The Show & Tell event will focus on creating a stepping stone for the new generation of packaging technologists and brand managers, and promote inter-industry networking.
On the other hand, the Circular Economy Forum will comprise of panel discussions and expert sessions on topics such as the environmental impact of print and packaging and how to achieve an efficient packaging design. Speakers from leading companies such as Gaurav Luniya of Manjushree Technopack, PN Sridharr of ITC PSPD and Parag Bagade of Avery Dennison, will put forth their point of view, along with insightful sessions from Hiten Bheda of All India Plastics Manufacturers Association and Ganesh Kumar of DQS India.
Noel D’Cunha, managing editor, PrintWeek and WhatPackaging?, said, “Through Show & Tell, PrintWeek aims to create a platform, which boosts the co-creation and collaboration among innovative creators and brand managers who will be present in the audience.”
At the event, representatives from leading print firms such as Parksons Packaging, Huhtamaki PPL, Printmann, TCPL, Trigon Digital Solutions, Manohar Packaging, Spectrum Scan and many more will shed light on new ways of producing things and how they have created a benchmark in the Indian print and packaging industry, through innovation.
Girish Agarwaal, the promoter director of DB Corp (DBCL), will deliver the keynote address.
The event will be attended by brand marketers, designers, creative thinkers, packaging development managers and packaging buyers who understand the vital role of print and packaging in today's booming market.
On the Circular Economy Forum, Dinesh Ingawale, technical editor, WhatPackaging?, said, “The perception is that circular economy is an extension of recycling, but it’s much more than that. Unlike linear economy which makes, uses and disposes of materials, circular economy offers options across the chain, uses fewer resources as possible, keeps it in circulation for as long as possible, then recovers and regenerates products at the end of the service life.”
The first panel discussion of the Circular Economy Forum will see Maneesh Sharma of Future Consumer, Deepa Naik of Hershey’s and Amit Kale of Reliance Retail, shed light on the topic ‘Design thinking for circular economy’. The discussions will revolve around the design and system-level re-think needed to move towards a circular economy.
As brand owners and retailers, the members of the panel will be involved in effecting key decisions which impact the lifecycle of products and its packaging. The aim of the discussion is to gather views including ideas, opportunities and challenges involved in realising the goal of zero-waste.
The second panel discussion will focus on the topic ‘Engaging stakeholders to achieve zero-waste’. The panelists for this session are Paul Prakash of Pidilite Industries, Muthusubramanian Ramaiah of Packfora, and Aaditya Kashyap of Marks Emballage. It will be moderated by Prasad Balan Iyer of SIES Graduate School of Technology.
Iyer said, “There are mixed attitudes towards zero-waste to landfill within the industry. While the idea is largely met with enthusiasm from all corners, actually achieving zero waste status can be a challenge. When post-consumer waste ends up in landfills it turns into an environmental hazard and is so mixed up that it's hard to reclaim any tangible value out of it. Overcoming this challenge will require a change in thinking, and we look forward to such thoughts during the discussion.”
(This article first appeared on PrintWeek.in)