Packaging innovations and business developmentThe eighth edition of Warsaw Pack

The eighth international packaging technology and packaging fair Warsaw Pack was held on April 18-20, 2023 at Ptak Warsaw Expo. It was a modern platform for discussion about innovations in the industry and the next steps in its development.

The packaging and packaging technology industry is constantly changing in parallel with the consumer and legal realities that affect it. More and more countries are opting for greener solutions, and customers are more aware of the need to make environmentally sustainable choices. This is a major challenge for this sector. We talked about it, as well as about innovations, trends and new technologies during the eighth edition of the Warsaw Pack, which took place at Ptak Warsaw Expo.

Business integration of the largest industry brands during the Warsaw Pack

During the Warsaw Pack, business and its integration were the most important. This event hosted sector leaders and companies that focus on innovation in it. Among them were GEA, HG Robotics, Filmat, Intrex, Madej Pak, Ocean Systems, AWM PAK, BekuPlast, Pablo, FOLPOL, Green Tree, Metro Catering System, NOVIGO FILMS, PGS, POLPACK, Premacy, SPOLEX, TURCK, ULMA or PID Poland. They presented their offers to a sophisticated group of recipients-visitors (representatives of the packaging industry, food producers, wholesale and retail traders, designers and advertising agencies, representatives of the cosmetics sector, logistics and transport specialists, engineers and quality specialists, representatives of scientific institutions), developing a network of mutual dependencies.

All this to find innovative and most suitable solutions for the recipients, thus dynamizing the development of the sector. At the same time, Warsaw Pack was an opportunity for the participants to open up to international markets and gain customers where it had not been possible before.

“Innovations in packaging” and “Packaging in a closed loop”

During the Warsaw Pack, substantive conferences on the development of the industry could not be missing. On April 18, visitors could listen to the lectures as part of the “Innovations in packaging” panel. During it, among others, Maciej Nałęcz from Santander Bank spoke about the prospects of the packaging market in 2023. Dr. Aneta Pluta-Zaremba and Dr. Jolanta Turek of the Warsaw School of Economics focused on cooperation in the supply chain for circularity – a case study of compostable packaging for food. Adam Uptas from Green Tree spoke about alternative solutions to traditional plastics, and the topic “e-Pack – intelligent returnable packaging dedicated to the e-commerce industry” was discussed by Michał Grabia from the Łukasiewicz Poznański Institute of Technology.

The next day, the conference “Packaging in a closed circuit” was held. Jakub Tyczkowski from Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań SA spoke about the practical consequences for entrepreneurs of the planned and introduced changes, recycling goals. Ewa Badowska–Domagała from the GDBD law firm talked about the changes that have taken place and are planned in the EU packaging regulations, and Karolina Wiszumirska from Natureef focused on the subject of the directions of development of packaging innovations – new research projects. A very interesting presentation was “Recyclability of glass and plastic packaging – theory and practice” by Marta Krawczyk from Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań SA. The lecture “Logistics and Warehouse Space Market: Prospects and Examples of Investment Opportunities” by Marcia Michalski and Bartłomiej Kuwała from BusinessWise was also very popular.

However, there were many more topics covered. These conferences allowed to increase individual competences and knowledge, which translated into further development of individual enterprises and opened them to new solutions.

Thank you for participating in the eighth edition of Warsaw Pack. We invite you to the next editions of the event. More info coming soon!