Luxury Packaging Week Agenda 
"Focus on Sustainability"

We look forward to welcoming you to Luxury Packaging Week from Monday 26 - Friday 30 April. Please take a look at the full weeks Agenda below.

DAY 1

MONDAY 26 APRIL

"Have Environmental Concerns Changed the Approach to Luxury Packaging?"

15.00 - 15.05 (BST)

Introduction

Philip Chadwick, editor, Packaging News

15:05 - 15:25 (BST)

Redefining Luxury Packaging

Rae Stanton-Smithson, Earthcare retail lead, Lush

15:25 - 15:45 (BST)

Global Luxury Packaging: The Future - Markets, Materials, Technology 

Neil Farmer, founder/owner Neil Farmer Associates

15:45 - 16:30 (BST)

PANEL DISCUSSION & Audience Q&A: Can the public be assured that luxury can be environmentally-friendly?

Moderator: Philip Chadwick, editor, Packaging News
Rae Stanton-Smithson, Earthcare retail lead, Lush
Chris Bonnichon, packaging specialist, Harrods 
Neil Farmer
, founder/owner, Neil Farmer Associates,  
Tan Mahal, creative designer, Pollard Boxes

DAY 2

TUESDAY 27 APRIL Sponsored by 

"Sustainable Design for Luxury and Prestige Brands"

15:00 - 15:05 (BST)

Introduction 

Waqas Qureshi, news editor, Packaging News

15:05 - 15:25 (BST)

Reductive Design for Luxury Brands 

Bryan Edmondson, creative director/founder, SEA Design

15:25 - 15:45 (BST)

Clean, Lean-Engineering Machines 

Matthew Blackmore, global packaging manager, Dyson

15:45 - 16:00 (BST)

'Sack the Sachet' -  Supporting a ban on plastic sample sachets used by the personal and home care industries

Sian Sutherland, co-founder, A Plastic Planet

16:00 - 16:40 (BST)

PANEL DISCUSSION & Audience Q&A: The importance of making credible environmental claims?

Moderator: Waqas Qureshi, news editor, Packaging News

Amelia Dales, commercial director, Garçon Wines (pictured), Matthew Blackmore, global packaging manager, DysonBryan Edmondson, creative director/founder, SEA Design, Victor Dixon, chief executive, LLFlex, Sian Sutherland, co-founder, A Plastic Planet

DAY 3WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL"Sustainable Ideas for Luxury"

15:00 - 15:05 (BST)

Introduction 

Philip Chadwick, editor, Packaging News

15:05 - 15:25 (BST)

Can Luxury Packaging be Sustainable?


Mike Rose, director of brands packaging, Edrington

15:25 - 15:45 (BST)

Conscious Design™ - introducing the blueprint of how to design sustainable packaging

Jenny Greenwood, innovation & sustainability manager and Natasha Samek, strategy director, Butterfly Cannon

15:45 - 16:05 (BST)

Sustainability isn’t a Luxury

Paula Chin, sustainable materials specialist, WWF-UK

16:05 - 16:40 (BST)

PANEL DISCUSSION & Audience Q&A:
Is Circularity a Realistic Goal for the Luxury Market?  

Moderator: Tracy Sutton (pictured), founder & lead consultant, Root 

Robert Lockyer, chief executive, Delta Global, Natasha Samek, strategy director, Butterfly Cannon, Mike Rose, director of brands packaging, Edrington, Paula Chin, sustainable materials specialist, WWF-UK

DAY 4

THURSDAY 29 APRIL - Sponsored by  

"Environmentally Friendly Packaging in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Market"

15:00 - 15:05 (BST)

Introduction

Philip Chadwick, editor, Packaging News

15:05 - 15:25 (BST)

No Trust Without Trust Marks: Why Accreditation and Certification Matters


Diana Verde Nieto, co-founder & CEO, Positive Luxury

15:25 - 15:45 (BST)

TBC

Duncan Robinson, managing director, Pillbox Design

15:45 - 16:30 (BST)

PANEL DISCUSSION & Audience Q&A: 
What are consumers demanding?

Moderator: Philp Chadwick, news editor, Packaging News

Tiila Abbitt, founder & CEO, Āether Beauty (Pictured), Louise Wohrne, manager communication & sustainability, division paper,
BillerudkorsnäsDiana Verde Nieto, co-founder & CEO, Positive Luxury, Duncan Robinson, managing director, Pillbox Design

DAY 5FRIDAY 30 APRIL"Packaging in the Luxury Drinks Market"

15:00 - 15:05 (BST)

Introduction

Philip Chadwick, editor, Packaging News

15:05 - 15:25 (BST)

Luxury in Craft 

Tiago Russo, design director, The Craft Irish Whiskey Co.

15:25 - 15:45 (BST)

Exploring opportunities for luxury packaging in the Circular Economy

Paul Hamilton, business development director, Hunter Luxury 

15:45 - 16:30 (BST)

PANEL DISCUSSION & Audience Q&A: 
How do you Stay Creative in a Competitive Category? 


Moderator: Philip Chadwick, editor, Packaging News

Robert Cooper, senior designer, Seymourpowell (pictured).
Tiago Russo, design director, The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., Paul Hamilton, business development director, Hunter Luxury

* Further speakers and panellists will be added to the schedule, so this line-up is subject to change.