ECMA Annual 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

We thank our sponsors for supporting this event and we look forward to seeing you next year! 


Sponsors for the ECMA Annual Congress 2022 were: 



The list of past ECMA Congresses is available here.