Focus on women at Interpack

Under the title Women in Packaging there will be a first time event for women in the sector on 8 May at the Interpack show. The programme will feature a discussion on stage with top speakers from all over the world as well as opportunities for networking. The event is supported by the WPO – World Packaging Organisation – which is contributing its worldwide network.

03 Apr 2023 | By Disha Chakraborty

Interpack will transpire from 4 to 10 May at Dusseldorf

Women in Packaging at Interpack on 8 May in Dusseldorf will draw attention to barriers and focus on the sector as an attractive place to work. Sharing their experiences will be Valentina Aureli, CEO of Aetna Group in Italy, Dr. Afsaneh Nabifar, Group Leader for the global market development of biopolymers at BASF, Australian Nadia Taylor, co-founder and Director tna solutions, Marjo Halonen, Vice President Communications at Metsä Board Corporation in Finland and Gabi Bauer, Head of Marketing & Communications at Uhlmann Pac-Systeme. The panel will be moderated by Nerida Kelton, who is the vice president of Sustainability & Save Food at the World Packaging Organisation.

As per an InterPack press note, "The event also wants to make it possible for more women to join the processing and packaging sector, and to address young talent. As women are underrepresented in technical jobs as well as in leadership positions, supporting them can play an important role with regard to the scarcity of trained professionals." Support can mean measures like mentoring programmes, image campaigns for the sector, creating equal opportunities and attractive working conditions. Those items that are especially important will be the focus of the discussion on stage at Interpack.

Women in Packaging will transpire on 8 May at 12:00 noon in the International Lounge on the ground floor of the trade fair skyscraper.

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