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Business & Industry Conference

2021: Investing in Resilience

Essential. Agile. Future Proof

The 2021 APPMA Business & Industry Conference will take place at ICC Sydney on 16th September, with a Call for Speakers now open.

As Australia emerges from the disruption wrought by the global pandemic, a ‘new normal’ is beginning to take shape. Amidst the uncertainty, economic trends are positioning the packaging and processing sector as an essential industry, playing a vital role in securing Australia’s supply chains, and as a source of much-needed jobs and growth. Coupled with a sharper focus on sustainability as the looming ‘next crisis’, there is no better time for our industry to invest in innovation, technology and talent to ensure it is at the forefront of the economic recovery.  

In 2021 the APPMA Business & Industry Conference will be delivered as a hybrid event, live and live-streamed, enabling our members, partners and supporting industries to attend in-person or virtually from anywhere. The speaker program will feature a mix of high-profile industry experts and international thought leaders who will address the multiple challenges and opportunities the sector faces in the new economy, providing the practical tools required to help navigate these uncertain times, with an eye to securing a sustainable and resilient future.

Call for Speakers, Now Open
Key Dates

  • Abstract submissions open: 22 February, 2021
  • Abstract submissions close: 22 March, 2021
  • Notification to successful speakers: 01 April, 2021
  • Speaker acceptance due: 09 April, 2021
  • Speaker registration deadline: 23 April, 2021
  • Event date: 16 September, 2021 (Venue: ICC Sydney)

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