Inštitut za celulozo in papir, Bogišićeva 8, 1000 Ljubljana, SL

1. International Circular Packaging Conference

1. International Circular Packaging Conference

26–27 September 2019, Ljubljana (Slovenia)



Organized by:

Pulp and Paper Institute, Ljubljana

Faculty of Polymer Technology, Slovenj Gradec

SRIP Circular Economy - Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska


The aim of the conference is to connect different stakeholders from academia, industry, design studios, brand owners and all involved in the packaging life cycle from idea to end of life stage. Main goals are to share knowledge, good practices, ideas and to make new connections in the transformation from linear to circular packaging supply chain.

The conference is a great opportunity to have a holistic approach regarding circular and sustainable packaging.

With interesting presentations, real life case studies and workshops we expect to create new partnerships between and among academia and industry stakeholders.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Circular economy
  • New innovative bio-based materials
  • Sustainable and optimized packaging design
  • Packaging printing and converting
  • Packaging supply chain optimization through innovative solution
  • Consumer behaviour on a way to circular packaging
  • Life cycle analysis 
  • Packaging waste recycling, reusing and composting


Scientific committee:
Prof. Dr Miroslav Huskić, Faculty of Polymer technology, Slovenj Gradec (SI)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lucyshyn, Montan-Universität Leoben (AT)
Prof. D. Wolfgang Kern, Montan-Universität Leoben (AT)
Prof. Dr. Frank Ehrig, University of Applied Sciences, Rapperswil (Switzerland)
Prof. dr. Dragoljub Novaković, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad (SRB)
Prof. dr. Branka Lozo, Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb (HRV)
Prof. dr. Gregor Radonjič, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor (SLO)
Dr. Andrej Kržan, National Institute of Chemistry Ljubljana (SLO)
Dr. Graziano Elegir, Innovhub- SSI, Paper Division (ITA)
Prof. dr. Branka Pilić, Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad (SRB)
Prof. dr. Aleksandra Lobnik, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor (SLO)
Dr. Milica Balaban, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Banja Luka (BA)
Dr. Urška Vrabič Brodnjak, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Ljubljana (SLO)
Dr. Laszló Koltai, Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering, Obudai University (HUN)
Barbara Prinčič, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana (SLO)
dr. David Ravnjak, Vevče Paper Mill (SLO)
Kristijan Molan,  Forest Inc. Europe LTD (UK)
Janez Navodnik, Navodnik kemijski inženiring d.o.o. (SLO)
Vilma Frece, Gorenje d.d. (SLO)
Boštjan Jambrovič, Amba CO d.o.o. (SLO)
Dr. Urška Kavčič, Pulp and Paper Institute (SLO)
Dr. Igor Karlovits, Pulp and Paper Institute (SLO)


Conference will be held at the Pulp and Paper Institute in Ljubljana (Bogišićeva 8).

»Investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.«