• 16/02
  • 17/02
  • Speakers



  • Adam Robinson
    Head of packaging
    Adelie Foods
  • Adrian Collins
    Managing Director
    Ziggurat Brands
  • Andrew Eyles
    Group managing director and chief executive
    Blue Marlin Brand Design
  • Andrew Pearce
    Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA)

    Andrew has been involved in the print industry for over 30 years on both supplier and client sides. After completing apprenticeships in origination and machine printing he spent nine years training an...

  • Andy Dawe
    Head of Retail
  • Andy Sweetman
    Business Development & Sustainability Manager

    Andy Sweetman graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Modern Languages and holds the Diploma in Packaging Technology from the UK Institute of Packaging. He has worked in the pack...

  • Barry Jones
    Packaging Consultant and member
    The Packaging Society
  • Bob Gordon
    Head of Environment
    British Retail Consortium
  • Carol Hammond
    Head of Research & Development
    Chesapeake Corporation
  • Chaired by:
  • Chris Penfold
    F.lnst.Pkg, CEO
    Design Cognition

    Chris Penfold is the CEO of Design Cognition Group Ltd, an independent healthcare packaging design consultancy, a Fellow of the Institute of Packaging, Chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society ...

  • Chris Selby
    Regional Director
  • Cindy Haast
    Marketing Manager - Europe North
    SIG Combibloc

    Cindy has worked with SIG Combibloc for more than five years and is a member of ACE UK (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment). During her time with SIG, as part of her role as Marketi...

  • Claire Shrewsbury
    Programme Manger
  • Colin Mechan
    Chairman, Creative Director and Joint Owner

    Colin Mechan is chairman, creative director and joint owner of award-winning brand and packaging design consultancy, Bos: Having won lots of national painting competitions as a youngster – the most...

  • Dave Green
    Cardia Bioplastics
  • David Stowe
    The TEG Group

    David Stowe has worked for TEG Environmental, one of the leading organic waste treatment providers in the UK, for several years. Before that he co-ordinated the introduction of Food recycling at Prest...

  • David Tozer
  • Dick Searle
    The Packaging Federation
  • Dr Hans van der Pol
    Business Development Manager PLA
    Purac Biochem

    Hugo Vuurens Business Development Manager PLA of Purac Biochem started working in the plastics/chemicals industry at DSM Resins in 1990 after his masters degree at Delft University of Technology. Foll...

  • Dr Kevin Golding-Williams
    Senior Public Affairs Manager
    Keep Britain Tidy

    Kevin’s current role is Senior Public Affairs Manager at Keep Britain Tidy. A role which over the last six months has seen him leading Keep Britain Tidy’s contribution to developing the outputs of the...

  • Drew Smith
    Partner and director of consumer branding
  • Fulvio Cadonau
    Product Manager
    Barrier Board
  • Gary Weyman
    account manager
    DuPont Packaging Graphics

    Is married, lives in Cheshire and has two grown up sons. He has worked for DuPont since the 1980s, helping to introduce innovation to the printing and packaging industry with products such as dayligh...

  • Greg Way
    Team Engineering
  • Greg Wood
    Programme Manger, Design and Resource Minimisation - Packaging
  • Guy Douglass
    Managing Director

    Guy Douglass is managing director and joint owner of award-winning brand and packaging design consultancy, Bos:. He gained his business degree at Sheffield University and went straight into FMCG ma...

  • Henk Vooijs
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Ian Jamie
    Managing Director

    Ian Jamie graduated in accountancy before joining Reed International in 1979. After a management/accountancy training programme, he became Chief accountant at Field Packaging. He then joined MY Packag...

  • James Fletcher
    Productivity Development Engineer
    PepsiCo International

    James graduated from Loughborough University in 1998 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. James has previously worked for British Sugar, AstraZenenca and HJ Heinz in various functions ranging from C...

  • Jan-Erik Johansson
    Resource Efficiency Programme Director
  • Jennifer Buhaenko
    Pro Carton and BPIF Cartons
  • Jenny Robinson
    Rotate Adviser
  • Jo Griffiths
    Technical Packaging Manager
  • John Bambery
  • John Williams
    Head of Materials for Energy & Industry

    John is the NNFCC sector manager responsible for bio-derived polymers, composites and fibres including renewable construction materials. He is responsible for identifying, developing and helping to co...

  • Josh Brooks
    Brand Director
    Packaging News

    Josh has been editor of Packaging News since 2008 and has led a range of initiatives that have, in that time, doubled the title’s online audience, grown the UK Packaging Awards and enhanced the magazi...

  • Joshua Sharman
    Project Officer
  • Judges:
  • Jules LeJeune
  • Karen Graley
    Packaging & Reprographics manager

    Karen has been working in the packaging industry for over 20 years and joined Waitrose in 2005 after 12 years with Safeway in the own brand design team. Overseeing packaging strategy and delivery,...

  • Keith Barnes
    F. Inst. Pkg. C.Sci C.Env
    KB Consulting

    Keith Barnes has been in the World of Packaging for over 46 years in Management roles within Ilford Limited and Boots and in recent years as a Consultant. Mintel is his major client where he helped o...

  • Kevin Lyons
    Sales Director - Label Makers
  • Kevin Vyse
    Packaging Technologist
    Marks & Spencer

    Kevin’s career has covered a multitude of experiences and disciplines in the marketing business. He has worked for multi-national brand owner SJ Johnson, for London agency ColemanPlanet as well as f...

  • Kristof Van Cleemput
    industrial inkjet printing consultant
    Agfa Graphics
  • Kurt Walker
    Vice President
  • Linda Calvert
    Senior Technical Services Manager
  • Louis Lindenberg
    Packaging Capability Director (Global Design & Sustainability)
  • Marcel Arsand
    Project Manager
    RECOUP (Recycling Of Used Plastics Limited)
  • Mark Ridgeway
    Software Product Manager

    Mark Ridgeway is a Software Product Manager working for FFEI Ltd based in Hemel Hempstead Herts. Mark has a background working on a wide range of products in the packaging, commercial print and photog...

  • Michael Skinner
    Chartered Patent Attorney
    Swindell and Pearson Ltd
  • Mike Robey
    Programme Manager - Home Improvement
  • Neal Whipp
    General Manager
    BPIF Cartons

    Neil is former Chairman of Pro Carton UK with 40 years’ experience in the packaging industry. He has held various management roles in gravure engraving, flexible packaging and for the last 20 years in...

  • Neil Farmer
    Neil Farmer Associates

    Neil Farmer is Owner/Proprietor of Neil Farmer Associates, an international Market Research and Marketing Consultancy. Establishes in 2001, it offers consultancy services to international clients in ...

  • Neil Howe
  • Nick Cliffe
    Closed Loop London
  • Panel:
  • Paul Hayden
    Technical Manager
    Stehlin Hostag
  • Peter Addington
    Design Fruition

    Peter Addington is a partner in Design Fruition - a consultancy involved in strategic packaging development and the implementation of innovative structural pack formats. His career spans forty years i...

  • Peter Kelly
    Business Development Manager

    Area of specialty Biodegradable Plastic- Agriculture, Horticulture, Marine, Denitrification and Anaerobic Digestion He has worked in the field of business development in the Bioplastic Industry for...

  • Peter Reineck
    Nuplas Limited

    Peter Reineck CEO of Nuplas has a wealth of experience in the chemical, petrochemical and environmental service industries. He has run commercial operations in the UK and Canada. His expertise include...

  • Peter Singleton
    Principal Engineer, Packaging Development, Global B&R
    Procter & Gamble
  • Petra Tani
  • Phil Huggett
    GM Packaging manager
    Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

    James manages the packaging output & packaging team (8 people: Creative & Project managers) for Sainsbury’s General Merchandise (Non food) packaging. He has 18 years Packaging & Brand management expe...

  • Richard Danby
    Senior Process Improvement Engineer
    Vision in Print

    Richard Danby graduated from the University of Northampton with a HND in mechanical engineering and has over 9 years experience in a Mechanical Engineering environment, with a degree of Operational Ma...

  • Richard Laxton
    Arla Foods
  • Rick McGurk
    chief executive
    10D Creative
  • Roy Metcalf
    EMEA Category Leader - Packaging
    Associated British Foods
  • Sarah Leveridge
    Product developer
  • Shaun Todd
    Business Development Manager
    Irongate Digital
  • Simon Oxley
    Packaging Technologist
    Marks & Spencer

    Having studied Mechanical Engineering and French, a career in soft drinks seemed a logical choice for someone that liked fast machines, fizzy pop and solving problems. Following 7 years at Britvic So...

  • Sophie Easteal
    Food Waste Prevention Technical Manager
  • Steve Kelsey
    Joint founder
    PI Global
  • Steve Pye
    Technical Services Manager

    Steve has worked in the packaging industry for over 42 years as a printer, packaging technologist and product development manager. His current role in Walki Group, a leading packaging materials manufa...

  • Stuart Foster
    RECOUP (RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited)
  • Tony Lesowiec
    head of commercial partnering
  • Trevor Smith
    Amberley Labels
  • Ulrika Evermark
    Head of International Relations
    The Packaging Arena

    Ulrika Evermark has an MsC in Business Economics from Karlstad university, with a major in services marketing. She has worked with marketing and project management in various roles, for small and larg...

  • to be confirmed

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