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OVERCOMING CHALLENGES AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SMART PACKAGING SUPPLY CHAIN
Panel – How Do You Drive Collaboration Within the Smart Packaging Supply Chain?
Collaboration through the supply chain is essential for creating products successfully. Incorporating smart packaging, track and trace, etc., can give companies and consumers alike, the assurance of where their product has been, security and accessibility. How has COVID-19 changed collaboration and implementation? What innovations should companies look to invest in? Where is the future of smart packaging going and how can collaboration help?

Panel Moderator: Murad Nathani, Co-Founder, Sepio Products

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Vinod Vazhapulli, Managing Director, Skanem (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Wolfram Hahn, Global Business Development Manager, Edelmann Group
ACTIVE PACKAGING APPLICATIONS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE
The Future of Active and Intelligent Packaging to 2023
Detailed abstract coming soon!
 
Benjamin Trent | Managing Consultant, Smithers
Connecting Packaging and the Consumer
In this presentation, Mars Wrigley and WestRock will detail a pilot that used digital printing and Augmented Reality for a collectible, connected M&M’S pack.
 
John Dwyer | Vice President of Business Development, Enterprise Solutions, WestRock
Have Expiry Dates Expired? How to Reduce Waste, Improve Consumer Satisfaction and Improve the Bottom Line
  • The barriers that have prevented previous real time freshness indication technology from entering the mainstream food market
  • Mimica’s design-led and cost-engineering approach that generated a globally scalable
  • How Mimica Touch can pay for itself and also boost sales
  • Mimica’s plans for rolling out across the food industry and other perishable goods industries

Solveiga Pakštaitė | Founder and Director, Mimica
Smart Packaging Isn't That Smart...Yet!
Stephen McSpadden, Product Manager at Cutitronics, will address the missed opportunities that the status quo in smart packaging delivers to brands and consumers in the cosmetics business today. He will then deliver insights on what 21st Century smart packaging could be capable of based on technology and solutions that are already deployed at scale in other domains based on his 20+ years of experience in those areas. Technology and solutions to deliver supply chain pedigree as well as product integrity will be featured in the presentation as well as how truly smart packaging can deliver on the often promised intimate relationship between consumer and brand to the benefit of both.
 
Stephen McSpadden | Product Manager, Cutitronics Ltd.
15 Minute Break
Facilitated Networking
Presentation To Be Confirmed
Connected Packaging
Speaker details and abstract to come.
Co-Presentation from Amcor and Kezzler
Thought Leadership | Topic Tables
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SMART PACKAGING SUPPLY CHAIN
Panel – How Do You Drive Collaboration Within the Smart Packaging Supply Chain?
Collaboration through the supply chain is essential for creating products successfully. Incorporating smart packaging, track and trace, etc., can give companies and consumers alike, the assurance of where their product has been, security and accessibility. How has COVID-19 changed collaboration and implementation? What innovations should companies look to invest in? Where is the future of smart packaging going and how can collaboration help?

Panel Moderator: Murad Nathani, Co-Founder, Sepio Products

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Vinod Vazhapulli, Managing Director, Skanem (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Wolfram Hahn, Global Business Development Manager, Edelmann Group
THE ROLE OF PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES IN E-COMMERCE
BOBST “Packaging 4.0”
The demand from Brand owners is for agility and sustainability. Those who do not adapt to new market needs will be disrupted. BOBST’s vision – “Packaging 4.0” - is centered around three key elements to make the entire packaging production workflow more effective and more efficient: Connectivity – Digitalization – Automation. All stakeholders will be connected to a digitalized and automated workflow, accessing cloud-based information and digitized expertise anytime anywhere – for an agile and collaborative operation across labels, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board.
 
Leonard Badet | Head of Group Innovation, BOBST
USER CASE - Tequila On The Blocks: Combating Product Counterfeiting With Blockchain & NFC Technology
Presented by: Mayo Akindele, Founder | Nomad Spirits Company & Nomad Wellness Company
Panel - Branding for the Future
This panel will address anti-counterfeiting, track and trace, how to stand out from your competition, and concerns from companies within the e-commerce space.

Panelists to be announced.
An Introduction to Immersive Technologies in Packaging
This is an introduction to immersive technologies in packaging and the terminology surrounding them. We will be showcasing brands deploying these technologies, the metrics they have achieved and the efficiency they have created along their supply chain. We will also discuss the future of immersive technologies in packaging and in general.
 
Navjeet Chhina | CEO, Genius Ventures Inc
Facilitated Networking
The Future of Packaging in a Mobile First World
Packaging represents a brand's personal advertising billboard which is in contact with the consumer's everyday lives - but until now it's sat there silently. With the power of the smartphone Augmented Reality turns passive packaging into an interactive media channel. Martin will share how partners like Coca Cola, Nestle, Beiersdorf, and Unilever harness this tech to drive commercial value. Bring your smartphone to launch case study experiences from the screen.
 
Ed Morris | VP Strategic Partnerships - North America, Zappar
AdhereTech - Frictionless Medication Adherence
AdhereTech is a web-connected pill bottle capable of transmitting its information to the web to provide dosage reminders to its user. Designed with patented capacitive sensing to improve outcomes, reduce insurance costs, and collect secure data about medication usage, the AdhereTech bottle is an important contribution to the healthcare technology market. Tomorrow Lab provided a full 360° service in developing the AdhereTech bottle, including leading the Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and provisional on-bottle Software and Service Design of the product.
 
Pepin Gelardi | Partner, Tomorrow Lab
Omni-Channel Packaging
Presentation from Tetra Pak - Speaker details coming soon.

Key trends shaping the growth of online grocery shopping. Key opportunities include easy product replenishment, voice, and convenient packaging, awareness on the circular economy, customization of products and personalization, and fast delivery (radio-frequency identification RFID and robotics).
Thought Leadership | Topic Tables