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           "The place "TO BE", today, for a sustainable future of our business"                       - Packaging Research & Sustainability Manager | Barilla 


About Sustainability in Packaging Europe

One of the most important functions of packaging will be increased sustainability. This push towards sustainable practices for packaging and a circular economy is a key influencer, focal point and primary benchmark for the packaging supply chain.

To address these future sustainability requirements, Smithers created Sustainability in Packaging Europe -  the only dedicated European packaging event designed to offer a 360 perspective on the key challenges and solutions the supply chain are faced with to evolve towards a circular economy.

After a hugely successful online event in 2020 and with over 500 attendees at the 2019 conference, we are planning on returning to Barcelona to offer attendees face-to-face networking, new solutions and to create lasting partnerships with industry peers all in one place.

Be part of this recognised global community of packaging professionals online driving forward a circular economy within the supply chain.

Attendees to this year’s conference can expect an unmissable experience with high-quality content, expert speakers and unique networking opportunities, with:

  • Over 40+ speakers including The European Commission, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, H&M, SUEZ, Tesco, Diageo, Kellogg, Nestlé and many more
  • Presentations and panels on key topics such as topics including a lack of recycled content, prevention of packaging waste, re-usable/refillable models, increasing recyclability to name a few
  • Roundtable discussions on day one to unite attendees with like-minded peers for experience exchanges on key topics
  • An exhibition hall with over 20 companies offering their latest solutions and services to increase the circularity of packaging
  • Pre-conference workshops to extend learnings on Global Packaging EPR Developments and Bio-Based Plastic Packaging 

         "Key event for the packaging industry to come together and discuss                                       solutions to address Sustainability challenges"                            - Packaging Research & Plastics Development Engineer | Dow 


Who Attends?

The programme for Sustainability in Packaging Europe is designed in collaboration with the industry and includes the latest in trends, technology, business, and regulations, attracting  over 500 representatives from across the entire supply chain, including the major brands in 2019. Just take a look at who you could network with...


 

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