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The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Global Summit is the flagship event for the consumer goods industry, exclusively reserved for CEOs and C-level executives from the CGF's 750 members.

The Summit is where consumer goods manufacturers, retailers and their suppliers meet to discuss future trends, network and share knowledge and best practices to overcome today’s most pressing challenges.

At the 2019 Summit, our innovation and sustainability experts led a special session on how the industry can innovate for sustainability and commercialise start-up ideas for competitive advantage. We also showcased our fully-sustainable exhibition stand, made from 100 per cent recycled, 100 per cent recyclable waste plastic. A world-first.

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explore our ground-breaking stand

Our 100 per cent recycled, 100 per cent recyclable Ecobooth stand is made entirely from waste plastic bottles, toothbrushes, traffic cones and bags. It’s a fantastic example of the Circular Economy, where companies capture the value of waste.

And it shows how start-ups are a valuable source of innovation that major organisations can’t afford to ignore – a key theme of our sessions at the Summit.

Discover how we helped Ecobooth create a sustainable business that will help prevent 100,000 tonnes of waste going to landfill each year.

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Meet our experts

While presenting to the 2019 Summit, our leading experts on sustainability and consumer goods shared the latest insights from our work with the United Nations Global Compact and explored how the consumer goods industry can use innovation to drive sustainability.

Joined by two exciting start-ups, LOLIWARE and PulPac, our experts highlighted the need for major brands to partner with newcomers to commercialise truly ingenious ideas. LOLIWARE and PulPac are perfect examples of how it sometimes takes new entrants to think of new solutions to an industry’s biggest problems.

Find out more about their innovative alternatives to plastic: LOLIWARE’s seaweed-based straws and PulPac’s paper-pulp technology.

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Chelsea Briganti

CEO, LOLIWARE

Chelsea Briganti

CEO, LOLIWARE

Chelsea Fawn Briganti is the co-founder and CEO of LOLIWARE, the world's leading seaweed material technology company dedicated to replacing single-use plastics. As the SHeEO of an interdisciplinary team of expert scientists, food technologists and seaweed biologists, Briganti developed LOLIWARE Intelligent Seaweed Technologies (LIST) – a category of materials made from seaweed (a regenerative and carbon sequestering input) that outperform bioplastics. LIST products look, feel, and act like plastic, but are made from 100 per cent food grade materials. They’re designed to disappear, either through compost or natural processes. 

In 2019, LOLIWARE launched a straw - The Straw of the Future - to replace the 360 billion plastic straws used annually worldwide that contaminate our oceans and harm marine life. The company is venture backed by Closed Loop Ventures, Hatzimemos/Libby, NY State Venture Fund and Mark Cuban. 

Prior to founding LOLIWARE, Briganti graduated top of her class at the Parsons School of Design and went on to build innovation pipelines for global consumer packaged goods companies Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nestle and L'Oreal, with a lens on sustainable packaging and food tech. Raised in Hawaii, Briganti’s deep connection with the ocean led to an unwavering commitment to eliminate single-use plastics and heal the planet. With LOLIWARE, Briganti and her team are pioneering a plastic-free future with products that are ‘Designed to Disappear’. 

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Linus Larsson

CEO, PulPac

Linus Larsson

CEO, PulPac

Linus is CEO of Sweden-based R&D and IP company PulPac AB. Linus is a tech entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and sustainability. In 2016, he and his team invented and patented the PulPac technology, an innovative way of dry-forming cellulose that makes paper products a competitive and viable alternative to single-use plastic. The vision is to create a better future for people and the planet by enabling the packaging industry to replace single-use plastics with sustainable paper products. 

Linus has a background in mechanical engineering. He holds a Red Dot Award and has been appointed Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament.

 

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