Propak West Africa's annual free-to-attend Conference will once again take place alongside the main exhibition in September 2021 from 14 - 16 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos. We are excited to welcome senior representatives from a number of the industry's leading brands and businesses as they unveil exclusive market insights, technology trends and crucial advice on how to take your business to the next level.
Browse through the wide variety of daily sessions below, hosted by well-known industry experts. Both local and international speakers spoke on various topics that surround the industry. These cover the different industry sectors through presentations and panel discussions with audience participation actively encouraged.
11.30 - 12.00Tuesday 11.30 - 12.00
Keynote Session: Packaging Industry Outlook 2021/22: Stats, Growth Projections, Threats and Insight
Sustainability, in all its many guises, will be the key theme for packaging industry 2021/2022. The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated how vulnerable companies are in terms of staff with key skills, disruption of supply chains and the need to quickly re-orient production, sales and marketing to compensate for lost business.
The packaging industry has been coming up with different technological innovations such as safe closures, flexible handling or easy portioning. All these assets help extending the packaging portfolio of this industry. Stakeholders must take a holistic view on the post pandemic packaging business, current environmental issues, trends, opportunities and its future12.00 - 12.30Tuesday 12.00 - 12.30
Keynote Session: Meeting Sustainability Goals: How are Brand Strategies Evolving
The purpose of sustainable packaging varies both by product and package type, but maintaining product safety and having an environmentally conscious end of life are key. Sustainable food packaging is especially challenging because it must keep products fresh and safe while also serving its unique purpose at each stage of its life cycle. Sustainability efforts, including packaging initiatives, is a crucial part of a company’s overarching mission to operate as a responsible business. The broad appeal of sustainability among diverse customer groups will also drive brands to focus on sustainable packaging’12.30 - 13.30
Panel Session: Innovation in a shifting landscape - Consumer behaviour changing packaging strategies post pandemicTuesday 12.30 - 13.30
Panel Session: Innovation in a shifting landscape - Consumer behaviour changing packaging strategies post pandemic
Despite the global crisis and economic slowdown, product packaging will always be in demand. Pharmaceuticals and FMCG businesses are relatively less impacted. Delivery services now are indispensable at times like these. However, there will be changes when it comes to packaging design. Even after the pandemic subsides, the consumer, as well as the entire supply chain, will have to be careful with product purchase and shipment. Suppliers of packaging equipment, materials, containers, labels, and other technologies will need to step up to the plate with a wide range of solutions to meet with the ever-changing needs of the consumer14.00 - 14.30Tuesday 14.00 - 14.30
Keynote Session: Insights on Global Packaging Trends - Transparency, Integrity and Authenticity
Irrelevance is the most dangerous future a business can face. Often the result of unmet consumer demands and ignored trends, it is the death knell of a company. Just ask many of the "leading" companies that have ceased to exist in the last decade. Industry and consumer trends are useless if those findings are not integrated into the business strategy. Information on trends helps companies better understand their consumers and manage expectations from the marketplace. When we better understand the consumer trends driving innovation and act on them, we position our businesses to capitalize on them – and stay relevant. This is why it is critical that the packaging Industry discovers ways to meld trend insights and drivers to support innovation in packaging .14.30 - 15.00Tuesday 14.30 - 15.00
Keynote Session - Future of Packaging and Labelling in Consumer Buying Decisions15.00 - 15.30Tuesday 15.00 - 15.30
Technical Presentation Session - Food Packaging in West Africa - Automate production, enhance productivity
Food packing in West Africa – automate production, enhance productivity
The food industry in West Africa is rapidly growing, with an ongoing shift from unpackaged to packaged food products. This is mainly driven by the rising urban population, disposable income levels and sophistication of Nigerian consumers. This is driving the need for higher production output, SKUs, pack quality, production flexibility and lower operating costs.
In this session, we will look at how food producers can select the right automated packaging system to transform market challenges into opportunities.15.30 - 16.30
10:30 - 11:00Wednesday 10:30 - 11:00
Keynote Session - Financing: Leveraging Financial Support and Facilities to Support Business Growth Strategies
Finance is the most important function of any business. Not only is finance a good indicator of the health of the company overall, but it also holds an important role in managing business growth. The Packaging Industry will need to explore the key credit and financing factors for sustainable growth11:00 - 11:30Wednesday 11:00 - 11:30
Presentation Session: Paper Packaging - The Sustainability Plan for the Beverage Industry11:30 - 12:30Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30
Panel Session: Plastic Recycling as a Tool for Financial Inclusion13:30 - 14:0014:00 - 15:00Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00
Panel Session: Sustainability and Innovation Driven by Tetra Pak15:00 - 16:00Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00
Panel Session: Women in Manufacturing
According to studies, three-quarters of the female population don’t even consider manufacturing as a potential career. Women do not feel attracted to such a career path and because of stereotypes, they aren’t able to envisage themselves in such positions.
When most people hear the term ‘’manufacturing’’, they imagine long rows of assembly lines and people who work long hours. This is a stereotype that has been kept alive for decades now. Even though it is rather outdated, it still lingers on. It also answers the question of why so few women join this industry.
10:30 - 11:00Thursday 10:30 - 11:00
Keynote Session: Exciting Innovations in Smart Food Labeling Through Intelligent and Active Labels
Intelligent and active labels is the quantum leap in food communication. Smart labels using latest technology which provide consumers with a host of relevant information about products can now enable direct real time communication between manufacturers and customers. This promises to totally revolutionize the food labeling industry11:00 - 11:30Thursday 11:00 - 11:30
Presentation Session: How Automation for Labelling for Pharmaceuticals can help the industry to remain compliant in the face of regulatory changes11:30 - 12:0012:00 - 13:30Thursday 12:00 - 13:30
Opportunities in Print & Allied Sectors Post COVID-19
Print, In-Store / Merchandising and Sign / Sinages