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
Packaging materials – A strong drive towards sustainability
  • The packaging and paper industry’s mandate to transition to circularity for retailers and brands
  • Delivering sustainability impact and supply chain resilience in packaging solutions and circular business model propositions
  • Closing the material loop and ensure zero steel packaging to landfill by 2025
09.30 – 10.00
Balancing packaging sustainability with packaging functionality
  • The mass circular packaging journey: finding the right circular packaging format
  • Designing packaging according to circular economy principles
  • Sustainable growth requires environmental sustainability to go hand in hand with a recognition of the diversity of packaging functionalities – protecting, preserving, enhancing and promoting the product
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
  • Leak Detection Solutions
  • Packaging Procurement
  • Labelling & Traceability
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Packaging Sterilization / Decontamination
  • Packaging Recyclability
  • Active Packaging
  • 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
Circularity and technological advancements in recycling as a crucial aspect for the future of sustainable packaging
  • Routes to sustainable packaging: reduce, replace, recycle
  • Circular economy needs a power of collaboration.
  • Technological advancement in recycling processes & legislation have direct impact on the future of packaging & circular economy
14.30 – 15.00
Packaging materials- how they are going to look in 2030?
  • What is driving material choice for brands and retailers? Net zero emissions, recyclability, EPR, DRS, end-of-life fate in littering, cost and availability?
  • How would demand for conventional plastics, bio-based plastics, compostable plastics and fibre-based packaging will look in future?
  • What are the key innovations in material and conversion technologies enabling transition to alternative materials?
  • To which extent and quality we can recycle (incl. organic recycling) different materials: Mechanical and chemical recycling of plastics, paper recycling?
  • Is LCA methodology up-to-date for novel materials? Can we capture acute effects of packaging littering in environmental assessment?
15.00 – 15.30
Aluminium-based flexible packaging as a key material for a circular economy
  • Working towards a circular economy for flexible packaging
  • Design for recycling of flexible packaging
  • Constantia Flexibles solutions and approach
  • Challenges and roadblocks for circularity
15.35 – 16.25
COFFEE BREAK
16.30 – 17.00
Closing packaging loops with sustainable renewable solutions
  • 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 how 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
17.00 – 17.30
DEVELOPING A CONNECTED PACKAGING ECOSYSTEM
  • The current state of the brand packaging process
  • How digital technologies can assist in creating a more collaborative environment and increase agility
  • The immediate benets implementing these technologies, ASAP
Planned Investment Areas:
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Additives for Innovative Packaging Design
  • Smart Packaging Technologies
  • Leak Detection Solutions
  • Packaging Procurement
  • Labelling & Traceability
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Packaging Sterilization / Decontamination
  • Packaging Recyclability
  • Active Packaging
  • 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
17.30 – 18.10
Panel Discussion: Navigating a Sustainable Future for Packaging
  • Which elements are driving packaging strategy?
  • What to expect from an EU regulatory perspective?
  • Some concrete action from a producer’s perspective
18.15-19.15
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.

The session will highlight how Philips:

  • Commits to it 2025 sustainable targets.
  • Execute their journey to become plastic free.
  • Exploits new way to use exciting material.
  • Launches this new sustainable packaging in the market, cases studies.
09.30 – 10.00
Outlook of fibre based packaging for long shelf life food packaging
  • Recyclability of high barrier paper
  • LCA aspects of high barrier paper
  • Key challenges
10.00 – 10.30
Rethinking the packaging system
  • Overview of the critical challenges in achieving packaging circularity
  • The impact of coming recycling targets on packaging waste reduction in the EU
  • In depth scenarios analysis of the packaging industry in 2030, what is needed most?
10.35 – 11.25
COFFEE BREAK
11.30 – 12.00
Disrupting the way sustainable packaging is made with MOLDED FIBER SOLUTION
  • Problem statement
  • Sustainability commitments
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leak Detection Solutions
  • Packaging Procurement
  • Labelling & Traceability
  • Antimicrobial Packaging
  • Packaging Sterilization / Decontamination
  • Packaging Recyclability
  • Active Packaging
  • 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
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
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
15.30 – 16.10
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