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Dawning of a new era

This morning I heard a song on the radio from The Specials – (Dawning of A) New Era and this was rather apt for the week we have had in the industry. We finally learnt the news that Ball has finally completed the acquisition of Rexam for the princely sum of $6.1 billion.

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Time to dream?

We are now only a couple of days away from Euro 2016 and there appears to be a degree of cautious optimism building in England.

Taking stock

It was a fun trip out to Chicago for IMDA last week. I think both Mark and I have rediscovered our love of golf having seen the impeccable condition of the course at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills resort.

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Tales from the Windy City

Hello from Chicago where I’m here for the International Metal Decorators Association’s annual conference.

Next stop Kuala Lumpur

It is now time for the team here at Bell Publishing to turn our attention to the next instalment of Asia CanTech, which is set to take place at the Hilton Hotel on 7-9 November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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On the beers

I’m particularly glad that this week’s blog doesn’t coincide with my visit to the Independent Beer Can Awards which I’ll be attending tomorrow night (Thursday 12 May).

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Back to business

Aside from a nightmare journey back from Denver which included flight delays, an incompetent taxi driver and being sat next to the passenger from hell (don’t ask!), my week in Denver for Cannex was a really enjoyable one and a valuable experience as far as my can making education goes.

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Brexit implications?

The campaign trail for the vote on whether Britain should leave the European Union began in earnest this week and it is sure to be an intense debate.

A straw poll

Ball Packaging Europe scooped the top award at the Euro CanTech Awards, which took place at the InterContinental hotel in Berlin, Germany on 5 April 2016.

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