Seminars

To Strengthen the Folding Carton Industry | ECMA Business Seminar 2017

Are you tired of losing market share to other packaging materials? Are you competing with other packaging materials only on price, or are other issues also important? Are consumers really worried about mineral oils and plastics polluting the oceans? How can we turn the tide and strengthen the position of our industry.

To Strengthen the Folding Carton Industry | ECMA Business Seminar 2017
On Wednesday the 5th of April 2017 ECMA organises this year’s ECMA Business Seminar with three separate sessions:

  • Plastics Industry | Know Your Competitor (plastic industry)
  • Could GMP Sell More Cartons? | Food Safety as a USP (food safety)
  • The Carton Identity (reputation management)


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The seminar is targeted at senior sales and senior management with customer contact. Participation is free of charge for ECMA Direct and Indirect Members but registration is required.

Please click here for the full seminar programme and to register please click here.


ECMA Seminar 2016

On the 6th of April 2016 ECMA organised its Annual General Meeting in combination with the ECMA Business Intelligence Seminar at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.


The Changing World of Business Intelligence
There’s a growing demand for business information and trends. We all want to know: how does my business perform compared to the rest of the market? ECMA helps its Gleb Sinavskis (RISI)members to focus on their business by providing frequently updated and easily accessible data.


At the ECMA Seminar ECMA informed its members about the latest trends in the global cartonboard production, an updated outlook on the sales trends of cartons across Europe, the growing importance of web retail and convenience packaging, and the ever important issues around food safety.

The presentations were delivered by Gleb Sinavskis (RISI), Neil Osment (NOA) and Jan Cardon (ECMA).  

European Cartonboard Production in a Global Perspective
Gleb Sinavskis, Associate Economist Paper Packaging at RISI, presented an overview of the global markets followed by a further explanation of the European situation and a cost competitiveness analysis.

Downstream change and the implications on European Carton Prospects
Neil Osment, Managing Director NOA-PRISM, presented a 5 year forecast for the European folding carton industry, and a 10 year forecast concerning the changing dynamics in retailing, the downstream change, and the impact it will have on packaging.

The Carton Food Safety Journey: where do we stand?
ECMA Technical Advisor Jan Cardon presented an overview of everything the folding carton industry has done to secure food safety. 

A more detailed report of the seminar will be published in the May edition of Folding Carton Industry Magazine.
Presentations are available for download on the Members Only part of this website.

Neil Osment (NOA-PRISM)Jan Cardon (ECMA)