6th - 7th March 2023

Agenda

DAY 1 – 6th March 2023
08:00 – 08:50
REGISTRATION
08.55 – 09.00
CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS
09.00 – 09.30
FrieslandCampina’s road to sustainable packaging
  • Our goal (definition of sustainable Packaging)
  • How we have started
  • What we have learned
  • Our first achievements
  • What’s coming
09.30 – 10.00
Packaging Sustainability in a SMCG industry
  • AkzoNobel & Sustainable business
  • Waste & Carbon Footprint
  • 3-R or 10R?
  • Some Packaging Sustainability Examples
  • Challenges going forward
10.00 – 10.30
Partnerships as enabler to drive sustainable innovation

In such a competitive-oriented worldwide reality we are called to reverse course of individualism and to embrace a common vision:

  • Identify new possibilities through actual challenges taking advantage of cooperation to encourage brand progress and sustainable innovations
  • Circular economy as a multi functional and cross industries eco system. Classic customer-supplier relationship does not seam to be efficient anymore and new models with multiple companies involved via consortiums is required for closing the loop of the full circular economy.
  • Case studies of successful launches involving multiple partners in holistic product innovation propositions
10.35 – 11.25
COFFEE BREAK
11.30 – 12.00
Tackle climate and circularity in packaging with label choice
  • The packaging industry faces vast challenges around sustainability of packaging today
  • Packaging that does not fulfil its essential function is never sustainable
  • Case studies of sustainable packaging with labels to go beyond fossils and to create circular solutions by closing the packaging loop
  • Enhancing sustainability claims through credible data for the environmental impact of your packaging choice
  • Importance of supplier innovations and working with reliable partners within the value chain is a priority
12.00 – 12.30
How to connect your products and deliver dynamic consumer experiences
    From physical to digital… Transform your packaging into a digital platform that engages consumers in ways current channels cannot.

  • Tell your story, your way, direct to consumers
  • Turn every product into a point of sale
  • Encourage sustainable practices and behavior
  • Protect consumers and brand integrity
12.30 – 13.00
Developing a Connected Packaging Ecosystem

Today’s consumer can quickly purchase any product he or she wants, often with the click of a mouse (or in the case of a phone, a tap of a finger). Can your brand withstand the instant gratification and demand of consumer desires? Knowing that a label and artwork change can take up to 128 days, it is safe to say that many brands can’t. To better adapt to consumer demands, brands must implement digital packaging technologies to increase speed-to-market and collaboration across the packaging value chain.
In this session we will cover:

  • The current state of the brand packaging process
  • How digital technologies can assist in creating a more collaborative environment and increase agility
  • The immediate benefits implementing these technologies, ASAP.
Planned Investment Areas:
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Additives for Innovative Packaging Design
  • Smart Packaging Technologies
  • Packaging Procurement
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Packaging Sterilization / Decontamination
  • Bio-based PET
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Linear Efficiency & Accumulation
  • Packaging Engineering
  • Automation/Robotics
  • Circular Economy
  • Packaging Design
  • E-Commerce Packaging
  • Packaging Sustainability
  • Digital Printing
  • Research & Development
  • Packaging Technology
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Regulation
  • Packaging Materials
  • 3D Printing
13.05 – 13.55
LUNCH

Packaging Innovation

Packaging Materials / Compliance

14.00 – 14.30
Roadmap ‘Food packaging of the Future’

Packaging developments needs by 2030

  • Circular packaging (Over packaging vs. under packaging)
  • Active and Intelligent packaging
  • Food Packaging and logistic processes
  • Food Packaging and digitization
14.00 – 14.30
Turning old into new: Packaging innovations on the road to success thanks to EU funding
  • Trends and developments in the global bioplastics market over the next five years
  • An ecosystem of innovations: EU (food and beverage) packaging projects
  • The old: Improving PLA and cardboard for better functionality
  • The new: PEF (polyethylene furanoate) and PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) materials with innovative properties and coatings
14.30 – 15.00
How to use blockchain for supply chain traceability and circularity?
  • Introduce: Blockchain & Digital Twins concepts
  • How they are used within supply chain tracking and traceability processes
  • How to manage challenges of sensitive / proprietary information on a public blockchain
  • What new processes/business value can blockchain enabled supply chain transparency systems create for the packaging industry
14.30 – 15.00
Technology to make your polyolefins suitable for recycling and biodegradable in open air environment
  • Polymateria’s technology is novel and innovative, acknowledged by the release of our own patents and verified according to a new specification from the British Standards Institution (BSI) called BSI PAS 9017.
  • Plastics containing our technology are transformed into a wax and the synthetic mimic of a prebiotic included makes the wax attractive to nature, enabling it to quickly be consumed by bacteria, microbes and fungi.
  • No need to change your supply chain: it works on existing polymer and manufacturing equipment
  • Service (shelf + use) life of the final product can be tailored according to your need
15.00 – 15.30
The Circularity Compass
  • Introducing a three-perspective evaluation tool to compare packaging combinations on their sustainability. The tool contains
    1. A recyclability module
    2. A circularity module
    3. An environmental impact module
  • Incorporating circularity in a packaging development process
  • Picking the right strategy towards more sustainable packaging
  • Improving the sustainability of product-packaging combinations
15.00 – 15.30
Get a grip on Packaging Compliance
  • Suppliers are your buddies
  • Know what authorities expect & consumers assume
  • Master your packaging data
  • Roll out your Sustainability program
15.35 – 16.25
COFFEE BREAK
16.30 – 17.00
Closing packaging loops with sustainable renewable solutions the Neste way
  • The need for sustainable solutions has probably never been higher than today
  • However, compromises on quality and safety are simply not acceptable, especially in packaging
  • This talk demonstrates the Neste way to serve the need for sustainable solutions by partnering in the value chain to provide renewable carbon-based solutions as drop-ins with both bio-based and chemical recycled renewable solutions being discussed
  • This is how the packaging industry can move forwards towards a more sustainable future
Planned Investment Areas:
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Additives for Innovative Packaging Design
  • Smart Packaging Technologies
  • Packaging Procurement
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Packaging Sterilization / Decontamination
  • Bio-based PET
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Linear Efficiency & Accumulation
  • Packaging Engineering
  • Automation/Robotics
  • Circular Economy
  • Packaging Design
  • E-Commerce Packaging
  • Packaging Sustainability
  • Digital Printing
  • Research & Development
  • Packaging Technology
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Regulation
  • Packaging Materials
  • 3D Printing
17.00 – 17.40
Panel Discussion: Shaping the next normal of packaging beyond COVID-19 and Redefining Sustainability
  • Redefining sustainability alongside hygiene and consumer safety concerns
  • Specific functionality to ensure the minimal viability of the virus could significantly influence packaging-material preferences.
  • E-commerce as the next normal will have significant implications for the packaging industry – particularly for primary and secondary packaging
  • Fast-moving cost pressures and more regional supply needs
  • Shifting consumer preferences
  • Speedier digitization of the value chain
17:45 – 18:45
DRINKS RECEPTION
DAY 2 – 7th March 2023
08.55 – 09.00
CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS
09.00 – 09.30
Our journey to plastic free packaging.
  • Green commitment and targets towards 2025
  • Our journey in becoming plastic free.
  • New material option and innovative solutions.
  • Case studies some new plastic free packaging.
09.30 – 10.00
Review of the Packaging Waste Directives. What could be the consequences for the food industry?
  • Waste Prevention,
  • Reusable packaging,
  • Recyclability,
  • Recycled Content,
  • Overarching measures.
10.00 – 10.30
Paper Honeycomb specialists setting course to success – sustainable packaging solutions for the industry
  • Paper honeycomb properties
  • What are the advantages of paper honeycomb?
  • Paper honeycomb vs. less environmental friendly packaging solutions
  • Solutions and applications for different industries
  • Future developments
10.35 – 11.25
COFFEE BREAK
11.30 – 12.00
Disrupting the way sustainable packaging is made with HP MOLDED FIBER SOLUTION
  • Problem statement
  • HP sustainability commitments
  • HP Sustainable Packaging Purpose, Moonshot, Vision and Mission
  • What makes our pack so unique? Value proposition
  • Call to action
12.00 – 12.30
Next level software: towards autonomous operations in packaging value chain
  • Software for pulp, paper and fibre based industries including packaging
  • Digitalization as a core element in customer service
  • Role of digitalization in the sustainability journey
  • AI usage: providing the optimization for the cycle of material usage in the packaging industry
12.30 – 13.00
The New Ways for Paper
  • Few facts about functional Paper by Koehler
  • What our customers could and should pack into Paper
  • The current legal / economical / technical environment for paper packaging
  • Outlook into the future of paper packaging
Planned Investment Areas:
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Additives for Innovative Packaging Design
  • Smart Packaging Technologies
  • Packaging Procurement
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Packaging Sterilization / Decontamination
  • Bio-based PET
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Linear Efficiency & Accumulation
  • Packaging Engineering
  • Automation/Robotics
  • Circular Economy
  • Packaging Design
  • E-Commerce Packaging
  • Packaging Sustainability
  • Digital Printing
  • Research & Development
  • Packaging Technology
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Regulation
  • Packaging Materials
  • 3D Printing
13.05 – 13.55
LUNCH
14.00 – 14.30
Packaging Innovation: Driving value with objective Sustainability
  • GITEC : driving innovation in Sustainability
  • Measuring impact: evidence-driven Sustainability
  • Leading the way: Circular Packaging Guidelines
  • Key Sustainability-driven Packaging Innovations
14.30 – 15.00
Seeking circularity and avoiding mishap
  • The quest for circularity is fuelled by disgust over plastic soup and the need to reduce carbon footprints
  • Multiple pathways potentially render more circular food packages
  • But for some packaged food products there are no easy solutions
  • Further unguided development will result in a patchwork of solutions and regrettable replacements
  • There is a strong need to regain focus on the core objectives
15.00 – 15.30
Rethinking Strategies in a Changing Packaging Sustainability Landscape
  • Sustainability: from the trend to real changes in the market environment (different materials) – impact on markets
  • More and more regulation pressure: from packaging sustainability and circularity to decarbonisation
  • Going towards ‘Net zero’ emissions: New dilemmas for brand owners and packaging producers
  • Impact on packaging producers/materials?
  • Moving to the next strategic levels in packaging supply chains
15.35 – 15.50
COFFEE BREAK
15.50 – 16.25
Panel Discussion: Why Accessible Packaging Matters
  • Sustainable packaging design
  • The impact of inaccessible design on brands
  • Designing packaging that improves accessibility
  • Leading packaging design teams
  • Customer centric design and user experience
16.25 – 16.30
CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSE