Programme 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Break

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:40 AM - 9:25 AM - Keynote

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Case Studies

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Innovation & Technology

Active & Intelligent Packaging, Two Birds with One Stone

  • How can food packaging reduce food waste through informing customers of food freshness
  • Keeping food fresh longer

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM - Solution Spotlights

Research & Development

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Innovation & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Networking Refreshments & Break

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

This is not the Time to Play Solo: Partnerships as the Driver of Circular Economy in Packaging

Krzysztof Krajewski, Director, Packaging Sustainability - Hygiene, RB

Innovation & Technology

Democratising Sustainability is the Way to Engage with Consumers

Jo Chidley, Co-Founder, Beauty Kitchen

The Problem
We are a planet in crisis… governments know, businesses know, consumers know. But it is too hard to change, too expensive, not commercially viable. So let’s talk a good game, let’s market our products or policies as good, when they are just ‘less bad’. Let’s claim our products are sustainable when they are not, let’s create confusion so that change is slow and hard but cheap and profitable.
 

The Solution
It’s our responsibility to find ‘more good’ solutions and take them to the masses. Whether its helping close the biological or technical cycle, creating good carbon, eliminating bad carbon or is just making more good things available to more people. We amplify good.


Our passion is magnifying the good so that less bad is no longer good enough.
Democratising sustainability is the way to engage with consumers & give them access to changing the world through their packaging choices. Today we will demonstrate how the beauty industry (& other industry’s) need to work together in a transparent way to solve our big sustainability problems. Packaging being 1st on the list. We have achieved this through our Return refill repeat programme which offers packaging to other personal care brands that can be returned (when empty) to be washed and refilled. Using digital technology to track every aspect of packaging’s journey through the circular economy.

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM - Solution Spotlights

Branding & Marketing

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Solution Spotlight By TBC

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Networking Lunch

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM - Case Studies

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Research & Development

Solution Spotlight By TBC

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

Networking Refreshments & Break

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technology

Packaging in a During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

  • Increased demand from online retailers 
  • Changes to packaging safety

New Materials & Commodities

Choosing Sustainable Board, Paper and Other Materials to Develop Circular Economies

  • What are customer demands regarding sustainable packaging options
  • Reviewing different material options and their sustainability

4:25 PM - 4:55 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Marketing

Topic TBC

Sustainability & Circular Economy

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Panel Discussion

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Accessibility and the Democratisation of Packaging

• Improving ease of use in packaging 
• Catering to less abled demographics
• Designing packaging that improves accessibility

5:45 PM - 5:50 PM

Chair’s Closing Remarks

8:25 AM - 9:25 AM

Registration & Refreshments

9:25 AM - 9:35 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

9:35 AM - 10:10 AM - Keynote

Innovation & Technology

Topic TBC

  • Re-useable packaging
  • Simple design, geometry and the vintage look

10:15 AM - 10:50 AM - Case Studies

Branding & Marketing

Creating a Sustainable Packaging Strategy

Innovation & Technology

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Innovation & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM

Networking Refreshments & Break

12:10 PM - 12:45 PM - Case Studies

Research & Development

Sustainable & Value Engineering Trends in Cosmetics Packaging

Piotr Durys, CEE Procurement Packaging Lead, Avon International (part of Natura & CO)

Let’s be honest – we were selfish. No matter whether acting as governments, businesses or individuals – we were selfish. Who from us did not use plastic straws on our all-inclusive vacations? The same applies to packaging – it was very convenient for us to use lots of plastics or non-recyclable material, wasn’t it? The question now is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late. Three major global sustainability challenges include: waste & pollution, climate & biodiversity and human rights. The key question now is how to implement sustainable & value engineering solutions into our businesses to contribute to the triple bottom line. We need to roll up our sleeves and get to work so that we could someday say to our children that we did everything we could to leave safer & cleaner world for them. Topics to be included in the presentation:

1.     The world of packaging so far
2.     Current challenges
3.     Sustainability solutions
4.     Value engineering approach within the organisation
5.     Role of Procurement function

Branding & Marketing

Packaging Development Creative Results with Retail Restrictions

Niels Prinsen, Senior Packaging Designer , Philips

The session will highlight how Philips:
  • Approaches sustainable packaging development.
  • Collaborates with partners
  • Integrates design thinking
  • Achieves creative result with retail restrictions.
(Case study: How to pack an App & Online Amazon packaging for Beauty)

12:45 PM - 1:20 PM - Solution Spotlights

New Materials & Commodities

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Solution Spotlight By TBC (3)

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Networking Lunch

2:20 PM - 2:55 PM - Case Studies

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Innovative Packaging Design to Advance Sustainability in the Wine Industry

Amelia Dales, Commercial Director, Garçon Wines

Garçon Wines are the multi award-winning British start-up that is innovating in wine packaging to make the wine industry more sustainable in a 21st century world, starting with planet- friendly, IP-protected bottles that showcase shape innovation, best-in-class material and recyclability by design.

Sustainability & Circular Economy

3:00 PM - 3:35 PM - Case Studies

New Materials & Commodities

Food Safety: Bioplastics and Alternative Packaging Materials

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Packaging Reduction vs Product Integrity

  • Achieving our goals to reduce packaging and meet sustainability targets
  • Ensuring product safety with minimal packaging

3:40 PM - 4:15 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Marketing

Capitalising on Unboxing

  • Designing packaging for unboxing videos and 'the reveal'
  • Vintage style packaging and creating a premium brand 

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Panel Discussion

What does Brexit Mean for Packaging?

  • New regulations & legislations
  • Supply chain implications
  • Predicted industry impacts
  • Smart packaging applications

5:00 PM - 5:05 PM

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Conference

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