ECMA Annual Congress 2024

Every year the European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) brings together folding carton converters, cartonboard mills, national associations and suppliers to the folding carton industry. The ECMA Congress 2024 will take place at the Hilton Berlin Hotel in Berlin, Germany on 19 & 20 September 2024. This year's strapline will be 'Resilience in a sea of adversity'.

The working programme for the 55th ECMA Congress has a superb line-up of speakers including Philip Morris International, The European Commission, CEPI, the renowned economist Andrea Boltho, Moorgate Capital and Smithers whilst our keynote speaker is the acclaimed presenter, artificial intelligence ‘obsessive’ and author of ‘The Future Normal’, Henry Coutinho-Mason. In addition, the congress will feature a CEO Roundtable discussion with Mike Doss (GPI), Jean-Pascal Bobst (Bobst), Peter Oswald (Mayr Melnhof), Hans Sohlström (Stora Enso) and Sylvie Casenave-Péré (Posson Packaging). 

Registration and hotel booking is now open on 
our congress website

ECMA kindly thanks the following sponsors for making this event happen:


The ECMA Congress for 2023 took take place at the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento Hotel in Sevilla, Spain on 21 & 22 September 2023This event was again be a wonderful celebration of all things related to cartonboard & folding cartons. The theme of the Congress was 'Circular Cartons & Beyond' and we had a superb line-up of speakers including Tesco, Nestlé, The European Commission, Euromonitor, CEPI, AFRY Management Consulting and Moorgate Capital whilst our keynote speaker was the acclaimed presenter and customer experience enthusiast, Steven van Belleghem. In addition, the highly energetic and renowned TED presenter, Leyla Acaroglu, conducted an interactive sustainability workshop where delegates designed their own packaging.

As usual, this event celebrated all things connected with folding cartons and cartonboard and during the Thursday evening dinner, the winners of the European Carton Excellence Awards were announced. You can check out the winners here.

Following the earthquake in Turkey last February, which shocked us all, and to show support to our friends in Turkey; ECMA donated a cheque at the congress to a charity supporting those effected by the devastation. 


The list of past ECMA Congresses is available here.