Online Packaging Innovation Talks


Packaging Innovations & Empack

The future of branded packaging and technology

25 May 10:00 - 17:00 & 26 May 10:00 - 16:00 2022 | Hall 1 NEC Birmingham

Inspiring online talks live and on-demand

Like the world itself, the packaging industry is always changing and evolving….

With the myriad pressures including keeping up with changing consumer buying habits, meeting sustainability pledges and now ensuring customer safety during the global pandemic we have launched a series of thought-provoking online talks to inspire your next packaging project.

These quick-fire, 30-minute talks bring the best designers, innovators and thinkers in the packaging development world straight to your desktop. We encourage packaging technologists, marketers, brand managers, CEOs and sustainability managers to join these free to watch webinars.

Upcoming Innovation Talks

TBC – please check back later for more details of the next Packaging Innovaions webinar


Guest Packaging Innovation Talks speakers

Our guest speakers come from some of the leading packaging design agencies, consumer brands and tech innovators. Covering a variety of topics including creating sustainable packaging, developing packs for online and e-commerce purchases, grabbing consumer attention on the shelf to designing premium packaging for luxury products.

Previous Innovation Talks webinar to watch on-demand

If you have missed any of the previous Innovation Talks webinars you can catch up with them all on-demand here.

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Innovation Talks #6 | Consumer buy-in to sustainable packaging

In this talk, Nick Dormon of Echo will discuss how sustainable packaging design needs to be developed hand-in-hand with a consumer communications piece to bring the consumer along on the journey.


Innovation Talks #5 | The rise of refillable and reusable packaging solutions

Paul Jenkins of ThePackHub discusses the growing trend for refillable and reusable packaging formats and how brands and retailers are using the technology to drive their sustainability agendas – as well as sharing agenda-setting case studies in the market.


Innovation Talks #4 | What AR and the mobile first world mean for your packaging

Martin Stahel of Zappar leads an interactive exploration of the opportunities that augmented reality can bring for brands and shares some of the best examples of how major brand owners are using AR to build engagement with consumers.


Innovation Talks #3 | DTC, sustainability, self-expression: the beautiful new face of FMCG design

Nick Vaus of brand agency Free the Birds explores the new trends and opportunities in FMCG packaging design as the shift to direct-to-consumer and e-commerce retail channels accelerates.


Innovation Talks #2 | Connected packaging: how brands can activate their most powerful owned-media asset

Rob Hollands of SharpEnd brings insight into the concept of the connected consumer and how brands can combine creativity and technology to engage consumers through connected packaging.


Innovation Talks #1 | Shaping luxury brand stories through packaging design

Sébastien Ehret of Paris design agency Servaire & Co explores approaches to brand storytelling through design, drawing on case studies from across the luxury and premium market.

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