7th European Biennial Conference

Current Topics In Thermal Processing

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5-6, 2019
Novotel Sevilla Marqués del Nervión, Seville, Spain

Seville Square

Technical Program

Conference Program Chair:  

  • Ana Soares, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 9:00 – 9:45
    Registration & Refreshments
  • 9:45 – 10:00
    Welcome & Introduction – Ian Britt, IFTPS
    Ana Soares – Jacobs Douwe Egberts

10:00 – 10:45
The strength of combined virtual models and physical testing for process validation and control
Jenny Lindblad, Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions AB

10:45 – 11:30
Pasteurization of minimum processed products in plastic containers
Santiago Condón, CNTA

11:30 – 12:00
Refreshment Break

12:00 – 12:45
Temperature Distribution Considerations for an Overpressure Hydrostatic Sterilizer
Jo Suys, John Bean Technologies N.V.

12:45 – 13:30
Recent Developments in Thermal Process Validation
Mark Seiboth, Ellab UK Ltd.

13:30 – 14:30

14:30 – 15:15
Thermal process modelling and simulation
Andrew Bosman, Campden BRI

15:15 – 16:00
Barriers in aseptic systems: possible failures and practical experience
Franz-Josef Laven, SIG Combibloc Systems GmbH

16:00 – 16:15
Refreshment Break

16:15 – 17:00
Focused Discussion Groups


19:00 – 20:30
Reception and Vendor Displays

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

9:00 – 9:15

9:15 – 10:00
Safe Processing and Shelf-Life Testing of R&D Samples For Aseptic and ESL Products
John Miles, MicroThermics, Inc.

10:00 – 10:45
Aseptic paperboard package: ensuring a functional and sustainable solution
Andriy Kupyna, Elopak

10:45 – 11:30
Shrinkage and Cook Loss Studies of Convenience Fish Products
Dagbjørn Skipnes, Nofima AS

11:30 – 12:00
Refreshment Break

12:00 – 12:45
Perox gas monitor – benefits and challenges of a novel sensor system for in-line monitoring H2O2 sterilization processes
Patrick Kirchner, Imagine Engineering

12:45 – 13:30
Harmonisation of thermal processing in a global business – approaches and challenges
Andy Davies, Kraft Heinz Company

13:30 – 14:30

14:30 -15:15
The Role of Shelf Life Extension in Food Waste Reduction
Chris Holland, Holmach Ltd.

15:15 – 15:45
Thermal Processing – The Challenges Facing SME Food Businesses
Simon Dale, Ella’s Kitchen

15:45 – 16:00
Refreshment Break

16:00 – 16:45
Conference Wrap-Up – General Question and Answer Session


Location and Lodging

The conference will be held at:

  • Novotel Sevilla Marqués del Nervión
    Av. Eduardo data, 71 | 41005
    Sevilla | EspañaTel:+34 954 55 82 00
    Fax: +34 954 53 42 33
    E-mail: h3210@accor.com

The hotel has set aside a block of rooms at the rate of 95 € single, 105 € double, including a breakfast and VAT. Make your room reservations directly with the hotel and please identify your attendance at the IFTPS event. Guarantee your reservations in order to be assured of the lower room rate. The hotel is holding a block of rooms for our event until September 2, 2019. EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th  After that date the rate will apply  based on room availability.

Conference Dress: Business casual

Suppliers Exhibit

Limited tabletop display space will be available for suppliers during the conference reception from 19:00 – 20:30 on Tuesday, November 5. For more information, please email ian.britt@iftps.org or call 1 519 824 6774.

Registration and Fees

The conference registration fee provides refreshments and lunches, complimentary refreshments at the reception and all conference materials. Cost of the hotel accommodations and other meals are not included. All payments are in US dollars.

Important Notes: All fees are in US Dollars. When entering your credit card information on the card processing step, you must ensure the first and last names entered are the names of the CARDHOLDER and that billing address used during checkout matches the address of that registered to the card. Failure to do either of these may result in your transaction being declined.