ECMA Annual Congress

16 & 17 September 2021 in Krakow, Poland

The ECMA Executive Committee has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 ECMA Congress, that was scheduled to take place in Krakow this September – whilst the lockdowns will start to ease over the coming weeks, social distancing will likely continue to be necessary and ECMA want to play our part in minimizing the spread of Covid-19.

The good news is that the 2021 ECMA Congress will take place in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland on 16 and 17 September, 2021 and will likely be based around the theme ‘Sustainability Unboxed’.

More information will follow nearer the time as we look forward to welcoming you to Krakow, Poland in 2021. 


The ECMA Annual Congress 2019 took place at the Westin Dragonara Resort in Malta on 19 & 20 September. The congress theme was 'Driving the Change - Cartons Make the Difference!' and the Working Programme contained insights on the following topics:

  • Circular Economy and Sustainability Challenges
  • National Converter Developments
  • the Future of Purchasing
  • Retailer Perspective
  • Cyber Security and Intelligent Packaging
  • Economical Developments
  • Trends, Industry Challenges and Brexit...,
  • the Human Factor, a Pilot's Mindset
  • and the  presentation of the European Carton Prospects Report 2019

 Presentations are available on the Members Only part of this website.