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Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Time   Topic Speaker
09:00-10:30   Registration and meet the exhibitors  
10:30-10:40 Welcome

Welcome and opening session

Lucy Tandon Copp
Cosmetics Business

10:40-11:20 KEYNOTE

Cosmetic packaging trends of 2020

To be confirmed

11:20-12:00 Innovation

Dupe culture: Protecting your signature style

To be confirmed

12:00-12:20 BREAK    
12:20-13:00 Innovation

Amazon ready: Optimising packaging for e-commerce

Sebastian Quevedo-Busch
Managing Director
Invinci

13:00-13:40 Sustainability

A product lifecycle that won’t cost the earth

Gary Parker
Sustainability Group Head, Health Environmental & Regulatory Services
Intertek

13.40-14:40 LUNCH  
14:40-15:20 Sustainability

One man’s trash? How to upcycle in packaging

Frédéric Fernandez
Sales Manager
Neopac

15:20-16:00 Case Study

Not all plastics are equal: What should I use?

To be confirmed

16:00-16:20 BREAK    
16:20-17:00 Sustainability

Refillables: Are they for you?

Jo Chidley
Founder
Beauty Kitchen

17:00-17:50 PANEL

Should we all get naked?

A panel with experts from the industry speaking about naked product packaging will ensure for an insightful discussion. Don’t forget to prepare some questions!

Barb Paldus
CEO
Codex Beauty Corporation

Grace Forsyth
Director of Brand Management
New Flag GmbH

Gary Parker
Sustainability Group Head, Health Environmental & Regulatory Services
Intertek



17:50-19:00   Networking and drinks evening  

Thursday, 14th May

Time   Topic Speaker
08:30-09:20   Registration  
09:20 – 10:20 Sustainability

Striking the right balance in sustainability

TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky will discuss the theory of waste and how through business we eliminate the idea of it. He will explore how one can find other areas of value, whether in packaging or products, beyond just the material value and hopefully be inspired that our future can be a world where the concept of waste doesn’t exist and yet our products can be more exciting, more convenient and better than ever.

Tom Szaky
CEO & Founder
TerraCycle

10:20-10:40 BREAK    
10:40 – 11:20 Sustainability

Can chemical recycling benefit business and planet?

Renske Gores
Market Segment Leader CPC Packaging
Eastman

11:20-12:00 Sustainability

Labelling & Decoration

Jan Hasselblatt
Director, Global Business Development
UPM Raflatac

12.00-13:10 LUNCH  
13:10-14:10 Innovation

Avoiding ‘ableism’: Accessible packaging for use by all

From shopping online, to deciphering products and applying make-up, the beauty world is far from accessible for consumers with disabilities such as visual impairment or low mobility and dexterity. This session will inform delegates of the steps that they can take to make cosmetics packaging inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Sumaira Latif
Company Accessibility Leader
Procter & Gamble

14:10-14:30 BREAK    
14:30-15:10 Innovation

Packaging pain points: Maximising the user experience

To be confirmed

15:10-16:00 Innovation

Creating a prize-winning product in the age of social media

Johnny Paterson
Managing Director
Dr.PAWPAW

Pauline Paterson
Co-Founder
Dr.PAWPAW

16:00-16:10   Review of day two  
17:00 CLOSE