2023 programme 


9.00 Delegate registration: tea, coffee and refreshments

9.25 Ice breaking/opening remarks

David Pittman, editor, Digital Labels & Packaging

9.30 Retail trends and life on the high street

As the man at the top of the British Independent Retailers Association, Mr Goodacre will share insights into trends on the high street and an up-to-date assessment of independent retail – a topic sure to be of keen interest to brand owners and retailers themselves as they plot their path to success in the current climate.

Andrew Goodacre, CEO, British Independent Retailers Association

10.00 Creating a sustainable and future-forward packaging industry

Chris Jordan, Product launch expert, ExedraBridge

10.30 Networking break and refreshments

11.00 Lessons and aspirations in digital packaging

Having been hands-on with a recent design project using packaging and digital to help Kellogg’s celebrate 100 years in the UK, Mr Wardle will showcase how this presented not only an opportunity to demonstrate the company’s creativity but also to learn even more about the power and capability of digital printing and the power of personalisation.

Steve Wardle, senior manager of brand design operations and process, Kellogg’s Europe

11.30 Digital in the era of sustainability: truths and realities

As a consultant with vast experience of digital print and packaging, Mr Schofield will pass on his knowledge and further the understanding of the advantages of digital print for end users using water-based inks to aid sustainability, with the corrugated market central to this session.

Ian Schofield, owner, IHS Solutions

12.00 Legal cannabis: prospects and growth in Europe

Mr Hobeika’s presentation will highlight future potential for digital packaging, specifically related to Europe’s burgeoning legal cannabis market. With this having already grown into a multibillion dollar market in the US, it was inevitable Europe would follow suit. Trials are already underway and ePac has first-hand experience to share of the practicalities, technicalities and opportunities for the entire digital package printing value chain.

Johnny Hobeika, managing director, ePac Flexible Packaging

12.30 Networking lunch

Table top exhibits and networking.

14.00 Headline speaker – Bringing body language to life in business

A renowned behaviour and body language expert, Ms Carter will use her intuitive nature and insights to bring these disciplines to practical life in business environments. At a time when companies are having to work hard to secure business and maintain their competitive advantage, and also recruit and retain staff at all levels, such insights will prove invaluable to all in attendance.

Adrianne Carter, behaviour and body language expert

14.45 Panel discussion – Digital decisions: Lessons and learning from the day

Andrew Davis, principal, packaging and graphics, Diageo
Allan Bendall, consultant

15:30 Closing comments and close


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