2019 Agenda

This agenda is subject to change. 

Monday - February 4th Tuesday - February 5th Wednesday - February 6th
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 
  Evening on your own  
This is our Agenda for 2018, check back as we are now developing our Agenda for 2019.


Frito-Lay North America (FLNA)
Garry Kohl
Snack Packaging Sustainability Imperatives in an Era of Advancing E-Commerce
Campbell Soup Company
Robert (Rob) Weick
Center Store to Omni-Channel: Campbell Soup Packaging Anticipates Evolving Grocery Market
The J.M. Smucker Company
Chris Cetnar
The Complicated Nature of New Item Launches
Pretium Packaging 
Paul Kayser
PET Container with Integrated Handle Opens New Product Marketing Doors
Krones AG 
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
New rPET facility to produce preforms and thermoforms
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 Urquhart
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
Consumer Demand for Sustainable Choices Leads to Innovative Biodegradable Paper Packaging
Sumitomo Demag Plastics Machinery 
Michael Uhrain IV
How the Thin-Wall Market is Developing
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.
Janice Meraglia
Molecular Tagging of Packages as the Foundation for Authentication Solutions
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
Ross Perry
Reinventing Carbonated Soft Drinks with Small Volume Engineered PET Packages
Eelco Blum
Making a Greener PET an Economic Reality
Bemis North America
Mike Krebsbach
The Retail Landscape is Fragmented: Thinking differently about packaging can unlock growth in emerging retail channels
Patrick Schiffers
 Changing the Nature of Plastics
Steve Ates
 Volatility and Uncertainty in the PET Industry