Spirit Packaging Innovation Day

Meet experts and senior management of the premier bottling companies
Learn about new innovations at this special workshop
Discover the latest trends in premium design and decoration
Keynote speaker:
Tom Hearn, Business Director of Nude Brand Creation

Europe, and specially Slovenia, has a strong history and heritage in the premium packaging industry and its manufacturers are trusted partners by highly renomated global brands in the spirit sector. With top quality and award winning designs, they rank among the most innovative companies in its class.

You are kindly invited to join us at a workshop to hear and see the latest trends and novelties in spirit packaging and meet experts and management of companies.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 6 March, 11am – 2pm at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS

Conference programme


11.00 - 11.35 Up and Coming Trends in Spirit Packaging - Tom Hearn, Business Director of Nude Brand Creation

Tom Hearn, Business Director, Nude Brand Creation Nude Brand Creation is a branding and design consultancy. Based in Old Street, London, it was born in 2003 out of a desire to do things differently. Nude is independent and proud of it. The partners who run the business are very hands-on, you get what you see - delivering what’s right, creating great work. Nude digs deep into the heart of a brand, to lay bare its strengths and uncover its true potential. Nude specialises in the prestige sectors including drinks and personal care, and is proud to include Pernod Ricard, Grupo Campari, SAB Miller and JTI among its clients.
11.35 - 11.50 The future of glass packaging solutions – Peter Čas, CEO and Ivana Buzalkov, Area Sales Manager, Steklarna Hrastnik

Steklarna Hrastnik, glass packaging manufacturer: For more than 150 years Steklarna Hrastnik has been a renowned global partner in developing and manufacturing world-class engineered glass products, distinguished by some of the clearest glass in the world.
The wide range of products include premium bottles for the spirit industry, flacons for luxury perfumery and the cosmetics market, as well as tableware products. Steklarna Hrastnik glass products are a perfect combination of style and quality and range from traditional designs to innovative, award-winning designer solutions.
Products are made out of top-quality glass, distinguished by perfect crystal shine, completely free of heavy metals. All items can be customized through comprehensive decoration techniques, resulting in stunning visual results. Steklarna Hrastnik focuses on a flexible and excellent service, short time to the market and tailor-made solutions. The company offers the full range of services (one stop shop), from idea to development, design to delivery.

11.35 - 11.50 The role of design in packaging from position of the glass decorator - Iwona Jadanowska-Gromke, Marketing coordinator, Dekorglass

Dekorglass, Decoration manufacturer, one of the top companies in the world, providing decoration services. Their mission: to be the most innovative and inspiring decoration company.

11.50 - 12.05 The importance of the closure in the perception of the whole packaging - Federica Maltauro - Marketing Manager and Amerigo Tagliapietra- Sales Director, Labrenta

Labrenta, closures manufacturer. We conceive of the right closure as the essence of form, functionality, attention. We aim for efficient beauty. And we take it one step further, applying our expertise and offering unique solutions.

12:05 - 12:20 Glass manufacturer: Glass Rogaška

Steklarna Rogaška: The premium crystal bottling segment, Matija Novak – General Manager, Global Private Brands and B2B; Nuša Artič Ferlič – Senior Account Manager

Steklarna Rogaška will present their products for the premium spirit segment. They make high quality crystal bottles for the Diageo Group, as well as other premium cognac, rum, champagne and whiskey producers around the world. They also produce a wide range of high end tumblers, especially for the whiskey industry. Some of these are specifically designed to enhance the aromas of whiskey.

12.20 - 12.30 Q & A
12.30-13.00 View news of the participants
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