Event Overview


           "The 'do not miss' packaging sustainability event in Europe!"                       - Senior Expert Packaging Sustainability | NestlĂ© 

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 event in 2023 with over 600 attendees, this event offers attendees face-to-face networking, new solutions and the opportunity 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 by joining us on 8-10 October 2024 in Barcelona!
 2023 KEY THEMES  


Why attend?

Attendees at this year's conference had an unmissable experience with high-quality content, expert speakers and unique networking opportunities, with:

  • Over 75 speakers, panellists and moderators from the leading companies within packaging, including Mars, PepsiCo, Diageo, P&G, METRO, Tesco, Aldi, Unilever, Schwarz Group and NestlĂ© to name a few
  • A full second day with interchangeable tracks on circularity, material innovations, waste collection, sorting, recycling infrastructure and interactive panels covering EPR, packaging materials- how they are going to look in 2030 and chemical recycling.
  • Unmissable panel discussions covering PPWR, compostable packaging, the role retail plays in packaging transformation, unlocking the quest for circularity, big brand perspectives, recycling infrastructure, EPR, setting up viable reuse systems at scale, marine pollution, circularity and design, European labelling, moving from plastic to alternatives, PCR packaging, chemical recycling and much more.
  • 9+ hours of networking with over 600 packaging representatives  across breaks, lunches and networking drinks   
  • An exhibition hall with over 25 companies offering their latest solutions and services to increase the circularity of packaging
  • Five pre-conference workshops and a site visit to extend learnings and networking opportunities

What did 2023 attendees say about the event?


         "An excellent opportunity to focus on the strategic challenges of packaging sustainability with experts from all parts of the value chain"
- R&D European Packaging Sustainability Manager | Mondelez International 

Who attends?

Just some of those who attended in 2023 included...


         "A yearly flagship event if you want to learn about the strategies of companies leading innovations in packaging materials and sustainability"
- Packaging Projects Manager | AINIA 

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