Industry Forum Stage

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
27 - 28/02/2019

The Industry Forum Stage

 

The Industry Forum Stage gives you exclusive access to educational seminars, Q&As, panel discussions and case studies brought to you by the some of the top thought leaders in the industry! Prepare to be inspired and ready to completely revitalise your packaging approach!

 

 

Industry Forum Stage - Day 1

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10:30 - 12:00

10:30 - 10:35

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The drinks Forum

Introduction

Sam Coyne, Editor, The Drinks Report

10:35 - 10:55

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Power your Packaging

Lee Buffham-Wade, Design Specialist, LWCreativeServices

 

Entrepreneur start-ups and global brands alike face the challenges of crowded markets, non more so than the drinks industry. Well thought through packaging has the capability to cut through noise and connect your product with consumers and deliver that all important brand magic.


Lee shares insights and his successful design thinking that benefits everyone from start ups to superstars and demonstrates the ability of great design to power your packaging.

 

 

11:00 - 11:20

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400 years, bottled

Steven Sturgeon, COO, The East India Company Gin Limited

This session explores how The East India Company mined its archives to help create a pack with stand-out in a highly competitive drinks market, whilst capturing the imagination of today’s gin explorers.

This plays on three key packaging themes:

  • doing your homework
  • creating a genuine point of difference
  • story telling power

 

 

11:25 - 11:45

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The Kahlúa Espresso Martini Can – disrupting the convenience category with a consumer-centric approach to innovation

Romina Mariano, Global Senior Brand Manager, Kahlúa Pernod-Ricard

 

This keynote will cover the innovation journey of the Kahlúa Espresso Martini Can, the very first of its kind. It is a story about how to disrupt the cocktail convenience category by focusing on the consumer and considering innovation a team sport.

 

11:45 - 12:00

Conclusion Q&A Panel

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12:15 - 13:45

12:15 - 12:20

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The Food Forum

Introduction

 

 

Luke Heeney, Supplier & Product Development Director, Leathams

 

12:20 - 12:40

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Gousto's approach to packaging and plastic reduction

Oliver Revill, Senior Buying Manager - Packaging and Print, Gousto

A brief overview into packaging at Gousto, what we're currently doing, why we're doing it, what we've tried, what's worked and equally what didn't.

12:40 - 13:00

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How Percol launched the World’s First Plastic-Free coffee range

David Brooks, Managing Director, Percol

 

Percol coffee are proud to be one of the UK’s Fairtrade and ethical coffee pioneers. David will outline and illustrate how Percol rediscovered it’s mojo by developing the World’s very first truly compostable coffee packs. From the initial concept, through the partnership approach and long-term development with Parkside flexibles. All resulting in a pack that was fit-for-purpose in terms of freshness, shelf-life and quality. These efforts culminated in a ground breaking pack format on-shelf with Waitrose at the end of 2018.

 

13:05 - 13:25

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Is the future of snack packaging compostable?

Abhisek Kanoi, Director, Wallaroo

 

Paul Horton, Print & Packaging Consultant, brandprintcolour™️

 

Wallaroo is a new range of fun yet healthy single ingredient snacks based on the underlying ethos that great tasting food doesn’t have to be complicated.
What does it take for a new entrant in the snack market to successfully work with packaging that meets stringent home composting standards and is commercially viable to produce on a narrow budget? Hear from both sides of the aisle as Paul talks about bringing the graphics to life on a complicated medium whilst keeping to home compostable standards, and Abhisek provides perspective from a brand looking to do the right thing but having to overcome challenges in terms of shelf life, margins and general confusion about green packaging claims.

13:25 - 13:45

Conclusion Q&A Panel

14:00 - 14:45

14:00 - 14:45

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Women in Packaging

The UK Packaging Industry Gender Diversity Debate

 

 

Chair: Joanna Stephenson, Managing Director, PHD Marketing & Strategy & Co-Founder, WIP UK

 

Debbie Waldron Hoines, Co-Founder, WIP UK
Stephen Shortland, Managing Director, New Vision Packaging
Emma Wise, Sales & Marketing Manager, RPC
Sarah Harriman, Marketing & Communications Manager, Pulse Roll Label Products

 

The leading initiative for networking, education and recognition of female employees in the UK print and packaging industry, Women In Packaging UK, will lead a panel debate on the challenge of gender diversity in the scientific, technical and manufacturing sectors of the UK packaging industry. Speakers from the sector will talk to their experiences, the challenges of attraction and retention, training and education, as well as recognising and promoting great female employees.

 

 

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15:00 - 16:30

15:00 - 15:05

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The Pharma Forum

Introduction

 

 

Christopher Waterhouse, Managing Director, iDi Pac Ltd

 

15:05 - 15:25

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A personal approach to Pharma packaging: shifting from large volumes to personalised solutions

Christopher Waterhouse, Managing Director, iDi Pac Ltd

The world is changing with ever greater focus on bespoke and personalised solutions to treatment and healthcare. Chris will explore some of the challenges the industry is facing in this area and provide some thoughts to identify some of the strategies that can be adopted for effective and cost-effective future delivery.

15:30 - 15:50

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Sustainability expectations for (future) inhaler devices and packaging

Greg Anderson, former Director of Medical Device development, GSK & Managing Director, Pharmacentric Solutions Ltd

With public awareness increasing regarding the environmental impact of packaging, each market segment is having to review how it designs, develops and specifies its platforms to minimise environmental impact. Medicine packaging and devices are no exception to this and this presentation will review the following:

• What are we doing as an industry to minimise the environmental impact of inhaler devices and packaging yet maintain all the customer and regulatory expectations?
• What are the threats and opportunities (including use of connected devices)?
• Green Guides and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting

15:55 - 16:15

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Smart Barcodes – the gateway to increased patient adherence and a case study on legalised Marijuana marketing channels via secure B2C channels

Martin Hooley, Founder & VP R&D, SmartGlyph

 

Utilising the power of packaging and the Digital bridge that is SmartGlyph we will explore the opportunities to deliver growth in patient adherence levels through the use of the novel SmartGlyph platform as well as deliver an alternative serialisation approach.  The process will be explained through a Track and Trace case study for Legalised Marijuana.

All of this through the power of existing packaging systems and SmartGlyphs ‘digital bridge’ and platform delivering compliance and great track and trace capability.

 

16:15 - 16:30

Conclusion Q&A Panel

Industry Forum Stage - Day 2

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10:30 - 12:10

10:30 - 10:35

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The Beauty Forum

Introduction

Imogen Matthews, Managing Director, IM Associates

10:35 - 10:55

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The new beauty packaging landscape: smart packaging for digital consumers

Will Grimwade, Associate Analyst, Global Data

Technology has become increasingly pervasive across consumer lifestyles as individuals turn to smarter solutions to improve efficiency and results. This is nowhere more apparent than within the beauty industry where smart tools and platforms are re-shaping consumer beauty regimes and purchasing patterns. Nevertheless, packaging is an area which presents high growth opportunities when it comes to the technological revolution. Beauty brands need to understand how technology is changing consumer preferences with regards to packaging and how they can leverage smart solutions to better engage with their customers and add value to their offering, including interactive packaging, social media engagement, and personalization. This presentation will explore the consumer behaviours driving these trends forward and the resultant packaging innovation opportunities they create across the beauty landscape.

 

10:55 - 11:15

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Digital beauty: transforming brands in both the physical and virtual space

Michael Sheridan, Chairman and Founder, Sheridan&Co

Araminta Sheridan, Founder, Araminta Marketing

Consumers are the beating heart of what drives the growth and success of a brand. We live in a time where Instagram is the store front and retail is a stage for exploration and experience. For success, physical and virtual worlds must collide but differ simultaneously.

11:15 - 11:35

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L’Occitane’s beauty retailing in the age of digital innovation and ethical sustainability

Shimon Kalichman, Consulting Director, Brand & Communications, L’Occitane en Provence

Uncertainty is perhaps one of the only certain things the Retail industry can expect to see in 2019. While the threats are numerous (Brexit, business rates, online spending shift, aggressive promotions) there are also opportunities in balancing an omnichannel approach with a consumer focused marketing strategy and an honest commitment to ethical sustainability. Shimon Kalichman will share the latest strategy set by the L’Occitane Group, titled “Pulse”, created to pursue sustainable growth, enhanced profitability and consumer trust.

11:35 - 11:55

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Beauty packaging - going back to the future

Jo Chidley, Founder, Beauty Kitchen

How do you make beauty packaging sustainable, convenient & desirable for the 21st century consumer? At Beauty Kitchen we have gone back to the future. Looking at the past has determined our strategy for the future of our company & supporting the planet through Cradle 2 Cradle, the ultimate in circular economy terms. Discarding containers is a relatively new concept & we have taken the plunge to redesign & reformulate all of our 120 products into packaging that can be returned, rewashed & reused, using digital technology to track & return the packaging through a national retailers reverse logistics. This case study will demonstrate the trials & tribulations of a beauty brand who are future proofing their business going back to the future!

 

 

11:55 - 12:10

Conclusion Q&A Panel

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12:20 - 13.05

12:20 - 12:25

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The E-Commerce Forum

Introduction from forum host

Alex Sword, Editor, eDelivery & Europe Editor, InternetRetailing

12:25 - 12:45

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Redefining traditional wine primary packaging for e-commerce - from seamless single bottle to sustainable multi bottle deliveries

Santiago Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder, Garçon Wines

Garçon Wines invented flat wine bottles in 2017 and introduced them commercially to the UK in 2018, securing prestigious business customers and winning awards & accolades, including the Innovation of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards 2018, sponsored by Packaging Innovations. The invention is now well known as an innovative bottle for single bottle deliveries through the letterbox. It demonstrates innovation, convenience and sustainability - the ideal 21st century wine bottle for e-commerce. It shows how a simple change to packaging can offer game-changing benefits. However, single bottle delivery through letterboxes in the UK is just the tip of the iceberg for these innovative wine bottles and how they can advance an industry supplying 35 billion bottles per annum globally. To this aim, Garçon Wines is launching a new secondary packaging innovation which amplifies the benefits of the multi award-winning bottles even further, making the wine supply chain more efficient, cost-effective and eco-friendly.

 

 

12:45 - 13:05

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Sustainable, eco-friendly ecommerce packaging

Darren Smith, Marketing Manager, Southgate Packaging Ltd

An overview of the market including the key facts and figures that affect us all and why we need to change. What are the options available for tierarchy transit packaging and what are the differences between the eco-friendly options?

A brief look at example products, understanding the terminology and recyclability with other mainstream plastics.

What are the cost implications, corporate social responsibilities and how we educate local authorities and ultimately the end-user?

 

 

 

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13:15 - 14:30

13:15 - 13:20

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The Retail Forum

Introduction from forum host

Ben Mitchell, Research Fellow and Packaging Innovation Lead, The Retail Institute

13:20 - 13:50

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Achieving the uk’s first plastic-free supermarket zones – a lesson in self-leadership; the key to empowerment and driving change

Daniel Frohwein,Team Leader & Head Coach, Thornton’s Budgens Belsize Park

13:50 - 14:30

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Panel Session: the retail landscape

Chair: Ben Mitchell, Research Fellow and Packaging Innovation Lead, The Retail Institute

Panelists: Brian Lodge, Design Manager, RPC Group Plc
Sharon Todd, Head of Marketing – Glass Europe, Ardagh

Vikki Callaghan, Market Development Manager Packaging UK, Account Manager Adhesives UK, BASF
Daniel Frohwein,Team Leader & Head Coach, Thornton’s Budgens Belsize Park
 

The upsurge in interest relating to the environmental impact on packaging has taken many companies by surprise and they are still adjusting to the increased scrutiny coming from pressure groups, government and the public. This panel session with retail packaging supply chain experts will seek to learn lessons from recent experiences and consider what future issues could have a similar impact during the coming years. We will ask our panellists what are the main challenges in planning for an uncertain future and what can be done to help organisations prepare for multiple future scenarios.