Flexible Packaging Global Summit focuses on sustainable reincarnation

The 9th Speciality Film and Flexible Packaging Global Summit by ElitePlus Business Services held on 5-6 September at Mumbai was a power-packed return of the physical conferences after the pandemic, as it attracted over 1,600 delegates representing 680 companies from 18 countries.

28 Sep 2022 | By Rahul Kumar

The theme of the summit was Flexible packaging: moving to a sustainable reincarnation

The theme of the summit was Flexible packaging: moving to a sustainable reincarnation, a topic immensely relevant in current context. The two-day event included nine business sessions and interactive Q&A sessions. 

A push towards sustainability in Europe was outlined through a panel discussion, giving an overview on R-Cycle. The most important issues facing the world today were deliberated in depth by the business leaders. 

The panel discussion on ground realities of environment issues, EPR and sustainability, and other relevant topics on circular economy, sustainability and carbon footprint print, and the challenges and opportunities arising out of them provided deep insights into these vital areas. 

The panel on brand owners’ perspective served as the weathervane, a direction pointer to the industry, as the real users — the leading FMCG companies’ leaders shared their thoughts and path forward for sustainability, hand-in-hand with the plastics industry.

Nidhi Verma, founder and MD ElitePlus Business Services, who was at helm of the second day of the summit opened the summit, with the inaugural keynote speakers outlining the future of circular economy and packaging from machine makers perspective by Peter Steinbeck CMD, W&H, converter’s view by Ashok Chaturvedi, CMD, Uflex and brand owners view by Sudhir Sitapati, MD and CEO, Godrej Consumer Products and RS Sodhi, MD, Amul.

Developments in oriented films were presented by CEOs of Cosmo First and Max Speciality and the converters perspective was offered by Constantia Flexibles, Paharpur and Jupitor Laminators.