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Registration and morning refreshments
Chair's opening remarks
Opening Presentation
The European e-commerce market – still buoyant or sinking under economic pressure?
Efficient eCommerce: The intersection of packaging innovation and automation
  • Explore the future of efficient eCommerce fulfillment through packaging innovation and automation
  • Showcasing the latest sustainable packaging design, materials, and automation technology
  • Unique approach to automating packaging with easy-to-service machines delivers tangible results
  • Join us to discover the future of eCommerce fulfillment through packaging innovation and automation!

Nedim Nisic | eCommerce Director, Mondi Group
E-commerce packaging automation: A challenge or opportunity?
Networking break
Packaging's Big Role in eCommerce
  • How can packaging speed fulfilment
  • Packaging & Customer Loyalty
  • What is packaging's opportunity for the future with view of automisation and AI

Karla Tankersley | Consultant, Independent (former GAP)
Future trends in sustainability in e-commerce packaging
  • Current and future packaging volumes and values
  • Sustainability – what are its components?
    • Defining sustainability
  • Meeting the brief
    • Recyclable
    • Rightsized
    • Returnable
  • Future trends

Stephen Harrod | Consultant, Paper and Board, Packaging, Smithers
Circular online packaging uses smart design and is fibre-based
Letting the cat out of the (poly) bag: finding solutions
Networking lunch
10x Design: Essential considerations for sustainable and memorable e-commerce packaging
  • Why: Upcoming legislation prioritises sustainable packaging; brands must adapt to re-main competitive and reduce environmental impact
  • How: SIOC-ready solutions ensure PPWR compliance; sustainability scorecard im-proves packaging sustainability
  • What: Act now to create more sustainable packaging: audit your current approach, col-laborate, and fundamentally rethink your design having 10x in mind

Claudia Rivinius | Marketing Director, STI Group
Collaborative solutions to enable fiber-based packaging
  • Key success factors in this collaboration were:
  • Role of coatings and inks in package
  • Speed enabled by value chain position
  • High level of competency in product safety and responsibility

Oliver Waddington | Head of Business Development, Waterbased Coatings, Siegwerk
Networking Break
Consumer trends outlook
Speaker tbc
The CX gap you might have overlooked
  • 75% of brands and retailers state eCommerce packaging design and decoration is "very important" to their organization
  • On box advertising is 4.1X more effective than digital ads
  • EFI will share research results and discuss the most compelling benefits of and biggest barriers to improved eCommerce corrugated packaging as a brand engagement strategy

Kerry Sanders | Vice President, eCommerce Center of Excellence , EFI
The complexities of designing for omni-channel packaging: navigating the challenges
  • Ships in own container
  • Brand or retailer case studies
  • Sustainability and environmentally friendly packaging
  • Designing for e-commerce packaging

Gavin Mounce | e-commerce Design Manager, Packaging Division, DS Smith
Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one
Networking drinks reception
Registration and morning refreshments
Chair's opening remarks
Optimising waste in ecommerce packaging
  • Packaging waste in eCommerce packaging
  • Defining and reducing package waste
  • Challenging conventional material choices, labor practices, and packaging strategies
  • Innovation and unconventional packaging methods to achieve greater efficiency, cost savings, and sustainability in the eCommerce industry

Scott Farber | Global Head of Market Strategy - Paper Solutions, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Interview with the EU Commission
Moderator: Tom Hallam, Project Director, Packaging Consultancy , Smithers
Interviewee: Mattia Pellegrini, EU Commission – to be confirmed
Data - the future of packaging
  • Transparent structural packaging and sustainability data
  • Optimize packaging, manage compliance and tax liabilities whilst reducing your environmental impact
  • Valuable insights into Walmart’s packaging sustainability journey and goals to manage packaging sustainability everyday
  • Assess your packaging requirements on a macro and micro level

Gillian Garside-Wight | Consulting Director, Aura
Q&A session
Networking break
Case Study: Single use plastic project
Scott Nelson, Programme Manager, European Outdoor Group
The role of adhesives, coatings and tapes in the packaging and packaging waste directive
  • E-commerce market trends & outlook
  • Impact of new legislations; proposed mandate space reduction
  • Right-size packaging, unboxing experience
  • Solutions to help meet the trends & regulations

Jonathan Manterfield | eCommerce Business Development Manager - Europe, H.B. Fuller
Future of reuse systems in E-commerce packaging – role of corrugated in the future
  • PPWR
  • Packaging waste reduction
  • Paradigm shift
  • Reusable packaging
  • Consequences for E-commerce packaging
  • Innovation

Jenni Kärkkäinen | Senior Principal, Packaging, AFRY Management Consulting
The future of circular packaging
  • The Ecommerce packaging problem
  • The solution is already available
  • Legislation
  • But….is it really sustainable? And why always ask for an LCA?
  • What are the pitfalls?
  • A real life example

Thomas Fugl | Co-founder & CCO , RE-ZIP
Re-useable packaging looking at the whole supply chain
Networking lunch
Site visit – Paketzentrum Post AG
Paketzentrum Post AG
  • Guests can see how parcels are processed in the parcel centre
  • The tour duration is around 60 minutes
  • Tickets are €69+VAT*
Paul Dobravsky, Betriebskoordinator Logistikzentrum 1005, Österreichische Post AG

*Must be attending main conference in order to be eligible to attend site visit

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