Innovation & Design 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

Innovation & Design Stage

Sponsored by HP and presented by The PackHub

The Innovations and Design Stage hosted an array of discussions and debates to uncover the latest trends and innovations in design and product packaging. Giving inspiration and helping you begin to shape your future packs.

Day One

Day Two

10:30 - 11:00

10:30 - 12:15

GLOBAL MARKETS, INNOVATIONS & MATERIALS POST PANDEMIC

THE PACKAGING TAX FORUM - In partnership with The PackHub

As a leading expert and consultant in the industry, Neil will assess the current state of the global packaging market and the key factors influencing the sector in the coming year. He will consider some of the important developments in sustainability, material innovations and new pack launches. Neil will conclude by evaluating where the industry will be in 2025.

Speaker:

  • Neil Farmer, Founder & Chairman – Neil Farmer Associations

The UK Plastics Packaging Tax has been in place for a matter of months, but it has been having an impact on the UK packaging industry for some time. We explore the effect it is having on the packaging operations of major brand owners, retailers and packaging suppliers in terms of an increase in recycled plastic content, supply chain and cost challenges, and material substitution, and how it is helping to drive innovation.

Speakers

  • Nestor Garcia Morales, Global R&D New Material & Technologies – Mondelez
  • Alexandra Tomczyk, Research Analyst – AMI
  • Paul Davidson, Director of SSPP Challenge – UKRI
  • Barrington Pamplin, Technical Director – ThePackHub

11:15 -13:15

12:45 - 13:15

THE RECYCLING FORUM - In Partnership with ThePackHub

TURN BESPOKE PACKAGING INTO R&D TAX CREDITS

The packaging industry continues to tackle its many challenges. The most substantial is undoubtedly sustainability. This has been a major driver for change over the last four years or so with the majority of new initiatives and pack changes considering the environment as a priority objective. The dynamic world of recycling plays a central part of the sustainability journey. This forum looks at the challenges and critical success factors for improving recyclability as well as increasing recycled content.

Speakers

  • Rob Thompson, Packaging Manager – Co-op
  • Jon Brookes, Partnership Director – Ecosurety
  • Barrington Pamplin, Technical Director – ThePackHub

In 2022, R&D tax credits are a source of significant funds for reinvestment in UK business. Post Brexit, HMRC is still very focused on rewarding innovation however requiring more engineering justification. Paul will explain how to maximize R&D tax credits for those unaware or may have relied on their accountants in the past. 

Speakers

  • Paul Grabham, Senior R&D Tax Consultant – RANDD Tax specialists 

 

13:30 -14:00

13:30 -14:00

HP INNOVATION LAB - MOLDED FIBER ADVANCED TOOLING SOLUTION

HP INNOVATION LAB - DISRUPTING THE WAY SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING IS MADE WITH HP TOOLING SOLUTION

The HP Molded Fiber Advanced Tooling Solution provides manufacturers of molded fiber products expanded tooling capabilities for greater production efficiencies and design opportunities. HP’s end-to-end service helps cut lead times, increases operational efficiencies, and enables customization with tailored solutions for fast, quality molded fiber production.

Speakers:

  • José A. Jiménez, Customer Success Manager – HP Molded Fiber

HP intends to become the world’s most sustainable and just technology company by 2030. With that in mind, HP is developing innovative Sustainable Fiber-based Packaging Solutions, to help replace single-use plastic and accelerate the transition to sustainable packaging solutions. 

Speakers:

  • Guillem Pares, Strategic Product Manager – HP Molded Fiber

14:15 -16:15

14:15 - 15:45

REFILLS FORUM – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PACKHUB

INCLUSIVE PACKAGING FORUM – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PACKHUB

The refillable and reusable packaging market continues to grow with most consumer categories enjoying pilots, trials, and full market rollouts. This session considers the key success factors in delivering refillable and reusable packaging with some best practice case studies to help move our understanding forward. 

Speakers

  • Wayne Barron, Founder – Rethink Packaging
  • Sarah Greenwood, Packaging Technology Expert – University of Sheffield
  • Nick Spear,  Retail Product Lead – Bower Collective
  • Paul Jenkins, Founder – ThePackHub

It often seems that the packaging industry’s focus is on delivering more sustainable packaging but the ability to have inclusive and easy-to-use packaging remains crucially important and it can be an important point of difference for brands.

 

Speakers

  • Tim Ryan, Structural Design Lead – 1HQ
  • Rob Hollands, Managing Director  – Sharpend
  • Panel discussion with Nikki Grainge, Packaging Development Manager – Waitrose | Stefan Casey, Innovation Lead – Nestlé| Paul Jenkins, Founder – ThePackHub
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