29 March 2012 - Packaging Innovations London to host BPIF cartons conference

It’s been announced that PACKAGING INNOVATIONS London will play host to the next BPIF Cartons Conference. The conference will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on 3rd October, a day before the show doors of PACKAGING INNOVATIONS open. Delegates will then reconvene for the following morning, allowing them to spend lunchtime onwards at the show.
Matt Benyon, Managing Director of organisers easyFairs UK and Ireland, said: “This is a great opportunity for delegates, as they get a fantastic day and a half at the conference itself, which when finished, they are then able to spend the afternoon at the show, networking, meeting current and potential new clients, and listening to expert speakers.”
The Carton Conference 2012 will be the third event organised for the UK carton industry. Already it has the support from the same key companies who were ‘Gold’ supporters at the event in 2008, reflecting the unequivocal endorsement of the last conference and exciting programme scheduled for 2012’s event.
Craig Moran at the Bobst Group had no hesitation in putting support for the Carton Conference at the top of his promotions budget for the UK in 2012. He commented: “The opportunity to combine projecting business development features to packaging specifiers whilst at the same event networking with all our converting friends in the UK made being a Gold Partner for 2012 an easy decision.”
KBA’s Christian Knapp was also quick to recognise the opportunity: “We have been delighted with our sales to the carton industry in 2011 so this conference is the ideal chance to show new potential customers how our technology can benefit them.”
This theme was reflected at Heidelberg where Gary Wilkinson was swift to protect a slice of his budget for the conference despite other promotional pressures including the DRUPA exhibition: “The combination with easyFairs Packaging Innovations will give us a unique opportunity not only to display the benefits of investing in our equipment but also provide access to a wide variety of visitors.
First off the mark from the ink industry, Barry Ferne of Sun Chemical also recognised how valuable it would be to engage simultaneously with packaging specifiers and converters: “Our technology offers huge opportunities for carton development but all parties need to understand the factors which impact on colour from concept through to consumer by considering these in initial designs.”

More info: www.thecartonconference.co.uk