Conference "SAFETYPACK: Key Enabling Technology for the food packaging ecosystem"


In the food packaging industry, the use of gases other than air in the process of manufacturing and sealing of food items for distribution to the consumer chain (supermarkets, retail points, etc.) has progressively grown. It follows that the precise measurement and control of the gas composition of packaging headspace is a requirement in order to control ripening, inhibit chemical changes, prevent spoilage, assure shelf life and food safety for consumers.

Safetypack is a FP-7 EU project coordinated by CNR-Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, Italy whose excellent outcomes are already meeting the interest of the food sector. 

The project aims at the realization of new contactless non-intrusive laser gas sensors for real-time inline control on a wide range of sealed food packages (containers, bags, cups), using Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS).

The technology is interesting for food manufacturers that need to assure high standards when using Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) technique but also for packaging film and gas suppliers.

The conference “SAFETYPACK: key enabling technology for the food packaging ecosystem” is going to be held on Friday, Oct 14, 2016 in Farra di Soligo, in the Prealps hills of the Marca Trevigiana, renowned also for its production of Prosecco wine.

Latteria di Soligo is an Organisation of Producers (OP) recognised by the Veneto Region that supplies healthy, natural and safe milk products, taking care of the production chain from the dairy cattle breeding to the table of the consumer.

The event will see the participation of policy makers, research and technical experts, food safety authorities, food industrial federations/clusters, and, above all, food manufacturers and packaging technology providers.

Who should attend
  • Food industry (fresh pasta, ready-sliced meat, bread, milk, dairy, ready-to-eat food, seasoning, vegetables)
  • Technology providers (packaging film, gas suppliers)
  • Mass retailers, purchasing consortiums
  • Associations, platforms and clusters
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers (food safety, nutrition, ...)
  • Media

Benefits of the system

  • Fully automatic measurement of gas content for 100% of production
  • Safety and quality assurance to customers
  • Reduced waste and labour cost for manual random sampling for quality inspection
  • Feedback of production efficiency for optimal gas adjustment of production line

Download the pdf brochure: Safetypack Conference Programme

Download pdf brochure (Italiano): 
Programma conferenza Safetypack

Register online before 30th Sept: Registration Form "Safetypack Conference 2016"


08:45 – 09:00 Registration

Lorenzo Brugnera. President. Latteria di Soligo
Corrado Spinella. Director. Department of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter, CNR.
Embracing tradition and innovation to make perfect dairy products
Mario Dalla Riva. R&D and Marketing Manager. Latteria di Soligo

09:20 – 10:00  Veneto - a modern region of agriculture with a rich tradition
Mario Dalla Tor. Senator. 9th Standing Committee (Agriculture and Agri-Food Production)
Roberto Ciambetti. President. Veneto Regional Council
Alessandra Moretti. Group leader of PD. Veneto Regional Council
Massimiliano Barison. Group leader of FI. Veneto Regional Council

10:00 – 10:30  EU perspectives for a healthy and strong agriculture sector
Powerhub Alps-Adria - Regional Cooperation for international success
Elisabetta Gardini. Head of the Italian EPP delegation (FI),Vice President of SME
Europe, Member of the ENVI Committee (European Parliament)
The European Milk Sector - between crisis and chances
Albert Deß. Chairman. WG Agriculture SME Europe, Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (European Parliament)

10:30 – 11:15      KET FOR FOOD PACKAGING
SAFETYPACK: laser technology for real-time quality monitoring in MAP
Luca Poletto. CNR-Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies. SAFETYPACK Coordinator
The future of packaging
Alexander Bardenshtein. Product Manger. DTI - Danish Technology Institute
Assure fresh food conservation through reliable MAP solutions
Cristina Attucci. Project Manager. European Consortium MAP

The role of technology transfer and academic spin-offs
Fabrizio Dughiero. Vice Rector for Technology Transfer, University of Padova
The role of innovation for the companies growth
Maria Chiarvesio. Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Udine
Lights and shadows on transparent food packaging
Giovanni Lercker. Department of Food Science, University of Bologna

13:15 – 15:00  networking lunch
Walter Heidl. President. Bavarian Farmer Association (Bayerischer Bauernverband)
Stefan Kast. President. Youth Farmers / Österreichischer Bauernbund
Horst Heitz. Executive Director. SME Europe of the EPP

Lorenzo Brugnera. President. Latteria di Soligo

Will be attending the event, the following personalities:
Giuseppe Pan. Minister of Agriculture, Hunting and Fishing. Veneto Region
Roberto Marcato. Minister of Economic Development and Energy. Veneto Region

Conference Information

How to reach the venue:
The conference venue is immersed in the lovely setting of the Prealps hills and is reachable by car or bus.
By car: Treviso Nord (A27) or Conegliano (A27-A28)
directions: Soligo
Rail stations: Treviso (30km) or Conegliano (15km)
Bus stations: 120 from Treviso then 132 from Conegliano

Suggested accommodations:
Hotel Villa Soligo - Via Marconi, 2 31010 Soligo
Locanda La Candola - Via San Gallo 43, 31010 Soligo
Hotel Contà - Borgo Stoffi, 25 31053 Pieve di Soligo

Fill the pdf form and send it to or register online: Registration Form "Safetypack Conference 2016"

Project Coordinator
Luca Poletto - CNR 

Project Communication
Helle Antvorskov - DTI

Conference Manager
Mario Dalla Riva - LS

Conference Information
Marco Battistella - T2I