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The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has released the full program for the 2021 Australasian Packaging mini conference, which will be held as a virtual event on 17-18 August.

The two-day conference will see 28 speakers from companies – such as Zero Co., Coles, Nestle, Lamana Premier Group, Simplot, Southern Fresh Foods, Brookfarm, Lovekins, Colgate-Palmolive, Telstra, Pana Organic, and more – discuss their challenges and learnings through the packaging design journey. 

The biennial event is also a spotlight to showcase best-practice and award-winning packaging designs that have been recognised by their peers through the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDAs).

The fourth annual Women in Packaging Forum, presented by PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business, in partnership with the AIP, will be held as the first session on 18 August.

“This educational event will give attendees the opportunity to be inspired by what other companies are already developing, and you will walk away with new ideas and inspiration for your next packaging project,” says Nerida Kelton, executive director, AIP. 

“This is a unique opportunity to hear from innovators in sustainable and save food packaging design, domestic and household, health, beauty and wellness, food, beverage and marketing. 

“Having served the industry for over 28 years, this technical event brings together people from across multiple disciplines – including packaging technologists, designers, engineers, sales, marketing, business development, procurement, sustainability and more – to better understand the technical side of packaging.”

To learn more about the conference, to check out the program, or to book your place to attend, visit the AIP website by clicking here.

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