International Chewing Gum Association

June 27, 2005 10:10 ET

International Chewing Gum Association Launched in Athens

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Food/Beverage Editor BRUSSELS--(CCNMatthews - June 27, 2005) - During an inaugural meeting in Athens, June 8-10, the leading producers of chewing gum from around the world launched the International Chewing Gum Association (ICGA). Stefan
Pfander, Vice President of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, has been
elected first President of the ICGA. "Our objective is to speak with
one global voice and to seek harmonization of regulations between
countries and continents," Mr. Pfander declared during the meeting.

Jean Savigny, Senior Partner in Brussels office of the law firm Keller
& Heckman, will support Pfander and the Board as General Counsel to the
ICGA. The Board of the ICGA is made up of top executives from Cadbury,
Gumlink, Intergum, Leaf International, Lotte, Perfetti Van Melle and
Wrigley. The ICGA will reside in Brussels.

The ICGA represents the chewing gum industry worldwide and is open to
chewing gum manufacturers and their suppliers. The members of the ICGA
account for more than 80 percent of the global revenues in the chewing
gum segment.

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CONTACT: International Chewing Gum Association
Jean Savigny, General Counsel
c/o Keller & Heckman LLP
Rue Blanche 25
B-1060 Brussels
Tel : + 32 2 541 05 70
Fax : + 32 2 541 05 80
Email : savigny@khlaw.be /For further information: Tel : + 32 2 541 05 70
Fax : + 32 2 541 05 80/ IN: FINANCE, FOOD, INTERNATIONAL

Contact Information

  • Jean Savigny, General Counsel, International Chewing Gum Association
    Primary Phone: 322-541-0570
    E-mail: savigny@khlaw.be