The economic downturn and declining consumption in many key developed countries over the past 5 years, have led the global packaging and packaging materials sectors to be increasingly driven by cost cutting, resources savings considerations and efficiency improvements. As these overbearing market dynamics have been gradually been reducing their grip, the packaging sector is now confronted with a new set of complex market drivers set to catalyse a new world order of packaging, and a wealth of new opportunities.
Featuring a conference programme that will fully explore the meaning of this emerging new order, this year's Pira Packaging Summit will explore new and evolving industry drivers, changing global consumer behaviour, the digital world, market innovations and enabling technologies.
This year over 180 delegates will gather at 230 Bishopsgate, London to hear from a range of industry experts about the latest updates, developments and changes impacting the packaging industry.
Conference Day One - Tuesday 11 November
Setting the scene - the past, present and future of packaging
14:00 Welcome from Organisers
14:05 Opening remarks from Chairperson
14:10 Global Packaging trends: what does this mean for brands and retailers?
Edward Garner, Communications Director, Kantar Worldpanel
14:35 The packaging material markets - past, present and future trends
Nick Mockett, Corporate Finance, Moorgate Capital
15.00 Global Packaging Markets - After the Storm
Dominic Cakebread, Packaging Consultant, Smithers Pira
15.25 Networking Refreshment Break
16.00 How could technology really change things?
Graham Reed, Director, Global Print Strategies Ltd
Energing vs. Mature Markets
16.25 A Comparative Review of Emergent and Mature Markets
Antoinette Devine, Global Packaging and Materials Consultant, SABMiller
16.55 The rise of the discount retailer
17.20 Consumer perspectives from emerging and mature markets
Alistair Vince, Chief Tinkerer, Watch Me Think
17.50 Close of Conference Day One
Wednesday 12th November
9.00 Welcome from chairperson
9.05 Sustainable Global Sourcing
Gordon Henman, Group Head of Packaging and Compliance, Kingfisher Plc
9.30 Sustainability in Food and Household Products: where have we really got to?
10.20 Networking Refreshment Break
10.45 Trends in food packaging and sustainability
Minna Kantsila, Sustainability Manager, Metsa Board UK Ltd
11.10 The implications of Web Retail Packaging - interactive workshop
Ger Standhardt, Manager Knowledge Development & Projects, NVC Packaging Centre
11.45 Preparing for the Digital World
Paul Jenkins, Director, The Pack Hub
12.15 Digital Print and the new world of packaging opportunities - achieving digital results in primary, secondary and tertiary packaging
Jan Van Daele, Strategic Account Senior Project Manager, PPS EMEA Graphics Solutions Business, The Hewlett-Packard Company
12.45 Networking Lunch
14.10 Breaking Through in Printed Electronics
Tim Claypole, Director of WCPC and Research Professor, Swansea University
14.40 Speaker Invited
15.10 Networking Refreshment Break
Strategic Closing Panel Discussion: What does this mean for me?
15.30 We ask the retailer, brand owner and convertor to assess how the 'New World Order of Packaging' will impact them
Hear from industry stakeholders including:
Kevin Vyse, Primary Foods Packaging Technologist and Innovation Lead,
The Marks & Spencers Company
Joanna Stephenson, Vice President Marketing & Innovation,
LINPAC Packaging Limited
16.20 Closing Comments
16.30 Close of Conference
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