The ECMA Congress for 2023 took take place at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel in Sevilla, Spain on 21 & 22 September 2023. During the event, the location of the Congress for 2024 was confirmed as Berlin – details will be released in due course.
This 2023 event was again a wonderful celebration of all things related to cartonboard & folding cartons. The theme of the Congress was ‘Circular Cartons & Beyond’ and we had a superb line-up of speakers including Tesco, Nestlé, The European Commission, Euromonitor, CEPI, AFRY Management Consulting and Moorgate Capital, whilst our keynote speaker was the acclaimed presenter and customer experience enthusiast, Steven van Belleghem. In addition, the highly energetic and renowned TED presenter, Leyla Acaroglu, conducted an interactive sustainability workshop where delegates designed their own packaging.
As usual, this event celebrated all things connected with folding cartons and cartonboard and during the Thursday evening dinner, the winners of the European Carton Excellence Awards were announced. You can check out the winners here.
Following the earthquake in Turkey last February, which shocked everyone, and to show support to Turkey, ECMA donated a cheque at the congress to a charity supporting those effected by the devastation.