The 1st PUMA World Conference

3 May 2023

The 1st PUMA World Conference

Working together to end packaging as an environmental issue worldwide

The PUMA Project is the collective effort of the packaging business community to end packaging as an environmental issue worldwide. Packaging has been with mankind already since ancient times, however the 20th century has brought a dramatic acceleration. The world now packs at least 320,000 products each second, resulting in as many emptied packs later in time and at a different location. This has caused substantial environmental concerns. As packaging business community we will only keep our societal licence to operate if these concerns are properly addressed. Concise PUMA information is given at www.nvc.nl/puma.

Date and location
The 1st PUMA World Conference will take place 3 May 2023 at the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel in Germany, the day before packaging exhibition interpack (4-10 May 2023). On the same day, prior to the conference, the PUMA world community will meet for their 7th annual plenary event.

View the trailer here.

 

The 1st PUMA World Conference will take place at the Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel on 3 May 2023

Programme 1st PUMA World Conference
The starting highlight will be the official launch of the German edition of the PUMA MANIFESTO.

The increasing importance of information technology to lower the Entropy in the Collect-Control and Backend phase of packaging will also be addressed.

The future carbon footprint of the packaging Frontend and Backend is another topic of importance and so will be inadequate optimisation of packaging-product combinations.

A global overview will be shared covering the world’s different Collect-Control schemes, analysing their respective packaging design rules as well as the associated costs and environmental benefits.

How to participate?
Please contact Michael Nieuwesteeg for programme development, Helen Crowe for packaging and environment background information and Marian den Hertog for sponsoring opportunities (the conference on 3 May 2023 and the interpack 4-10 May 2023) via info@nvc.nl and telephone +31-(0)182-512411.