Sustainable Packaging 2012 is the first virtual conference and expo to reconcile ecological packaging technology with economic reality in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

On Thursday 08th March 2012, food and beverage manufacturers from all over the world connected with industry experts and packaging suppliers during this 4 hour online event. The event attracted 1,573 registrants, of which 702 (44.6%) attended the interactive live broadcasts. The proposed content clearly hit the mark.

We would like to thank all that took part in this event for your contribution to the successful outcome.

The team at SustainablePackaging2012


Growing consumer pressure for green products along with the promise of brand enhancement and greater market share mean that sustainability is the packaging megatrend that every company wants to tap into.

The market for sustainable and green packaging is forecast to be worth just under US$108bn in 2011 with the prospect of consistent growth over the next decade, according to industry analysts Visiongain.

As brand owners seek to meet consumer preference for sustainable products, manufacturers will continue to come under pressure to use eco-friendly materials and reduce the adverse environmental impact of packaging in landfill.

However, challenges remain in terms of higher costs for renewable materials combined with limitations on their performance.

Technological advancements related to light weighting packaging, the adoption of production methods that require low-energy consumption and the ability to adapt materials from renewable sources will continue to drive innovation and growth.

The Sustainable Packaging Virtual Conference will explore how the industry can meet eco-challenges while containing costs and guaranteeing that packaging does its main job keeping food safe, nutritious and appealing from factory to fork.

Live conferences Free access!

Can Packaging ever be sustainable?

Oliver Nieburg Confectionery NewsOliver Nieburg
Reporter for
Confectionery News

Julian Carroll                  H.C. Services                  International Julian Carroll
Partner and specialist on packaging, environmental and sustainability strategy                  and public policy.
                 Former Managing Director                  at EUROPEN
                 H.C. Services                  International

Ecological & economical: Balancing the technology

Rory Harrington Rory Harrington
Senior Editor

Philippe Roulet NestlePhilippe Roulet
Head of Global Packaging, Materials & Training,

Tom Egan PMMITom Egan
Vice President, Industry Services for

Glass, The sustainable Packaging Choice

Viivika REMMEL O-I Viivika REMMEL
European Marketing Director

Sponsored by O-I

Environmental Footprints The Full Story

Michael Sturges Ardagh Group Michael Sturges
Consultant for Innventia Edge
Ardagh Group

Steffen Seehausen Ardagh Group Steffen Seehausen
Group Head of Sustainability
Ardagh Group

Sponsored by Ardagh Group

What technologies are going to lead the future of sustainable packaging?

Ben Bouckley Ben Bouckley
Deputy Online Editor

Andy Sweetman European BioplasticsAndy Sweetman
European Bioplastics

Andrew Streeter DatamonitorAndrew Streeter
International packaging specialist, opinion former & director of Pack-Track

Join the experts on the live day! They are here to answer YOUR questions

On the day of the event, navigate to the exhibition hall. In there, you will be able to communicate LIVE with industry experts through a range of networking tools:

  • Group text chat
  • Private one-to-one text chat
  • E-mail
  • Business-card exchange

How does a Virtual Conference work? Watch the video now!

Sustainable Packaging extends the reach of a traditional conference or trade show.
It is just like a physical conference or a show, but without leaving your desk!

Take a video tour !

  • Attend live conferences with well-reputed speakers
  • Meet with leading packaging equipment and materials suppliers
  • Download the latest information on sustainable packaging and technology
  • Network with suppliers and industry experts

Targeted Visitors:

CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads/Managers of: Packaging and Innovation Packaging Development Pack Change Process Packaging and Process Engineering Environmental Packaging Development Research and Development Marketing Packaging manufacturers and research institutes.

Virtual Conference

Starts 9:00 am in New York | 6:00 am in Los Angeles | 3:00 pm in Paris

March 08th, 2012

Register for free to Sustainable Packaging 2012

Live Virtual Event

Calendar MAR 08, 2012
3:00 pm CET
Register for free to Sustainable Packaging 2012

The show is now open !

Silver sponsors:

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Conference Speakers:

Nestle is a conference speaker for Sustainable Packaging

European Bioplastics is a conference speaker for Sustainable Packaging

Datamonitor is a conference speaker for Sustainable Packaging

Products presented:

NatureFlex-03 is a product presented at Sustainable Packaging 2012

Extendo is a product presented at Sustainable Packaging 2012

Nativia is a product presented at Sustainable Packaging 2012

Organized by:

FoodNavigator is the organizer of Sustainable Packaging

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