Autumn Fair has announced it is partnering with Product of Change to deliver a series of one-on-one and group educational sessions and workshops for attendees as part of the next stage of its Power of One® campaign to empower and energise retailers and consumers to change the future of retail.
Products of Change is designed to support, encourage and perpetuate companies and brands in meeting their sustainability goals through educating to inform change and peer-to-peer networking. With education at its heart, Products of Change is a global ‘living library’ of sustainable learnings (written, aural and visual) across a wide spectrum of topics, markets and product areas. It will also host regular webinars, on-the-go learning podcasts for its members. As well as the wealth of educational resources on the website, a twice weekly Products of Change e-newsletter will deliver news, views and research updates on all matters connected to sustainability with an additional monthly digital magazine providing an opportunity to delve deeper and share engaging articles.
During the show, Products of Change will be delivering one-on-one and group educational sessions and workshop tasters, as well as practice guides for all attendees keen to learn how to better align their business or products with core sustainability measures. Visitors will be shown the importance of transparency across supply chains as well as the benefit of working as a community towards a common goal of better sustainability and positive change across the consumer products industry.
Product of Change's Mike Swain and James George will be joining us onsite at Autumn Fair on stand 6H40 to offer 121 meetings around packaging and circular economy. Halena Mansell and June Kirkwood will be in attendance.
A seasoned packaging professional, technical expert and team leader with a track record of delivering profitable, innovative, award winning and patent pending new products to market.
Mike is Ambassador of Packaging at Products of Change, Fellow of The Packaging Society (IOM3) and Senior Advisor to the UK Packaging Council as well as Starpack Judging Committee, Mike is also Founder of Pack IDS, an innovative packaging solutions consultancy.
Mike and his team excel in defining strategies for future growth, bridging the gap between creative ideas and operational needs, applying design and technical skills to realise new concepts and inspiring commitment to get things done first time, at pace.
Circular Economy Exper
Past Experience - Network Development Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
I would like to think that I have a professional journey that could be described at best as unusual, and in reality, more eclectic. Following the 12 years on the world stage in the Royal Navy, as a Mine Clearance Diving Officer (MCDO), I was then lucky enough to join the Ellen Macarthur Foundation; a global thought leader in circular economy. During my 3 ½ (amazing) years there, I spent most of my time with the corporate community, discussing their aspirations and helping them to understand how they turn their circular economic journey into a reality.
As the world continues to grapple to create both impact and growth, I work with leading brands and anyone who will listen, on how they can start that journey.
I spend most of my time speaking to people and telling them stories. I try to help organisations not only to find their “why”, be that economic, social, or environmental, but more importantly help them take the first steps to create systems that are both purposeful but also profitable.
The evolution of this journey has now led me to Pyxera Global. Having worked with the team for a couple of years, it was a natural step to broaden my economic focus to include the key elements of social and environmental justice.
As an advisor to the CEO and executive team, I am very fortunate to be both close to the strategic thinking but also be able to roll up my sleeves with the wider Pyxera Global tribe.
CEO and Founder of Products of Change
Helena Mansell-Stopher is CEO and founder at Products of Change, a digital platform that provides a safe place for industry to learn, connect and transition to a more sustainable future. Helena also curates the sustainability in licensing conference (SILC) the first of its kind in the brand and licensing industry, formed to advance the industries knowledge on future innovations within the sustainability space.
Helena is an advisor to the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Initiative and Board Director to Recycle to Read, an environmental educator who builds systems to unlock value in the waste stream to benefit schools.
With a 25 year career in the licensing industry across media and lifestyle brands, working with companies such as HIT Entertainment, Mattel, Marvel and National Geographic, as well as a 5 year career in sustainability, Helena is at the cutting edge of closing the knowledge gap to advance the industry forward to a sustainable future.
Product of Change Advisor and Net Zero Ambassador
June boasts more than 20 year’s experience in licensing, including hands on experience of sustainable licensing and education in business sustainability management. As owner of Nutmeg Licensing, she is the award-winning licensing agent for the Eden Project, working to put sustainability and its associated values at the heart of their growing licensing programme. June also heads up the POC Advisors arm and is Net Zero Ambassador to the Products of Change community.