The Canmaker Summit 2020

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The Canmaker Summit is an annual gathering of companies and individuals who are actively involved in metal packaging. It is an opportunity to join canmakers, fillers and suppliers from around the world to examine current issues through two days of meetings, discussions and thought-provoking, topical presentations.

Renowned for the quality, diversity and global spread of the speakers and delegates, The Canmaker Summit attracts industry professionals who are eager to discuss and analyse new ideas, to explore new technology and to share their knowledge.

The Canmaker Summit 2020

This year’s Summit will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 7-8 October, preceded by an evening networking reception on Tuesday 6 October. 

Bringing together delegates and speakers from around the world, the Summit will include The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year Awards. Delegate registration includes a seat at the Cans of the Year Awards gala dinner on 7 October, giving everyone a chance to celebrate the world’s finest metal packaging.

Join us in Prague this October and experience two days of intensive, lively, stimulating and constructive dialogue to help you boost your portfolio of knowledge and ideas.

Networking Reception
October 6, 2020

18:30 – 21:30

Day 1
October 7, 2020

08:30 Registration & informal discussion
09:30 -10:55 Opening comments and presentations
10:55 Coffee Break – informal discussion & Cans of the Year voting
11:30 – 12:50 Presentations
12:50 Lunch – informal discussion & Cans of the Year voting
14:10 – 15:30 Presentations
15:30 Close of Conference Day 1 – Final Cans of the Year voting
18:30 Cans of the Year Drinks Reception
19:30 Cans of the Year Awards & Gala Dinner

Day 2
October 8, 2020

09.00 Informal discussion & coffee
9:30 -10:55 Opening comments & presentations
10:55 Coffee Break – informal discussion
11:30 – 12:50 Presentations
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch – informal discussion
14:00 – 15.20 Presentations
15:20 Closing Remarks

All proceedings will take place at the Prague Marriott Hotel

The conference will start in


Prague, Czech Republic
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Albert Kurzêcki
Vice President
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Peter Giorgi
This year’s Summit was exciting because it took the free exchange of information between delegates to a new high.