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Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates for making the event a huge success! - The Spirits Summit 2016!

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The Spirits Summit  took place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh and created a unique forum for anyone involved in specifying, designing or manufacturing packaging for whisky, gin, rum, vodka, tequila or any other spirits.
Expert insight from across the spirits packaging market
The Spirits Summit informed and inspired designers, developers and manufacturers of spirits packaging on the key issues they face today.
Mike Rose

Director of brands packaging, Edrington

Kerrin Lumsden
Design leader - global brands, Diageo
Riccardo Monari
Global innovation manager and process improvement leader, Bacardi
Dominic Burke

Managing director, Webb deVlam

Morag Garden
Head of sustainability and innovation, Scotch Whisky Association

Jon Davies
Founder and creative head, ButterflyCannon
Lisa McWilliam

Client development director, JDO

Daniel Badman

Director of sustainability and public affairs, BillerudKorsnäs

David Peters
Creative development manager, API Group

With a speaker programme featuring speakers from brands such as Diageo, Edrington Group and Bacardi, plus design agencies, industry bodies and top packaging suppliers, the day tackled issues such as:

  • the quest for luxury in spirits packaging
  • commissioning the best possible design
  • distillers' efforts on sustainability
  • new technologies transforming spirits packaging
  • how brands are exploring new materials
  • regulatory challenges in the sector
  • and much more...

Click here to see the full conference programme

Meet the best suppliers and buyers

Alongside the full conference programme, The Spirits Summit featured a tabletop exhibition with more than 30 suppliers showcasing many of the market's top packaging innovations, materials and new ideas.

Click here to see exhibited and to find out more about next year's event

Who is it for?

The Spirits Summit targeted at anyone involved in creating inspirational packaging for the spirits sector worldwide, including:
  • Packaging managers and directors
  • Innovation managers and directors
  • Marketing and brand managers
  • Packaging designers and design managers
  • Materials suppliers and manufacturers
  • Packaging suppliers and manufacturers
  • Retail and packaging researchers

Contact us

To find out more about 2017 event, enquire about speaking, attending or to discuss sponsorship of the event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of The Spirits Summit team. Visit our Contact Us page to find out who to speak to.

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