Point-of-Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) has organised a half day conference labelled The Future's So Bright Green Sustainability Conference which aims to bring together retailers, industry suppliers and brands to learn from best practice sharing and sustainability initiatives from industry leaders and experts.
The conference, which will be held in Sydney on October 22, also aims to provide decision makers with insights and strategies to meet consumer demand for more environmentally responsible products.
The conference will feature 13 speakers from major national and international companies providing sustainability insights.
Leyla Acaroglu, product design research consultant RMIT University, centre for design will introduce the university's online tool for designers to integrate environmental considerations into their merchandising displays using eco design strategies and life cycle assessment data.
David Gittus, managing director of the Active Display Group and POPAI tools committee team leader, will discuss product stewardship and steps being taken to share responsibility for point of purchase displays over the products' whole life cycle from design to disposal.
Other key note speakers include:
- Dr Caroline Noller, head of corporate responsibility, The GPT Group. She will discuss landlords engaging stakeholders in sustainable retailing and best practice sharing solutions deployed at Rouse Hill Shopping Centre, NSW including case study examples.
- Paul Lang, environment manager Coles - retail development: sustainability initiatives that have been successfully deployed in Coles and what to expect in the future for environmental concept stores.
- Janette Lewell, partner Deloitte corporate responsibility practice: guidelines and things you need to be aware of when tackling the issue of sustainability.
- Richard Evans, CEO Australian Retailers Association: member company sustainability initiatives.
The event, which is supported by Printing Industries, will be held at the Randwick Racecourse from 7.30am-12.30pm.