Pack to the Future 2017

26 Jul 2017

East Midlands Packaging Society Event


The event looks towards 2020 and beyond and will provide the audience with intelligence and insight into what the future may hold in the world of packaging.

For this event, we have put together a panel of prominent experts in their fields to provide our audience with an overview of possible future outcomes and their effect on our industry.

Each of them have been tasked with identifying and mapping a key trend or future event that they feel will be important to recognise, track and for which, strategic business actio plan needs to be prepared.

Topics include:

  • 3D printing 
  • Challenges of BREXIT 
  • Pack design and trends 
  • Latest technology in anti-counterfeiting 
  • Cost transparency in modern procurement 
  • Recyclability, sustainability and new material trends 



£35 - Members and Students

£50 - Non-members payable in advance. 

Buffet and refreshments to be served during the day. 



Abstracts & Speakers' bios

8.45 - 9.00am GATHER & COFFEE

9.00-9.30am - Chairman's Introduction

Latest Tech in Anti-counterfeiting - Dr Philip Harrison

Recyclability / Sustainability / New Material trends - Mr Neil Farmer

Balancing the objectives of marketing and brand management with costing realities - Ms Joanna Stephenson


Reliability and Security of Supply BREXIT Round table

What are the major predictable challenges of Brexit for our industry? - Mr Keith Barnes

Building 'connected  packaging' that can interface with the 'internet of everything' - Dr Brian Weeks

1.00pm LUNCH

1.30pm Chairman's introduction & Round Table

What does the packaging industry need to do to better for the needs of packers & brands

3D Print - Mr Daniel Abram

Why do Packaging innovations usually fail to excite? - Mr Jonathan Fowle

Pack Design and Trends for the future - Mr David Harding-Brown



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Venue and booking

Event Location

Event Location: 
Trent Building (Senate Chamber)
Nottingham University Campus
United Kingdom

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