Governments, as well as consumer groups, want to move the packaging industry towards a Circular Economy. The industry is forced to innovate materials and processes to reduce packaging and to make it recyclable or reusable. Innovative packaging solutions can save food, extend its life and provide safety from toxicity. Packaging that is not harmful to the environment and can be recycled or is biodegradable is the need of the day.

Squaring the Circle of Responsible Packaging

Extended Producer Responsibility and the Circular Economy require innovation, design and technology – to collectively review and adapt to new processes and materials to Square the Circle. PDIT 2019 aims to bring together leading exponents from the various parts of the industry to review the latest on offer in terms of Active & Intelligent
Packaging and Design & Innovation alongside leading brand owners and statutory authorities and consumer interest groups. The second PDIT Conference will again provide an atmosphere for meaningful discussion and interaction. It promises to be a knowledge event with take-home value.

Tentative program

Towards smart and responsible packaging — Deepak Manchanda, Moderator, First Touch Solutions  Keynote address — industry leader (to be annouced)

The opportunity to rebuild the packaging industry in  the light of active and intelligent packaging – Andrew Manly, Communications Directors, AIPIA

The competitive & convenience demands of modern packaging – Brand managers panel – Barun Banerji – Nestle, Harshal Parakh – Parakh Agro, Sukhdev Saini – Colgate, Himanshu Mahajan – Mother Dairy (TBC)

Updates on the current regulatory framework – Ensuring food safety, food packaging and labelling guidelines – Plastic waste management rules – Prabodh Halde, Marico, S Chidambar and Amit Banga, SB Packaging

Celebrating innovation and design – Case study presentations by brand owners, convertors and design studios — Shyam Sunder BK, Chief Designer, Tata Elxsi – Panel — Hector Beverages, Harshal Parakh / Vinay Nalawade, Parakh, Kazuyuki Ishihara, Director Quality, SB Packaging, Roland Lartigue, Toppan Europe

Recognizing Initiative – Presentation on EPR initiatives for waste management – Shubhi Sachan, Uflex, Swati Singh Sambyal / Sunita Narayan, Down to Earth (TBC) and Amit Saha, Pro India Recycling

Trend watch – Developments in active and smart packaging, Emerging trends in recyclable flexible packs, Up-cycling post consumer waste, Evoluton of brand protection – Andrew Manly, Moderator; Avi Chaudhuri, Chief Scientist, Systech; Roland Lartigue, Toppan Europe, Prasanna Sukhi, Director, Kezzler India, Siva Shankar, Uflex

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