7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Dr Benjamin Punchard, Global Packaging Insights Director, Mintel

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:40 AM - 9:15 AM - Keynote

Innovation & Technologies

What is Happening for Retail Packaging? – The Explosion of E-Commerce

  • Retail increasing – sending via internet is bringing new constraints
  • Everything which makes packaging more recyclable and sustainable
  • Finding the next technological platform to innovate and plan for next generation packaging
  • E-commerce could be more highlighted

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM - Solution Spotlights

New Materials & Commodities

Session Title TBC (Apeal)


  • Full session abstract TBC

Innovation & Technologies

Session Title TBC (Esko & Pantone)

  

  • Full session abstract TBC

9:55 AM - 10:30 AM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Wine Bottles for the 21st Century: Beautiful, Flat and Sustainable

Santiago Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder, Garçon Wines



As ecommerce grows and distance selling and home delivery become the norm for wine retailing, the 19th century round, glass bottle is no longer fit for purpose. For an industry steeped in tradition, we’ve developed a simple, yet outstanding innovation that delivers the right customer experience by respecting the industry’s heritage. By flattening the wine bottle and producing it from 100% post-consumer recycled PET, we’ve created the world’s most eco-friendly wine bottle which thanks to its remarkable space and weight savings, slashes logistics costs whilst also slashing carbon emissions. Multi award-winning and hailed as a game-changing innovation by experts and influencers, it looks like the future world of wine bottles will be beautiful, flat and sustainable.

Packaging Development

How to Minimise the Risks of Migration in Food Packaging

  • Are food contact materials an underestimated source of chemical food contamination?
  • Latest developments on tackling off-set migration 
  • Exploring the role of new technology in extending food shelf-life and securing food safety
  • Assessing migration measurement methods, models and food safety risks

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM - Solution Spotlights

New Materials & Commodities

Session Title TBC (Metsä Board)



  • Full session abstract TBC

Innovation & Technologies

Latest Developments and Applications in Digital Printing

  • Exploring opportunities for both retailers and suppliers How to create real value for the consumers
  • Driving innovation in digitally printed packaging across the value chain

11:45 AM - 12:20 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Session Title TBC (Mintel)

Dr Benjamin Punchard, Global Packaging Insights Director, Mintel


  • Full session abstract TBC

Packaging Development

Fighting Food and Plastic Waste with Delicious Fruit Snacks

Ilana Taub, Co-Founder , SNACT


SNACT is a sustainable snack company with tackling waste at the core of its mission. Initially focused on tackling food waste the company quickly set its sights on reducing plastic packaging waste. In 2014, the company started exploring alternatives to traditional plastic packaging and in 2016 were the first company in the UK to use TIPA’s compostable packaging. SNACT’s co-founder, Ilana Taub, will share the company’s journey in selecting compostable packaging, its challenges and how consumers have embraced the company’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of packaging.

12:25 PM - 12:45 PM - Innovation Showcase

Branding & Design

The Global Future Design Showcase Award

  • The Global Future Design Showcase is designed to highlight new designs and solutions that will help the packaging industry identify the latest innovations and technologies
  • Entrants will have five minutes to introduce their offering or solution to the entire audience and convince them they deserve to be the winner of the “Global Packaged Showcase Award 2019”
  • The winner will be selected by an audience vote and announced at the evening drinks reception

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM - 2:20 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Technical Innovations to Coincide with Packaging and Print Manufacturing - What Does the Future Hold?

  • How to connect print products to the internet
  • How to achieve low cost manufacturing methods
  • How to make designers aware of the capabilities of technology available

New Materials & Commodities

Session Title TBC (BusinessCase / Forbes LatinAmerica)

Luis Carlos Chacón, Global Consultant / Op-Ed Columnist, BusinessCase / Forbes LatinAmerica

 
 

  • Full session abstract TBC

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM - Solution Spotlights

Branding & Design

Augmented Reality for Packaging and Branding Success

  • Engaging tech-savvy consumers at the point of sale providing a personalised experience
  • Incorporating 3D layered images for a more compelling and interactive customer experience
  • Cutting costs and increasing sustainability by decreasing the need of physical prototypes

Innovation & Technologies

Exploring the Latest Packaging Machinery and Technology Innovations

  • Cutting-edge automation technology solutions to improve operating efficiency and reduce costs
  • Leveraging automation technologies to reduce time to market

2:55 PM - 3:55 PM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

3:55 PM - 4:30 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

How to Enhance Consumer Interaction through Packaging Technology Innovation

  • Evaluating the use of QR codes on packaging –what’s the value for brands and consumers?
  • Enhancing the customer experience with the rising trend of Augmented Reality for packaging use

Branding & Design

Exploring Packaging Designs that Emotionally Connect with Consumers and Unleash your Brand’s full Potential

  • Analysing how the package has become the “first moment of truth” at retail
  • The importance of colour, shape and symbols for brand identification

4:35 PM - 5:05 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Why the Future of Bio-Based plastics is the Way Forward for Packaging Markets

  • Changing the way plastics are used in the packaging industry: Innovative technologies to upgrade the properties of biopolymers
  • Technology forecasts for biopolymers, bioplastics and non-biodegradable bio-derived thermoplastics

Packaging Development

Understanding the Impact of Ageing Consumers on Packaging Open Ability

  • Exploring how the ageing population is pushing easy-open packaging up the agenda
  • How can brands improve packaging open ability?
  • Outstanding packaging design innovations in packaging functionality

5:10 PM - 5:55 PM - Panel Discussion

Innovation & Technologies

Session Title (TBC)

  • Full session abstract TBC

5:55 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Evening Drinks Reception

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Dr Benjamin Punchard, Global Packaging Insights Director, Mintel

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:50 AM - 9:25 AM - Keynote

Innovation & Technologies

Capitalising on the E-Commerce revolution: Is the Packaging Industry Ready?

  • Packaging for e-commerce: challenges and opportunities for retailers
  • How to design packaging that doesn’t need to sell? Consumer expectations in the e-commerce era
  • Product protection and the impact of damaged packaging in consumer satisfaction

9:25 AM - 10:05 AM - Solution Spotlights

New Materials & Commodities

Steel Packaging and Sustainability – Challenges and Opportunities the Thinking from a Steel Maker

Alan Knight, Head of Sustainable Development , ArcelorMittal


Honest view of Steel packaging as seen through the lens of Sustainability and the SDGs

  • Value chain – from mine to customer
  • Embedded carbon
  • Circular Economy
  • Innovation Pipeline

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM - Case Studies

Branding & Design

The Personal Touch – Attracting Consumers through Packaging and Label Design

  • The key role of digital print innovation in the personalised packaging rising trend
  • Word of mouth: maximising the power of social media to engage consumers with the new packaging

Innovation & Technologies

Digitalising the Customer Experience – Creating Packaging to Embrace the Revolution

  • How to best optimise resources to achieve time, cost and quality expectations
  • How to create packaging to evolve alongside digitalisation (e-commerce)
  • Understanding what materials are needed to meet consumer needs and expectations in an evolving packaging landscape

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:45 AM - 12:20 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Design

Is the Consumer Central to your Packaging Design Process?

  • Does your packaging truly enhance the branding of your product?
  • Does your packaging entice and stimulate your target audience?
  • Achieve greater brand loyalty for your established brands and ensure an innovative approach is at the heart of the design process for future packaging projects

Innovation & Technologies

Meeting Logistical Challenges in Takeaway Packaging

  • Home delivery, ‘big data’ developments
  • Opportunities for a direct consumer business

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM - Case Studies

Packaging Development

Enablers for Increased Shelf-Life Expansion

  • Ensuring that your product reaches the consumer in the optimum state is paramount to building consumer loyalty
  • Explore the latest enablers of increased product shelf-life and what they could mean for your business
  • Identifying how traditional shelf-life enhancers are being replaced by greener, more cost-efficient alternatives

Innovation & Technologies

The Future of Effective Coatings for Food Packaging – How to Ensure Application does not React with Food

  • Special application
  • Contamination and sterilisation risks and concerns – food and beverage
  • Sustainability and functionality
  • Bio-based materials and sustainable raw materials
  • Technologies for manufacturing

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Networking Lunch

1:50 PM - 2:25 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Design

Customising the Future: Consumers Wants, Needs and Demands

  • How to achieve personalisation and customisation to effectively manage changing consumer demands
  • How to maximise the potential of packaging and meet the demands of a changing population

Innovation & Technologies

Maximising Mobile Technology Platforms for Branding on Packaging

  • Evaluating the pros and cons of utilising new mobile technology platforms as part of your packaging strategy
  • How is mobile technology in packaging impacting on the lives of consumers?
  • Examining up-and-coming technologies – What does the future hold in this space?

2:30 PM - 3:05 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Developments in Retail Packaging – Leveraging New Technologies to Reduce Waste and Increase Efficiency

  • What new constraints is sending via the internet bringing to the packaging industry?
  • How to strike a healthy balance between production and sustainability
  • How to ensure costs are kept to a minimum without compromising sustainability and recyclable enterprise

Packaging Development

Effective Strategies for Waste Reduction

  • What new constraints is sending via the internet bringing to the packaging industry?
  • How to strike a healthy balance between production and sustainability
  • How to ensure costs are kept to a minimum without compromising sustainability and recyclable enterprise

3:10 PM - 3:45 PM - Keynote

Branding & Design

Improve Packaging Design in order to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

  • Viewing your packaging journey from manufacture, storage and transportation to your customer
  • Secondary packaging: product protection and durability throughout the supply chain
  • Engaging suppliers in the development of more sustainable packaging: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

3:45 PM - 4:20 PM - Keynote

Innovation & Technologies

Deploying Innovation for Both Customer Satisfaction and Business Growth

  • Truly understanding consumer needs and retail requirements
  • Reappraise your packaging to ensure that it optimises shelf-space and is clearly differentiated against your competition
  • Explore effective design solutions to reduce expenses whilst remaining innovative and consumer-centric

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM