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2020 Agenda


22 September 2020 TUE

Registration & Welcome

  1. Registration and refreshments

  2. Opening remarks from the chair

Section 1: Development of e-commerce and challenges brought to packaging

Fast growth of e-commerce in Asian market where the packaging industry must adapt.

  1. Outlook of ecommerce packaging industry in Asian market

    Ciaran Little, VP of Business Development & Director of Operations: Asia Pacific, Smithers

    As ecommerce, mobile commerce and even voice commerce become more and more significant channels for retail the packaging industry must adapt. This creates an interesting mix of challenges and opportunities to packaging companies. This presentation will provide an overview of e-commerce packaging’s development and trend.

  2. Case study of a CPG brand: What ecommerce changed the requirement on packaging compared with traditional retail channels

    Grace Chen, Packaging Development Manager, Johnson & Johnson

    Since e-commerce became a significant channel, it has brought the new requirements on packaging. This presentation will share the story of a CPG’s input and development on more sustainable packaging for ecommerce.

  3. Full-link packaging testing requirement from an e-commerce platform

    Duan Yanjian, Chief Packaging Expert, JD Logistics

    E-commerce platforms work on their own standards to ensure the sustainability of packaging. This presentation will share a comprehensive testing and verification system from a mature ecommerce platform.

  4. Networking break

Section 2: Regulatory landscape and standards

Existing and upcoming regulations and standards to guide and regulating e-commerce packaging.

  1. Topic TBC

    Kang Li, Director, China Post

  2. Tests for e-commerce packaging and Logistics

    Jongkyoung "JK" Kim. Head, Center for Packaging Research and Testing / Korea Conformity Laboratories

    This session will dive in standards and tests done globally for packing for the purpose of compliance or meeting the requirements of big e-commerce platforms, as where will be the momentum of e-commerce packaging.

  3. Guidance for transportation packaging standards and tests in China

    Lu Binglin, Vice director of Science and Technology & Industry, China Packaging Research & Test Center

  4. Networking lunch

Section 3: Ecommerce package for different goods

 Requirements on packaging for different products when it comes to different goods. 

  1. Meal delivery/takeaway packaging safety and challenges

    Yun-xuan WENG, professor, Beijing Technology & Business University

    The increasing demand of customers shopping online for fresh food/meals has driven ecommerce platform to look for more sustainable and innovative packaging solutions. The nature of fresh food/meal determines that requirements on packaging is sticker.

  2. Case study: FMCG Packaging

    Jasmine Chen | Premium Packaging Discovery Technology Director of P & G

    This session will share a case study from P&G about the packaging development and innovation for ecommerce channel, for a final purpose of sustainability. 

  3. Case study: Fashion and clothing packaging

    Ben Farrell, Head of Operational Support, John Lewis

    Fashion and Clothing occupies a big portion of ecommerce business, what kind of packaging challenges are facing them and what the innovative solutions look like.

  4. Better e-commerce packaging approach for electronic products

    Pheng Pheng Chew, Principle Packaging Engineer, Dell Technologies, Singapore Design Center

  5. Panel: Challenges for e-commerce packaging for different products: Food & Beverage, FMCG, Catering and takeaways…

  6. Networking break

Section 4: Collaboration of the whole supply chain

Collaborating throughout the whole supply chain for better packaging solutions.

  1. Tapping into smart packaging’s potential in e-commerce

    Amcor, Kezzler

    Yi Jiang, Director, Ecommerce and Business Development, Amcor
    Robert Lillefloth, Director, Partnership Sales, Kezzler

  2. Case Study: Whole supply chain working together for better ecommerce packaging approach

    Philip Wirsen, Global Strategy & Channel Leader, Tetra Pak

    This session will share a case study: how to leverage external partners from upstream and downstream to work out a better packaging solution more effectively.

  3. Panel: Supply chain work together for the future of e-commerce packaging

  4. Chair’s closing remarks


Registration & Welcome

  1. Registration and refreshments

  2. Opening remarks from the chair

Section 5: Sustainability in e-commerce packaging

Efforts and achievement on the sustainability in ecommerce packaging. 

  1. Re-inventing “green” packaging

    Sealed Air

  2. Sustainable e-commerce packaging options


    New packaging solution and delivery models are emerging to counter the more and more waste caused by ecommerce, especially in plastic packaging.  

  3. Innovation in corrugated packaging for sustainability


    Corrugated packaging benefits a lot due to the booming of ecommerce platforms, meanwhile it’s also required to seek for greener solutions of packaging. 

  4. Networking break

  5. Panel: What we can do to improve the sustainability of ecommerce packaging? Perspectives from the whole supply chain/value chain

  6. Networking lunch

Section 6: New technologies, innovations and new experience of e-commerce packaging

New technologies and innovations adopted to create new experience of ecommerce via packaging.

  1. Packaging personalization and late stage customization

    Wouter Sieben, Nozomi Sales Development Manager- Asia Pacific, EFI

    New technologies enabled the personalization of customization of packaging and what the difference it makes compared with traditional uniform packaging. How would it help on branding and on differentiating with your competitors?

  2. Shipped In Own Container / E-commerce packaging reduction approaches


    This session will discuss the approaches of reducing ecommerce packaging, for instance shipped in own container. A good example from the packaging industry and ecommerce market.

  3. Case study: Innovative design for e-commerce design

    Innovative packaging design plays a significant role on the roadmap to sustainability. This session will share good examples of innovative designs of e-commerce packaging.

Section 7: Trend and future of Asia market on e-commerce and packaging

  1. DHL Trend Report on Packaging

    Celeste Abarentos, Senior Customer Engagement Manager, DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center

    Rising costs, operational inefficiencies and the drive to improve sustainability are all pushing packaging up the corporate agenda. 90% of our customers told us in a recent survey that packaging will be an increasing priority for their business over the next five years. Against this background, our new report looks inside the changing roles of modern packaging. We’ll also uncover the innovative solutions that will shape the packaging systems and logistics processes of tomorrow.

  2. The future of e-commerce packaging in Asia

    Steve Harrod, Consultant, Smithers

  3. Chair’s closing remarks