AIP heads to ProPak Asia 2024 with educational events

Wednesday, 22 May, 2024

AIP heads to ProPak Asia 2024 with educational events

This year the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will bring together 43 speakers from across 18 countries to help provide educational content for five separate events at ProPak Asia 2024 to be held from 12–15 June in Bangkok, Thailand.

The AIP will be running events in partnership with ProPak Asia organisers Informa Markets:

The Global Packaging Forum — 12 June

Topics to be discussed will include Global, Regional & Local State of Industry packaging updates; global packaging design standards and harmonisation; European PPWR, CSRD and ESRS regulations and reporting; EU State Members updates; country trends and innovations in packaging design; digitisation, traceability and authentication; food packaging and how to find the balance between packaging and food waste targets within design; current state of recycling and reprocessing including chemical and advanced recycling; product stewardship and away from home collection programs; fibre and paper and pulpability thresholds and more. Come and hear from leading experts from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, the Netherlands, the Philippines and the United States of America.

Two mini training courses — 13 June

Course one: Introduction to packaging specifications

In the course the AIP will cover aspects including why it is important to have a specification, the management thereof, how to collect the data, and the fundamentals of drafting a specification. The mini course will discuss material types in packaging, as well as sampling plans, testing of packaging and how best to incorporate all the data into one document.

The training will address the importance of auditing suppliers of your packaging. After the course you will be able to know what is key to a packaging specification sheet. You will fully comprehend that the packaging specification is a technical document that contains a series of standard requirements for packaging a product. It includes size, dimensions, weight, materials, tolerances and load-related information.

Course two: Introduction to active & intelligent packaging

This training course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible for packaging, marketing, operations and logistics in the consumer goods and broader supply chain seeking to stay relevant in their consumers’ lives by using smart packaging solutions that offer out-of-the-box business value.

This discussion will provide attendees with further understanding of the smart packaging solutions currently available to transform the way they package, deliver and market their products and connect directly with consumers or offer value that will ensure customers ‘come back for more’. Examples of award-winning packs across Active & Intelligent Packaging will also be discussed in the course.

Two workshops — 14 June

Workshop one: Sustainable packaging design: the future of paper, renewables & compostable packaging

This workshop will bring together industry-accredited individuals to discuss the future of paper, renewable and compostable packaging design. This interactive workshop will discuss the environmental impacts of each of these alternative packaging materials, where they are suitable, the barriers and trends. Best practice examples and samples will be showcased to help set the scene on what the future really looks like for these packaging materials under the umbrella of Sustainable Packaging Design.

Workshop two: Circular economy for plastics packaging: trends, barriers & challenges

This workshop will bring together industry-accredited individuals to discuss the global view of what a circular economy for plastics packaging really looks like. The experts will cover both rigid and soft plastics, trends in materials, new innovations and packaging designs, mechanical and chemical recycling opportunities.

In addition, the AIP will have an exhibition stand at ProPak Asia where it will showcase the 2023 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) winners.

All of the AIP educational forums, workshops and training courses are free to attend, visit the AIP site to book a spot.

Image credit: Australian Institute of Packaging.

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