Esko Sustainability Series

Is environmental sustainability a key focus within your business this year?

Given the increasing consumer demand for it – it should be.

Consumers are keen to know what businesses are doing to protect our planet, and this affects brands and convertors alike.

Let sustainability subject matter experts help you advance your ambitions with our sustainability events featuring experts, thought leaders, and representatives from across the packaging industry who give their take on how businesses can successfully turn the dial on sustainability.


Session 1:

Sustainable Packaging Market Trends to 2032

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This session provides an expert overview of the major drivers and trends impacting the development of sustainable packaging for the next ten years. Key takeaways include:

  • Packaging megatrends
  • Sustainability trends and drivers
  • Market outlook to 2032
  • Opportunities and threats

Speaker
Tom Hallam
European Project Director for Packaging Consultancy – Smithers

Tom is Project Director – Packaging at Smithers, where he provides custom market consultancy for clients across the value chain. Tom is an award winning innovator with 23 years industry experience, initially working in the consumer products sector with Reckitt Benckiser and for the last 15 years in the paper and packaging industries in environmental, market insight and innovation roles with; BillerudKorsnäs, DS Smith and UPM Kymmene. Originally Tom was focused on market and consumer insight and is now focussed on sustainability research including the low carbon and circular economy, and the impact of supply chain changes on the environment.

Session 2:

Understanding the Green Deal – A New Best Practice to Achieve your Sustainability Goals

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Enhance your understanding of the Green Deal. Key takeaways include:

  • What is the Green Deal concept?
  • Key market drivers impacting EU laws and regulations
  • How brands are responding to market challenges
  • Best practice examples for successfully applying the Green Deal concept

Speaker
Matthias Giebel
Partner - Berndt+Partner Consultants GmbH

After studying Packaging Technology at TFH Berlin (University of applied sciences), he joined the institute of packaging and environmental questions founded by Professor Dieter Berndt that later became the company Berndt+Partner. Matthias is B+P partner for Sustainability & Innovation since 2000 responsible for far more than 250 projects within the packaging and consumer goods industries

Session 3:

How Technology Helps Sustainability Initiatives Thrive

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Many businesses struggle to incorporate technology into their sustainability initiatives. In some cases, technology is not only seen as separate, but a potential conflicting challenge. However, digital tools are major accelerators of the sustainability agenda.

In this session, our experts and CSW Inc will offer practical advice and examples of how innovation in products, processes, and changes to the value chain, successfully enable profitable solutions with a significant impact on environmental goals.

Speaker
Marek Skrzynski
VP Technology & Innovation, CSW Inc

Marek has been in a packaging for over three decades. Educated at Pratt Institute, New York and Clemson University, SC., Marek currently leads CSW’s technical team and has been involved in the development of several game-changing technologies for flexography including Cross Modulation Screening, Flat-Tipped Digital Dots, Digital Color Proofing, Packaging 3D Visualization and Engineered Surface Texturing for Photopolymer Plates.

Session 4:

Balancing sustainability with other packaging trends

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Sustainability is but one of many megatrends impacting the packaging industry. How do you balance it all? In this session, key takeaways include:

  • An overview of the landscape, challenges, and trade-offs between sustainability and other industry influences
  • Examples of emerging technologies in response to these trends

Speaker
Rebecca Marciniak
Partner - Roland Berger LP

Rebecca Marciniak is a Partner at Roland Berger, based in Detroit. Her work focuses on strategic, transformation and transaction topics for clients within the consumer and health care packaging industry and value chain. Recent topics include strategies around sustainability, e-commerce, supply chain resilience, and operating model transformation to adapt to consumer and digital trends.

Session 5:

Sustainability: Headache or Opportunity?

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This 5th and last virtual coffee break session will provide Esko's expert overview of various digital tools that help you meet your sustainability goals. In this session we will:

  • Discuss the increasing demand for more sustainable packaging and trends in design and engineering that drive effective solutions
  • Showcase how Esko applications can help you meet your sustainability goals and supply chain challenges

Speaker
Susie Stitzel
Product Management Director - Esko

Susie has more than 25 years of experience in the design, prepress, printing, and packaging industries. She’s also completely passionate about packaging – to the point that her family will no longer shop with her.