This year has forced us all to adapt, and following the postponement of the 2020 ECMA Congress, we made the decision to host our first joint virtual E-vent. Though we couldn’t meet in person, it really was a pleasure to bring the industry together once again to celebrate the fantastic work and ongoing innovation within the carton and cartonboard industry. A huge thank to all our sponsors and media partners.

It was certainly different, and overall, an enormous success with hundreds of people tuning in to see 29 awards presented and entertainment from former Olympian, Eddie the Eagle!  Congratulations to all the brand owners, converters, board mills and designers who took part. Taking home the most prestigious award were Van Genechten Packaging and Stora Enso; the judges crowning their Roku Gin packaging as the Carton of the Year.  The Pro Carton Young Designers Award had 5 winners this year, with “Fulfil” getting the Public Award as well as one of the judges’ awards.  And, of course, this year we launched the Pro Carton Student Video Award, which displayed the exceptional creativity of Europe’s younger generation and the versatility of cartonboard through a whole new medium.

The E-vent will be available soon on the website in easy to view segments, should you have missed out on the live presentation.

Thank you to all those that joined us online and we hope to see you again next year.

Tony Hitchin,
General Manager Pro Carton