A New Era of Retailer Driven Collaboration


Our deep dive event, SPC Engage 2023 will be centered around the work spearheaded by retailers to move goals and commitments into action. Delivering on sustainability has moved to the top of the agenda for retailers. The expectations from consumers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders are high and continue to rise, given the scale of retail operations and the number of customers they touch. Retailers are also close collaborators with the rest of the supply chain: consumer products brands, manufacturers, suppliers, recovery organizations and external conveners. At this winter event, we will showcase which initiatives are working, why they are working and how to prioritize actions that will have a bigger impact.
London, UK
December 6th-7th
With tours on December 5th

the science museum London, uk

Illuminate is a progressive award-winning venue designed to both anticipate and surpass the needs of the ever-evolving events industry. Among the unique features of this new space is a panoramic window on Level 5, offering stunning views of the City and an abundance of natural daylight, a key element in ensuring a productive meeting or conference experience. The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module - the spacecraft that took astronaut Tim Peake back to Earth from the International Space Station - and a real piece of the Moon.
See the Space

about spc

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. As the leading voice on sustainable packaging, we are passionate about creating packaging that is good for people and good for the environment.

Our mission is to bring sustainable packaging stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability.

We do this by engaging the entire packaging supply chain - whose focus spans a range of materials - through events, Collaboratives, pilots and studies, research and resource creation, and education.

Past attendees

Agenda highlights

hotel room blocks

Queens Gate Hotel
& Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel

The SPC has secured room blocks at two hotels local to The Science Museum in Kensington.

The first is the Queens Gate Hotel London. The Queen's Gate London Hotel is ideally situated at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The second is Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel The 4-star Vanderbilt hotel is a 19th century, Grade II listed townhouse situated in leafy South Kensington, close to numerous museums and Hyde Park.
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Featured Tours

Tours at SPC events are a great opportunity for attendees to make new connections with fellow attendees in smaller groups, while visiting places related to packaging, sustainability, printing, innovation, recovery, composting, recycling, next markets or simply places that excel at what they are doing and will be interesting to see. The SPC arranges these experiences as part of the event experience for attendees and is thankful to tour hosts for opening their doors to our group. When booking a tour please bear in mind that tours are often at the same time of program sessions or other event tours, please also keep in mind the time of tours when making your travel plans.
  • Dec 05
    9:15 am - 1:30 pm GMT

    Notpla Office and Lab

    Offsite Tour Location
    Since 2014, Notpla has been using seaweed and plants to make sustainable packaging that disappears naturally. In this tour, SPC Engage attendees will get to see the Notpla office in all its action. After an introduction to Notpla, their mission and work, attendees will get to watch a lab demonstration, followed by a walking tour of their production machines that make it all happen. See for yourself how Notpla is revolutionizing the packaging industry by replacing the need for single-use plastics! Transportation will be provided. Lab coats will be provided. No competitors allowed.
    Tour Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Dec 05
    9:30 am – 1:30 pm GMT
    Workshop & Tour

    Museum of Brands

    Offsite Tour Location
    The Museum of Brands will take you on a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle, to examine the role of brands in history and the modern world. Our permanent exhibition, the Time Tunnel, has over 12,000 objects, all showcasing the innovative marketing strategies that helped shape our consumer culture. You will see advertisements, packaging and brand ephemera, promotional toys and games, travel-related memorabilia, fashion, and leisure and entertainment artefacts. Trace the evolution of renowned brands, from humble origins to global dominance, and unravel the stories behind their enduring logos and slogans. During your visit, we'll also shed light on the importance of sustainability in branding. Learn how brands have taken strides to preserve our planet through eco-friendly packaging and ethical practices. We are offering a 2-hour workshop along with your self-guided tour; a hybrid between our most popular workshops: Brand Evolution and Customer Profiling. You will investigate changes to branding and packaging over time, and create profiles on potential customers before redesigning a product for the future. What will packaging look like in 5, 10, 50 years? Here is your chance to explore the possibilities! Transportation will be provided.
    Tour Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.


More than 50 thought leaders from a multitude of disciplines gather to spark ideas, kindle conversation, and initiate impact

Event Sponsors


  • Aura
  • packaging europe
  • commonshare


  • Registration Policies
    Registrations for SPC Engage are non-transferable & non-refundable. Please contact spcevents@greenblue.org if you need to cancel your registration. This includes tour fees. Early Bird pricing is in effect until 09/11/23. Regular pricing will then be available until 11/02/23. The late fee will be implemented from 11/03/23.

    * The SPC reserves the right to close registration when the event reaches registration capacity.
  • Ticket Info
    SPC Members receive a discounted price to attend this event, and the event is open to anybody working on sustainable packaging goals. For full details on ticket pricing please click below.
  • Sustainability Initiatives
    The SPC is working in partnership with Science Mueseum London to make the event as sustainable as possible. For information on sustainability initiatives at SPC Engage 2023 please see below.

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