12th International 2020
Due to the Coronavirus this event has been postponed to 2021.  The dates will be announced soon.

Meeting & Technology Challenges

The 12th International Tinplate Conference will take place at the Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, , located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The two-day conference will attract those interested in understanding the key commercial and technical tinplate developments and provide opportunities to network with the industry, including the Gala Dinner on the evening of the first day.

Held every four years, the first tinplate conference took place in 1976 and it is well respected in the industry as a unique forum for tracking market and technology changes in tinplate.  Previous host cities include Istanbul, Paris and Barcelona attracting delegates from across the supply chain, including tinplate producers, traders, analysts, can makers, lacquer suppliers, equipment and electrolyte suppliers.  The last conference in London in 2016 attracted over 125 delegates.

Latest Information

Sponsorship – see the sponsorship tab for details

Call for Papers

ITA invites authors wishing to present a paper to submit a title and short abstract of about 400 words in English, providing sufficient information for a fair assessment.

Topics of interest but not limited to:

What are the latest trends in the global tinplate market?
Where are the new markets for tinplate?
New tinplate production and overcapacity
Analysis of demand and supply
Sustainability messages across the supply chain, the circular economy
Responsible supply chain
New tinplate production methods
New developments in can making technology
Low and clean technologies
Light-weighting trends
Food contact compliance issues
Tinplate performance and quality control

Submit an Abstract

Please submit titles and abstracts  to:
Tony Wallace, Technology Manager, ITA
email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1727 871326


What’s happening?
The conference opens with registration on the Wednesday morning, with the first day focused on commercial, markets and sustainability issues followed by the Gala Dinner that evening. The second day will be devoted to technical developments.
Topic sessions will include:
– Market outlook
– Sustainability
– New tinplate technologies
for can makers
– Container fabrication, performance and user programme



There are a number of sponsorship options available offering companies the opportunity to raise their profile at this key industry event. Full details of the packages available are detailed on the sponsorship document. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Click here to download the Sponsorship Document.

Contact Details
Cognition AM Ltd
(an ITA company)
+44 (0)1727 876020
[email protected]