Scoop in the Belgian packaging world​

network event for the whole Belgian packaging world. That is the approach for a new packaging event during Empack & Packaging Innovations on the first day of the trade show. Initiators are show organizer Easyfairs, Verpakking en Label Magazine from publishing company Roularta in collaboration with Valipac and Fost Plus. This collaboration is not coincidental, as Valipac and Fost Plus have been the organizers of the successful Belgian packaging prize Greener Packaging Award, which has been held every two years until last year. From now on, the Greener Packaging Award is part of a new, more comprehensive packaging price that is experiencing its scoop at the both events in Mechelen: the Get Smart (in) Packaging Award. In addition to Valipac, Fost Plus and Verpakking & Label Magazine, a number of renowned institutions are involved in the organization of Get Smart in Packaging, including the Belgian Packaging Institute (IBE -BVI), Pack4FoodFetraDetic and Hasselt University.



Get Smart (in) Packaging has an afternoon and an evening program. In addition, moderator Ben Roelants will smoothly guide the guests through the program. The afternoon program is filled with various interesting speakers from companies and knowledge institutions such as Pack4Food, IBE-BVI, Valipac, Fost Plus, Fetra and dept. Product development from the University of Antwerp. Sustainability runs through the program as a common thread.

The award ceremony

In total, the jury will select 10 awards: 5 Get Smart (in) Packaging awards, 2 Greener Packaging awards and 3 Trends Gazellen awards. The awards are presented between the courses of a “sitting dinner“. The competition is open to brand owners, designers and packaging producers who are commercially active in Belgium. If you wish to participate in one of these awards, then quickly view the participation conditions.


The professional jury for the Get Smart (in) Packaging and Greener Packaging Awards is led by Marleen Calcoen, director IBE-BVI, Peter Ragaert (Pack4Food), Filip Vangeel (Valipac), Nicolas Egri (Fost Plus), Roos Peeters (Verpakkingscentrum Universiteit Hasselt), Erik Kruisselbrink (Verpakking & Label Magazine), Cédric Slegers (Go4Circle), Géraldine Verwilghen (Comeos), Liesje De Schamphelaire (Fevia), Frédérick Warzée (Detic) and John de Somer (Van Genechten Biermans, Filpap and Ecmabel).

For more information go to  www.getsmartinpackaging.be

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