It’s been an extraordinary year which, with the postponement of the ECMA Annual Congress 2020, called for an exceptional event and we are delighted therefore to announce that the “2020 Carton E-vent & Awards” will take place on October 7th 2020.

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2020 Carton E-vent & Awards

one of its kind

Pro Carton and ECMA are inviting you to join this special virtual E-vent
presenting the highlights from both associations,
an entertaining keynote speaker and
celebration of all the 2020 carton industry awards:

an entertaining spectacle

There will be quizzes, videos and interaction with the award winners to make it a unique, informative but entertaining spectacle.

The 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards will be the premier event in the 2020 European folding carton calendar, we are looking forward to welcoming all ECMA and Pro Carton members, as well as those interested in marketing, packaging and design – brand owners, retailers, students, teachers, media representatives.

The 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards will be a two hour event staged and presented live via a variety of media platforms. We suggest you tune in at 14.45 CET already as we have quite a bit of fun entertainment planned for you before we start the presentations at 15.00 CET!

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Registration for the E-vent is now open!

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If you want to take part in the 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards, please fill in your contact details and register below. We will send you the invite with all the necessary details to take part in the celebrations in time before the E-vent starts.

We are asking the larger members of Pro Carton and ECMA (those with an annual turnover in excess of €50 million p.a.) to make a small one-off contribution towards the E-vent regardless of the number of participants. Details of the requested, but voluntary, contribution will be sent to the senior contacts at these companies directly.  Employees of these companies should register using the link and doing so will not incur any charge.

ECMA National Associations, smaller companies (with an turnover below €50m), students and other interested parties are invited to register without charge.


Time (CET) Programme
14:45 Tune in:
– Get-together well before the E-vent kicks off
– Let us entertain you with quizzes, infotainment, etc.
15:00 Part 1: Information and entertainment

  1. Welcome by the moderators:
    • Mike Turner, Managing Director ECMA and
    • Tony Hitchin, General Manager Pro Carton

What´s going in the carton packaging industry, challenges and future?

  1. Special guest interview:
    To be announced shortly
  2. Welcome to the European Carton Excellence Awards by Jean-Francois Roche, President ECMA
  3. Announcement of the European Carton Excellence Platinum & Gold Award winners
15.50 short break
Videos & infotainment
16.00 Part 2: Awards, Awards, Awards!

  1. Welcome to the Pro Carton Student Awards by Horst Bittermann, President Pro Carton
    – Pro Carton Young Designers Award
    – NEW: Pro Carton Student Video Award
  2. Presentation to the overall winners of the European Carton Excellence Award
Closing remarks and finale
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The Awards


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Media Partners

Charity Donation

Following the cancellation of our 2020 congress due to Covid-19, the European folding carton & cartonboard industry is holding the 2020 Carton E-vent & Awards in October – recognising how the Covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 such a challenging year for so many people, we have aligned with the United Nations Refugee Agency and their work supporting communities ravaged by coronavirus; ECMA and Pro Carton will be making a donation to the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) from the proceeds of the October E-vent.

The Covid-19 pandemic endangers everyone on the planet – including refugees and other people displaced by conflict or persecution. The UNHCR is stepping up health, water, sanitation and hygiene services to protect refugees and displaced people. 

About Us

Pro Carton is the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers.
Its main purpose is to promote the use of cartons and cartonboard as an economically and ecologically balanced packaging medium. 

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ECMA is the international network of folding carton organisations; carton converters, national carton associations and suppliers to the carton industry. ECMA supports the healthy development of European carton makers, representing their interests and helping to grow their international network and expertise.

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Suzanne Mc Ewen, Pro Carton

Barbara Ginter, ECMA