Paris Packaging Week launches Future Leaders program

Written on: June 13, 2023 by SprayTM

Paris Packaging Week has launched Future Leaders, a new initiative to highlight, celebrate and give a voice to the rising stars of packaging in the aerosol, beauty, personal care, luxury and drinks sectors.

The program will bring together packaging professionals under the age of 30 who are making a big impact in the early years of their career, whether they are packaging developers or buyers working at brands, packaging designers working at agencies, or working at packaging suppliers or manufacturers. “Our mission at Paris Packaging Week is to give our community a vision of the future of their packaging and of the market,” said Christelle Anya, Content & Community Director for the event.

“The Future Leaders program adds a new dimension by celebrating and giving a voice to the best new talent in packaging,” Anya added.

The group will help to shape the future direction of the four shows at Paris Packaging Week—ADF for the aerosol sector, PCD for the beauty sector, PLD for the drinks market and Packaging Première for luxury products—as part of a Future Leaders advisory board. The program will give a voice to this new generation of packaging influencers by involving them in the conference program for Paris Packaging Week and offering the opportunity to contribute to Paris Packaging Week’s ongoing digital content.

In addition, the Future Leaders group will have the opportunity to meet senior packaging developers, designers, buyers and suppliers who are already part of the Paris Packaging Week advisory groups and awards juries.

Participants will be selected by a panel of experts including Gérald Martines, founder of design agency In-Signes; Emmanuelle Bonardi, Operations Director at Amore Pacific EMEA and a former Packaging Development & Innovation Director at Shiseido; and Thierry De Baschmakoff, founder at the agency De Baschmakoff.

“The packaging industry needs Future Leaders who have the vision and the talents to reinvent the sector responsibly for the 21st century—and create the products that tomorrow’s consumers expect,” said Martines of the Future Leaders program.

Adds Bonardi, “This is an amazing opportunity to network and [for] sharing best practices, new ideas, approaches and mindsets to fuel and shape the future of our packaging industry.”

As De Baschmakoff explained, “Packaging has to become a permanent revolution in view of the challenges that are being added to one another; reinventing what seems immutable, imagining what may seem utopian are, in my view, the qualities of a future leader.”

Nominations are now open for the program, with a deadline of August 4. Full details are available at