Webcasts

Upcoming Webcasts

Check back for more information on our upcoming webcasts:

  • August 14, 2014 on Brand Protection
  • September 23, 2014 on Flexible Packaging

Archived Webcasts

Advances in Automation
Date: March 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Dan Hebert, Owner, Controls PR
Charles G. Masi, Packaging Digest Contributor
Kari Embree, Senior Digital Content Editor, Packaging Digest

New advances in automation are helping packaging companies stay in the game on a global scale as they take advantage of these new modern day technologies. Learn from industry experts who will address:

  • Broad developments in automation, such as multi-touch HDMIs and embedded suppliers in a plant, and how these are being or will be applied in packaging operations.
  • Trends affecting issues of robotic technology for packaging, such as cyber security and human/machine interaction safety.

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Leading Practice Packaging Design and Artwork Development
Stephen Birtsas, Packaging Innovation Services Lead, Kalypso
Kevin Lanigan, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing, Phototype
Original Air Date: December 5, 2013
20 minutes

As consumer products companies are launching more new products in less time and regulatory hurdles continue to increase, we have never seen so much pressure on creative and packaging artwork departments to deliver fast, error free packaging. This environment, coupled with challenging economic times and corporate downsizing, compounds the artwork complexity and creates an impossible “do more with less” situation. This puts an enormous pressure on the artwork development teams to ensure that the right design, color and information is printed on a package, and it is often these complexities that create costly rework, product recalls or missed product launch dates. Learn from industry experts who will address:

  • The importance of the package design, and why the design is so important to produce efficient packaging artwork
  • Why many consumer product companies struggle to get their packaging artwork “right the first time”, and how leading organizations manage the complexities associated with artwork copy
  • How to ensure end to end quality from design concept to plate

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Sustainable Packaging: Building a Strong Strategy
Nina Goodrich, Executive Director, GreenBlue, and Director Sustainable Packaging Coalition at GreenBlue
Ronald Sasine, Senior Director of Packaging, Private Brands at Wal-Mart
Katie Wallace, Sustainability Specialist at New Belgium Brewing Co.
Nicole Tom, Director of Packaging Engineering at The Hartz Mountain Corp.
Vitor Oliveira, Packaging Engineering at The Hartz Mountain Corp.
Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor at Packaging Digest
Original Air Date: December 3, 2013
75 minutes

Over the years, company-wide sustainability initiatives have achieved remarkable gains, both ecologically and economically. But now, reaching the next incremental goal is getting harder. How can packaging departments continue to show significant business results?  This free 75-minute webcast will arm you with expert advice and real-world examples from peers at leading consumer product goods companies to help you set the right direction for future sustainable packaging initiatives. Attendees to this webcast will hear:

  • A review of major accomplishments in 2013.
  • A look ahead to where the sustainability focus will be in 2014.
  • Multiple case studies of recent successful sustainable packaging projects — what was done, how and why, as well as the results and how those results were significant to the business.
  • A teaser of the results from Packaging Digest’s exclusive 2013 Sustainable Packaging Study, with new questions on life-cycle assessments (LCAs) and innovation.

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Beverage Packaging Redesigns: Solving Conversion Challenges 
Bill Eaton, Director R&D Packaging Engineering & Innovation at PepsiCo
Patrick Finlay, Global Packaging Director at Pepsi / Lipton Partnerships
Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor at Packaging Digest
Original Air Date: August 20, 2013
60 minutes

In this free 1-hour webcast, packaging executives from PepsiCo will reveal their strategies for redesigning effective packaging for global consumer brands. Through two recent case studies, they’ll also explain how they overcame the challenges of converting packaging lines to run the new bottles. Attendees will learn:

  • How PepsiCo optimized the design of its first new single-serve bottle for carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in 16 years and the implications of the change in its packaging plants.
  • How the Pepsi Lipton Partnership revamped the Pure Leaf container in answer to consumer preferences and how they invested in significant capital to accommodate the new bottle’s square footprint.
  • Strategies for cooperation between R&D, packaging and marketing groups to launch these new packages.

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