Velocity Europe to Host Vertex Awards Exhibit

Please join us in Lisbon as we celebrate this year’s Vertex Awards winners at Velocity Europe. The event will include an exhibit of the 70+ winning designs from 23 retailers around the world and a cocktail party celebrating the winners

This Cocktail Party will be held Tuesday, October 22 at the end of the first full day of the Velocity Europe Conference. We are also excited to celebrate Dutch retailer Albert Heijn as the Vertex Awards Retailer of the Year for Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Oceania, And Africa during the conference.

With a record number of entries, from 33 countries the winners represent the absolute best in package design from around the globe.

The Velocity Europe: The My Private Brand Conference will be held October 21-23, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal at the Myriad by Sana hotel.

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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.