Stephen Wilkins

CEO - Davies Development and Testing

Stephen Wilkins was educated at Blackrock College, Dublin and The University of Durham Business School where he obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of both the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining and the Royal Society of Arts. He was appointed chief executive of the Child-Safe Packaging Group upon its formation in 1995 and has driven its activities since then. The Child-Safe Packaging Group has been responsible for the design and development of numerous new child resistant packaging designs, in both flexible and rigid packs. Stephen Wilkins advises manufacturers on the development of CR packaging, on the need for that packaging and, in more general terms, he advises clients on strategic marketing issues, usually associated with packaging and its semiotics. In addition he is the managing director of Davies Development and Testing Limited, a laboratory, accredited by UKAS, to undertake testing of child resistant packaging under various European and International standards. He also sits on a number of BSI and ISO committees concerned with developing standards for packaging, and he chairs two of these.

Stephen Wilkins


  • Wednesday - March 13, 2024 - 08:50

    Welcome Address & Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

    Begin your conference journey with a warm welcome from our esteemed Chairperson

  • Wednesday - March 13, 2024 - 14:40

    Combining pack security, child safety and ease of opening

  • Wednesday - March 13, 2024 - 17:30

    Executive Insights: How can pharmaceutical companies build a reliable and sustainable supply chain?

    • Establish strong partnerships with key suppliers
    • Plan for potential disruptions and have contingency plans in place
    • Brace for potential disruptions by stockpiling key materials and supplies
    • Invest in technology that can help automate and optimize your supply chain operations
    • Implementing a comprehensive set of preventive best practices across the enterprise and all external stakeholders
    • Technologies being deployed to protect consumers and the integrity of brands
    • Overcoming supply chain challenges and actionable steps to increase efficiency

  • Thursday - March 14, 2024 - 08:50

    Welcome Address & Chairperson’s opening remarks

    Start the second day with insightful remarks from our Chairperson

  • Thursday - March 14, 2024 - 10:25

    Panel discussion: Anti-counterfeiting and supply chain security - A scalable and future-proof system to battle counterfeiting

    • How will the future technologies be used in the supply chain: IoT, Analytics, Blockchain, AI and others?
    • Product identification and traceability solutions which can adapt to market changes and comply with serialization regulations in different countries
    • Building an interconnectivity across the supply chain
    • Planning and executing a sustainable strategy for the cost-effective implementation and driving ROI


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