant, the biggest in the world which opened in 1 Feb 2009. Its capacity will reach 100 million pounds in 2010.
Along with Petstar, a senior representative from Coca-Cola will be present at 7th LAPET to talk about PET and their sustainability initiatives.
Be sure to sign up for 7th LAPET conference in Mexico City on 9-10 November 2009 to network with PET industry majors. Register online now or contact Ms. Jaime Ng at +65 6346 9145 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviews from delegates who attended the last 6th LAPET Summit 2008
Posted on : 19 Aug, 2009
Here are some rave reviews from delegates who attended the last
6th LAPET Summit 2008 in Mexico City last November:
Great opportunity to get updated information on PET business in LA region
~ Strategic Business Director, Plastipak
Excellent insights from experts to global PET packaging efforts
~ Senior Account Manager, CSX
The conference is very informative and it has some great speakers who conveyed the trials and tribulation facts on the PET market
~ Senior Analyst, Nexant Inc
An excellent approach to Latin America PET conditions and markets
~ Packaging R&D Director, Industrias Alen
Great management & excellent control of time for conference
~ Quality Manager, ITW Servicios
It is a worth conference to attend
~ Director, FI-TECH INC
Excellent audience and very good event
~ General Manager, QSat Ingeniería
~ Director, Pemex Petroquimica
~ General Manager, Vinipack S.A.
Very informative on PET's market in Latin America
~ Market Specialist, Gala Industries
Valuable information and interesting event
~ Commercial Director, OMNI PACK
~ Director Adjunto, Embotelladora Aga
Be sure to sign up for 7th LAPET conference in Mexico City on 9-10 November 2009 to network with PET industry majors. Register online now or contact Ms. Jaime Ng at +65 6346 9145 or email email@example.com
7th LAPET offers insights & innovations for the Latin American PET sector! Key Players Share Strategies on remaining competitive for challenging 2009-2010.
Posted on : 17 Jul, 2009
Into its 7th year, LAPET is Latin America’s biggest and most influential PET event! Covering the entire value chain from Feedstocks and Resin markets, to Preform and Container productions to Recycling, the 7th LAPET conference in Mexico City on 9-10 November 2009, offers attendees an overview of the dynamics and trends shaping the PET sector in Latin America and around the world.
The global economic downturn has made its impression on the Global PET industry, with producers feeling the pressure from both upstream and downstream. Volatile feedstock prices and the global recession and uncertainty have weakened demand.
Additionally, the new capacity built up during the favourable market conditions enjoyed through 2005 and 2006 came on stream in 2008 to coincide with the demand downturn. The industry also had to contend with competition from the Recycled PET sector, whose production has doubled over the past four years to 6 million tonnes in 2008.
According to ICIS’ “Half Empty Half Full- PET Presents a Mixed Outlook” report, Latin America’s PET markets show continued growth potential but all of the abovementioned factors present challenges. Although Latin America is rich in resources, the region still needs more investment to get these raw materials to the PET markets.
Latin America also needs to remain competitive while managing variable costs especially in feedstocks and labour, and will face the threat of oversupply if buyers flock to cheaper imports from Asia or the US.
These are some of the pressing issues that the industry’s most influential executives and technologists will share insights on at the upcoming 7th LAPET conference, which convenes in Mexico City on 9-10 November 2009.
Other key discussion topics include:
- Trends & Challenges in the Latin America Preform market
- Brand Owners' Requirements and Expectations
- New Production Technologies - Energy Saving, Light Weighting, Short Neck Finish and many more
- Developments in Recycling Technology and Utilization of PCR materials
… plus many more.
If you are keen on confirming your participation as delegates, media partners, exhibitors and / or sponsors at the 7th LAPET summit, you can submit your registrations, enquiries and proposals >>HERE<< or contact Ms. Jaime at +65 6346 9145 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.