Welcome to GBR’s PackagingWorX

19th – 20th March 2020

PackagingWorX – A GBR Community Meeting is taking place at the Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol in the Netherlands. This closed-door gathering of senior executives is a truly unparalleled opportunity to share meaningful and honest dialogue in a media-free environment.

Agenda

DAY 1 – 19th March
08.30-08.40 
Chairperson Welcome Address
08.40-09.15
FrieslandCampina’s road to sustainable packaging
  • Our goal (definition of sustainable Packaging)
  • How we have started
  • What we have learned
  • Our first achievements
  • What’s coming

Patrick van Baal, R&D Global Director Packaging Development, Friesland Campina

09.15-09.50
What does a World Without Waste look like for The Coca-Cola Company?
  • Coca-Cola is committed to work towards a World Without Waste. It has global and regional commitments to deliver against plan.
  • The commitments come with clear challenges. And how does Coca-Cola try to overcome these?
  • What does the future of packaging look like and what do the current consumer insights tell us about this?
  • Examples of how Coca-Cola uses the impact of her brand to engage consumers will be shared.

Therese Noorlander, Sustainability Director EMEA, Coca-Cola

09.50-10.25
From Blue box to future Circular society
  • From where are we coming
  • Meeting the 3 B customers
  • A Circular Packaging development approach

Allan Dickner, Range Engineering Leader, Ikea

10.25-11.15
COFFEE BREAK
11.15-11.50
Recycling is just a start!
  • Recycling” is invented out of bad consciousness
  • A claimed recyclable product relies entirely on the end user to throw the used product in the right bin. Thus, “recyclable” far from equals “recycled”.
  • And what about all the stuff that is being collected, sorted and … not recycled?
  • We need to do better – and we need to start now!

Torben Noer, Senior Packaging Development Manager, Arla Foods

11.50-12.20
Thinking Circular for a better tomorrow
  • All Borealis circular economy-related activities are held together by the Borealis EverMinds™ platform.
  • Project STOP initiative, established by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, aims at Stopping the Tap on Ocean Plastics by engaging with local communities in South East Asia.
  • Borealis’ new mono-material pouch solutions based on polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are designed specifically for recycling.
  • Borealis has teamed up with its value chain partners to develop the 10 Codes of Conduct for Design for Recyclability, which help packaging designers to enhance circularity of their packaging.
  • Borealis is developing a variety of recycled PP compounds with a PCR content of up to 50 percent for use in high-quality rigid packaging applications.
  • Borealis has recently announced strategic cooperation with Neste to produce renewable polyolefins. Through the cooperation Borealis can offer a new portfolio of renewable PP solutions.

12.20-12.50
New Innovative Technologies to Improve and Enhance Operations in Packaging Production
  • Understand new technologies such as robotics and automation in packaging operations to enhance efficiency in production lines
  • How to improve your packaging for an ageing population – Ease-of-use
  • Understanding innovative technologies to match packaging and print manufacturing solutions

Planned Investment Areas:
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Additives for Innovative Packaging Design
  • Smart Packaging Technologies
  • Packaging Procurement
  • 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
12.50-13.40
Lunch

Packaging Technologies & Innovation 

Packaging Research & Development

13.40-14.15
New Materials & Market Pressures to Drive the Global Growth of Bioplastics
  • Global market for bioplastics is predicted to grow by more than 15 percent over the next five years
  • Innovative materials with improved properties and new functionalities – PP (polypropylene) and PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates)
  • Current development of PEF (polyethylene furanoate) – fully bio-based and furthermore features superior barrier and thermal properties, making it an ideal material for beverage bottles
  • Current Pilot Projects

Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director, European Bioplastics

13.40-14.15
Steel Packaging and Sustainability – Current Challenges and Opportunities
  • Our roadmap to carbon neutrality
  • How steel can be 100% circular
  • Responsible Steel, which is new certification scheme for steel making and mining on all ESG issues, it will be in market place then
  • Our focus on mining and raw materials certification

Alan Knight, General Manager for Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal

14.15-14.50
Roadmap ‘Food packaging of the Future’

Packaging developments needs by 2030

  • Circular packaging (Over packaging vs. under packaging)
  • Active and Intelligent packaging
  • Food Packaging and logistic processes
  • Food Packaging and digitization

Peter Ragaert, Project Manager and Hedwige Verherbrugghen Project Manager, Pack4Food

14.15-14.50
Get a grip on Packaging Compliance
  • Suppliers are your buddies
  • Know what authorities expect & consumers assume
  • Master your packaging data & roll out your sustainability program
  • How to manage compliance on
    – Sustainability,
    – Food Contact legislations,
    – Quality Food Safety, Functional and Technical criteria…

Annebeth De Witte, Former Global Leader Packaging Specifications, Danone Nutricia

14.50-15.25
The Circularity Compass
  • Introducing a three-perspective evaluation tool to compare packaging combinations on their sustainability. The tool contains
  • 1. A recyclability module
    2. A circularity module
    3. An environmental impact module

  • Incorporating circularity in a packaging development process
  • Picking the right strategy towards more sustainable packaging
  • Improving the sustainability of product-packaging combinations

Karen van de Stadt Packaging Expert and Niels van Marle Packaging Expert, Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)

14.50-15.25
Brand Owner Perspective On Plastics Recycling
  • Company introduction and general packaging sustainability approach
  • Global sustainability commitments & struggles we´re having in order to meet them
  • Recycling of plastics – open & closed loop applications made of recycled plastics
  • Orkla projects in packaging sustainability

Pavel Komurka, Packaging Innovation – Sustainability Coordinator, Orkla ASA

15.25-16.15
COFFEE BREAK
16:15-16:45
Shape of future in packaging labeling
  • Reduce carbon footprint and help mitigating climate change
  • use of renewable raw materials
  • Increase recyclability packaging
  • Usage of recycled materials

16:45-17:15
Developing a Connected Packaging Ecosystem

Today’s consumer can quickly purchase any product he 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.

17:15-17:45
Plastics in a spiral economy – Maximize the value and optimize the resources through recycling
  • Spiral Economy
  • Where is the value in packaging?
  • Upcycling recycled material
  • Material choices matters for the aftermarket

Planned Investment Areas:
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Additives for Innovative Packaging Design
  • Smart Packaging Technologies
  • Packaging Procurement
  • 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
17:45-18:20
Ending Single Use
  • What makes a product or packaging waste?
  • How breakthroughs in polymer science ushered in the age of disposability
  • Looking to the not so distant past and changing ownership
  • Convenience, luxury, and no waste

Tom Domen , Global head of Long Term Innovation, Ecover + method

18:20-18:25
Chairperson Closing Remarks and End of Day 1
18:25-19:30
Drinks Reception
DAY 2 – 20th March
08.25-08.30
Chairperson Welcome Address And Recap of Day 1
08.30-09.05
Building a circular future in packaging
  • What does a circular future look like for PepsiCo?
  • How we will get there and some packaging innovations we are exploring?
  • The challenges to overcome to build a circular future
  • The critical role of collective action to become circular?

Chris Daly, Vice President, Strategy and Transformation, PepsiCo

09.05-09.40
How Creativity Leads to Innovation
  • Planning for creativity
  • Boost ‘outside’ the box thinking (by use of creative tools)
  • Integrating innovative graphical design thinking
  • Achieve creative results

Niels Prinsen, Structural Packaging Engineer, Philips

09.40-10.15
Challenges posed by Single-use Plastics Directive and the upcoming revision of the Essential Requirements for Packaging in the food and drink sector
  • The Single Use Plastics Directive
  • The upcoming revision of the Essential Requirements for Packaging
  • Eco-modulation of EPR Fees and link with the Essential Requirements
  • Tax on non-recycled plastics

Philippe Diercxsens, Packaging and Environment Manager, Danone

10.15-10.40
COFFEE BREAK
10.40-11.10
Closing packaging loops with sustainable renewable solutions the Neste way
  • 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 the Neste way 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 forward towards a more sustainable future

11.10-11.40
Paper Honeycomb specialists setting course to success – sustainable packaging solutions for the industry
  • Paper honeycomb properties
  • What are the advantages of paper honeycomb?
  • Paper honeycomb vs. less environmental friendly packaging solutions
  • Solutions and applications for different industries
  • Future developments

11.40-12.10
Transforming Packaging for Digital & e-Commerce Era

Consumers are moving to a digital era and packaging has an important role to play in self-selection and providing information to enable the decision. The First Moment of Truth for the consumer in the digital era is transforming the way product is retailed and how consumers engage with the pack at retail and in the growing e-commerce domain. The presentation will cover digital interactivity and technology leading the change.

Planned Investment Areas:
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Additives for Innovative Packaging Design
  • Smart Packaging Technologies
  • Packaging Procurement
  • 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
12.15-13.05
Lunch
13.10-13.45
The Drive to ZERO

This presentation will focus on the drive to ZERO – a sustainability plan that demonstrates an innovation in drinks packaging that replaces the plastic rings on cans with glue, halving plastic use from brewery to store.

Packaging Design Innovation

Packaging Research & Development

13.45-14.20
Designing Packaging for Consumers Reality
  • Translating consumer insights into new products and packaging
  • Design integrity – what are your principles?
  • The key questions you should be asking yourselves.
  • Case study: A look at successes that bridged product innovation with packaging innovation.
  • Case study: What can we learn from an epic packaging failure?

Duncan Bond, Packaging Development Manager, Leader and Expert, Nomad Foods

13.45-14.20
Sustainable Packaging Solutions: How to Satisfy Environmental Consciousness and Packaging Production Processes
  • How to achieve environmental consciousness in packaging production processes without compromising the bottom line
  • How to achieve efficiency and rate of production within time, cost and quality parameters of production

Pierre Georgeault, Global Director R&D Packaging, Lactalis Groupe

14.20-14.55

Rethinking plastic materials for product packaging
  • Awareness of enormous impact of plastic packaging on the environment
  • Drafting a plan to find alternatives for plastic materials in packaging
  • Assessing the use of plastic packaging materials in portfolio
  • Can we achieve a phase out of plastic packaging?

Robbert Slooten, Program Manager Sustainability, Signify

14.20-14.55

From Design to Delivery; Innovations in the Packaging Value Chain
  • Understand key shopper packaging preferences on both the digital and physical shelf
  • Identify key packaging technologies to help increase speed-to-market, unlock creativity, and connect your team and suppliers
  • Find ways to integrate colour in every stage of the packaging process

Prabhat Mishra, Global Sustainability Director R&D, Johnson & Johnson

14.55-15.15
COFFEE BREAK
15.20-15.55
Panel Discussion: Where is the Packaging World Headed in the Next 5 Years?
  • Looking at where we came from and where we’re headed in the packing landscape
  • How what was important in the past is obsolete today
  • Discussing examples of evolving packaging innovations throughout the years
  • Examining the biggest trends affecting the industry right now:
  • E-commerce
  • Smart packaging
  • Sustainability
  • Addressing the skills gap to remain competitive and agile in today’s market and what can companies do to develop the next generation of talent?
  • Establishing a packaging strategy that starts at talent and addresses customer needs, business performance, packaging innovation and technology infrastructure
15.55-16.00
Chairperson Closing Remarks and End of Day 2

Participants Registration

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