The East Midlands Packaging Society

The Voice of Packaging in the Heart of the Country

By popular demand we are pleased to announce the next in our series of packaging technology business & academic partnership events...Pack To The Future 4......

Thursday 12th December 2013, 8AM – 1PM

Inspiration and expertise on packaging innovation, functionality, sustainability, materials, technology, and consumer attitudes.


Is your product packaging efficient and functional? Does it appeal to your customers? Does it cost you the earth, or take up too much space? If you’ve concerns in any of these areas this FREE event is for you.


The Packaging Society and Future Factory invite you come along and get advice on your packaging dilemmas, and hear from experts about what the future of packaging will bring.


A choice of expert panel sessions and a networking lunch will allow you the time and resources to get the answers you need, and inspire you.


Event Schedule:

8.00-8.30 Breakfast and registration: serving tea, coffee, pastries, cereal and bacon butties

8.30-8.40 Welcome from Packaging Society and Andy Barron, of Future Factory

8.40-9.00 Chris Penfold, The Packaging Society - The Future of Packaging – what can we expect?

9.00-9.20 Leigh Holloway, ECO3 - Sustainability in Packaging – What does it mean and is it possible?

9.20-9.40 Tom Fisher, Professor in Product Design at NTU, co-author of Designing For Re-Use: The Life Of Consumer Packaging (2009), Tom’s recent research focus is on consumer attitudes towards product design

9.40 – 10.00 Break

10.20-10.20 Fengge Gao, Reader in Chemistry and Forensic Science at NTU – Fengee’s research explores the how the future of packaging will exploit our knowledge of nano-science and the creation of new materials with health and safety benefits.

10.20-10.40 David Wiggins, Creative Head at Chesapeake will offer an industry perspective on inclusive design and functionality

10.40-11.15 Q&A session/plenary with speakers panel

11.15-11.30 Break

11.30-13.00  (lunch buffet served at 12.00) Informal networking and advice from expert organisations, plus pre-arranged 10 minute surgery sessions with parallel expert panels:  


Expert Panel Surgery 1: Innovation, design and functionality

Expert Panel Surgery 2: Sustainability, materials, technology and consumer  


Exhibit stands by: Future Factory, Packaging Society

Display: Tom Fisher, Fengge Gao and Packaging Society examples on central table  

13.00 Close
Please note that places will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are interested please register your place by following this link: On-line registration

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Tags: #anticounterfeiting, #design, #innovation, #nanotechnology, #ntu, #packaging, #sustainability

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