Shaping the Future of Print: Packaging Conference 2019


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Packaging Conference will take place on 21 February 2019, with supplementary networking activites running from 20-22 February. The conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium (Hotel Metropole, Place de Brouckère 31, 1000 Brussels). As well as the conference and networking opportunities, participants will receive European Printed Packaging Trends, a report prepared exclusively for this event by Smithers Pira. This event is being co-organised by European printing industry association Intergraf and flexographic industry association FTA Europe, with the support of market research institute Smithers Pira.



Packaging Conference is sponsored by GAMA International (Platinum Sponsor), TRESU Group (Gold Sponsor) and Kodak (Gold Sponsor).




  • Kęstutis Sadauskas, Director for Circular Economy and Green Growth at DG Environment, European Commission, will present about packaging designs and systems for a circular world
  • Guy Douglass, Creative Strategy Director at Parker Williams Ltd. / Sun Branding Solutions, will present about the growing commercial opportunity of innovative packaging design for an ageing population
  • Olga Munroe, Head of the Retail Institute at Leeds Beckett University, will speak about increasing consumer satisfaction through sensory packaging
  • Mark Shaw, Innovation Manager at Parkside Flexibles, a packaging manufacturer with innovation at the core of its business strategy, will give an industry case study
  • Joanna Stephenson, Managing Director of PHD Marketing and Co-Founder of Women in Packaging, will discuss the latest packaging trends
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Peter Ragaert, Professor at Ghent University and Project Manager at Pack4Food, will present about the functionality, convenience and sustainability of packaging
  • Bernd Brandt, Senior Consultant at denkstatt, will deal with the carbon footprint of plastic food packaging
  • Ania Krolak, Managing Consultant at Smithers Pira, will present the information in Pira's market report about the packaging sector in Europe
  • Pierluigi Gava, CEO of Cartotecnica Postumia, will present a case study
  • Gerd Bergmann, Editorial Director of Flexo&Gravure Global / Flexo+TiefDruck (G&K TechMedia GmbH), will moderate this event



Wednesday 20 February
Welcome cocktail, 18.30-20.00

Thursday 21 February
Packaging Conference, 08.30-17.00
Conference dinner, 19.30-22.30

Friday 22 February
Trip to European Parliament, 09.30-11.00

Event Properties

Event Date 02-21-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location Brussels, Belgium