The programme kicks off with an opening ceremony and a presentation called What’s Up at Luxe Pack. Held at 10.15 to 11.15am, on September 21, the presentation will be hosted by Henri Saporta, editorial director of Emballages Magazine.
Saporta will explain about the exhibitor presence, particularly those companies that are new to the show, as well as highlighting event features, the focus on innovation and formulation, as well as highlights from the rest of the conference programme.
First day conference programme - Luxe Pack in Green
The programme for that first day will include presentations on opportunities in the Middle East region, a look at the branding success of Cha Ling, as well as roundtable discussion hosted by Rebecca Narewski, founder of FingG, titled The Circular Economy: Leveraging Opportunities and Innovation to build the luxury and packaging categories.
The first day’s programme will be topped off by the Luxe Pack in green awards and ceremony, recognising the biggest achievements in sustainable packaging.
Second and third day programmes - trends observer
Moving on to September 22nd, the programme will include six presentation covering a variety of topics, including ‘personalizing your packaging, innovative and intelligent materials, laser texturing and a roundtable focused on seamless packaging design.
On the final day, September 23rd, the programme will start off with the Luxe Pack Trends Observer, featuring a panel of industry experts and consultants who will share their ideas about what is really hot in the luxury packaging category right now.
Two other presentations on that final day will focus on traceability and the fight against counterfeiting, as well as another roundtable debate about new solutions to elevate consumer interaction.
Over 450 exhibitors
The three-day event will start on Wednesday, September 21st, and will be held at the popular Grimaldi Forum, on the beach front in the centre of Monaco.
This year the organiser is expecting over 450 exhibitors, 40 conferences, 80 experts, and more than 300 product launches, with an emphasis on exhibiting packaging and related technologies for the cosmetic and fragrance categories, as well as other luxury products such as alcoholic drinks, chocolates and upscale foods.
As ever it will be packaging creativity and innovation that will be the focus of the event, highlighting the latest effects and detail that can give luxury products that all-important shelf appeal.
And let’s not forget the all-important visitors to the global event. In 2015 8,500 visitors passed through the doors of the Grimaldi Forum, 53% of whom were from overseas – a figure the organiser is hoping to repeat or better in 2016.