• Top Row (L-R): Brendan Stayt, Diem Fuggersberger, Brooke Donnelly, Christian Ruberg
Bottom Row (L-R): Rose Herceg, Melissa Crawford, Jean Baillard
    Top Row (L-R): Brendan Stayt, Diem Fuggersberger, Brooke Donnelly, Christian Ruberg Bottom Row (L-R): Rose Herceg, Melissa Crawford, Jean Baillard
  • Registrations for AUSPACK 2022, the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event, are now open.
    Registrations for AUSPACK 2022, the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event, are now open.
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Understanding trends driving the industry, gaining insights, and learning strategies to strengthen businesses, will be key takeouts at the new AUSPACK Leaders Forum, which runs on 18 & 19 May 2022.

AUSPACK 2022 is in Melbourne from 17-20 May.

Held during the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA)-owned AUSPACK 2022, which is scheduled from 17-20 May, the Forum will cover the themes of future technology, sustainability and the circular economy, investment and collaboration, future supply chain, adapting and diversifying for commercial success, and future workforce.

Key speakers include Rose Herceg, chief strategy officer, WPP AUNZ, who will present the Business Trends Report, as well as  Brooke Donnelly, CEO at the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and Jean Baillard, GM at Terracycle, who will be part of the panel discussion on future packaging, recycling and the circular economy.

Other speakers include Melissa Crawford, GM future workforce with Vector NZ, who will give a keynote presentation on ensuring the right workforce for the future; Diem Fuggersberger, founder and CEO of Berger Ingredients; Christian Ruberg, future digital manufacturing lead at CSIRO; and Brendan Stayte, solutions consultant with Australia Post.

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

“There are many factors impacting packaging and processing businesses at this point, and we are delighted to launch the AUSPACK 2022 Leaders Forum as a way for business owners to benchmark their progress as an organisation of the future,” said Karolina Rodriguez, marketing manager for Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF). 

“The Forum will also enable attendees to learn, gain some inspiration and – importantly being a face-to-face event – network with like-minded, forward-thinking leaders.

“With Australia at a critical recovery stage after the Covid-19 pandemic, industry is seeing many factors driving unprecedented organisational transformation in packaging and processing businesses.

“These include supply chain disruption, sustainability demands, and technology and automation leaps, then at the consumer end we’re seeing fast-paced changes in buying habits and views on environmental impacts. All of this is then combined with changes in regulation and governance.” 

“To enhance visitors’ experiences, and maximise learning opportunities, we have created a highly filterable search function in the AUSPACK Leaders Forum website pages.

“For instance, attendees can search on speaker or category and then ‘favourite’ that session, emailing details to themselves enabling them to build a self-tailored program. Visitors can also choose to attend both days, one day or select individual sessions of the most interest," added Rodriguez.

The AUSPACK Leaders Forum will take place on 18-19 May, during AUSPACK 2022, which runs from 17-20 May. It will be co-located onsite at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Registrations will be opening soon. For more information, click here.

 

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