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Pira Packaging Summit 2014 Agenda

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
Stora Enso

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

Packaging Sustainability

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?
Speaker Invited

10.20 Networking Refreshment Break

10.45 Trends in food packaging and sustainability
Minna Kantsila, Sustainability Manager, Metsa Board UK Ltd

Enabling Technologies

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

Joanna Stephenson, Vice President Marketing & Innovation,
LINPAC Packaging Limited

16.20 Closing Comments

16.30 Close of Conference


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