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Food and Drink Packaging and Innovation Workshop

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Part I - 9.30 to 12.30

  • The Functions of Packaging

  • Packaging Design – graphics (including branding) and structure

  • Packaging Materials – glass, plastic, metal paper and board. For each material will cover the pros and cons both technically and commercially, in addition to looking at emerging materials and technologies.

  • Packaging Decoration – print, labelling, sleeving.

  • Packaging Supply Chain – the parameters that impact your packaging – manufacture, packing/filling, transport distribution temperature and humidity

  • Innovation – what is Innovation and how to integrate that into your product packaging

  • Packaging and the environment - Compostibility, Biodegradability, Recycling and Re-use.

  • How to select the best packaging for your product(s).

  • Packaging Sourcing and cost drivers – how to select the best fit supplier and an understanding of what does or does not drive costs.

  • Packaging technical – an overview of barcodes, QR codes and Augmented Reality, including a section on specification both in terms of material and performance, trialling and testing.

  • Packaging sources of information – the best places to go for accurate and up to date information on all things packaging.

Robert Herridge, Managing Director, Packology Ltd

Robert has almost 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry. He spent several years working for packaging manufacturers and brand owners alike, having formerly been head of International and Global packaging for Revlon and Bacardi respectively, before starting his own packaging consultancy in 2006. Robert is packaging advisor to the Soil Association guiding them on packaging matters for organic products. Robert holds an MSc in Packaging Technology, is a Fellow of the Institute of Packaging, writes articles for Packaging News and has been a judge at both the Starpack Awards and the UK Packaging Awards.

12.30-1.30 Lunch

Part II a series of clinics running in parallel from - 1.30 to 5pm

Packaging Clinic – 1:1

Robert Herridge, Managing Director Packology Ltd

Shall consist of 1-2-1 session where businesses shall have an allocated time for a personal consultation on any packaging related issues that they are experiencing and shall receive independent advice on how best to resolve these. Any samples that the business can bring on the day will assist greatly in facilitating the discussion.

Intellectual Assets and Innovation Clinic - small group

Ewen MacAulay Assets and Innovation Adviser, Highlands & Islands Enterprise

  • If you used a consultant to help you develop new or innovative packaging, create new packaging designs or moulds or containers for products, who owns the Intellectual Property created? Though you have paid for it, is it your company or the consultancy you have used who owns the IP?

Almost certainly the consultant will own the copyright and design rights over any innovations, trade secrets, packaging they created for you unless you specified otherwise in your contract terms with them.

  • Do you have the rights to use your own trade names and brands when entering new international markets where your products or services have not been traded before?

You might not because unless you have registered them, then another business can register them and claim rights to them in that country. If that happens your investment in new brands, packaging and marketing will be completely wasted. You need to be aware of this risk and take early action to avoid potential disaster.

This session will address these and other important issues which businesses need to be aware of and explain the actions necessary to ensure you have all the rights and protection you need.

Innovate Your Business – How can I gain support to Innovate my Business & Packaging – small group

John Mackenzie, Senior Innovation Manager, Highlands & Islands Enterprise

If you've got a new idea to grow your business but don't know how to make it happen, we're here to help. Whether that's developing a new product, service or business approach, our Innovate your Business programme offers expert advice, support sessions and funding up to £15,000 to make your idea a reality.

*Please note that support through Innovate Your Business is free of charge, it is a form of State Aid and it may count towards your overall De Minimis allowance.

How Will My Packaging Fare in the International Market? 1:1 Session

Julian Lawson Hill, Giraffe Consulting

Is your packaging ready for export? The demands of foreign markets could make or break your international sales opportunities. Materials, labelling, size and culture-appropriateness are just some of the issues you must consider. Don’t miss this clinic if your company is export-minded!


Registration:

When registering please choose TICKET A for the morning session or TICKET B for the afternoon session or BOTH for all day followed by the 1:1 sessions you would like to attend. Please also select the option to attend for lunch. Thank you.

Key contact is:

Caroline MacLellan Senior Innovation Manager, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
T +44 (0) 300 0134818
M +44 (0) 7919058656
E caroline.maclellan@hient.co.uk



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