Packaging Innovations & Empack

The future of branded packaging and technology

25 & 26 May 2022 | Hall 1 NEC Birmingham

See the brands who spoke in 2020 such as Coca-Cola, Britvic, Dixons Carphone and many more top brands

We 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

David Wilson

Managing Director, Vanden Recycling

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

Kevin Rogers

Senior Manager. Elanders Group

Richard Kirkman

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Veolia UK & Ireland

Rosie Teasdale

UK 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

Rebecca Burgess

Chief Executive, CITY TO SEA

Libby Peake

Senior Policy Adviser, Green Alliance

Thomas Leech

Co-Founder, Department 22

Paul Davidson

Challenge Director – Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging, UKRI

Sarah Ottaway

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

Principal 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 (HighRes) new logo

James Pryor

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Touch

Sara Samedzade-Jagini

Associate Analyst, GlobalData

Philip Chadwick

Editor, Packaging News

Imogen Matthews

Managing Director, IM Associates

Jo Stephenson

Co-Founder & Facilitator, WIP UK

Ian Cameron

Creative Director, Brand Experience, Butterfly Cannon

Barry Turner

Director of Plastics and Flexible Packaging, British Plastics Federation 

Anthony Denny

Publisher & Managing Editor, The Drinks Report

Alex Sword

Editor, eDelivery & InternetRetailing

Dhruv Boruah

Founder/CEO, CommonVC

Rob Skelly

Associative Creative Director, Elmwood Leeds

Haulwen Nicholas

Founder, Packaging Oracle

Jane Skelton

Program Manager, OPRL Ltd.

Nicola Smith

Environmental & Sustainability Manager, Little Freddie

Frankie Siew

Innovation Packaging Manager, Little Freddie

Helen Duxbury

Account Manager, The NPD Group

Jenny Cairns

Innovation & Sustainability Manager, Butterfly Cannon

Matt Seaford

Sales Director, Midland Regional Printers

Mark Pawsey MP

Member of Parliament for Rugby & Chair of the APPG for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry

Chris Waterhouse

Managing Director, iDi Pac Ltd.

Peter Ward

Chief Executive, UK Warehousing Association

James Skidmore

Head of Consulting, Valpak

David Bennett

Chief Commercial Officer, Kallik

David Burrows

Environmental Writer & Researcher, Envirobuzz Editorial

Glyn Hawley

Principle Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University

John Sorsby

Employer Partnership Manager, Sheffield Hallam University

Steven Hurworth

Business Strategy Manager, Communisis

Michal Lodej

Editor – FlexoTech, Whitmar Publications

Rebecca Pow

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Alice Murray

National Wide Format & Inkjet Sales Manager

Lewis Evans

Product Manager, Vivid Lamination Technologies

Kathryn Danzey

MD, Rejuvenated Ltd
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Kathryn Danzey

MD, Rejuvenated Ltd 

Rob Brown

Head of Graphic Arts & Industry Print, UK, Ireland & Nordics, OKI Europe Ltd

Paul Grabham

R&D Tax Expert, randd UK ltd.

Steve Chappell

Graphical Board Development Manager, Antalis

Rob Hollands 

Managing Director, SharpEnd

Santiago Navarro

CEO and Co-Founder, Garçon Wines

Chris Tonge

Executive Director, Ultimate Packaging, Ultimate Digital & Sharp Iris

Simon Burrow

Commercial Director, TrakRap

Josephine Coombe

Managing Director UK, Nulogy
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Josephine Coombe

Managing Director UK, Nulogy

Dr. Elef Kassianidis

Sales Director UK & Ireland, Hatzopoulos