Programme 2019

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

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

New Materials & Commodities

Session Title TBC (Apeal)

Tony Waite, President, 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.

Branding & Design

Circular Packaging Design

Niels van Marle, Packaging Expert, Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging

The impact of design details on sustainability

Sustainable packaging requires customization. When designing packaging, the choices you make have consequences for the circularity of packaging. Begin with the end in mind and think about usage and dispose behaviour of consumers. The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging will give you  tips and tricks to make your packaging more sustainable.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:20 AM - 11:50 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

11:55 AM - 12:30 PM - Case Studies

Packaging Development

Does Plastic have a Role in the New World of Sustainable Packaging?

Dr Benjamin Punchard, Global Packaging Insights Director, Mintel

  • Ocean pollution, and the potential health impacts, are diving consumers to question single-use plastic, with packaging a particular focus for concern
  • So what solution should retailers and brand owners bee seeking? Plastic-free? Compostable? Recyclable? 
  • This presentation will leverage Mintel data and product examples both globally and from across Europe to highlight what solutions will resonate with consumers

Innovation & Technologies

12:35 PM - 12:55 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

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM

Networking Lunch

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

CO-ROs Continuing Adventures in Innovation

Lee Richard Taylor, EVP, Global Innovation, CO-RO A/S

  • Full session abstract TBC

New Materials & Commodities

Session Title TBC (BusinessCase / Forbes LatinAmerica)

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


  • Full session abstract TBC

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM - Solution Spotlights

Branding & Design

Session Title TBC (Little Big Brands)

John Nunziato, Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Little Big Brands

  • Full session abstract TBC

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

3:05 PM - 3:55 PM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

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

Innovation & Technologies

How Creativity Leads to Innovation

Niels Prinsen, Senior Structural Packaging Designer, Philips

Judith Boonstra, Senior Structural Packaging Designer, Philips

The session will highlight how Philips:
  • Plans creativity
  • Boosts ‘outside’ the box thinking (by use of creative tools)
  • Integrates design thinking in Philips Packaging Design
  • Achieve creative results (case study beauty)

Packaging Development

Session Title TBC (Birštono Mineraliniai Vandenys)

Marius Grazulis, Product Lead, Birštono Mineraliniai Vandenys

  • Full session abstract TBC

4:35 PM - 5:10 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

New Materials & Commodities

Session Title TBC (Nofima)

Morten Sivertsvik, Research Director, Nofima


  • Full session abstract TBC

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Panel Discussion

Packaging Development

How can Companies Work Together to Find a Solution to the Ongoing Plastic Waste Problem?

Dr Benjamin Punchard, Global Packaging Insights Director, Mintel

Each year, 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced and 40% of that is single-use plastic. More than 8 million tonnes of non-biodegradable plastic enter the world’s oceans. Packaging waste is an ongoing issue affecting governments, consumer’s perspectives and the media.

  • How do you react to public pressure on plastics?
  • How can you work with your government to find a solution?
  • What’s the best approach to bring awareness to employees and consumers?
  • How will the plastic waste issue look like in 5 years?

6:00 PM - 6:05 PM

6:05 PM - 7:05 PM

Evening Drinks Reception

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Canal Tour

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. They continue define the city’s landscape and in 2010 Amsterdam's canal ring was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. In this relaxing end to the day, network with your fellow attendees over drinks and canapes as we cruise the city’s historical centre by boat.

Please note there are only 50 spaces available.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:50 AM - 9:25 AM - Keynote

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

Innovation & Technologies

Session Title TBC (Decathlon)

Nicolas Bouché, Packaging Director, Decathlon

  • Full session title TBC

Branding & Design

Re:winers

Elin Aronsen Beis, CEO, Foodloopz Sweden AB

A innovative project that involves sensory analyses, branding and packaging design to find a way to rescue batches of wine from becoming waste in the wine trade.

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:35 AM - 12:10 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Design

Designing the needs

Görkem Gör, Head of Graphic Design & Product Communication, Arcelik Group

  • Personal and Company Introduction
  • What we are responsible of
  • Working with Product Designers
  • Working with Multiple Brands
  • Expectations and some market research processes
  • Package design process
  • Package design proposals
  • Some examples

Innovation & Technologies

Meeting Logistical Challenges in Takeaway Packaging

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

12:15 PM - 12:50 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Design

Session Title TBC (Reckitt Benckiser)

Jos Harrison, Global Design Strategy Director, Reckitt Benckiser

  • 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.

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Networking Lunch

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

Innovation & Technologies

Packaging Development

Packaging in a Circular Bioeconomy

Graham Bonwick, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

Reuse, recycling and reduction of packaging will help reduce the quantity of materials that enter the environment. Although greater recycling of plastic packaging will be beneficial, especially in the light of concerns around micro and nanoplastics, there is growing consumer interest in the use of sustainable or green packaging alternatives. The presentation will review recent research into the use of biomaterials including agri-food wastes for packaging applications and the identify steps needed to embed packaging in a circular bioeconomy.

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

Packaging Development

Anti-Plastic Paranoia – Strategy, Alternatives and Solutions

Beata Barańska-Czyżkowska, Design & Packaging Manager , Orkla Care

  • Orkla Care plastic strategy guideline – main points
  • Orkla Care sustainable products and innovative solutions
  • How to eliminate plastic from packaging? Raw alternatives
  • Examples of interesting non-plastic packaging design on market shelfs

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

3:05 PM - 3:40 PM - Keynote

Innovation & Technologies

Session Title TBC (Loop)

Laure Cucuron, General Manager for Europe , Loop

  • Full session abstract TBC

3:40 PM - 4:15 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

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit

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