Following on from the huge success of the E-PACK US Summit launch in Chicago this past September, the inaugural European edition is set to take place on 25-27 March 2019 in Berlin and promises to be even bigger and better.
The E-PACK Europe 2019 programme will cover the full landscape of the packaging for e-commerce market, with topics set to be discussed including:
- Innovative technologies transforming the supply chain, with speakers including IKEA, Foresta.IO and EMOTA
- New materials and latest technologies, with speakers including DS Smith, Zalando, Sealed Air and THIMM The Highpack Group
- Retailers and brand perspectives – opportunities and challenges, with speakers including John Lewis & Partners, Mondelez International, Britvic, Rakuten and Mars Wrigley Confectionary
- Sustainability in e-commerce packaging, with speakers including RePack, IKEA and Smurfit Kappa
Additional topics include the future of e-commerce packaging, omnichannel, design and innovation for e-commerce packaging, with other speakers including Mattel, Amcor, Pernod Ricard, Garcon Wines, Perfetti Van Melle, ABS Greenworld and more.
View the full programme and speaker line-up here.
In addition to the dynamic programme, E-PACK Europe attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in an omnichannel packaging design workshop and an exclusive site visit to reBuy’s Fulfilment Centre in Berlin.
E-Pack Europe 2019 will cover the full landscape of the evolving e-commerce packaging market. The annual cross industry conference will provide a platform to discuss technical challenges for the e-commerce packaging industry in terms of functional designs and protection, innovative and cost effective packaging solutions, new business opportunities, case studies from leading brands & retailers, advancements in materials and technology and more.
The overall market for e-commerce packaging will grow rapidly in the coming years, expanding at an annual growth rate of 14.3% from 2017 through to 2022. This growth will see e-commerce packaging including corrugated packaging, flexible packaging, protective and transit packaging reaching almost $55 billion in 2022. The rapidly evolving nature of e-commerce as a sales and delivery channel is making it one of the most attractive areas of the global packaging industry, with brands, logistics companies, conventional and online retailers, converters and material suppliers all positioning themselves to take advantage of this.
But growing concerns over the environment and shipping costs in particular will change the nature of packaging used for e-commerce. Manufacturers and retailers are working hard to create packaging that is fit for purpose in the e-commerce supply chain. An increasingly complex supply chain puts higher demands on the durability of the packaging, while retailers are involved in a hugely competitive market where packaging is increasingly important as a means to product and brand differentiation.
Addressing this fast-changing market will require the overall packaging supply chain to meet new requirements. Companies must adapt and evolve packaging that meets all the needs of the market. Not only will the packaging be required to fulfill the massively growing market but the packaging itself must evolve. New technologies and materials need to be utilised to make packaging safer and more efficient, while considering the environmental impact of the waste and package disposal as well as supply chain efficiency.
Packed with first-hand experience, leading brands and retailers will be sharing their insights, best practice and lessons learned on their e-commerce packaging journeys, E-PACK Europe will offer you the perfect platform to stay ahead of the latest trends and developments in the e-commerce packaging market. Through a mix of case studies, interactive panel discussions and thought-leadership, the experts will help you to find solutions to your problems.
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