Industry panel to discuss sustainable packaging at 2022 PACKWINE Forum & Expo

With sustainability receiving a lot of attention across the Australian and New Zealand wine industry, producers and suppliers are looking at ways to lower costs and improve efficiencies.

At the upcoming PACKWINE Forum & Expo, a special panel of industry experts will examine future directions for sustainable wine packaging and will explore options for primary, secondary and tertiary types of packaging.
Hosted by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the panel brings together five leading experts in the packaging sector: Professor Pierre Pienaar FAIP, CPP, President of the World Packaging Organisation; Kate Baker, circular economy and sustainability manager at Visy Glass; Bernard Waterson AAIP, managing director of Metalprint Australia; Simon Back MAIP, general manager of MaCher Australia; and Graeme Lang MAIP, group technical manager at Labelmakers.

The panel will be moderated by Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP, Education Coordinator at AIP, who has over 40 years of packaging expertise.

The panel discussion will cover such areas as glass, flexibles, fibre, labels and adhesives and why these play such important roles in the wine industry value chain.

PACKWINE is now in its second year and the theme in 2002 is: What does it take to make a change – why is there resistance to change? PACKWINE is again both a print and digital event which also includes a trade exhibition to allow leading suppliers to display their products and services. The 2022 PACKWINE Design Awards will also celebrate the year’s very best wine packaging.

The PACKWINE Forum will feature a number of industry experts as part of its webinar component, including Neil Scrimgeour, business development manager of Affinity Labs; Paul Baggio, managing director of Della Toffola Pacific and Bertolaso Australia; and Rowena Curlewis, CEO of Denomination.

The PACKWINE Forum & Expo will be published in the September 2022 issue of the Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, the wine industry’s leading publication, while digital content will also be published online.