2018 Agenda

This agenda is subject to change. 

Monday, February 5th Tuesday, February 6th Wednesday, February 7th
Registration Opens: 11:00 AM
Networking Breakfast: 7:30 AM Networking Breakfast: 7:30 AM
Exhibit Area Opens: 12:00 PM
Morning Sessions: 8:30 AM
Morning Sessions: 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks: 1:15 PM Morning Break: 10:00 AM Morning Break: 10:00 AM
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 PM
Luncheon: 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Afternoon Break: 3:00 PM Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 PM Luncheon: 12:00 PM
Evening Reception: 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break: 3:00 PM 
  Special after hours session 5:00 PM  
  Evening on your own  


Husky Injection Molding Systems Ross Perry

Pepsico Foods
Garry Kohl
Snack Packaging Sustainability Imperatives in an Era of Advancing E-Commerce
Campbell Soup
Robert (Rob) Weick
Center Store to Omni-Channel: Campbell Soup Packaging Anticipates Evolving Grocery Market
JM Smuckers
Chris Cetnar
The Complicated Nature of New Item Launches
Pretium Packaging 
Paul Kayser
PET Container with Integrated Handle Opens New Product Marketing Doors
Krones Inc. 
Jay Johnson
Digitalization and the Encompassing Trends Like Industry 4.0
Montebello Packaging 
Betty Jean Pilon
Montebello Packaging’s uShape Shaped Aluminum Bottle
Xiao-Song Tang
DuPont Everact™: A Renewably-Sourced Furan-Based BioPolymer for The Packaging Industry
rPlanet Earth 
Robert Daviduk
A Fresh Look at rPET Options
Ashish Saxena
Liquid Blowing Performs Better than Air
Beverage Marketing Corporation 
Gary A. Hemphill
What is America Drinking? U.S. Market Trends
Package InSight 
Andrew Hurley
Leveraging Human Factors in Packaging Design
ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc.
Dennis Calamusa
The Turning Point Toward Flexible Packaging
Cavonic® Coating
Mike Urqhart
A New SiOx Barrier for Small Bottles and Coffee Capsules
Morgan Stanley
Timothy P. Burns
Packaging Industry Outlook and Review
Athena Automation
Robert Shad and Robert Scilia
NIIGON PET Preform Machines
Asia Pulp & Paper 
Ian Lifshitz
Packaging in the Food Industry: Innovating Sustainability
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery 
Michael C. Uhrain IV
How the Thin-Wall Market is Developing
Applied DNA Sciences
Janice Meraglia
Molecular Tagging of Packages as the Foundation for Authentication Solutions
Husky Injection Molding Systems
Ross Perry
Reinventing Carbonated Soft Drinks with Small Volume Engineered PET Packages
Elco Blum
Making a Greener PET an Economic Reality
Loop Industries
Daniel Solomita
Leading a New Sustainable Plastic Revolution
Patrick Schiffers
 Changing the nature of plastics.
Steve Ates
 Volatility and Uncertainty