Four days of touring through the exhibition halls and conference rooms at Corferias, in the city of Bogotá, provided a closer look at innovative products for Latin American market. In these events, which bring together professionals from the packaging and processing industries, the inseparable link between productivity and sustainability becomes increasingly evident. Actors of the packaging supply focus more and more on eco-design, clean manufacturing and the offer of solutions that combine brand value and environmental sustainability. And Andina Pack 2019, held last November 19 to 22 in the Colombian capital, has not been the exception. These two axes were present throughout the academic program of the fair “Packaging & Food Processing Summit” and its panels, which addressed issues as relevant to our industry today as the circular economy and the regulation of single use plastics in Colombia and Latin America, with analysis of national and international experts from academia, industry, brands and consumers. According to Ismael Enrique Povea, one of the main panelists participating in the Andina Pack 2019 forums, a professor of packaging technology at the Univers...