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ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) Annual Congress – 21/22 September 2017, Salzburg, Austria. NOA participates in the popular ECMA 360° Industry Update

Oct 10, 2017 | Corrugated Packaging, Packaging, Webinars & Conferences

This year the ECMA Annual Congress took place in Salzburg, Austria at The Crown Plaza, and NOA were privileged, once again to be one of the guest speakers. The congress was held on 21 and 22 September 2017 with the theme of: ‘When Cartons Matter’. Speakers ranged from those within leading Brand Owners such as Danone, Unilever and Ferrero Rocher, to the Design Agency for KTM motorbikes, through onto economic experts such as Andrea Boltho from Oxford Economics, and experts on retail change such as Sean Pillot de Chenecey, and to the Congress’s crescendo (both for entertainment as well as musically!) – an excellent demonstration by Johnny Bertl on the similarities between a business and a 50 piece orchestra!!

NOA have worked closely with ECMA for many years, providing a statistical review service and expert insights for the European Carton Industry. In addition, NOA helps ECMA to publish an in-depth report on the major trends within the industry, European Carton Prospects and will be publishing the latest update in early 2018. In the past few years NOA have also been asked to attend the annual Congress to present both analysis and thoughts on the future trends for Carton Packaging for the European Paper Packaging market. This year NOA were once again part of the popular ECMA 360° Industry Update offering a variety of details to delegates on the 4.4 million tonne European Carton market. If you would like to know more then please contact Hans Schaik or Rogier Krabbendam via this link…

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