As many of you may know, as well as running Design Cognition, I am Chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society (based in Nottingham UK) and in that role, my main focus this year is to entice more of you, our valued members, to take part in events and also to encourage ‘new blood’ into the industry.
We’ve got some fantastic events lined-up, in which you could participate in a number of different ways and at a number of different levels – it’s up to you how far you want to get involved.
Much of it will be FREE and could directly benefit you personally and your business.
You may want to participate yourself, or you know someone else that could be interested. Either way, I’m looking for partners and I’d love to hear from you. The aim of the whole exercise is to help raise the profile of packaging but also to facilitate the integration of academia and industry for everyone’s benefit. So this is applicable to:
Students – who may want to learn & enhance career options
Universities – looking for business avenues/partnerships to help commercialise their ideas
Product development companies, packaging suppliers & design agencies – wanting to keep up with latest technology & also identify high calibre students for job placements & opportunities
The first of our events is on 19th October at Nottingham Trent University, 4.30 – 8.30pm with a free buffet and refreshments (see flyer attached).
All are welcome, members and non-members, but pre-registration is essential – just drop me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along and listen to some exciting & leading-edge talks from the university & from the packaging design industry. Network with industry & academic experts – with various table-top demonstrations, discuss your design projects in an informal atmosphere and get practical mentoring help & advice.
Some of the highlighted topics will include:
Smartphone technology & how it can enhance the consumer experience
Using packaging technology to tackle counterfeiting
University research into brand design
Display technology for packing applications
Design of packaging for reuse / recycling
You can find out more about this and other East Midlands Packaging Society events on our ‘ning’ site:
and also on our LinkedIn Group & Facebook Pages:
This is the first of three planned university partnership events during the next 12 months, so whether in academia or business – You decide how you want to get involved, which could be as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor, trainer or as a participant – how could it best benefit yourself? I really do think that ‘everyone’s a winner’ with this. More details to follow in future blogs.
If you’ve got any other ideas yourself, let me know.
Chairman – East Midlands Packaging Society
00 44 115 846 1914