Afera annual conference

Afera will host its 60th Annual Conference highlighting “The next generation of tape makers and users” on 4-6 October 2017 at the Starhotels Majestic in Turin, Italy.

Organised in a different European city each year, Afera’s Annual Conference is the premier European adhesive tape industry event.  Open to members and, on a limited basis, non-members, Afera’s Conference is attended by more than 150 company delegates representing businesses along the adhesive tape industry value chain: manufacturers, raw materials, machine and packaging suppliers, converters, research institutions, national tape organisations, and other international counterparts.

Every year Afera’s committees, with the support of the Secretary-General, formulate a completely new working programme which, according to valuable member feedback, delivers useful, cutting-edge industry information and many opportunities to spend time with your adhesive tape contemporaries. In addition to Afera’s committee meetings and General Assembly, the Conference lineup features presentations on economic trends, market data and segments, raw materials, innovation, product development, regulatory issues, content marketing, and company management.  By popular demand, an experts panel discussion of topics formulated by Afera members has been organised during the last several events.


Afera’s upcoming Annual Conference

Theme: “The Next Generation of Tape Makers and Users” and its impact on suppliers, sales channels, product development, supply chain, business models, technology and the application proces
4-6 October 2017 – Turin, Italy – Starhotels Majestic – Hosted by Afera’s “Italy” region of Membership

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Afera’s most recent Annual Conferences

2016  Hamburg, Germany – "Managing at the speed of change"
2015 – Marseille, France
 – “What is our next frontier?”
2014 – Dubrovnik, Croatia – “The future of the European adhesive tape industry: Technology, trends, and markets”
2013 – Taormina, Sicily, Italy – “Moving from survival to growth in the post-crisis tape market”
2012 – Madrid, Spain – “Sustainability: Hype or your chance now?”
2011 – Berlin, Germany
2010 – Stockholm, Sweden
2009 – Cracow, Poland
2008 – Florence, ItalyAfera’s 50th anniversary celebratory conference press release 
2007 – Barcelona, Spain
2006 – Nice, France