Speakers - Packaging Innovations Birmingham

Hear from Coca-Cola, Britvic, Dixons Carphone and many more top brands

We have gathered together a broad range of the UK’s leading packaging and brand experts to help address the key issues that you as a packaging buyer face today. From sustainability to designing eye-catching packaging that stands out, the key topics will be covered across our four stages!

Keynote Speakers

Edmond Irizarry

Executive Director – Packaging Development, Aveda

Jo Pybus

UK Environment & Retailer Compliance Controller, Essity

Jorge Figueira

ISO TC/157 Expert Member, Quality & Regulatory Management, Pasante Healthcare

Kevin Vyse

Head of Technical, Rapid Action Packaging UK

Ex Circular Economy Expert, M&S

Michel Steinecke

R&D Sustainable Packaging Manager, Britvic

Neil Farmer

Founder & Owner, Neil Farmer Associates

Nick Brown

Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain

Alex Chaplin

Senior Creative Design Manager, Dixons Carphone

Richard Kirkman

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Veolia UK & Ireland

Rosie Teasdale

Executive Director, FSC UK

Sarah Greenwood

Packaging Technology Expert/ Leader, The University of Sheffield

Richard Coles

Director, Emagine Packaging Ltd.

Jen Newell

Head of Realisation, Pearlfisher

Dave Daniels

Sales and Technical Director, National Flexible Ltd.

Catherine Conway

Founder, Unpackaged Innovation Ltd – Zero Waste Consultant

Joanne Bell

Brand Insight & Content Director, Free The Birds

Marco Aurisicchio

Associate Professor, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London

Mark Catley

Business Development Director UK & Ireland, XPO Logistics

Robert Fell

Director & Chief Executive, MPMA

Emma Hanby

Associate Director Consulting Technology, Campden BRI

Gavin Ellis

Director & Co-Founder, Hubbub

Gregor Anderson

Managing Director, Pharmacentric Solutions
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Gregor Anderson

Managing Director, Pharmacentric Solutions

Libby Peake

Senior Policy Adviser, Green Alliance

Thomas Leech

Co-Founder, Department 22

Paul Davidson

Challenge Director – Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging, UKRI

Sarah Ottoway

Sustainability & Social Value Lead, Suez

Alastair Porter

Senior Brand Manager, Carlsberg UK

Pete Statham

Sustainability Manager, Carlsberg Group

Jo Chidley

Co-Founder, Beauty Kitchen UK

Tony Ryan

Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Sheffield

Mark Dawes

European Market Development Manager, DuPont Teijin Films

Mike Swain

Managing Director, PackIDS

Paul Foulkes-Arellano

Founder, Sustainable Design Alliance

Pete Booth

Principle Consultant, Tin Horse Design

Oliver Revill

Senior Category Buying Manager, Gousto

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Paul East

Packaging Sustainability Manager. RECOUP

Paula Chin

Sustainable Materials Specialist, WWF UK

Gavin Mounce

E-Commerce Design Manager, DS Smith

Fred Lill

Owner/Director, Lil Packaging


James Pryor

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Touch

Sara Samedzade-Jagini

Associate Analyst, GlobalData

Frances Sue

Senior Brand Manager, Dixons Carphone

Imogen Matthews

Managing Director, IM Associates

Jo Stephenson

Co-Founder & Facilitator, WIP UK

Anthony Denny

Publisher & Managing Editor, The Drinks Report

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