PCD Conference program

Helping you overcome your biggest perfume & cosmetic packaging challenges by providing you with solutions for today and ideas and strategies for tomorrow.

Day one - Wednesday, September 6

10.00 - 10.45

Keeping ahead of the global trend curve


A panel debate exploring the latest Korean and Nordic beauty trends and how they are influencing the global beauty packaging industry.

Jeanine Recckio

Jeanine Recckio, Beauty Futurologist & Innovation Designer



Carlos Soares Moreira

Carlos Soares Moreira, Head of Business Development, Glossybox

10.45 - 11.15

Q&A + Meet the speakers

11.45 - 12.15

Use LinkedIn to discover innovation

Pamella Seales

Have you ever considered using LinkedIn, the world's biggest professional network, to discover packaging innovations?

You should... it's a world of surprises!
In this session, Pamella provides strategies, tips and hints as to how best use the power of LinkedIn.

Pamella Seales, Key Account Manager, LinkedIn

1.15 - 2.00

Tackling the sustainability challenge

David Burke

In a conference first... a sustainability roadmap will be presented that will help the packaging community overcome the most common challenges when trying to make the product and the packaging more sustainable in the resource constrained 21st Century.

1.15 Chairman’s overview
David Burke
, Assistant Chairperson Graduate Communication Design, PRATT Institute

Carolyn Shafer

1.25 Carolyn Shafer - Director of the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at Pratt Institute and Director of the s.Lab at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.

2.00 - 2.30

Q&A + Meet the speakers

3.00 - 3.50

The challenges of packaging in eCommerce

Marianne Klimchuk

This action packed session will help packaging producers and retailers tackle their biggest ecommerce challenges. Together we will explore how to implement a life cycle approach to product and packaging design while taking a closer look at materials, processes, logistics and end of life management to drive material and ecommerce efficiencies.

3.00 Chairman’s overview
Marianne Klimchuk
, Chairperson, Packaging Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology

Dana Aidekman

3.30 Dana Aidekman, Senior Merchant, Birchbox

3.50 - 4.20


Day two - Thursday, September 7

10.00 - 10.50

Creating truly innovative beauty packaging


Packaging innovation takes inspiration from trends in ingredients, formulation, marketing, the consumer and beyond. But executing even the most brilliant of innovations comes with challenges.

In this panel, developed and moderated by CosmeticsDesign.com Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske, beauty and personal care industry insiders will share what they have learned first-hand about solving challenges and overcoming (or avoiding!) the obstacles that stand between a great packaging idea and the marketplace.

Deanna Utroske

Chairman’s overview
Deanna Utroske
, Senior Correspondent, Cosmetics Design

Laszlo Moharita

Laszlo Moharita, Director – Global Beauty Packaging, Johnson & Johnson

François Damide

François Damide, Founder / President, Crafting Beauty

Jodi Katz

Jodi Katz, Founder / Creative Director – Base Beauty Creative Agency

10.50 - 11.20


11.45 - 12.30


Jeb Gleason-Allured

This exciting session will be looking at the latest packaging strategies and visual directions which underline the beauty and grooming lifestyle of the consumer. Learn how to anticipate and respond to key consumer lead shifts, manufacturing innovations and material developments that will shape the market. We will also highlight inspirational design directions and cues for developing compelling products across skincare, cosmetics, haircare and beyond.

11.45 Chairman’s overview
Jeb Gleason-Allured
, Editor in Chief, Global Cosmetic Industry magazine (GCI)

Ian Nicholson

11.55 Ian Nicholson, Worldwide Director Strategic Innovation & Technology Alliances, Colgate Palmolive

Shannon Davenport

12.15 Shannon Davenport, Trend Forecaster & Innovation Strategist, Stylus

Stylus will be looking at the latest packaging strategies and visual directions underlining consumers' new needs and lifestyles in beauty and grooming. Join us to learn about how to anticipate and respond to key consumer-led shifts, manufacturing innovations and material developments that will shape the market. We will also highlight inspirational design directions and cues for developing more compelling product across skincare, cosmetics, haircare and beyond.

12.30 - 1.00


2.00 - 2.30

The collaboration of brands and suppliers


Purchasing, R&D, Product Development and Technical packaging teams are constantly collaborating with their suppliers to develop innovative products. This approach allows them to control the traceability of raw materials and packaging components used for finished products, and to ensure secure and steady supply chains, as well as compliance with international labor standards and respect for human rights.

2.30 - 3.00

Q&A + Meet the speakers