The European Beverage Market and Closures Innovation
This special session will look at the European beverage packaging environments and discuss consumer and market trends, technologies and advancements in caps and closures development.
Speaker: Augustin De Tilly, Global Business Development Director Beverage, Aptar Food+Beverage
Keynote Address: Paper or Plastic?: Packaging Priorities in Times of Crisis
This special keynote session from one of North America's leading industrial designers will focus on whether the pandemic will affect consumer packaging needs and how the retail landscape will be altered. The session will answer these questions:
• How has the pandemic reset consumer needs?
• What are the must-haves and the nice-to-haves in packaging?
• Where will packaging solutions go to allay consumer concerns?
• How can consumer trends be aligned with new packaging technologies?
• What packaging truths will remain pre and post crisis?
Speaker: Peter Clarke, CEO, Product Ventures
Afternoon Panel: Sustainability and Closures Development
How are brands and end-use customers adapting to sustainability and what do they expect from their closures suppliers? This session, moderated by former Kraft Foods sustainability executive Roger Zellner, will explore these issues and what is expected of the supply chain.
Speakers: Paola Appendini, Principal Engineer, Global Packaging Breakthrough Technologies, Mars Wrigley; Sandeep Kulkarni, Founder and President, KoolEarth Solutions Inc.; Allison Lin, Vice President of Procurement and Sustainability, Westfall-Technik Inc.; Roger Zellner, President; Rogue Zebra Consulting & Coaching
Latest Trends in Caps & Closures
Hear from Coca-Cola's director packaging R&D, Bimal Lakhotia, as he discusses the need for caps and closures that better meet consumer needs and what is on the horizon globally.
Speaker: Bimal Lakhotia Director, Packaging R&D Coca-Cola North America