As the use of cannabis becomes fully legal in an increasing number of states, consumers are clamoring for new cannabis-centric products, such as edibles, infused beverages, medical devices, health and beauty products, and more. Cannabis manufacturers need experienced packaging partners to produce containers for their items; and packaging professionals looking to enter the market must familiarize themselves with products, regulations and other factors.
The new Cannabis Packaging Summit offers an opportunity for cannabis manufacturers and packaging producers to come together, learn about production and design trends and challenges, and discuss mutually beneficial partnerships.
Scheduled in conjunction with WestPack 2020 (Feb. 11-13; Anaheim, CA), the Cannabis Packaging Summit is the first event of its kind in North America. The day-and-a-half summit on Feb. 11-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center will showcase opportunities for packaging companies to capitalize on the booming American cannabis market.
The agenda includes speakers representing varying legislative, regulatory, educational, technology and industry perspectives. Attendees will also have access to networking sessions and tabletop exhibits on both days.
Sessions over the course of the summit will address a range of concerns, from maintaining product safety to navigating confusing, complicated legal and regulatory concerns. Some highlights are:
Tues., Feb. 11:
10:45-11:15 a.m.: Issues for Packagers: How Packaging Can Help Maintain Health and Safety
2-2:30 p.m.: Legal Issues Around Cannabis as a Food Additive
2:30-3 p.m.: Cannabis Producers, Packaging and the Law
Wed., Feb. 12:
8:50-9:10 a.m.: Packaging of Cannabis: What Barrier?
11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: Panel Discussion: What Does the Cannabis Industry Want from Packaging?
See the full agenda here.
Meet subject matter experts (SMEs)
The presenters scheduled to lead the Cannabis Packaging Summit sessions and panels come from a range of agencies, law firms, manufacturers, universities and other organizations. Currently, scheduled speakers are from:
Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa)
California Cannabis Industry Assn.
Columbia’s National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (Invima)
Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council
Keller & Heckman
Michigan State University
National Institutes of Health
National Native American Cannabis Assn.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Registration is open for the inaugural Cannabis Packaging Summit; super-early-bird pricing is available until Nov. 8, 2019. To learn more or sign up, go to https://cannabis-pack.com.