Smithers are excited to confirm E-PACK Europe will be returning for a second year, this time heading to Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 21-23 April 2020.

E-PACK Europe 2020 will cover the full landscape of the evolving e-commerce packaging market. The annual cross-industry conference provides 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.

As the first conference of its kind in Europe, focusing on technical discussions around leveraging the packaging industry to fulfill the growing e-commerce market, E-PACK Europe will again support the packaging industry in the transition from in-store packaging to e-commerce packaging. This event will provide a platform for the packaging supply chain to discuss challenges and solutions in e-commerce packaging.

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 provides 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.

With over 200 professionals in attendance last year, including representatives from H&M, IKEA, VF International, Mattel, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, AB InBev, Zalando, Ferrero, Mondelez International, John Lewis, Tetra Pak, DHL and more, this is the place to be for anyone working within this evolving sector!

E-Commerce Nation readers can receive 10% off their ticket with discount code EPACK20ECN. Just enter this code at the checkout to save.

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E-PACK Europe announces programme for second edition

Smithers’ packaging for e-commerce event to feature leading brands, retailers, converters and more.

Smithers have recently unveiled the programme for the 2020 E-PACK Europe conference, taking place in Amsterdam from 21-23 April. The event is the only one of its kind in Europe which explores the full landscape of the fast-growing packaging for e-commerce market. An impressive line-up of industry-leading brands and retailers, trailblazing startups and some of the biggest names in packaging will share how they are pushing the boundaries to create more sustainable and innovative solutions for e-commerce. 

The first European edition of the conference in 2019 and was met with an overwhelming response, welcoming over 200 professionals from across the global supply chain, and providing a much-needed platform to discuss the technical and operational challenges facing the fast-growing e-commerce packaging industry. Addressing the need for companies to adapt and evolve packaging that meets all needs of the market, this year’s agenda will focus heavily on innovation and sustainability at every level of the value chain, from packaging design and technology, to materials, distribution and delivery networks.

The two-day conference will begin with an update on global market & consumer trends and regulations, with insights from logistics giant, DHL, and senior representatives from Google, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Smurfit Kappa who will explore the importance of the online customer experience and potential implications for packaging. 

Other topics set to be discussed include:

  • Designing sustainable e-commerce packaging, with speakers from H&M, Mars Wrigley, Reckitt Benckiser, Barilla, and Perfetti Van Melle. 
  • Supply chain initiatives, with speakers from Zalando, European Outdoor Group, Repack and Loop.
  • How new technologies are helping to transform e-commerce business, with speakers from Estee Lauder, HP, H.B. Fuller and Suez Trading
  • Sustainable innovations for e-commerce packaging, with speakers from Tetra Pak, Amcor Group and Ace & Tate.

The conference will conclude with a series of 10-minute presentations showcasing new and innovative solutions from top startup companies. In addition to the dynamic conference programme, delegates can take part in an experiential workshop and site visit to Smurfit Kappa’s Global Experience Centre in Amsterdam. 

Tickets for the E-PACK conference start at €1,049 for an early bird ticket, with prices increasing in the lead-up to the event. E-Commerce Nation readers can save 10% off by using discount code EPACK20ECN. You can view the full programme and speaker line-up at

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