Following the postponement of the 2020 ECMA Congress, Pro Carton and ECMA have confirmed they will host their first joint virtual event the ‘2020 Carton E-vent & Awards’ on 7 October 2020. The E-vent will be streamed live from The Awards Centre in Vienna, starting at 2 p.m. and everyone is invited to watch.
The special virtual E-vent will be a celebration of the 2020 carton industry awards including The European Carton Excellence Awards, the Pro Carton Young Designers Award and, new for this year, the Pro Carton Students Video Award. In addition, a well-known celebrity guest speaker will be there to entertain and inspire viewers to follow their dreams.
There will also be quizzes, videos and interaction with the award winners to make for a unique, informative and compelling spectacle.
The ceremony is usually exclusively attended by senior leaders and decision makers in the pan-European carton sector along with the award contenders, but the E-vent will be open to all for the first time, meaning students, teachers, brand owners, the media, plus friends and associates of Pro Carton and ECMA members are all welcome. The European Carton Excellence Awards will recognise the best cartonboard packs produced on both virgin and recycled material and culminate in the award for the Carton of the Year, won in 2019 by PrintPark and Metsä Board for their beautiful Gabrini In Love Eau de Toilette pack.
To demonstrate the generosity of the European carton sector in what has been a difficult year for many, the Carton E-vent will support the efforts of the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) and their work associated with Covid-19 through a charitable donation.
Tony Hitchin, General Manager of Pro Carton said, “It’s been an extraordinary year which, with the postponement of the 2020 ECMA Congress, called for an extraordinary event. We aim to deliver a world-class virtual E-vent in place of the physical ceremony, which is open to all for the first time. Anyone that wants to take part in the fun and find out who has won the ultimate accolades in the European Carton industry should join us online on 7 October.”