News and events

Annual meetings

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held virtually in November 2020 and minutes have been issued by email to all members.

Niccolo Campanini from Imbalkraft in Italy retired as president after four years, during which time he did a superb job, making significant progress for the organisation.

Rob Lee from Industrial Packaging in Ireland was voted in as the new SEFFI president. As the photo below shows, Rob has decades of experience with fibre drums, despite only being in his 30s !

Incoming SEFFI president Rob Lee as a baby, sitting in a fibre drum.

Rob hopes to build on the positive work undertaken by other SEFFI members over the years, at an exciting time for fibre drums – when the world is starting to really realise the importance of sustainability in packaging choices and how, as fibre drum manufacturers, we can help companies contribute to the circular economy and global sustainability goals.

AGM 2021 | 7-9 October 2020 | Budapest, Hungary

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is due to take place on 8 October 2020 at the Continental Hotel, Budapest, Hungary, alongside the AGM of the greater group, the European Industrial Packaging Association (EIPA).

The event will comprise of the annual meeting and presentations on any relevant subjects, but also of informal occasions to exchange information and learning between members. We are already looking forward to this opportunity to meet up, having not been able to see each other this year.

Full details will be sent by e-mail to members in due course. Should you need any information in the meantime, please contact SEFFI Secretary, Phil Pease.

Technical meetings 2021

Meanwhile, the next SEFFI meetings are the technical meetings on the 18-19 February, where the association will review any new technical, legislative or environmental issues relevant to the fibre drum industry for 2021. These meetings are normally held in Dusseldorf, but will likely be online for 2021.