As part of Singapore’s Zero Waste Masterplan to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill per capital per day by 30% by 2030, packaging waste has been identified as one of the three priority waste streams to be reduced.
Through its Industry Connect platform, JTC is working with DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) as part of the Good Design Research (GDR) initiative to connect designers with companies in the packaging sector to explore innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for manufacturers that provide essential services both locally and regionally.
Join us to uncover challenge statements from our F&B industry relating to sustainable and functional food packaging for deliveries and takeaways.
You might be interested if:
You are a designer/ design enteprise who is keen to develop the sustainable food supply ecosystem
You have an interest in addressing the challenges of disposable food packaging through deep design research
Sustainable packaging design enthusiasts
Overview of the Good Design Research initiative (5mins)
Introduction to the challenge statements by JTC (10mins)
Challenge statement by RE&S (10mins)
Challenge statement by Neo Group (10mins)
Q&A with RE&S, Neo Group and JTC (20mins)
RE&S is a multi-concept owner and operator of more than 70 F&B outlets in Singapore and Malaysia that provide customers with authentic Japanese cuisine and dining experience. F&B brands under RE&S include Kuriya Fine Dining, Kuriya Japanese Market, Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi and Ichiban Bento.
Neo Group Limited is Singapore’s largest food and catering service provider, and has been a major player in the events catering industry since 2011. F&B brands under Neo Group include Neo Garden Catering, Orange Clove, UmiSushi and Deli Hub.
Ms Grace Yang is currently heading the Lifestyle Department of the Food & Lifestyle Cluster at JTC, the lead government agency in Singapore championing sustainable industrial development. Her department manages a diverse portfolio of industry sectors, including timber, stone and tiles, furniture and fitting-out, printing and packaging, fashion and textiles, industrial laundry, and MICE.
Ms Katherine Liew is responsible for the operations of Food Catering production in Neo Group Limited’s East central kitchen. She is overall responsible for the Group’s operations and personnel aspects, ensuring optimal excellence and efficiency in the East kitchen. Apart from planning, she executes daily operational decisions, determines staffing needs and team development, and implements quality assurance programmes for the culinary team.
TL Tan currently leads the Sales Team at Singapore’s Best Corporate Caterer, Orange Clove. With a keen sense for fine cuisine, backed by her specialisation in servicing clients from the luxury brands scene, TL is trusted by her customers for her know-how in planning praise-worthy events. She inspires with her passion for the industry and is fueled by satisfaction achieved from guests who attest to her menu planning and impeccable service.
Winnie Loo heads the marketing team as a Senior Marketing Manager in RE&S. She has over 10 years of expertise, specialising in brand concept development and communications. Her portfolio includes development and execution of multi-brand strategy and CRM implementation, and her vast experiences in marketing will provide greater insights into packaging design from the marketing perspective.
This event is part of a series on Engagement & Sharing Sessions under the Good Design Research Initiative (GDR) presented by the DesignSingapore Council.
GDR aims to help designers and design enterprises in Singapore find their unique value proposition in designing for impact through research and experimentation; and to build their knowledge and network through our GDR knowledge partners.
Supported by JTC, RE&S and Neo Group.
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