ECMA Annual Congress 2023

The ECMA Congress for 2023 will take place in Seville, Spain on 21 & 22 September 2023This event will again be a wonderful celebration of all things related to cartonboard & folding cartons. The strapline for this year's folding carton industry event of the year will be: 'Circular Cartons & Beyond'.

More details will be released over the coming months and registration will open in April 2023.

In the interim, make sure you put 21 & 22 September 2023 in your diary.


ECMA Congress 2022

The ECMA Congress for 2022 took take place in Krakow, Poland on 15 & 16 September 2022 – this has been the largest gathering from the European folding carton and cartonboard sector since 2019.

The theme of the Congress was Sustainability Unboxed’ and we had a superb line-up of speakers including Carrefour, Euromonitor, BPO Packaging Strategy & Innovation, EXPRA,  CEPI, Moorgate Capital and Suez Circpack whilst our keynote speaker was the acclaimed TED presenter Leyla Acaroglu. Mr Marek Belka MEP and Ex-Prime Minister of Poland opened the Congress. ECMA was delighted to welcome special guests from Ukraine and to make a €10,000 donation to the ‘Pure in Hearts Charitable Foundation’ supporting refugees in Ukraine. 


















The Congress was, as usual, a celebration of all things connected with folding cartons and cartonboard and gave many of our members the chance to meet industry friends and colleagues for the 1
st time in 3 years… during the Thursday evening dinner, we celebrated the winners of the European Carton Excellence Awards


The list of past ECMA Congresses is available here.