Despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of the European economy, the global packaging market is predicted to grow by 3% per annum, with sales set to exceed $800 billion by 2016. In order to position your business to take advantage of this growth potential, it is imperative to understand how a wide range of drivers will co-relate to create the packaging market of the future.
The Pira Packaging Summit is a leadership forum which brings together senior decision-makers from throughout the industry to discuss these key strategic challenges and long term strategies for success. The 2012 agenda listed below was produced in collaboration with the expert advisory board to ensure only the highest calibre of presentations formed the final programme.
>> Further details on the panel discussions including the list of speakers for each panel can be viewed here.
>> The full listing of speakers across the whole conference can be accessed here.
Registration and refreshments
Opening remarks from Chair
Adam Page - Head of Information Services, SMITHERS, United Kingdom
Packaging strategies for dealing with an uncertain economic forecast
Richard McCole - Director, Strategy, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP, United Kingdom
M&A; and consolidation in the market
Nicholas Mockett - MOORGATE CAPITAL, United Kingdom
Networking refreshment break
Innovation synergies between glass and metal packaging
Philippe Gimenez - R&D Director, ARDAGH SERVICES FRANCE SAS, France
Forming strategic partnerships throughout the packaging value network
Ohto Nuottamo - Senior Packaging Adviser, STORA ENSO OY, Finland
Growth strategies in times of economic uncertainty - A packaging distributor perspective
Peter Atkinson - CEO, MACFARLANE GROUP PLC, United Kingdom
Corporate growth strategy with respect to M&A;
Frank Hofenbetzer - Group VP Strategy Development, HUHTAMAKI, Germany
Executive panel discussion
Networking drinks reception at Trader Vic's