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Microsoft creative director among packaging conference speakers

Experts from Microsoft, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Stranger & Stranger and Design Bridge will be speaking at the Pentawards Conference at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019.

The design-focused conference takes place from 11-12 September at Olympia London, where the event opens its doors for its tenth edition.

Speakers from some of the world’s most recognised brands will draw on the latest design trends, real-life influences and their own experiences to educate visitors on how to become a winner in packaging design.

The headline session will be hosted by Kevin Marshall, creative director of design at Microsoft. Kevin leads a world-class team of industrial designers and spearheads the packaging vision of Microsoft’s creative strategy for brands worldwide.

During his presentation, Kevin will share his experiences of creating globally recognisable packaging concepts for the likes of Xbox, Surface and Windows Office.

Also forming part of the Pentawards conference line-up is Richard Walzer, head of design, EMEA at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Richard is responsible for leading a team of regional associates and championing the design function in the EMEA territory.

This ensures the delivery of customer-centric solutions that meet the requirements of global brands and individual markets. During his session, Richard will discuss that design is no longer just about iconography but is instead about distinctiveness, consistency and relevance.