The AIP has called for speakers for the 2020 Australasian Packaging Conference, to be held in Melbourne in April.

Under the theme Packaging: Fit for the Future, the two-day conference will cover a broad range of topics about the issues confronting the packaging sector, says Nerida Kelton, executive director AIP.

“The packaging industry is facing many challenges at the moment with global plastic pollution and recycling issues and transformational changes to value and supply chain models, resulting in negative government and consumer perceptions.

“These challenges are requiring packaging companies, manufacturers and retailers to re-think their approaches and undertake strategic changes to address the challenges of meeting global and domestic Sustainable Packaging and 2025 National Packaging Targets, and transforming supply chains – all the while having clear parameters for driving the four Rs,” she said.

The conference looks to address moving towards a circular economy, halving food waste going to landfill by 2020, and the newest innovations of packaging design. According to Kelton, it will attract delegates from all facets of the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and packaging industries.

“Now more than ever is the time to collaborate, share ideas and success stories, and discuss the challenges and journeys the industry is facing openly and what we can do collectively to work towards the same targets,” she said.

To submit a paper for consideration at the conference, email requesting a Call for Speakers application form and list of recommended topics to suit the audience and the event.

The conference will run from April 1-2 at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne.

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