London Packaging Week will open its doors on September 21 and 22 at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre. The event comprises three complementary arenas: Packaging Première, PCD, PLD, and Food & Consumer Pack.
According to Easyfairs, the organization behind the event, this new edition will be the most sustainable ever. Actually, London Packaging Week intends to walk the talk when it comes to sustainability and the collaboration with ExCeL London, which is carbon neutral and ISO 14001 certified, is part of this move.
Through a series of carefully planned initiatives, the event aims to minimise its environmental footprint, including energy conservation, waste management, digital innovation and community engagement. “Sustainability is not just a buzzword but a core value within the packaging industry,” said Renan Joel, Director of Packaging at Easyfairs.
Along with an inspiring line-up of speakers — including Marisa and Teddie from Perfect Ted, Jaume Ferras, Global Creative Director of The Macallan, Liz Earle MBE, or Jamie Laing and Ed Williams, founders of Candy Kittens — Plastic Bank Founder and Chairman David Katz will speak twice at the Food & Consumer Pack’s stage, offering industry insights and advice for businesses and consumers to participate in building a regenerative future.
“It’s time to embrace a paradigm shift and view discarded plastic for what it truly is – a resource that can foster innovation in various industries while creating environmental and social impact in coastal communities,” said Katz.
For the first time, the show will also look at the future of packaging innovation at the inaugural Packaging Startup Awards. The winners across six categories – alternative materials, connected packaging, increased functionality, online, refill & re-use, waste reduction – will be announced during a headline session on 22nd September. A panel of 14 industry experts will judge the entries, providing emerging startup talents with a platform to showcase their ideas and contribute to the packaging industry’s future.
“This year, a turnout that looks set to surpass the 5,000-mark demonstrates the trust and importance placed on London Packaging Week within the industry,” said Community & Content manager Parisa Maleki.
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