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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PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL 2018

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PACK EXPO INTERNATIONAL 2018

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PACK EXPO International will be the largest, most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in the world in 2018.  If you're looking for a trade event that delivers unique supplier innovation, crossover technologies, peer interaction, and industry education that will energize, inspire, inform and prepare you for the future, nothing else comes close. 

Vision
Observe equipment in action and in person. You may arrive at the show with abstract goals in mind, but you’ll leave with a clear vision of what can be done to make those goals reality.

Trend Awareness
Simply walking the show floor gives you broader perspective on all current and emerging technologies, on what your competitors are doing and where trends are headed.

Inspiration
Past attendees describe how unexpected encounters with technology at PACK EXPO have led to their biggest “ah-ha!” moments. You never know what you’ll discover.

Connections
Nothing beats a face-to-face connection. Touch base with vendors, meet potential new suppliers and have conversations that are the key to your success.

Exhibitors include 2,500+ leading suppliers of advanced packaging equipment, materials, containers, automation technologies and other supply chain solutions. New in 2018, the PACKage Printing Pavilion is bringing together suppliers of the latest digital packaging solutions.

Attendees include corporate, general, plant and project managers; engineers; production supervisors; those involved in operations and quality control; purchasers; package designers, brand managers and marketers; and logistics and supply chain management professionals from all vertical industries.

October 14-17, 2018
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

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Packaging That Sells Conference 2018

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Packaging That Sells Conference 2018

BRANDPACKAGING's Packaging That Sells Conference provides the opportunity to interact with the industry's most influential brand marketers and package design teams who understand the vital role packaging plays in delivering a brand's message and connecting with consumers. Examine what your package communicates not only about the product, but also about your brand - how your product is presented makes a statement about your company.

Profile on Speaker Dr. Andrew Hurley

October 8-10, 2018
Intercontinental Hotel Chicago
Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL

http://www.packagingthatsells.com/ 

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34th Annual Blow Molding Conference

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34th Annual Blow Molding Conference

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The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is the site for the 2018 Annual Blow Molding Conference - presented by the Blow Molding (BM) Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).  Blow molding is a manufacturing process for forming hollow industrial parts and containers out of thermoplastic materials. We are interested in all aspects of blow molding: ranging from machinery, tooling and auxiliary equipment, to polymer properties, processing, and fabricated part testing.  ABC 2018 will feature industry speakers offering presentations on packaging, medical and industrial  applications, machinery and design innovations, and materials and processing.  Make plans  now to attend this premier event solely for the blow molding industry and see the city’s three rivers – the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio during the dinner cruise and awards program.  

October 8-10, 2018
Intercontinental Hotel Chicago
Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL

http://www.packagingthatsells.com/ 

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NEXT Venture Pitch

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NEXT Venture Pitch

NEXT Venture Pitch is an opportunity to hear from notable tech founders and connect with venture capitalists and entrepreneur leaders. An exciting afternoon awaits with a full agenda from Fireside Chats and VC panels to startup pitches. Whether you're an entrepreneur, innovator, angel investor, or a community leader, join NEXT for the largest gathering of venture capitalists in the Upstate. In partnership with Clemson University and sponsored by South Carolina Research Authority.  

NEXT Venture Pitch 2018
https://nextupstateevents.wixsite.com/venturepitch

Greenville, SC has been on the radar for community growth and fostering local entrepreneurship, reference a recent Bloomberg article "The New Startup South" to review the latest.  
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-06-21/the-textile-town-becoming-the-silicon-valley-of-the-south

Local startups created 261 jobs, raised over $22.8M in new capital in 2017
https://upstatebusinessjournal.com/report-local-startups-created-261-jobs-raised-over-9-8m-in-new-capital/

October 4, 2018
Greenville ONE Center
Greenville, SC


 

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SPC Advance 2018

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SPC Advance 2018

annual members-only conference focused on advancing packaging sustainability

The SPC Advance meeting will head to Boston for the first time for a fall event this September 26-28. This two and a half day immersive event will start with a wide variety of tours for our attendees to choose from such as: Converse HQ, Seaman Paper Co, Harpoon Brewery, Ginkgo Bioworks, Waste Management Billerica Materials Recovery Facility, Keurig Green Mountain, EREMA Tech Center, Boston Freedom Trail + more. 

Profile on Speaker Dr. Andrew Hurley

Through workshops and masterclasses, SPC members will advance their knowledge on:

  • Effective and impactful sustainable packaging goal setting
  • Responsible fiber sourcing
  • Championing sustainability in challenging times
  • Packaging Policy for e-commerce

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

September 26-28, 2018
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

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Label Expo Americas 2018

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Label Expo Americas 2018

Label Expo Americas 2018

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The biennial Labelexpo Americas has become established as the region’s major industry platform for print professionals, brand owners, label and packaging designers and associated graphic industry suppliers. The key focus of the 2018 edition – “Explore Your Future” – will be future technology and environmental issues in the sector, says the organiser. The 2018 show is again strongly supported and endorsed by the trade bodies TLMI, ACOBAN, AIMCAL, AIPIA, FTA and FSEA.

Spread across five exhibitions halls, about 400 exhibitors will be taking part over the three days, including AB Graphic, Avery Dennison, Bobst, Domino, Durst, Epson, Esko, ETI, Flint Group, Fujifilm, HP, Karlville Development, Mark Andy, MPS, Nilpeter, Omet, RotoMetrics, Screen USA and Xeikon.

September 25-27, 2016
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

http://www.labelexpo-americas.com/ 

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SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo

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SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo

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The most recent SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo turned out to be South Carolina’s most significant manufacturing event in recent memory with over 4,000 people in attendance.  The event included: the Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, the Workforce Development Breakfast, 30+ speakers and 250+ exhibitors from across the country, several panel discussions on topics of interest to the manufacturing community, tours of manufacturing facilities, a B2B matchmaking event pairing OEMs and 1st tier suppliers with our exhibitors, VIP cocktail receptions and VIP dinners.

The 2018 Conference, is quickly shaping up to be even bigger and better. Join manufacturing professionals from across the Southeastern U.S. to discuss the latest manufacturing trends and topics, share their vision, become inspired and immerse yourself in manufacturing culture. More than 250 exhibitors from across the country have reserved an exhibit booth for this year's conference. 

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina manufacturers, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. They exist to help small and mid-size manufacturing companies compete, grow and win. SCMEP is also the title sponsor of this year's SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo.

http://scmanufacturingconference.com/

September 11-12, 2018
TD Convention Center
Greenville, SC

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 AICC Southeast Summit 2018

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AICC Southeast Summit 2018

AICC represents, and protects, the business interests of our members in the independent sector of the corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box industries.

AICC held its first national meeting in the fall of 1974 at the Stouffer’s Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The 90 attendees represented fifty-four companies. They were united by a need to survive, and to set the mission that would serve independent box plant owners and operators. Ultimately, a purpose emerged and AICC’s influence grew within the industry. It was in these early years that AICC focused on the supply of paper to independents and on the issue of competitiveness, the development of a “level playing field” for independent owners.

Today AICC hosts National meetings and 8-10 topical meetings around the country each year. Attendance at these programs ranges from 40-150 people. Recent topics include the digital print market, building business relationships, and M&A. These Summits offer the business information boxmakers need to thrive. All summits also offer significant networking opportunities and the chance to connect with peers.

This meeting highlight is a Latest Advancements in ERP Software Solutions for the Packaging Industry Panel with: 

  • Advantzware
  • Amtech
  • Arden Software
  • EFI
  • Kiwiplan

July 31 - August 2, 2018
Belmond Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
 

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IAPRI 2018 Conference

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IAPRI 2018 Conference

The conference is organized by Jinan University via its Packaging Engineering Institute (PEI) and Hunan University of Technology. The IAPRI conference has become a very prestigious forum in the field of packaging and logistics. You will have the opportunity to share your research and learn about exciting developments and innovations from experts from all over the world.

June 19-22, 2018
Zhuhai International Convention Center
Zuhai, China

http://www.2018iapriconference.org/

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EastPack 2018

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EastPack 2018

EastPack, part of the East Coast's largest advanced design and manufacturing event, is the annual must-attend trade show for discovering the latest packaging innovations and trends. Offering cutting-edge solutions for an array of industry verticals – including food and beverage, health and beauty, consumer goods, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals – EastPack showcases the latest materials, containers, machinery, and services today's packaging professionals need to make products stand out in a crowded marketplace. Source from the region's most comprehensive collection of packaging suppliers and find everything from new materials and labels to sustainable solutions and more.

You'll also have the opportunity to deepen your packaging industry expertise with free, conference-level educational sessions on critical topics such as smart packaging, testing, regulations and compliance, automation, and more. Combine that with the ability to network with thousands of industry professionals and you have everything you need to advance your projects – and your career.

The EastPack show floor features a dedicated packaging education hub with expert-led sessions on a wide range of topics at the forefront of the industry. You'll hear from innovators in packaging design, experts on industry regulations, and leaders from top brands – all sharing exclusive insights on everything from concepting and design to labeling and ecommerce, and much more. That's more than 12 hours of packaging education over three full days. This conference-level content is available for free to all attendees. The show floor will also feature education hubs dedicated to smart manufacturing and medtech, so you can build the learning program that's right for you.

PANEL HIGHLIGHT: 
Rising to the Challenge of a Packaging Career

Thurs., June 14, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Packaging is a great career, as it taps into different disciplines—the creativity of design and the logic of engineering. And, as a dynamic industry, it’s ever changing. However, such diversity and constant change also present challenges. Living in the trenches, our panel of next-generation packaging leaders will share some of the difficulties they have been encountering in their careers, as well as lessons and helpful tips they’ve learned along the way.

Panelists: Erik Holm, packaging development manager, McCormick & Co. (joining remotely);
Matt Dingee, co-founder/president/COO, OnPoint 2020 (previously with Campbell Soup)
Kelly Murosky, packaging engineer, Seventh Generation;
Andrew Krekling, packaging engineer, Tyson Foods;
Moderator: Sara Shumpert, director, The Packaging School

Beyond EastPack, explore five additional trade shows covering key aspects of the advanced design and manufacturing industry — design engineering, automation, medtech, quality, and plastics. You’ll find the entire design to manufacturing process in one comprehensive event experience.

June 12-14, 2018
New York, NY

https://advancedmanufacturingnewyork.com/expo 

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PACK CAMP 2018

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PACK CAMP 2018

PACK CAMP 2018 - Clemson Summer Scholars

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Join 20 lucky students on the campus of Clemson University where you'll get up close and personal with one of the world's largest industries - - Packaging.  

Learn how a product is launched to market and design your very own product and package.  Clemson is one of a few universities in the US with a graduate and undergraduate Packaging Program - It is the intersection of art, math, and science, it offers hands-on experience and boasts a 99% job placement. 

This course is through Clemson Summer Scholars for rising 10th-12th graders. 
https://www.packagingschool.com/packcamp/

June 3-9, 2017
Clemson, SC

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IMDA Annual Conference

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IMDA Annual Conference

International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA)

Technological changes are infused into the fabric of our daily lives. The process of learning and adapting seems to be never ending as we work to keep our industry strong and competitive. The IMDA is cognizant of the daily pressures you face to stay in compliance with newly introduced technology, regulatory provisions and an ever changing workforce. This year’s Annual Conference agenda reflects the expressed desires of industry personnel for us to present information which addresses the many facets you deal with to keep your company viable, leading, and innovating on your way to a successful year.

May 23-24, 2018
Hilson Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Oak Brook, Illinois

http://www.metaldecorators.com/pdf/2018conf-brochure.pdf

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LUXE PACK 2018

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LUXE PACK 2018

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The East Coast premier tradeshow in the dedicated to creative/luxury packaging welcomes its 16th Annual tradeshow!  The exclusive event that offers creative packaging products & solutions for all beauty, fragrance, wine & spirits, wellness, and fine foods brands. The sought out industry experience where today’s top packaging experts and luxury brand executives gather to offer the most impactful platform for PACKAGING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT!

http://www.luxepacknewyork.com/

May 16th & 17th, 2017
Pier 92
New York, NY

In 2017, PackagingSchool.com visited LUXE PACK NEW YORK, the only premier tradeshow in the U.S. dedicated to creative packaging. LUXE PACK NEW YORK is restricted to industry professionals, but we were given exclusive permission to create this video collection where you will hear from subject matter experts in the beauty, fashion & accessories, personal care, wine & spirits, gourmet food, consumer goods markets and more.

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NPE2018: The Plastics Show

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NPE2018: The Plastics Show

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NPE2018: The Plastics Show brings together a wide array of people from across the plastics industry and industries it serves—from CEOs to plant managers—providing a collaborative, highly effective forum for the exploration and exchange of new ideas. Do business and find your next sales, marketing and distribution partners among more than 65,000 business professionals from 20,000+ unique buying companies worldwide. NPE’s many top-quality networking activities connect you with your peers to strengthen business relationships, extend your professional network and advance your career. If you’re looking for new opportunities, look no further—we’ve got a practically endless supply for you, all in just five days.

May 7-11, 2018
Orlando, FL

http://www.npe.org/

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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, CA

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The Future of Packaging 2018

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The Future of Packaging 2018

The Future of Packaging 2018

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The Future of Packaging will be hosted at the prestigious University Club in Downtown, Chicago, IL on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  This exclusive, invitation-only program will draw in commercial leaders and financial sponsors in the packaging sector to discuss the key opportunities for value creation in the packaging industry. The agenda will feature a keynote address followed by four panels comprised of senior executives in the packaging industry including brand owners, converters, investors and investment bankers.

We are bringing together the top leaders and experts in the packaging field and will deliver a jam-packed schedule with insights and discussions focusing on:

  • Global Packaging Market Outlook to 2023: The top 5 global opportunities in packaging
  • Assessing the impact of key trends in the packaging sector on investment opportunities
  • Routes to value creation: investment trends, M&A activity and new opportunities in packaging
  • E-commerce and implications for value creation – opportunities and threats in the packaging sector
  • Future packaging scenarios – what’s the long term view on things like material conversion, mass customization and sustainable packaging

https://www.packaging-future.com/

Profile on speaker Dr. Andrew Hurley

April 24, 2018
University Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Smithers Pira – the worldwide authority on food contact packaging testing and consultancy, has delivered leading events for numerous years to keep the global food contact industry updated on the latest developments and initiatives in order to ensure the safety of consumers.

L.E.K. Consulting  is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,200 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to www.lek.com.

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NEXTPACK 2018

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NEXTPACK 2018

NextPack 2018 is going to be a special event that you do not want to miss. For the first time ever, we are holding the event at The Carter Center in Atlanta, a spectacular venue in and of itself. In addition, we have an excellent lineup of engaging speakers, each with a unique perspective on the role of packaging in our rapidly changing lives.

Sponsors of the event will be revealing their latest offerings throughout the day at their booths. And, of course, we will reveal and celebrate the winners of the 48 Hour RePack student design competition. This is always one of the highlights of the day, giving a glimpse of the talent and creativity of the future leaders of the packaging industry.   STUDENT SUBMISSIONS

Speakers

Gary Black
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner
Gary Black has championed sound state and federal policies impacting food safety, science-based environmental stewardship and agricultural marketing throughout his 35-year career in agriculture.

Matt Salem
VP Account Management, PRS IN VIVO
Matt Salem serves as a resource for clients throughout all stages of a project’s lifecycle. He provides strategic direction, recommends qualitative and quantitative research approaches, guides project execution/report development, and presents findings for packaging and shopper insights programs.

Alicia Rudick
Director of Insights, Sonoco
Alicia Rudick delivers both qualitative as well as quantitative research, leads concept testing efforts, IDI (in-depth interviews), focus groups and ethnographic research.

April 18, 2018
Jimmy Carter Center
Atlanta, GA

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nextpack-2018-tickets-42875478711

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