Auto Pack Summit 2018

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Auto Pack Summit 2018

AutoPack Summit addresses an unmet need - spotlighting the critical link, inherent value, and resulting opportunities of packaging in the automotive supply chain, SKD, and aftermarket process. The summit brings subject matter experts and industry leaders together for both visionary keynote presentations for tomorrow's strategy and practical insights on supply chain tactics for today.  

https://www.autopacksummit.com/

South Carolina’s automotive industry originated in the early 1900's with Milliken & Company as a manufacturer of fabric seats and roofs for Henry Ford’s gasoline-powered cars. The Upstate is now home to BMW, Michelin, Milliken, and South Carolina's new Inland Port. More than 12 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) including startups like Proterra - maker of electric busses - and numerous suppliers are in South Carolina.  With over 250 companies making up a growing automotive network, the state is ranked second in the U.S. for automotive exports. Nearby, Clemson University is one of the few packaging science undergraduate degree programs in the U.S. and Greenville's CU-ICAR is the only graduate degree program for Automotive Engineering in the U.S. - combine these factors and more for one powerful regional and national influence.  

The goal of this event is for OEMs and Tier 1 part suppliers to discuss, collaborate, and unveil innovations within the packaging value chain. Packaging providers will be in attendance and showcasing the latest in packaging technologies. The summit will be a highly productive session that rises the tides for everyone that touches automotive packaging.

November 8, 2018
Greenville, SC

LINK: Closing video from AutoPack Summit 2017
 

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BevTech® 2018

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BevTech® 2018

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ISBT holds its annual meeting, BevTech, each spring to transact the Society's business, to provide a forum for presentation of scientific and technical papers and for meetings of the technical committees. The annual meeting location varies each year. The proceedings of the annual meeting are published and available online to all ISBT members (CD's of proceedings are available from ISBT). Attendance at meetings of the Society is limited to registered members along with registered guests who have been invited by the Program Committee.

This will be our 65th BevTech event. The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque NM is the site of a tremendous technical program and networking event.  Plan to attend and be part of the industry's premier event!

  • The premier forum for scientific and technical papers
  • Beverage focused program designed with broad industry appeal
  • Technical Committee meetings focused on key industry issues
  • Ingredients, Water, Sweetener, Quality, Sanitation, Packaging — you get it all
  • Networking with Industry peers

https://www.bevtech.org/bevtech-2018.asp

April 30 - May 2, 2018
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

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SPC Impact 2018

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SPC Impact 2018

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SPC Impact 2018

Industry efforts to improve packaging are widespread and a common understanding has been developed, allowing more advanced conversations throughout the entire supply chain. It’s time to ensure that our actions are aligned with the bigger picture. Meaningful progress needs to be made towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and packaging improvements and innovations have the power to contribute. SPC Impact brings together the leading packaging decision-makers and influencers to focus on contextualizing opportunities for packaging, expanding the possibilities while bringing perspective of our planetary boundaries.

SPC Impact 2018 will be a 3 day event where 350+ attendees will get inspired, learn, make new connections and leave with actionable takeaways for their daily work through thought-provoking presentations, interactive sessions, engaging panels, interesting tours and fun business networking functions.

https://sustainablepackaging.org/events/spc-impact-2018/

April 24-26, 2018
Park Central Hotel
San Francisco, CANew York, NY

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2nd Latin American Summit on Innovation in Plastic Packaging

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2nd Latin American Summit on Innovation in Plastic Packaging

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In 2018 El Empaque + Conversión and Tecnología del Plástico, will present the second Latin American Summit on INNOVATION in Plastic Packaging.

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This event offers the opportunity to interact with global thought leaders in the eld of plastic packaging innovation; opening the space to have a conversation and discuss at a world-class level, the issues that are currently transforming our industry. Decision-makers, suppliers and leaders, let´s come together in order to find IDEAS and INSPIRATION that will help us face the challenge of continuous innovation. Design agencies specialized in branding and packaging Consumer packed goods companies (CPGs) Packaging development departments from large retail chains Plastic packaging converting companies Machinery and materials suppliers for plastic packaging manufacturing Renowned plastic materials research institutes and other notable It's a fact! Our Summit is UNIQUE! Our 2017 event proved there is no other event in Latin America that is exclusively focused on Plastic Packaging Innovation. Get together with Innovation experts: organizations related to the packaging sector in Latin America and the world.

The Latin American Summit on Innovation in Plastic Packaging will continue to honor its value commitment to gather some of the most qualied and inuential voices in the eld of packaging innovation under the same roof. The scope of the program's content will be broad enough, in order to be inclusive and relevant for players from several end-user industries, such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, personal care products, household products and other end-user industries that demand plastic container solutions.

http://cumbreenvases.com/en/home/

April 18-19, 2018
Centro Internacional De Exposiciones y Convenciones World Trade Center
Filadelfia S/N Colonia Napoles
Mexico City, Mexico

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AICC 2018 Spring Meeting

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AICC 2018 Spring Meeting

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The 2018 Spring Meeting features a new format that offers more programming and networking opportunities for attendees, but will still run over a three-day period. 

The Meeting’s new format kicks off with a general session at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 16 with a keynote presentation by John Rossman, Former Amazon Executive and Expert on Digital Disruption. Following his presentation, Matt Elhardt, Vice President, Business Development, Fisher International, Inc., will present on the rapid growth of
e-commerce and its growing impact on the U.S. corrugated, containerboard, paperboard and recycled industries.

In addition to the familiar schedule of sessions, workshops, plant tours, and optional events, this year, AICC has added a third general session, a new networking lunch, and will close the meeting earlier on Wednesday, April 18th to allow travel time for those that need to get back to the office. The meeting will explore the forces of disruption regarding ecommerce, retail, technology and the outlook for the global containerboard and paperboard markets. 

The Spring Meeting will also feature the popular Sales Managers’ Forum, a training and networking event for AICC Emerging Leaders, and the 5th Annual Independents’ Cup Charity Golf Tournament. Back by popular demand AICC will also hold an optional event at Bondurant - the high-performance school of racing - on Wednesday, April 18 for all the speed enthusiasts! 

The programming will end at Wednesday, April 18th at 11:00 am to allow attendees the option to travel home on Wednesday, but for those sticking around, the Bondurant event will take place starting at noon.

https://www.aiccbox.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=983050

April 16-18, 2018
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Chandler, AZ

Sales Managers Forum - Building a Collaborative Team

Registration Information: You can add the Forum on as an optional event when registering for the spring meeting. 

Registration: $795/person. Registration fee includes Sales Managers’ Forum (Sunday & Monday) and reception (Sunday night).

Participants will learn how to build a sales team for the modern day. We will begin with the idea of not hiring "the best" salespeople, but organizing a collaborative team - to prospect, develop business, and wrap up with a mutually beneficial close. 

The goal of the workshop is to build a communications model of predictable revenue. Empower your sales team to use metrics to improve and increase messaging and conversion rates, while keeping your folks where they perform the best. Sales teams, including managers, will learn different techniques to setup a prospecting funnel, quickly qualify decision-makers, and find ways to connect your services to client needs. This workshop focuses on YOU - with templates that frame the workshop content around YOUR offerings.

Imagine having a scalable and predictable model for revenue. You'll walk away with a document that outlines your communication across each phase of your sales process. We'll present theory, you'll apply it to your services, and peer review will help to refine your messaging to predict revenue and grow your business.

Schedule at A Glance

Sunday, April 15
Sales Managers’ Forum: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (lunch provided)
Sales Managers’ Forum Reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, April 16
Sales Managers' Forum 8:00 am – 1:45 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)

Course Speakers

Dr. R. Andrew Hurley, Assistant Professor of Packaging Science, Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University
Dr. R. Andrew Hurley is an Assistant Professor of Packaging Science as well as a research associate at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University where he is the Director of CUshop, a consumer-experience research laboratory. He holds both a BS and MS in Packaging Science and a PhD in Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design. 
Focused on new product and package development, Andrew brings ideas to innovative, practical solutions. With state-of-the-art design and prototyping labs, consumer-experience/biometric testing (eye-tracking, GSR and EEG) and a full packaging pilot plant, concepts can be developed and brought to life in just hours. Andrew teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Packaging Science, mentors Food Science and Culinary Arts projects and is active in the design research community. He is a noted research leader in the field of packaging design, having a variety of peer-reviewed papers, author of seven electronic training programs used by hundreds of industry professionals and has presented at many international conferences.

Wayne Stevenson, Master's student of Packaging Science at Clemson University
Wayne works as a Prototyping Lab Manager at Clemson University. His master's thesis is in Predictable Revenue for B2B Packaging Sales. He graduated with a B.S. in Packaging Science in 2016. Wayne is the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Robert Testin Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award and a Student Design Challenge Scholarship Winner.

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Gravure Global Summit

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Gravure Global Summit

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The Gravure Association of the Americas, Inc. is a trade association. It was formed in January 2013 as the result of the merger between the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global (PLGA Global) and the Gravure Asociation of America (GAA).  The two organizations consolidated their resources with the intent to create a more effective and responsive association.  PLGA Global was established in 1989, while GAA was formed in 1987 as a result of the merger between the  Gravure Technical Association (GTA) and the Gravure Research Institute (GRI). Both GTA and GRI had been in existence since 1947.  The association holds an annual industry-wide convention, which brings together a majority of the gravure participants and is devoted to the dissemination of information on gravure technology and markets. Attendees from all areas of gravure printing meet to exchange ideas and attend the annual business meeting of the association.

Gravure is an advanced, high-tech printing process operating the fastest and widest printing presses in the world. It uses a unique image carrier, a gapless cylinder that can be imaged directly from the digital data. Gravure was the first printing process to employ a totally digital environment. The Gravure Association of the Americas, Inc. promotes the use of the gravure printing process for publication printing, package printing and product (specialty) printing. The resources of the associations are dedicated to the collection and dissemination of state-of-the-art, as well as historic, information pertaining to gravure technology, marketing, environmental issues, government regulations, education, and training. 

http://www.gaa.org/gravure-global-summit

March 6-7, 2018
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Clearwater, FL

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BXP Live!

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BXP Live!

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BXP Live! is a new three day event dedicated to helping professionals harness the power of branding, marketing and design as strategic business competences. It offers branding and package design leaders, and their supply chain partners, an un-paralleled, perspective-changing conference through a variety of experiential networking opportunities and professional development. BXP Live! elevates the collaborative design process and emphasizes its strategic business value while forging stronger connections within the brand design community. While BXP Live! is new, it will continue to build upon the success of Package Design Matters and will include an education track focused specifically on package design.

An exclusive event for creative packaging solutions for the beauty, fragrance, wine & spirits, and fine foods industries, where today’s top packaging professionals and luxury brands executives gather to offer the most impactful platform for business development!

http://bxplive.com/

February 26-28, 2018
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Bonita Springs, FL

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The Packaging Conference 2018

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The Packaging Conference 2018

The 11th Annual Packaging Conference, a significant event for the packaging industry.
TPC provides the latest information for those in the packaging supply chain. Attendees range from retailers and brand owners to resin suppliers, technology providers, equipment manufacturers and converters. TPC facilitates dialog between supply chain participants, an important element in meeting packaging objectives.

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https://www.thepackagingconference.com/

February 5-7, 2018
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort - Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL

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