• Tickets for this year’s AUSPACK Leaders Forum on 18-19 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, are now on sale at special early bird rates. Book now and save up to $300.
    Tickets for this year’s AUSPACK Leaders Forum on 18-19 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, are now on sale at special early bird rates. Book now and save up to $300.
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Tickets for this year’s AUSPACK Leaders Forum on 18-19 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, are now on sale at special early bird rates. Book now and save up to $300.

Held during AUSPACK on 18-19 May, the Leaders Forum will cover themes of future technology, sustainability and the circular economy, investment and collaboration, future supply chain, adapting and diversifying for commercial success, and the future workforce.

The program is expanding fast, with an impressive line-up of speakers.

Key topics at the forum will be:

Organisational transformation: learn how to prepare yourself and your team to harness the future strategies and technologies;

Technology and automation: de-risk your innovation spend by assessing what’s working for others;

Sustainability demands: hear how forward-thinking companies are matching consumer demand to innovate new products;

Supply chain disruption: discover how to build a robust supply chain; and

Consumer habits: looking at the trends, discovering what this will mean for your business, and how you can tap into the ‘next big thing’.

Curator of the forum Louisa Theobald said that as we emerge from Covid lockdowns and restrictions, the need to learn from others and broaden our experiences has never been more important.

Hear more from Theobald in this video update.

“The Leaders Forum will bring together the thought leaders, game changers and big discussions the industry needs to hear, and offers the first opportunity for leaders to come together face-to-face in over two years.

“If your organisation is serious about people, planet and profit, the Leaders Forum is critical. Benchmark your progress, inspiring your next steps, and connecting you with like-minded forward thinkers,” Theobald said.  

Speakers include:

Belinda Anderson, head of marketing, Coles Own Brand

Jean Baillard, general manager, TerraCycle

Greg Calvert, co-founder and director, FreshChain Systems

Paul Chatfield, vice-president – marketing, Mondēlez International

Melissa Crawford, general manager for future workforce, Vector NZ

Brooke Donnelly, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

Allan Frydman, founder and managing director, DC Works

Diem Fuggersberger, founder and CEO, Berger Ingredients

Gavin Ger, joint-CEO and commercial director, Laava

Emma Greenhatch, CEO and food agribusiness network/director, Turbine Sunshine Coast

Mikey Hart, creative director, Hulsbosch

Rose Herceg, chief strategy officer, WPP AUNZ

David Inderias, co-founder and CEO, Fresh Supply Co.

Jennifer Keegan, head of retail and product portfolio delivery group business enablement, Woolworths Group

Christian Ruberg, future digital manufacturing lead, CSIRO

Richard Smith, director of sustainability, Amcor

Brendan Stayte, solutions consultant, Australia Post

Andrew Steele, director – retail, GS1 Australia

Kate Whitehead, managing director, Avant Group

Luke Wood, CEO and founder, Escavox

Limited Super Early Bird tickets are available at 20 per cent off until 18 March. Book your ticket from the event website now for $1200, and save yourself $300.

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