Packaging in the year 2080 - Register now!

25 November 2021 (3-5 PM CET)

The thematic part of the 68th NVC General Meeting of Members will focus on the future. Together we will be looking sixty years ahead, to the year 2080.

The reason for choosing this theme is packaging innovation contest De Gouden Noot, which was first organized over sixty years ago and whose 31st edition is now in full swing. By looking back sixty years in the packaging innovations, one automatically begins to wonder how the packaging world would change in the coming sixty years.

Five packaging themes of the year 2080
Five working groups are working on the main five packaging themes of the year 2080:

  • Sustainable ageing
  • Automation and intelligent design
  • Sharing reliable business information
  • Environment and packaging materials
  • Sustainable employability

Each working group will develop its own theme in an internal session in the first half of the programme, with working group members participating throughout the world. Subsequently we will analyse their results and insights in a joint interactive session. The entire program starts at 3PM CET and ends at 5PM CET.

After-party with walking dinner (5:00-6:30 PM CET)
After the Thematic Meeting, there will be an after-party with walking dinner from 5:00-6:30 PM CET at the Best Western Hotel in Gouda, nearby the NVC association office. There we will all talk informally physically and take the first step together towards the year 2080.

NVC Statutory Meeting (1-2 PM CET)
The NVC Statutory Meeting for NVC members (annual report, changes of the board, budget 2022) will take place on the same day from 1-2 PM CET.

Practical information
All the meetings will be done in the NVC Live Hybrid method. Participants can thereby participate either physically or online simultaneously in the same 'space' and in real time. For practically every conceivable (post) COVID situation, we thus have a proven format available now. You can register here.