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Packaging Innovations 2016: the Ecopack Challenge

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Do you have a revolutionary new product or service in sustainable packaging that the world needs to hear about?

Take up the Ecopack challenge and you could present your idea to a panel of industry experts and win the chance to develop your idea with Marks & Spencer.

What is the Ecopack Challenge?

The Ecopack Challenge is your chance to showcase a sustainable packaging product service or solution to the UK's biggest audience of packaging professionals.

This is a unique opportunity to get your latest environmentally friendly initiative in front of brands, retailers, packaging technologists, technicians and other packaging professionals.

Who can take part?

Anyone with a recently launched sustainable or environmentally friendly packaging product or solution can enter.

A shortlist of five entries will be invited to attend Packaging Innovations at the NEC on 24 and 25 February 2016 to pitch their product to a panel of experts and potential customers live on the EcoPack theatre.

Apart from showcasing your product to the EcoPack audience, the winner will also be invited to develop their idea with the Marks & Spencer's packaging team.

How do I enter?

To take part, simply click on the link above and fill out the entry form!

The small print - Entry criteria

  • Your entry must respond to a real consumer or business need
  • Clearly demonstrates sustainable packaging design
  • Minimises energy consumption in its production and recycling
  • The pack concept must be unique to the entrant and have clear intellectual property rights with them. The design can be in the form of a concept or a prototype and should be covered by copyright, design right and or copyright as the 'pitch' to the judges will be in public forum

Please note that if you are successfully shortlisted you will need to be available to pitch your idea at the NEC on 24 February. Your pitch should be no more than 10 minutes long and use models, samples, drawings as well as illustration to present the case. There will be no use of PowerPoint or similar permitted.

* About The Ecopack Challenge

The Ecopack Challenge was a new feature of NEC 2015 where a selection of exhibitors pitched their eco-friendly packaging ideas in front of a panel of professionals looking for the latest sustainable solutions.

Bag:Reborn, a specialists packaging company focussing on reusable products and environmentally friendly solutions were awarded the prize for their revolutionary reusable bag. Bag:Reborn have been offered the chance to develop their idea further with M&S! 

See also

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Global brands set to join The Big Plastics Debate

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Label&Print 2019 welcomes the future of the print industry

Label&Print, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019, will offer visitors an exclusive look at the future of the industry, showcasing the very latest products, services and technologies available to the packaging community. From leading sellers and manufacturers of print and labelling equipment, through to designing, branding and finishing experts, it is the must attend event in any packaging professional’s calendar.

UK’s largest packaging show welcomes global brands to seminar programme

Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Iceland and Innocent Drinks are just some of the major names taking to the stage as part of Packaging Innovations, Label&Print and Empack 2019’s exclusive seminar programme. The UK’s largest annual event for the whole packaging supply chain, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019, will host an impressive two-day CPD accredited conference programme across five stages and will also feature experts from Britvic, L’Occitane and WRAP.

Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of the BCMPA, explains why contract packing has become an integral part of the packaging industry

Packaging Innovations 2019 is set to welcome back Contract Pack for the twelfth-year at Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. Supported by the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA), the Contract Pack 2019 zone will host 20 BCMPA accredited exhibitors, offering an unrivaled opportunity for brand owners and manufacturers to meet potential outsourcing partners.

Empack returns to the NEC with the latest in packaging technology

The UK’s premier event for packaging technology, equipment and machinery, Empack 2019, is returning to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. The two-day event will focus on the future of packaging technology, with suppliers showcasing the most advanced capabilities and newest innovations to the UK market. Hosted alongside Packaging Innovations, Label&Print, and, new for 2019, Industrial Pack, Empack offers visitors the unrivalled opportunity to discover the latest developments and solutions for upgrading machinery and improving capacity, reliability and efficiency.

The future of packaging printing, labelling and converting showcased at Label&Print 2018

Label&Print, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28th February & 1st March 2018, offers packaging industry professionals the opportunity to discover innovative finishes and techniques, learn about the latest trends and developments and find exciting new suppliers. The show, which is complimented by a programme of educational seminars, will also provide the perfect platform for visitors to get hands-on with a wide range of innovative new products.

Empack 2018 welcomes the latest packaging technology

The UK’s leading packaging technology event, Empack, will return to Birmingham’s NEC on the 28th February & 1st March 2018. The two-day event will offer a unique opportunity for decision makers from major brands, converters and retailers to discover the latest technological advances in logistics and transit packaging, packaging machinery, robotics and automation. The show will also offer visitors the opportunity to get hands-on with a range of new products, with many exhibitors choosing to launch their latest innovations live on the showfloor.

Leading Innovators set to take centre stage at the UK’s leading packaging event

British Gas, Mintel, Cambridge University, Blippar and Knowledge Transfer Network are among the major names set to speak as part of Packaging Innovations 2017’s newest show feature, The Ideas Factory. This brand-new theatre will welcome an array of non-packaging based experts to share skills, experience, knowledge and the newest techniques from their sector, in order to see how they can be applied to the packaging sector.

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