European Packaging Symposium


European Packaging Symposium

The European Packaging Symposium is a key event for packaging professionals and stakeholders across Europe. This symposium focuses on the latest changes in packaging legislation, monitors current trends in the packaging industry and provides a platform to discuss future directions and innovations in packaging.

The event is designed for a wide range of participants, including packaging manufacturers, converters, brands, retailers, policy makers, regulators and NGOs interested in the latest developments and best practices in the packaging sector.

During the symposium, participants will learn about the latest changes in packaging legislation and how these changes are affecting the industry in different European countries. New recycling requirements, plastic waste reduction, packaging sustainability and innovations to minimise the environmental impact of packaging materials will be discussed.

The symposium also provides an opportunity to share best practices and showcase innovative solutions in sustainable packaging. Attendees can look forward to inspiring case studies from leading European brands that have successfully integrated sustainable packaging strategies into their operations.

Overall, the European Packaging Symposium provides an essential platform for those who want to stay at the forefront of packaging design, legislation and sustainability, offering a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of the packaging industry in Europe.



27 Jun 2024 from 9:00 AM (end about 4:00 PM)

Application form

You can register here.


Czech/Slovak, English


Simultaneous interpretation



This symposium is on-site (not online).


 Further program items are being prepared and will be published soon.

Export strategy for technology-oriented industries

Martin Pospíšil

Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic

Sustainable Packaging Design from a Global Perspective: Through the lens of the WPO

Nerida Kelton

Australian Institute of Packaging, World Packaging Organisation

Nerida Kelton will present a global perspective on what Sustainable Packaging Design really looks like across the world and what pieces of the puzzle you need to consider when designing packaging with a lower environmental impact. Global award-winning examples and available resources through the WPO will also be highlighted in the presentation.

German packaging legislation

Gunda Rachut

Foundation Central Packaging Register

PPWR closely

Jan Maršák

Ministry of the Environment of Czech Republic

Presentation of major differences in national packaging legislation in Europe

Iva Werbynská


Food Contact Materials

Johannes Bergmair

WPO - World Packaging Organisation

Information about Spanish packaging legislation

The lecture will be given by a representative of the Spanish packaging institute ITENE



Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze

Kamýcká 129, Praha – Suchdol, 165 00

Library Building, Room LIB 182


Parking is available in the car park between the Library and the Interfaculty Centre.


SYBA members - 60 EUR + VAT (49 EUR + VAT - each additional participant from the same company)

others - 194 EUR + VAT

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In case of non-attendance or cancellation, the registration fee is non-refundable.

The organizer reserves the right to refuse registration.

The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme.

An invoice will be sent to you based on your completed registration.

By registering for the European Packaging Symposium, the participant confirms that he/she has read and agrees to these cancellation policy. By doing so, the participant agrees that in the event of cancellation, the above cancellation fees will be automatically charged.