Programme 2020

28 & 29 September 2020 | All times in CEST

8:05 AM - 9:05 AM


9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - 9:50 AM - Keynote

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Materials, Plastic Reduction, Packaging weight, Circular Economy, Food Waste vs Plastic Packaging

  • METRO Cash and Carry is a hummingbird
  • Challenges with PVC and EPS phase out due to industry availability
  • Some success stories to be proud of

9:55 AM - 10:30 AM - Solution Spotlights

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Towards a more Circular Economy

Public debate and legislation are pushing for less waste and more circular packaging solutions.

  • What are the recent legislative changes?
  • How does the EU’s new Green deal aims to keep resources in use?
  • How can using steel for packaging help Europe achieve a more efficient and circular economy?

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Design through the Value Chain

  • Sustainability in the New Normal will be an even hotter topic. Consumers and companies are redefining their views in regard of packaging sustainability and safety.
  • Accelerating the speed of innovation becomes even more crucial. Collaboration across the value chain is the key to make sure that the package performs optimally in every point of the packaging value chain and supports circular economy.
  • Customer cases demonstrate how packaging can be designed to address the whole lifecycle of packaging – starting from good understanding of the material properties and designing for recyclability

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM - Case Studies

Research & Development

Future (and evolution) of the Packaging Value Chain

Given the environmental urgency that humanity lives nowadays, the pressure of public and private stakeholders pushes a changing process of overall habits, to reduce pollution footprint left by all packaging used daily; however, this will involve transforming elements of current business models of FMCG's, retailers, and more.

This talk starts from the review of the 2020-2030 forecast, considering -from the three actors of commerce-, how the value chain of packaging in daily life could change.

Sustainability & Circular Economy

The Impact of the Pandemic on the Recycling Supply Chains in Emerging Economies

  • Tactical examples of how brands and manufactures are reaching their recycling goals while also creating a social impact. 
  • Why now is the time for brands to invest in recycled plastics and waste-picker communities.

12:05 PM - 12:40 PM - Case Studies

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Consumer Perception for Sustainable SDA & CE Packaging

  • Is it possible to increase sustainability perception with graphic design?
  • Investigating the perception of sustainability in Grundig SDA packaging designs with consumer tests
  • One step further from recycling, let's examine reuse with packaging of Heinzelmann Radio.

Branding & Marketing

Gnista - the New Generation Non-Alco Spirit and why it was Needed

  • Our brand promise and proposition
  • The response packaging wise

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

Networking Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:15 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Zero tolerance for VOCs

  • The world’s first VOC free waterless EB offset printing technology for food packaging
  • No harmful effect to printers thanks to water-washable EB ink and water-based cleaning solution
  • Advantages in terms of ecology, efficiency and quality

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

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Our Sustainable Packaging Journey

  • Plaine Products evolved out of a personal desire to find a solution for all of the plastic bottles in the bathroom.  We offer premium personal care products packaged in aluminum bottles that we reclaim to wash, refill and reuse.
  • Lessons and obstacles we've encountered in shipping, packaging, and creating a closed loop system to reduce waste.
  • Best practices around reusable product bottles, reusable boxes, paper filling optimizations, paper tape and more.
  • How our sustainable packaging has also led to an engaged, loyal customer base

Branding & Marketing

Client/Consumer Insights - creating a fully realised brand with the highest expectations

  • Outsourcing visual identity to a foreign design studio
  • Transferring complex ideas back to the European packaging industry
  • Experience sourcing suppliers in Europe vs Alibaba
  • Consumer expectations for sustainable and ethical products
  • Key learnings and challenges from the client’s perspective

2:55 PM - 3:55 PM

iSolve Meetings & Networking

3:55 PM - 4:30 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technology

Building Block approach towards Sustainable Packaging

Consumers' increased demand for sustainable packaging puts pressure on the packaging industry to reshape. There are many factors to be considered.
  • Why fibre-based packaging is a good alternative for brands to answer to consumers' increased demand for sustainable packaging
  • How a building block approach can facilitate the transition towards sustainable packaging 

4:35 PM - 5:10 PM - Keynote

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Closing the Loop – Engineering a Sustainable Packaging Experience

In this session, you will hear how the Blue Apron packaging teams are addressing the industry-wide challenges of cold chain delivery in a society that values a move to more sustainable packaging options.

What we’ll cover:
  • The process of defining our focus on sustainability in the company
  • A look at how we are bringing the voice of the customer into our design process
  • A deep dive into cold chain packaging - one of the toughest challenges our industry faces every summer when it comes to improving the environmental impact of meal kit delivery

5:10 PM - 5:15 PM

Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

8:25 AM - 9:25 AM


9:25 AM - 9:35 AM

Opening Remarks

9:35 AM - 10:10 AM - Keynote

Sustainability & Circular Economy

A Climate Saving Circular Economy is possible - How plastic can be managed in a Closed Loop for Packaged Goods by 2030

  • From recyclate to non fossil-based plastic
  • Challenges for recycling technologies
  • Need of a unified “Circular Plastic Label”

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

New Materials & Commodities

Colgate-Palmolive Case Study

  • The recyclable toothpaste tube
  • Abstract TBC

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Tackling Disposability Through Reuse

Loop is working with brands and retailers around the world to move from a single use supply chain to a reusable one. Loop works with companies large and small to help them design into durable and reusable packaging. Loop also specializes in cleaning these packages once a consumer has used the product and returned it to Loop.

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM - Case Studies

Branding & Marketing

Design to be at the Top

When it comes to design, there are several exemplars across categories and touchpoints which are the benchmarks in themselves. What we learn from each of them rolls up into a philosophy by itself. This philosophy will not just take your business to the top, but brings you immense satisfaction in what you do.

Here is your answer in getting to the top.

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Translating Changing Consumer Attitudes in to Opportunities

  • Healthy food & beverages and environmentally friendly trends created a new reality
  • This creates business opportunities for new companies that propose solutions/USP's
  • Differentiation and creation of added value to a product like bottled water (packaging is an important part of this)

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM

iSolve Meetings & Networking

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

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Sustainable Packaging: Consumer Perception and Real Environmental Effects

Packaging materials and raw materials for them develop fast, however, there are more and more challenges to tackle:
  • How to minimise food waste with packages
  • How to lower the carbon footprint of packages
  • How to develop recyclable packages etc.
It is important to listen to consumers, yet it is also important to educate them about new materials and the real environmental effects of these materials.

New Materials & Commodities

The Graviky Story

Session abstract TBC

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM

Networking Lunch

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

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Rethinking Plastic Materials for Product Packaging

  • Awareness of enormous impact of plastic packaging on the environment
  • Drafting a plan to find alternatives for plastic materials in packaging
  • Assessing the use of plastic packaging materials in portfolio
  • Can we achieve a phase out of plastic packaging?

Innovation & Technology

Active and Intelligent Packaging Developments for Sustainability

  • Food waste as a global environmental issue 
  • Reducing food wastage with smarter, better packaging 
  • Active and intelligent packaging concepts

2:30 PM - 3:05 PM - Keynote

New Materials & Commodities

HiBAR. Inspiring a Movement Away from Plastic

Sharing the story of the development of HiBAR, a brand of salon-quality shampoos and conditioners that skip the need for plastic packaging. How we learned that a packaging problem, isn’t just a packaging problem, it’s an overall product design flaw.

3:05 PM - 3:10 PM

Closing Remarks & End of Day 2