AUSPACK conference speakers announced

The AUSPACK Business and Industry Conference 2019 is about being smart, connected and sustainable.

Learn key insights driving FMCG packaging. Understand where smart packaging fits into sustainability for a business and the planet, while discovering how ‘mindful’ consumers are driving change in packaging and processing. Find out how to tune into the future consumer (hint, it’s not just about Millennials, get the latest on innovating for the growing older population). Understand how to use design trends whether you’re exporting or selling domestically.

Discover just how e-commerce is shaking up the supply chain and how Industry 4.0 and Blockchain are transforming supply chains and traceability. See how the factory of the future is already here, and how your business can benefit.

Get the facts on the economic ‘state of the nation’; what it means now and its future impact on Australia’s manufacturing sector and individual businesses.

Delve into how you can innovatively and sustainably meet the challenges around energy for your operation.

Be fully prepared for the future by uncovering how you can capitalise on broad industry collaboration, while gaining strength through your own workplace’s diversity.

Take advantage of the AUSPACK 2019 Business and Industry Conference to network with your peers, celebrate with colleagues and collaborate with others in the industry.

Key Insights Driving the Future of Packaging for the FMCG Industry
International leader and packaging innovator, Dr Michael Okoroafor, vice-president, global sustainability and packaging Innovation, McCormick (USA) will share his insights on leveraging transformational packaging innovation and re-aligned supply chain to drive groawth for the FMCG industry. His session will cover how the power of e-commerce is shaping the future of retail and consumer behaviour.

Panel: What’s Good for the Planet is Good for Business – Exploring the Opportunities Arising from the 2025 National Packaging Waste Target
Be part of a lively discussion and thought-provoking debate which will explore the 2025 National Packaging Waste Target, how this will affect companies and how the industry has the potential to lead on this issue, plus, the implications and the importance of collaboration. Writer and comedian Craig Reucassel from ABC’s “War on Waste” and “The Chaser”, will charge this industry panel which features Steve Lapidge, CEO, Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and Brooke Donnelly, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).

The Future Consumer – It’s Not Just About Millennials
It’s important to look at what the future consumer looks like for you and your business in order to impact business growth. In recent times most conversations on the consumer of the future has focused on millennials and Generation Z. Shelley McMillan, associate director, Consulting ANZ at Mintel will discuss current research, trends and predictions but most importantly look at what we as an industry needs to consider to optimise business growth.

Blockchain – What is Blockchain and how is it Revolutionising the Supply Chain?
Dr Darcy Allen, postdoctoral research fellow, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, will explain what blockchain technology is and how it looks to impact the economy and society. He will deep dive in to how blockchain is much more than a technology for creating cryptocurrencies and how it can create enormous opportunities for any business.

The Current Export Landscape
Bryan Clark, director, Trade & International Affairs Australian Chamber of Commerce will use this session to consider the ever- evolving global trade landscape. There will be a particular focus on free trade agreements and the situation with Brexit, plus antidumping and other trade restrictive measures being applied by Governments around the world. Learn how you as a business should respond to this and what free trade agreements can offer to your business.  You will come away with an increased awareness of trends in trade restrictions, as well as compliance requirements for international trade.

Strength Through Diversity
Embrace diversity in your workplace and be part of an interactive session ‘Strength Through Diversity’ at the end of day two, led by leading diversity expert Dr Katie Spearritt.. Dr Katie will share research underlining the importance of diversity of background and thinking to stimulate innovation, improve decision-making and create a more engaged workforce.

Friday 25 January is the last date for you to save the maximum discount on the AUSPACK Business and Industry Conference – register today to secure your seat.

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