Food Packaging

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

Unwrapping the food industry

Packaged food and drink consumption in Europe is projected to grow by 3% per annum to 953 billion packages by 2020 (Smithers Pira). This growth provides both opportunities for food packaging professionals; with more competition than ever before for your products to stand out and engage consumers in-store and in the home but also more chances to communicate with your customers never has it been more crucial for innovation within food packaging.

At Packaging Innovations, you will find the right packaging suppliers who are constantly discovering new and exciting ways of facing the challenges of today, by working with you to reinforce your brand and ensure the quality of your product.

Where: The Industry Forum Stage
When: 27th February - 12:15 to 13:45

This year in the Food Forum, Gousto will be sharing their approach to reducing packaging and plastic, Percol will reveal how they became the first coffee brand to launch plastic-free packaging, and the dried fruit company Wallaroo is debating if the future of snack packaging should be compostable.

Food packaging suppliers you can meet

12:15 - 13:45

12:15 - 12:20


The Food Forum




Luke Heeney, Supplier & Product Development Director, Leathams


12:20 - 12:40


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


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


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

These food brands have already registered to attend...have you?

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