Product and technology innovations are set to take center stage, especially on the second day of Greiner Packaging’s event, this year hosted by the plastic packaging manufacturer as a virtual trade show experience. Engaging live talks, workshops, and one-on-one meetings will demonstrate that innovation is the key to making a circular economy a reality.
Due to the pandemic, Greiner Packaging is organizing its Innovation Days as a digital format this year – with a program that offers much to look forward to. While the keynote speeches and sessions on June 9 will primarily focus on sustainability, innovation will take center stage on June 10. Guests will have exciting opportunities to gather information and speak directly with respected experts from the packaging industry and waste management sector, all in the virtual space. In one highlight from the program for day two, Andreas Opelt, COO and member of the executive board at Saubermacher, will be speaking about innovations in waste collection and recycling just before midday. He will look at how the latest technologies and digital transformation are giving rise to sustainable processes and results in this field and how these developments can play a key role in shaping the future of recycling.
Broad program of virtual live talks
On the afternoon of June 10, the virtual Innovation Days event will focus entirely on the significance of innovation for a circular economy. For example, with Jennifer Stanley, founder and managing director of Appetite Creative, and James Males, commercial director at Appetite Creative, the organizers have secured two true specialists to speak on the subject of connected packaging – the integration of intelligent technologies into packaging solutions for products.
Piet de Vriendt, senior business development manager at Kezzler, and John B. Beerens, chief sales officer at Kezzler, will initiate discussions on new approaches to the digital transformation, specifically in the form of cloud-based UIDs (unique identifiers). Christian Schiller, co-founder of Cirplus, will present new technologies that use digital
methods to track streams of recycled materials in a live talk dedicated to this topic. A further session will focus on digital watermarks, a project that Greiner Packaging is pushing forward together with partners such as the Digimarc Corporation and its chief evangelist and speaker Larry Logan. Both companies are also involved in the HolyGrail 2.0 initiative set up by the European Brands Association (AIM). Other live sessions will look at the potential that barrier technologies can open up for a circular economy and design aspects that will determine the way forward for sustainable packaging solutions in the future.
Workshops and meetings with experts
Guests attending either of the Innovation Days will have the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops on the topic of life cycle assessments. They will also have the chance to speak with experts from Greiner Packaging by booking individual one-on-one meetings. Plus, customers will be able to gain insights into the world of Greiner Packaging’s product and design solutions on both days of the event as well as download informative white papers, brochures, and fact sheets provided by the packaging specialists.
For the complete Greiner Packaging Innovation Days program, please visit www.packworldgpi.com/registration
Guests can use the MyAgenda function to create their own schedule for the event. They will then receive a reminder before the start of every item they have marked on the agenda to make sure they do not miss any sessions. After the digital event, those who have registered in advance will be able to download all of the content from Innovation Days on the platform.