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The Next Generation: Principles of Designing for Gen Z


We have a new generation to think about, they are “born digital” and, therefore, have evolved to communicate in unorthodox ways. So how can brands form relationships with, and stay relevant to this audience, and what is the future of packaging for “digital natives”?

Keynote

Liza Murphy
The Big Picture
Biography  

Panelists

Benjamin Punchard
Mintel Group Ltd
Biography  
Balázs Pőcze
Mito
Biography  
Sabina Svensson
NINE
Biography  

Event

Shape Shifting: Engage consumers using innovative structural packaging strategies


Presenting consumer insights, physical examples, and anecdotal stories to share what’s working and why from a structural packaging innovation perspective.

Keynote

Benjamin Punchard
Mintel Group Ltd
Biography  

Panelists

Liza Murphy
The Big Picture
Biography  
Sabina Svensson
NINE
Biography  

Event

Raise the Barrier: New materials challenge traditional wisdom about product protection


New barrier materials are raising expectations for product protection. How are new transparent high barrier laminates, oxygen scavengers, and other innovations changing how we think about shelf-life and product safety?

Panelists

Horst-Christian Langowski
Fraunhofer Institute
Biography  
Kris Buysens
Amcor
Biography  
Kurt Somers
Amcor
Biography  

Event

Design for a Circular Economy: The Future of Plastics


The radical promise of the Circular Economy is moving from our traditional take-make-dispose economy, to one that has a closed loop, where materials, nutrients, and data are continuously repurposed. Working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, IDEO has designed a guide to an alternative, regenerative approach to business, one that creates new value.

Keynote

Chris Grantham
IDEO
Biography  

Event

Sustainability Myth or Fact? Using Lifecycle Thinking to Create Better Packaging Systems


Things aren’t as simple as opting for the paper bag, says sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu. A bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger in order to create systems and products that ease strain on the planet.

Keynote

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
Biography  

Panelists

Rob Opsomer
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Biography  
Dr. Gerald Rebitzer
Amcor
Biography  

Event

The Virtuous Circle project - multi-material multilayer packaging in the circular economy


Until recently, some of the most effective packaging for preserving food has been among the more difficult to recycle. But that’s changing, as demonstrated by a recent case study of industry, government and society working together to close the loop.

Panelists

Dr. Gerald Rebitzer
Amcor
Biography  

Event

Why We Buy: How packaging drives purchasing decisions


The proliferation of choice across many retail environments has made it much harder for packs to break through the clutter. Behavioural economics teaches us that the vast majority of the choices we make every day are made very fast and without much deliberation. The talk will explore how, faced with the double whammy of crowded shelves and time starved consumers, packaging can break through and be 'the dark horse of marketing' rather than just something that surrounds a product.

Keynote

Ben Schubert
Nielsen Innovation Practice
Biography  

Event

From Trash to Treasure: Closing the Recycling Loop on Flexible Packaging


How can we address challenges like mixed materials, food contamination, and sorting at recovery facilities to make widespread recycling of flexible packaging a reality?

Panelists

Richard McKinlay
Axion Consulting
Biography  
Graham Houlder
Sloop Consulting
Biography  
Anne Johnson
Recycle.com
Biography  
David Clark
Amcor
Biography  

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