Packaging Conference 2019 - Brussels

Packaging Conference 2019 - Brussels


Registration is now open! Download your Registration Form, complete it and return it to Alison Grace at Intergraf (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to secure your place.


Packaging Conference will take place on 21 February 2019, with supplementary networking activites running from 20-22 February. The conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium (Hotel Metropole, Place de Brouckère 31, 1000 Brussels). As well as the conference and networking opportunities, participants will receive European Printed Packaging Trends, a report prepared exclusively for this event by Smithers Pira. This event is being co-organised by European printing industry association Intergraf, flexographic industry association FTA Europe and market research institute Smithers Pira.


The first expert speakers have been announced (more coming soon!):

  •    Kęstutis Sadauskas, Director for Circular Economy and Green Growth at DG Environment, European Commission, will present about packaging waste
  •    Guy Thomas, Creative Strategy Director at Parker Williams Ltd. / Sun Branding Solutions, will present about thoughtful packaging design
  •    Chris Tonge, Managing Director of Ultimate Packaging, a flexible and digital packaging printer, will give an industry case study
  •    Joanna Stephenson, Managing Director of PHD Marketing and Co-Founder of Women in Packaging, will discuss marketing for print and packaging
  •    Prof. Dr. Ir. Peter Ragaert, Professor and Technological Adviser at Pack4Food, University of Ghent, will present about the functionality, convenience and sustainability of packaging
  •    Ania Krolak, Managing Consultant at Smithers Pira, will present the information in Pira's market report about the packaging sector in Europe
  •    Gerd Bergmann, Editorial Director of Flexo&Gravure Global / Flexo+TiefDruck and G&K TechMedia GmbH, will moderate this event


Delegates from Intergraf/FTA Europe member associations and journalists (1 person per company/association) can attend this event for free (€190 for additional delegates). €190 for member companies of Intergraf/FTA Europe. €390 for non-member printers. €490 for non-member suppliers.


Wednesday 20 February
Welcome cocktail, 18.30-20.00

Thursday 21 February
Welcome breakfast, 08.30-09.00
Packaging Conference, 09.00-17.00
Conference dinner, 19.30-22.00

Friday 22 February
Trip to European Parliament, 09.00-12.00