Olympia London
London, United Kingdom
11 - 12/09/2019
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Our extensive seminar programme

Here are the various industry-focused forums which took place on the Main Stage across the two days of the show, with the Packaging News Stage running concurrently bringing together a range of industry speakers.

The BIG Plastics Debate

Following its enormously popular debut outing last year, The BIG  Plastics Debate returned to the show again for its 10th edition. The debate covered some of the key talking points of the year; dissecting the government consultations, creating packaging for a zero-carbon future, debating compostable packaging and ensuring your packaging doesn't end its life in landfill or ocean.

The Food Forum

When discussing food packaging you cannot avoid mentioning plastics, this is why Ella's Kitchen and  BOL foods shared with us their journeys towards environmentally-friendly packaging. Leading design agency, Butterfly Cannon also spoke to us about catching the eye of your consumer and how this is a constant industry challenge.



The Drinks Forum

This year, design and sustainability were the key talking points for the Drinks Forum hosted by Coca-Cola discussed its sustainability and plastics strategy while Hubbub shared an update on its coffee cup scheme with Starbucks. BrewDog also spoke alongside LOVE agency about their unique brand/agency partnership model for the craft brewery's new spirits line.

The Beauty Forum

For the beauty industry, it is increasingly becoming clear that a sustainability message is not just a 'nice to have' CSR message, but also mission critical for businesses to embed into their core strategy. For this reason the Beauty Forum brought together brands to share advice on how to overcome the challenge of providing sustainable but beautiful packaging with a particular focus on refillable solutions.



The E-Commerce Forum

The growth in online shopping is having a significant effect on retail packaging, and as the volume of direct to consumer sales increases, so the consumer experience is changing from in-store to delivery. The result is both an increase in the importance of packaging and also the need for appropriate protective packaging for transport.