Innovation Horizon

Sustainable Packaging Summit


14th-15th November 2023


PACKAGING IN A CHANGING WORLD: THE ESSENTIAL PLATFORM FOR LEADERS AND INNOVATORS 

The Sustainable Packaging Summit has created a different kind of event, with a mission to bring together leaders and thinkers from within and outside industry to focus on the dilemmas and barriers on our pathway to sustainable transformation. Building on the momentum of the community that has formed around the Summit, the 2023 edition returns with a wider scope, multiple streams, more attendees – and bigger ambitions. 

Taking place in Amsterdam on 14-15 November 2023, the Sustainable Packaging Summit will sharpen the focus on the demands and pain points revealed during last year’s ground-breaking series of discussions in Lisbon. Addressing key objectives we must come together to meet, the summit again provides the platform for value chain leaders to frankly discuss strategic roadblocks and identify opportunities to align business, regulation and society around a circular, net zero packaging ecosystem. 

MULTIPLE STREAMS 

In parallel with high-level panels, keynotes (including P&G’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Virginie Helias) and break-out discussions, this year’s Summit will be expanded to incorporate additional streams with a focus on the technological dimension of sustainability in packaging. ‘Innovation Horizon’ (held last year as a stand-alone event) will illuminate the next generation of packaging materials and technologies needed to accelerate positive environmental impacts. Featuring start-ups, investors and international R&D leadership, the program will both explore how to meet the innovation agenda and spotlight key technological opportunities. The combined event will also showcase the finalists (and reveal the winners) of the global Sustainability Awards – the described as the ‘Nobel prize’ for sustainable packaging innovation. In addition, delegates will have unrestricted access to the co-located AIPIA Active and Intelligent Packaging World Congress, showcasing the cutting-edge smart technologies that can drive circularity, transparency and waste reduction throughout the supply chain. 

Together, these complementary programs make up the essential platform for leaders and pioneers in FMCG, packaging and sustainability. The year’s unmissable opportunity for learning, collaboration and networking, mobilizing FMCG leaders, innovators, NGOs, regulators, recyclers, investors and entrepreneurs.  

ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SUMMIT 

We believe that a net zero, circular packaging ecosystem requires system-level change and new mindsets. Planned in consultation with its Advisory Board and harnessing the insights from Packaging Europe’s year-round engagement with the FMCG packaging value chain, the Sustainable Packaging Summit was conceived as a different kind of event: drawing together a community of sustainability leaders determined to align around effective strategies, unlock investment, and identify the opportunities. Focusing on carefully defined objectives and driving impact, not self-congratulation. A summit, not a conference.  

The Sustainable Packaging Summit takes place at the Beurs van Berlage, central Amsterdam, on 14-15 November 2023. Delegates can access the Summit, Innovation Horizon stream, Sustainability Awards dinner and AIPIA World Congress

The 2023 program will be published soon. In the meantime, you can register to access early-bird rates here

Our 2022 Speakers & Moderators

Archana Jagannathan

Archana Jagannathan

PepsiCo
Senior Director, Sustainability

John Duncan

John Duncan

WWF: The World Wildlife Fund
Global Lead: No Plastics in Nature

Elga Almeida

Elga Almeida

Sociedade Ponto Verde
Ecodesign and Recycling Coordinator

Pranav Goenka

Pranav Goenka

Alliance to End Plastic Waste
Senior Advisor,
Project Development

Gian De Belder

Gian De Belder

Procter & Gamble
Technical Director,
R&D Packaging Sustainability

Clemence Schmid

Clemence Schmid

TerraCycle
Executive Vice President

Colin Kerr

Colin Kerr

Unilever
HBPC Packaging Director

Rebecca Colley-Jones

Rebecca Colley-Jones

Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP)
Circular Economy Project Manager

Catharina Bening

Catharina Bening

ETH Zurich
Senior Researcher

Phillip Hanefeld

Phillip Hanefeld

Stora Enso
SVP - Innovation and
R&D Packaging Materials

Joanna Gavins

Professor Joanna Gavins

University of Sheffield
Chair in English Language and Literature

Joachim Quoden

Joachim Quoden

EXPRA
Managing Director

Jeroen Kelder

Jeroen Kelder

Infinity Recycling
Managing Partner

Gabriele Haessig

Gabriele Haessig

Procter & Gamble
Director of Communications
and Sustainability

Dominic Hogg

Dominic Hogg

Equanimator
Director

Eva Schneider

Eva Schneider

AIM - European Brands Association
Senior Sustainability and
Communications Manager

Jodie Roussell

Jodie Roussell

Nestlé
Senior Public Affairs Manager
Packaging and Sustainability

Speaker 10

Francis Huysman

Valipac
Managing Director

Carolina Gregorio

Carolina Gregorio

Dow
Sustainability Policy and
Advocacy Strategy Director

Graham Houlder

Graham Houlder

CEFLEX
Project Coordinator and
Managing Director

Arthur van Mansvelt

Arthur van Mansvelt

Achmea
Senior Engagement Specialist

Nataliya Malhanova

Nataliya Malhanova

Avery Dennison
Director Strategic Marketing

Michael Nieuwesteeg

Michael Nieuwesteeg

Netherlands Packaging Centre
Managing Director

Eleni Despotou

Eleni Despotou

FEFCO
Director General

Vanessa Catherine

Vanessa Catherine

Procter & Gamble
Senior Brand Director
Global Sustainability

Stuart Chidley

Stuart Chidley

ReRe
Co-Founder

Trishla Shah

Trishla Shah

SYSTEMIQ
Co-Lead Author of
ReShaping Plastics

Philippe Blank

Philippe Blank

Henkel
Circular Economy Lead – Product Development & Regulation

Richard Cope

Richard Cope

Mintel
Senior Trends Consultant

Sarah Laidler

Sarah Laidler

Carbon Trust
Senior Consultant

Dim Mozin

Dim Mozin

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Procurement Director

Willemijn Peeters

Willemijn Peeters

Searious Business
CEO & Founder

Katrin Zeiler

Katrin Zeiler

CHEP
Senior Director, Zero Waste World

Mattia Pellegrini

Mattia Pellegrini

European Commission
Head of Unit, DG ENV

Francesca Stevens

Francesca Stevens

EUROPEN
Managing Director

Christian Crépet

Christian Crépet

Petcore
Executive Director

Clem Ugorji

Clem Ugorji

Global Plastic Action
Partnership (GPAP)

Lead Advisor, Circularium Africa Advisory and Africa Region Lead

Alexandra Schwertner

Alexandra Schwertner

Rockwell Automation
Sustainability Strategy
& Technology Leader
VIRTUAL ONLY

Mireia Boada

Mireia Boada

Plastics Recyclers Europe
Project Manager


Our 2022 Moderators


Speaker 1

Bruno Van Gompel

VGV
Managing Director

Speaker 2

Tracy Sutton

Root
Founder

Speaker 3

Tim Sykes

Packaging Europe
Brand Director

Meet our Partners

Stora Enso

Diamond Sponsor

Avery Dennison

Diamond Sponsor

Wipak

Platinum Sponsor

Beontag

Platinum Sponsor

Constantia Flexibles

Platinum Sponsor

HB Fuller

Platinum Sponsor

Mondi

Platinum Sponsor

Huhtmaki

Platinum Sponsor

Siegwerk

Platinum Sponsor

Bostik

Platinum Sponsor

Hatzopoulos

Gold Sponsor




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