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More Than Just Spray-On Branding - The Pro's and Con's of Own Brand Products

There are many opportunities with building an own-brand product range, but it comes with its challenges too. As white label propositions attract more and more interest from retailers, our panel delve into the key topics discussing packaging, production, product development and much more.


  • Holly Shackleton, Editor - Speciality Food Magazine
  • Mary Lynch, Commercial Director - Beau's Gelato
  • Scott Winston, Fresh, Bakery and Deli Buyer - Fortnum & Mason
  • Rachael Winter, Head of Food Buying - Daylesford Organic

Conscious Consumerism: How to Identify and Respond to Your Customers' Needs

Educating your customer and understanding your customers' expectations go hand-in-hand when it comes to sustainability. As consumer demands drive more choices in all aspects of your business, what actions make the most impact? From supply-chain shake-ups, transitioning to unpackaged, recycling efforts and revitalising business values, our panel of experts will leave you inspired to evolve for 2022 and beyond.


  • Paul Hargreaves, CEO - Cotswold Fayre
  • Julie Cleijne, CEO and Founder - Sustainable Kitchen
  • Catherine Conway, Founder - Unpackaged
  • Stefano Cuomo, Managing Director - Macknade

Busting the Myths Around Sustainable Packaging and Deciding What is the Right Path for Your Business

This session showcases several innovative packaging solutions across compostable and recyclable models. Exploring the different products, we ask which one you should choose for your products and the supply chain implications and bottom-line impact to help you make the right packaging decision for your new products.


  • Neil Shackleton, Managing Director - Medoola
  • Sam Walker, Technical Director - BioPak
  • Andy Sweetman, Chairman - Biobased & Biodegradable Industries Association

Compostable Packaging - Next Generation of Food Packaging

The food industry is the number one contributor to plastic waste. Taking the example of an orange peel, TIPA developed flexible packaging that on one hand is fully compostable and at the same time mimics conventional plastic. Learn how your next packaging can minimize food waste while choosing materials that benefit our ecosystems.


  • Gary Tee, Regional Sales Director - TIPA Compostable Packaging

Standing Out From the Crowd: How Smart Packaging Design Can Deliver Retail Success

We're told not to judge a book by its cover, but in food & drink retail positive first impressions are vital. Product design makes a huge difference to success on the shelf, and in this session Threesixty Brand and Packaging Design talk us through what it takes to make an impression in a busy market place.


  • Jon Stevens, Partner - Threesixty Brand and Packaging Design
  • Chris Isted, Creative Director - Threesixty Brand and Packaging Design

Tips to Start-Ups on How to Engage With Contract Manufacturers and Packers

How to take your project from the drawing board into production, a presentation on the dos and don’ts for start-ups when planning development and production. 


  • Emma Verkaik, Marketing and Membership Director - BCMPA
  • Nick Henson, FIFST - NH Development Services

What are the Packaging Trends Set to Define 2022 and Beyond?

In this insightful presentation, FMCG Gurus will reveal some of the major trends in the world of food & drink packaging, with a focus on sustainability and ensuring an ethical and eco-friendly supply chain.


  • Will Cowling, Marketing Manager - FMCG Gurus

Where Next for Sustainable Packaging?

Packaging, perhaps more than most sectors, has had to confront the issue of sustainability head on. In this session, we take a look at some of the latest developments in sustainable packaging solutions and how to translate sometimes complex calculations into consistent and accurate consumer messaging.


  • David Harding-Brown, Founder Partner - The Packaging Collective
  • Andy Sweetman, Sales and Marketing Director - Futamura
  • Hugh Lewis, Head of Proposition Strategy - Gousto
  • James Wallace, UK Sales Manager - BioPak UK

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