This two-day business conference will bring together key industry players to debate practical packaging solutions that work for consumers, the environment and business reality. We’ll assess what progress has been made towards corporate packaging targets and highlight the leading business practices, product innovations and emerging technologies that will deliver a reduced packaging footprint. 

Material dilemmas and product design

How to navigate conflicting data points and avoid unintended consequences to design real world solutions to sustainable packaging

Closed loop packaging

How business can break down the barriers to circular packaging and develop the solutions to implement programs at scale

Innovation and technology

The role of business to deliver advances in recycling infrastructure and the technologies that will enable the future of packaging production

Consumer engagement and behaviour change

How to genuinely engage consumers in sustainable packaging and translate consumer trends and demands into effective corporate strategy

Past speakers include:

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Julian Fox

Tetra Pak

Director, Sustainable Sourcing & Operations

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Kerri Clark

Mondelēz International

Director - Global Packaging

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Aline Casagrande

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Circular Packaging Global Director

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Marika Lindstrom

Unilever

Vice President, Procurement - Packaging and Beauty & Personal Care

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Ashley Hall

Walmart

Director of Sustainable Packaging

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Krzysztof Krajewski

Reckitt

Packaging Sustainability Director

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Emma Beard

Mondelēz International

Senior Director Sustainable Packaging & ESG Reporting

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Stuart Lendrum

Iceland

Head of Packaging

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Agenda highlights

  • Packaging targets: What’s still standing in the way of brand’s reaching their 2025 targets on packaging?
  • Legislation as opportunity: How business can utilise incoming legislation to drive effective action 
  • Sustainable packaging choices: How to navigate packaging dilemmas and assess the full impact of alternative materials 
  • Measuring impact: Effective metrics and KPIs to determine packaging performance and the true impact of sustainable packaging programs 
  • Packaging and climate: How packaging innovation and optimisation can help drive effective climate action
  • The future retail environment: How will product transformation and business model evolution impact the future of packaging?
  • Circularity at scale: How to optimise packaging in a closed-loop system and overcome the barriers to scale 
  • Campaigner expectations: Can campaigner and brand approaches to plastics become better aligned? 
  • EPR and recycling infrastructure: The impact of EPR and the role of business in enabling effective recycling infrastructure  
  • Collaboration in action: Practical examples of multi-stakeholder initiatives that drive effective action and scale
  • Green vs greenwash: What happens when ‘recyclable’ isn’t recycled?
  • Consumer engagement: How to talk to consumers about sustainable packaging, and the impacts of doing it well
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Why attend?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

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Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

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The Future of Plastics Conference 2021

What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

Interface
Ecover
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Greenpeace
Surfdome
IKEA
Tarkett
Nestlé
Suez
PlasticsEurope
WRAP
PepsiCo
AB Foods
Pew Charitable Trusts
BMO Global Asset Management
European Outdoor Group
Ocean Conservancy
Hermes Investment Management
H&M
The Dow Chemical Company
Starbucks
The Absolute Company
Flying Tiger Copenhagen
HSBC
Canon Europe
ALDI
Heineken
Mitsubishi
Zalando
Mars
Ocado
Unilever
Principles for Responsible Investment
Ball Corporation
WWF
Reckitt Benckiser
Werner & Mertz
Twinings
Exxon Mobil
Britvic
ING
Earthwatch
Lidl
BVRio
M&G Investments
Braskem
ABP Food Group
Fashion For Good
Walgreens Boots Alliance
The Carbon Trust
Lenzing
Kepler Cheuvreux
Renewlogy
L'Occitane Group
perPETual Global Technologies Limited
Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association

The venue


Planetarium

Kromwijkdreef 11 1108 JA

Amsterdam
1108 JA
Netherlands

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Emily Heslop
Project Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7430

Sponsorship

For more information and to inquire, please contact:
Matt Archer
Business Development Manager
[email protected]

Join Us For 

  • In-depth guidance from industry leaders on how to effectively implement policies.
  • Networking with key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors.
  • An entirely off-the-record discussion that encourages open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.

Sign up 

Registration for the Future of Plastics and Packaging is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 

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