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Yardley Of London Just Confirmed To Join The Speaker Line Up At The Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Day!

Creating Profitable & Engaging Packaging Offerings With Insights Into The Latest Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations: Recycling & Sustainability • Attention-Grabbing Packaging • Packaging Functionality & Formats • Messaging & Marketing • Packaging Innovations

A One Day Conference & Networking Event, 16th May 2018, Asia House, Central London. Download The Brochure. Book Today To Avoid Disappointment.

09.15 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

09.45 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair and Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks
Kevin Vyse
Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead
Marks & Spencer

Tom Stone
Brand Business Leader


10.00 Cost-Effective, Functional & Recyclable Packaging Alternatives Which Satisfy Sustainably-Conscious Consumers & Fulfil Eco-Friendly Business Ethics

  • How do your packaging choices impact shopper decision-making processes – especially when it comes to recyclable or biodegradable packaging?
  • Weighing up the financial viability of choosing eco-friendly packaging alternatives: how great are the anticipated returns, costs incurred and possible savings?
  • Glass, paper, metal, cork, plastics… considering the carbon footprint and recyclability of varying packaging options to ascertain the best fit for your business and products
  • Are there any quick wins or straight swaps out there which compare on functionality and price?

Rob Thompson
Packaging Technologist
The Co-op


10.30 Stand Out On The Shelf With Attention-Grabbing Packaging Innovations Which Promote Your Brand In-Store
Don’t let your packaging let your product down! Engaging shoppers in-store and triggering purchases with best-in-class product presentation which keeps pace with packaging evolution, grabs attention.

11.00 Morning Refreshment Break & Informal Networking


11.30 Reinvigorate Your Range With Innovative Product Delivery Formats & Robust Functional Packaging

  • From new lip gloss applicators to baby food pouches to ‘tear ’n’ share’ bags: boost consumer interest with packaging innovations which increase ergonomic product function and delivery
  • How do packaging formats differ per shopping channel? Exploring the different packaging options for convenience vs. online vs. main store
  • Save on costs with new materials, formats and breakage-reducing packaging while maintaining the integrity of your products

Darren Morgan
Global Creative Director
Crabtree & Evelyn

12.00 Attention-Grabbing Packaging
Justin Kempson
Sales & Innovation Director
Charpak Ltd

12.15 Lunch and Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers

12.45 Breakout Sessions During Lunch

A) Single Serve

B) New Packaging Formats

C) International Influence

D) Natural Materials

E) Premium/Luxury

F) Convenience/Food-To-Go Packaging

13.15 Afternoon Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


13.30 Best-In-Class Packaging Messages Which Engage Consumers & Effectively Convey Ingredients, Nutrition & Product Claims

  • From natural and clean label to salt and sugar content; on-trend messaging which ensures your packaging showcases your product innovation and piques consumer interest
  • Bring your product claims to life in the aisle with packaging colours, themes and designs which reflect the latest trends and embody your claims
  • How do you best display your messages, information, ingredients or allergens to stand out or appeal to consumers in a clear, and effective, way?

14.00 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner: To get involved in The Consumer-Driven Packaging Trends & Innovations Conference, please email info@packaginginnovations.com or call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 for more details.


14.30 Staying One Step Ahead By Identifying The Next Hot Trends & Concepts For Fit-For-Future Packaging Which Attracts Attention

  • Keeping an eye on evolving packaging trends to spot quick, easy and cost-effective ideas which maintain a competitive edge and brand Recognition
  • From bento lunch boxes to cute Korean beauty items, what are the international trends sweeping into the UK?
  • Taking inspiration from other industries, how can you translate new, innovative concepts to your own products?
  • What are going to be the key materials of the future?
  • How is the consumer consciousness around packaging evolving – and what can we do as manufacturers to keep one step ahead of the game?

Rita Janoshazi
Senior Packaging Development Manager
Nomad Foods Europe – Bird’s Eye

Kevin Vyse
Senior Packaging Technologist & Circular Economy Lead
Marks & Spencer

Tom Stone
Brand Business Leader

Rob Thompson
Packaging Technologist
The Co-op

Further speakers to be announced

15.00 Closing Keynote Presentation

15.30 Chair’s Closing Remarks

16.00 Official Close Of Pre-Conference

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly-confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference, please call +44 (0)203 479 2299 or email info@foodanddrinkconference.com.

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