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Packaging Innovations announce first speakers for Birmingham 2023

Packaging Innovations & Empack, featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment, has announced the first batch of speakers hosting talks at the triple-bill event.

Taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 15 and 16 February across three stages, the first announcement of speakers feature a range of influential names from all corners of the packaging industry.

They include:

  • Mark Van Iterson, global director design & sustainability at Heineken
  • “Circular Economy Defined” from George Cole, director of Resource Futures
  • Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green & Black’s
  • George Thomason, Robotic Systems sales manager at Güdel and chairman of BARA
  • Steve Honour, design leader at Diageo
  • Jane Bevis, executive chair of OPRL

Bevis will also be a part of the on-going panel discussion this year titled ‘The Big Responsibility Debate’ which will be split into two parts across both days one and two, exploring how to keep costs of EPR and DRS under control.

Renan Joel, managing director, packaging division at event organiser Easyfairs commented: “The line-up at Packaging Innovations this year is unmissable – there is something for attendees from every industry and job function. This is more than just a packaging event, it’s about the future – of packaging, yes, but also of retail, brands, and the supply chain that connects us all together. The theme of this year’s event is to offer solutions for every step of the packaging journey, from concept to fulfilment and everything in between. Even though this is only the first batch of speakers we’ll announce, we hope it’s a statement of intent for where we want the show to be.”

“We have more announcements to come as we complete what is sure to be our liveliest speaking programme yet,” added Joel. “Our aim is to pack as much value as possible into each free ticket. A free ticket alone doesn’t automatically make an event worth attending – but a schedule packed with insightful talks and a show floor full of world-leading businesses to network with certainly does!”

Tickets to the event are free and available to purchase here.

9 January 2023 - Bradley Weir