Empack Stage | Packaging Innovations & Empack 2022

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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

Empack Stage

Presented by Western Business Media

The Empack Technology Stage will highlight the latest challenges and trends in packaging processing, solving your manufacturing concerns throughout the whole supply chain.

Day One

Day Two

10:30 - 11:00

10:45 - 11:15

PACKAGING FOR E-FULFILMENT

LATE CUSTOMISATION AND JUST IN TIME FULFILMENT: THE PACE PLATFORM

Many e-commerce businesses are facing a ‘perfect storm’ of increasing order volumes coupled with diminishing labour availability. Cost pressures too, along with mounting consumer concerns over excessive packaging and large voids around packed items, are leading to a significant rise in interest in automated solutions. Discover how Sparck Technologies helps retailers, carriers, and postal operators streamline the shipping and fulfilment process with packaging technology solutions that put customers at the heart of the delivery experience.

Hosted by –  Simon Duddy, Editor of Handling & Storage Solutions Magazine 

Speaker

  • Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager – Sparck Technologies

Ian will discuss the current trend of late customisation in conjunction with the need for just in time fulfilment which is in huge demand across multiple industries. He will look at how this apparent conflict can be managed by companies when deployed in their own manufacturing processes, drawing parallels with CME’s experience in developing the PACE Automation platform which has been designed to revolutionise clinical trial provisioning utilising exactly these methodologies 

Hosted by – Simon Duddy, Editor of Handling & Storage Solutions Magazine

Speaker:

  •  Ian Marks, Head of Sales: Automation – CME Ltd 

11:00 -11:30

11:30 - 12:30

THE FUTURE OF LIQUID REFILL IN SUPERMARKETS – THE ANSWER TO ROLLING OUT AT SCALE

DRIVING GREATER AGILITY AND EFFICIENCY IN THE EXTERNAL SUPPLY CHAIN

For retailers, liquid refill trials have been messy, unreliable, time-consuming, and too expensive to maintain, however, with cutting edge recyclable pump technology, the future is bright for bulk dispensing. Find out how this new technology is enabling accurate, hygienic, flexible, and cost-efficient IoT machines for refill with rapid replenishments and no cleaning required

Speaker:

  • Gillian Harding-Moore, Director – Marketing, Quantex | PSG

In this session featuring Nulogy, GXO & Nestlé, learn how a leading logistics provider and brand are leveraging purpose-built technology to level up efficiencies in its co-packing operations. From reduced material waste, to time saved on the shop floor, learn how co-pack software can enable leaner, more streamlined and more efficient production operations.

Speakers:

  • Mark Catley, Business Development Director UK & IrelandGXO
  • Josephine CoombeManaging Director EuropeNulogy,
  • Richard Pinkerton, Third Party Operations ManagerNestlé

11:30 -12:00

12:45 - 13:15

THE VALUE OF OUTSOURCING YOUR ECOMMERCE FULFILMENT OPERATIONS

USING TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMISE SUSTAINABILITY IN A GROWING PACKAGING MARKET

Hosted by the BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics
Join this panel led by the BCMPA exploring the challenges and current innovations in e-commerce and fulfilment, with a focus on how brands can go about outsourcing their own fulfilment requirements.

Speakers:

  • Laura Palmer, Business Development Director – PHL Group
  • Neil Daniels, CEO – Prolog Fulfilment
  • Glen Hayes, Managing Director – Worldwide Logistics
  • Emma Verkaik, Membership & Marketing Director – BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics 

This session will explain how the packaging industry is challenged with 4 inter-connected global sustainability imperatives:

  1. Circular economy
  2. Resource availability/depletion
  3. Food waste
  4. 4. Climate change.

The Global Sustainability Leader for Sealed Air – will explore these challenges and explain how technology plays a part across all of these, and the impact it can have across packing, fulfilment and logistics operations.

Hosted by – Simon Duddy, Editor of Handling & Storage Solutions Magazine

Speaker:

  • Ed Roberts, Global Sustainability Leader – Sealed Air 

12:15 -12:45

13:30 - 14:00

THE FUTURE OF THE LABELLING INDUSTRY

USE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

The role of labels has changed dramatically over the last decade. Brand owners and converters need to deliver qualitative labels faster, in more variations, with track & trace features and at lower costs. BOBST provides a complete label production portfolio combining digital and flexo technologies, providing new levels of flexibility like never before.

Speakers:

  • Koen Vlieghe, Zone Business Director Northern Europe/Baltics/Poland – BOBST

Andrew will talk about end of line packing and palletizing using Cobot solutions, He will also discuss thew scope of auxiliary products required for the solution and the safety considerations you must make when using them. 

Hosted by – Simon Duddy, Editor of Handling & Storage Solutions Magazine

Speaker:

  • Andrew Mason, Council Member – British Automation and Robot Association 

13:00 -13:30

14:15 - 14:45

SUSTAINABLE WATER-BASED INKJET DIGITAL PRINTING SOLUTIONS FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING: FILMS & PAPER

THINKING SUSTAINABILITY END-TO-END – USING TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMIZE SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE WORLD

What are the key sustainability trends and drivers in flexible packaging production? 
To understand flexible packaging we look at 3 key areas:  

  • Inkjet digital printing innovations for mainstream plastic film packaging applications. 
  • Digitally printed barrier Paper as a replacement for traditional plastic laminate structures. 
  • Future readiness: prepare your company with the right printing technology configuration.

Speakers:

  • Juan Cano, Business Development Director SCREEN Europe

The lever towards a more sustainable world cannot be limited to only one component. The whole value chain is what matters. From sourcing, to manufacturing, to consuming to producing to using. Russel and Julia will explain how the system for carton packaging is designed and which key measures are taken to design a more sustainable food and beverage world.  

Speakers:

  • Russel Lisle, Key Account Manager UK and Ireland – SIG
  • Julia Trebels, Marketing Manager UK and Ireland – SIG Combibloc.

13:45 -14:15

15:00 - 15:30

INTRODUCING THE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING ACCELERATOR

NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN METALLIC LABELLING

Digital technologies continue to disrupt and enhance traditional business operations and practices. The benefits of adoption are wide ranging, covering everything from product design, manufacture, quality, distribution and supply chain activities. Despite this, the path to adoption is fraught with potential pitfalls, relating to the breadth of technology options and the often complex development and integration process. The MTC will use this session to share learnings from a decade of digital projects and present a structured approach to help realise digital technology benefits in your business. 

Hosted by – Simon Duddy, Editor of Handling & Storage Solutions Magazine

Speaker:

  • Seb Giudice, Chief Engineer – The MTC 

Jeff will speak today about the sustainability and environmental benefits of ECOLEAF, and how this new disruptive technology can bring these benefits with enhanced metallic embellishment of labels for converters and users of labels.

Speaker:

  • Jeff Shea, Senior External Consultant – ACTEGA

14:30 -15:00

Day Two

WHY AND HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATE ULTRASONIC SEALING

Martin Kersh, Director, Foodservice Packaging Association

Ultrasonic sealing provides many benefits in packaging applications. But if it is so great, why isn’t everyone using it? This discussion will debunk the myths and review how the process actually works, what benefits you can expect from using ultrasonics and how to avoid common mistakes for a successful integration. 

Speaker:

  • Bill Aurand, Manager of Ultrasonic Applications – Lako Tool 

Martin is a member of Defra and HMRC stakeholder advisory groups. He was a member of the government’s Litter Strategy Advisory Group and the Steering Group for Hospitality & Food Service Agreement seeking to reduce food waste. He attends the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging, is chair of Packaging Innovations Big Carbon debate and has addressed many hospitality and packaging industry events.

15:15 -15:45

Day Two

GET A GRIP… IT’S ONLY MATERIAL!

Martin Kersh, Director, Foodservice Packaging Association

David discusses which comes first… material or machine… or joined-up thinking?
Lack of agency staff means that end of lines are automating fast! So, your choice of material and type of case needs more thought, if robots are now going to pick-up and load packs into boxes/crates. Matching material with robot-hand is 100% CRITICAL for perfect case loading. In this session, David shows why with video evidence of Brillopak’s end-of-line automation projects from customers.

Speaker:

  • David Jahn BrilloPak

Martin is a member of Defra and HMRC stakeholder advisory groups. He was a member of the government’s Litter Strategy Advisory Group and the Steering Group for Hospitality & Food Service Agreement seeking to reduce food waste. He attends the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging, is chair of Packaging Innovations Big Carbon debate and has addressed many hospitality and packaging industry events.

16:00 -16:30

Day Two

GREEN BS – HOW BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE CAN HELP MANUFACTURERS BECOME CARBON NEUTRAL WITHIN 5 YEARS

Martin Kersh, Director, Foodservice Packaging Association

Hery Henry will demonstrate how turning collective decisions into individual ones through asking better questions helped Wipak develop industry-leading sustainability targets. He will then discuss how behavioural science can help societies and companies make better decisions faster by using the audience as a proxy.

Speaker:

  • Hery Henry, Head of Brand and Sustainability – Wipak Group

Martin is a member of Defra and HMRC stakeholder advisory groups. He was a member of the government’s Litter Strategy Advisory Group and the Steering Group for Hospitality & Food Service Agreement seeking to reduce food waste. He attends the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging, is chair of Packaging Innovations Big Carbon debate and has addressed many hospitality and packaging industry events.

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