ECMA Annual Congress

15 & 16 September 2022 in Krakow, Poland

The ECMA Executive Committee has taken the decision to move the ECMA Annual Congress, that was scheduled to take place in Krakow next September, to 2022.

Whilst Europe is ‘turning the corner’ with Covid-19 and vaccines are being rolled out, there remains uncertainty on the ability to organise large events through 2021. Our Annual Congress will return with a superb event on 15th and 16th September 2022 in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland, when we will have the opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the folding carton sector.

We will stay close to the Covid-19 updates and keep you informed as our plans progress.


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.