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Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit

Connecting innovators and start-ups in sustainability with investors, consumer brands and packaging companies.

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London, UK
11 July, 2019

Our selection committee has reviewed all applications for the Sustainable Packaging Disruptors Showcase over the past weeks and the 10 Finalists have now been chosen. Click the link below to find out more about the winners.

Registered delegates will have the unique opportunity to book up to 9 20-minute-long networking meetings during the conference.

Why Attend

With many brands, retailers and packaging companies only having five years to find alternative solutions to plastic packaging, external innovation has never been more crucial. As a result, investments and partnerships in the sustainable packaging space are booming, with Chanel’s investment into biodegradable material company Sulapac and Coca-Cola’s deal with Ioniqa.

The inaugural Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit will bring together the entire ecosystem, introducing innovative start-ups to brands needing greener packaging solutions and investors keen to learn more about this lucrative market.

Registered delegates will have an opportunity to book up to nine 20-minute-long networking meetings during the conference.

Who Will Be There

40%
Sustainable Packaging Innovators & Start-ups
20%
Packaging Companies
15%
Investors
15%
Retailers & Midsized Companies
10%
Multinational Companies

Sustainable Packaging Innovators & Start-ups

Packaging Companies

Investors

Retailers & Midsized Companies

Multinational Companies

Sustainable Packaging Disruptors Showcase

10 sustainable packaging innovators (who are actively seeking investment, acquisition or partnerships) will be hand-picked by our prestigious selection committee of investors & industry leaders to showcase their innovations on the main stage in a quick fire round of five-minute presentations to a room full of investors, multinationals and packaging companies. Each company will also be able to show a one-minute video to support their presentation.

Applications can be submitted by companies that have just started generating revenue all the way up to larger players who have already received investment and/or are in business partnerships.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Finalists announcement: 11 June 2019

Selection Committee

Bridget Croke

VP, External Affairs
Closed Loop Partners

Jim Totty

Managing Partner
Earth Capital

Arjune Shukla

Investor
Circularity Capital

Eric Desai

Principal
Greenhouse Capital Partners

Michael Whitley

Angel Investor for Distributed Manufacturing Enterprises

Alexis Figeac

Head of Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship
Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)

Anne Sutton

Regional Director – EU Government Affairs & Environment Department
Dart Container Corporation

The Speakers

 

Andrew Griffiths

Head of Value Chain Sustainability
Nestlé UK&I, CEnv, FIEMA, CEng, MIET

Andrew Griffiths

Head of Value Chain Sustainability
Nestlé UK&I, CEnv, FIEMA, CEng, MIET

Andrew Griffiths

Head of Value Chain Sustainability
Nestlé UK&I, CEnv, FIEMA, CEng, MIET
 

Brian Powers

Co-founder, Co-CEO
TemperPack

Brian Powers

Co-founder, Co-CEO
TemperPack

Brian Powers

Co-founder, Co-CEO
TemperPack
 

Frederic Dreux

Global R&D Packaging Leader - Prestige
Unilever

Frederic Dreux

Global R&D Packaging Leader - Prestige
Unilever

Frederic Dreux

Global R&D Packaging Leader - Prestige
Unilever
 

Isabel Sloman

Senior Policy Advisor
Defra

Isabel Sloman

Senior Policy Advisor
Defra

Isabel Sloman

Senior Policy Advisor
Defra
 

Jurgita Girzadiene

Sustainability Manager
Smurfit Kappa

Jurgita Girzadiene, with educational background of Business Management, started in Smurfit Kappa in 1998. After gaining experience in various roles in sales and commercial activities with customers and suppliers, innovation and logistics, in 2010 was promoted to Sustainability Manager for Smurfit Kappa Corrugated division as part of European Innovations and Development organization. The main focus of Jurgita is to drive Smurfit Kappa sustainability agenda from the brand owner, retailer and consumer point of view.

Jurgita Girzadiene

Sustainability Manager
Smurfit Kappa

Jurgita Girzadiene

Sustainability Manager
Smurfit Kappa

Jurgita Girzadiene, with educational background of Business Management, started in Smurfit Kappa in 1998. After gaining experience in various roles in sales and commercial activities with customers and suppliers, innovation and logistics, in 2010 was promoted to Sustainability Manager for Smurfit Kappa Corrugated division as part of European Innovations and Development organization. The main focus of Jurgita is to drive Smurfit Kappa sustainability agenda from the brand owner, retailer and consumer point of view. In this role she functionally heads a team of specialists in 10 regions in Europe to ensure a close link between operational and strategic sustainability topics.

 

Richard Kirkman

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Veolia

Richard Kirkman

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Veolia

Richard Kirkman

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Veolia
 

Santiago Navarro

Co-Founder & CEO
Garçon Wines

Santiago Navarro is a serial entrepreneur with previous startup experience in the wine industry. His first start-up in 2011, Vinopic Wines, was an online retailer which was the first to use science to judge and score wines for their intrinsic quality. Following this, he went on to co-found Nightly.travel, the world's only hotel booking site to split a traveller’s stay across two hotels to enable them to save as much as 70%.

Santiago Navarro

Co-Founder & CEO
Garçon Wines

Santiago Navarro

Co-Founder & CEO
Garçon Wines

Santiago Navarro is a serial entrepreneur with previous startup experience in the wine industry. His first start-up in 2011, Vinopic Wines, was an online retailer which was the first to use science to judge and score wines for their intrinsic quality. Following this, he went on to co-found Nightly.travel, the world's only hotel booking site to split a traveller’s stay across two hotels to enable them to save as much as 70%. Santiago’s now focused on Garçon Wines, as CEO and co-founder, innovating the 35 billion bottles used annually in wine and aiming to make flat, sustainable bottles the dominant primary packaging in wine.    

 

Arjune Shukla

Investor
Circularity Capital

Arjune is a member of the investment team at Circularity Capital, working on origination and investment due diligence. There he helps fund growth stage businesses operating within the circular economy, with equity investments of c.£1m - £6m. Prior to joining Circularity Capital, Arjune spent four years at Sustainable Ventures in London where he was responsible for their sourcing and due diligence operations, and previously held roles in natural resources private equity and environmental policy.

Arjune Shukla

Investor
Circularity Capital

Arjune Shukla

Investor
Circularity Capital

Arjune is a member of the investment team at Circularity Capital, working on origination and investment due diligence. There he helps fund growth stage businesses operating within the circular economy, with equity investments of c.£1m - £6m. Prior to joining Circularity Capital, Arjune spent four years at Sustainable Ventures in London where he was responsible for their sourcing and due diligence operations, and previously held roles in natural resources private equity and environmental policy. Arjune holds an honours BA and MSc from Johns Hopkins University, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. Each of his three degrees focused on the intersection of the environment, mathematics, and policy.

 

Daphna Nissenbaum

CEO and Co-Founder
TIPA Corp

Daphna Nissenbaum

CEO and Co-Founder
TIPA Corp

Daphna Nissenbaum

CEO and Co-Founder
TIPA Corp
 

Monika Romenska

Regulatory & Public Affairs Manager
EXPRA

Monika Romenska has held senior positions in public administration, Local authorities’ and Industry organizations in Bulgaria. Since 2014, Ms Romenska is Regulatory & Public Affairs Manager at the Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA) based in Brussels, which acts as the authoritative voice and common policy platform representing the interests of all its 26 member packaging recovery and recycling organizations founded and run by or on behalf of obliged industry.

Monika Romenska

Regulatory & Public Affairs Manager
EXPRA

Monika Romenska

Regulatory & Public Affairs Manager
EXPRA

Monika Romenska has held senior positions in public administration, Local authorities’ and Industry organizations in Bulgaria. Since 2014, Ms Romenska is Regulatory & Public Affairs Manager at the Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA) based in Brussels, which acts as the authoritative voice and common policy platform representing the interests of all its 26 member packaging recovery and recycling organizations founded and run by or on behalf of obliged industry. She has extensive experience in sustainable development, waste management (with a focus on packaging), local and regional self-government, regional development, communications and project management.

Over the past 25 years, industry-driven Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has contributed to significant increases in recycling rates and public spending savings on waste management, and helped to achieve a reduction in the environmental impact of products, through their lifespan, from production (via prevention and eco desgin) through end-of-life. Innovation has played a vital role in this occurring. As the link between industry, local authorities and recycling industry, EPR organizations contribute significantly to sustianable production and cosnsumtion.

 

Marcel Arsand

Sustainability Manager - UK and Nordics
Ball Beverage Packaging Europe

Marcel Arsand

Sustainability Manager - UK and Nordics
Ball Beverage Packaging Europe

Marcel Arsand

Sustainability Manager - UK and Nordics
Ball Beverage Packaging Europe
 

Pierre Paslier

Co-founder
Skipping Rocks Lab

Pierre Paslier

Co-founder
Skipping Rocks Lab

Pierre Paslier

Co-founder
Skipping Rocks Lab

The Agenda

To find out more about the Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit, please download the agenda.

Some highlights of the summit:

  • Sustainable Packaging Disruptors Showcase

10 start-ups will have the chance to present their innovation on the main stage. Winners will be handpicked by our prestigious selection committee of investors & industry leaders. Apply for the showcase here.

  • Learn about Consumer and Regulatory Pressures

Identify key indicators that drive consumer brands and packaging companies to find sustainable, alternative solutions to traditional plastic packaging.

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17 Sloane St, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9NU

Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge

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