The Glass Focus 2016 event will include a workshop on packaging design and supply, with speakers from Diageo, Proctor and Gamble, and Glass Technology Services (GTS).
Throughout her career at Tesco, Marks and Spencer and Biffa Waste Services, Vicky Panayiotou (currently at Diageo) has driven value by improving efficiency and standards.
Vicky says: “I see a great deal of growth potential for the glass industry.
“With supply-chain collaboration and transparency, and the willingness to strive for excellence, I believe that growth can be realised.”
Collaboration between brands and suppliers is also key for Dr. Simon Elmer, who leads Procter and Gamble's luxury fragrance package development:
“I think there’s lots of possibility for cross-over of concepts and solutions between different types of luxury goods.
“I want to explore new ways for designers and manufacturers to collaborate and get the best from materials.
“My work focuses on decoration and bringing innovation to market for prestige fragrances, but I’m keen to learn from other luxury goods such as whisky.”
Glass Technology Services will be facilitating the workshop, which will include an opportunity for speakers and delegates to pose questions to one another.
For delegates with more specific technical questions, GTS will be offering free one-to-one advice consultations throughout the day to any company attending.
Phil Marsh, Business Development Manager at GTS said: “From cutting-edge packaging development and challenges to trends and innovations in the supply chain – it promises to be a great day for learning and networking.
“Our experts are looking forward to facilitating some great discussions and helping companies with their individual challenges.”