October 18th 2016
08:00 - 09:00 - Registration
Welcome to Top Packaging Summit 2016. The day starts with a healthy breakfast and plenty of opportunity to visit the exhibition and network.
09.15 – 09.45 – Interview with Packbridge CEO and Board of directors
10.00 – 11.30 – Theme – Collaboration
Keynote – Kevin Vyse – Marks & Spencer
Keynote – Mats Linder – Ellen Macarthur Foundation
Discussion – Åke Rosen – Gaia and Håkan Samuelsson – Region Skåne
11.30 – 13.00 – Lunch & Networking
13:00 - 14:30 - Theme Innovation
Keynote – Davor Sutija – Thin Films
Interview – Malte Schlüter – Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
14:30 - 15:30 - Networking
15:30 – 16:00 – Young leaders
16.00 – 17.00 – Theme – Future Commerce
What role will package design play on the digital shelf? With the brand no longer having to stand out in a sea of competitive packages, will design be as significant online? Does the same design that works in the shop work on the screen? And, once the consumer has purchased the product online, will the physical package that arrives at their doorstep still require the same attention to aesthetic detail?
Keynote – Paul Earnshaw – Tesco
Keynote – Samuli Manninen – CEO of Magic Add
October 19th 2016
08:30 - 09:00 - Registration
09.00 – 10.20 – Entrepreneur Breakfast
A new addition to the Top Packaging Summit and to Packbridge strategy is that we will reach out to startups to raise awareness about the possibilities in the packaging industry as well as the Packbridge network. The startup community has enormous potential to add new technologies and services to the packaging industry; if they have the knowledge and understand our needs. This is a potential that we at Packbridge are taking seriously and the first step will be at the TPS.
On the 19th of October we have created the Packbridge Entrepreneur Breakfast where ten startups will be given the opportunity to present their companies, products or ideas at a stand format and additionally get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to you and all the participants on the TPS. You will get the opportunity to talk to the startups and potentially (this is the whole idea and win win scenario), commence a new partnership.
Startups that will present:
10.20 – 11.30 – Theme – Design & Convenience
Consumers and professional end-user encounter packaging at least a dozen times a day. Convenience features such as easy opening, reclosability, portability and one-handed use continue to drive packaging innovation for a range of processed foods, including entrees, snacks and even foodservice products.
Design thinking embodies methods and activities that a person applies during the process of solving a practical problem under technological and economical constraints. It is an iterative process that facilitates innovation by a succession of approximations in which building prototypes for testing is at the core. In an industry that is constantly facing challenges, teaching how to “think outside of the box” in a methodological fashion is fundamental for future packaging professionals.
Keynote – Jesper von Wieding – Pearlfisher
11.30 – 13.00 – Lunch & Networking
13.00 – 13.30 – What does the future hold for the industry
The Top Packaging Summits own moderator Susanna Bill will hold this section as she is has a deep understanding of the big corporation as well as the entrepreneurial sphere to discuss the packaging industries future. Today our industry as well as all other industries are facing new challenges with digitalisation, sustainability, equality and much more. The big questions are, what are the right directions and how do we go there?
Roger Eriksson – ESS
13.30 – 15.00 – Theme – Sustainability and Food Safety
Until 2008 sustainability was a buzzword and not used by all companies. After the economical year of crisis the word has become a must for more or less every business. As a consumer you expect brand owners to work in a sustainable manner. The sustainability questions are in many cases connected to the packages, especially when it comes to FMCG products.
From a consumer aspect packaging is not seen as something sustainable, on the contrary it´s seen as something that uses our resources in an unnecessary way. The packaging industry knows that this is not true, but the message has to be spread.
It´s also interesting to raise a question around the word “sustainability”. Has it become a commodity with not so much value anymore, do we need other ways or another word to express the work?
Keynote – Simon Boas Hoffmeyer from Carlsberg