Programme Theatre

Programme Theatre

Together with our knowledge partners we program a visit to the future in packaging technology. 
The programme will contain seminars about the latest trends and developments for Plastics Recycling, Sleeve Labeling, Supply Chain Collaboration and E- Commerce.

Note: all conferences are in Dutch unless otherwise specified

Are you interested to contribute to the programme? Please contact Tanee Plat

Mini conference Plastics Recycling - NRK (NL)

Wednesday April 3 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The recycling of plastic is one of the main topics that plays a central role at Empack 2019. In collaboration with NRK, led by Kris Callaert, this topic is extensively discussed in the form of a mini conference on 'Recycled plastics for food contact materials'.

Four experts share the latest developments in the area of ​​recyclable materials that can be used for packaging in the food industry. Which legislation is involved? What do you have to take into account when testing these materials? Is it still food safe when you use recycled plastic packaging material for the food industry?

These pressing questions are dealt with during this conference where practical tools are given to get started immediately. After this conference there will be a panel discussion during which the public will also be actively involved.


'Sustainability, recycling, single-use plastics and challenges for the plastics packaging industry'

'Sustainability initiatives'

'Recycled plastics as raw material for food packaging?'

'Recycling and legislation for food contact initiatives'

10 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 11 am

11 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12 pm

Sleeve Label Conference - Alexander Watson Associates (EN)

Wednesday April 3 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

On April 3, a knowledge session about brand improvement and possibilities in fast-growing labeling methods will be organized in collaboration with Alexander Watson Associates. The conference brings together experts in their respective disciplines and discusses key issues and opportunities for the industry across the value chain worldwide.

Anum Javed Beg, Market Research Associate at AWA, will kick off this afternoon's session with a market overview and the expected trends in 2019 for the recycling of sleeves and labels. After this, two sessions will follow about the developments within Sleeve Label Recycling by SKC Inc. and a machine demonstration by HP. 



Mini conference E-Packaging: Shopping Tomorrow & The Belgian Packaging Institute (NL)

Thursday April 4 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Experts share the latest developments in the field of E-Commerce packaging in relation to sustainability. What are the plans and developments for the future in the field of E-Commerce? Shopping Tomorrow delves deeper into this and invites a few speakers from this sector to shine the light from serveral angles. What is better: the use of reusable shipping materials, virgin materials or to choose sustainable shipping solutions (reduction air send)? In short, how should the supply chain work together to make E-tail more sustainable?

Moreover, the Belgian Packaging Institute (IBE-BVI) will mention various test methods so that you know in what way you can safely send your package to a satisfied customer.


Mini conference Supply Chain Collaboration - MVO Nederland (NL)

Thursday April 4 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

For the packaging industry, there is a lot of added value when information is shared throughout the entire chain. For example in the area of ​​recycling, it is important that high-quality plastic is returned to the beginning of the chain in order to be able to use it again. In addition, the choice for a specific packaging material is very important. When data or knowledge of the total chain is shared, it may show that an alternative packaging material is more favorable, because this reduces the risk of shrinking, or that this is more sustainable than the option that would have been choosen without this sharing across the chain. 

In chain collaboration, it is all about sharing chain information. Before all links are ready to make this switch, the foundation needs to be in place first: trust, equality and added value. How do you arrive at an optimal design of the chain and how is the collected data translated into improvements?