Seminar - The Power of Innovation


On Thursday, October 29, 2020, HMC Polymers was pleased to welcome online attendees to its Online Technical Seminar entitled “The Power of Innovation – Moving Ahead in time of New Challenges”.

Via the Webinar system, about 200 interested brand-owners, industry traders and key converters attended online. The technical seminar was focused on the Plastics Packaging Industry, including; how consumer behaviour has changed following the COVID-19 crisis; and how entrepreneurs, particularly plastic convertors, can be prepared for new challenges and rapid change in global markets.

HMC Polymers was honoured to welcome distinguished guest speakers from the trend-setting brand-owner Proctor & Gamble, plastics process machine makers and an additive supplier. HMC offered a resin producer's perspective in the panel discussion. The keynote speech, The Next Normal for the Packaging Industry, was given by McKinsey and Company.   

The Seminar Agenda was as follows:

09:30 - 10:00
The Next Normal for the Packaging Industry
Dr. Rebecca Somers
Partner, McKinsey & Company

10:00 - 11:15
Panel Discussion – The Challenge of Change

Mr. Sajal Nagar
Director - Technical Operations & Process Development, APAC Region, P&G Thailand

Mr. Prawit Yodprechavgit
Managing Director, SEA, KraussMaffei Group

Mr. Pot Passakonjaras
General Manager, SEA, Avient Corporation

Ms. Khemratsanee Viboonkridkaew
Area Sales Manager - Business Unit Web-Fed, Bobst (Thailand) Ltd

Mr. Siridech Kumvongdee
President, HMC Polymers

11:15 - 11:45
Leading Through Innovation
Ms. Oraphin Teerana-amornwong
Department Manager, Product Innovation & Technology, HMC Polymers

11:45 - 12:00
Janus - A Few Thoughts About Sustainability
Dr. Andreas Neumann
Senior Department Manager, Market, Asset and Innovation Strategy, HMC Polymers

HMC Polymers sincerely thanks the attending industry experts and thought leaders for their invaluable contribution to this Technical Seminar. We also thank our industry audience for their attendance and interest. We look forward to more Technical Seminars on relevant and important topics affecting our industry in this period of unprecedented change.