“Shaping the future of packaging” was the theme of EUROSAC’s annual congress in Ljubljana from 23 to 24 May 2019. More than 100 participants discussed the EU’s view on the bio-economy, recent market developments in the European paper sack and sack kraft paper industry, different bio-barrier developments and how megatrends can be integrated in the packaging industry. During the EUROSAC Grand Prix Award ceremony, the industry’s latest innovations were honoured. The gold award went to the UK-based company Smith Anderson for their “secure-seal” carrier for food delivery services. The silver and bronze trophies were presented to Segezha and dy-pack.