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Conference to present new ideas in sustainable packaging


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Smithers Pira, in association with Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, will bring together leading brand owners; packaging manufacturers, converters and designers; sustainability leaders and more for the 8th annual Sustainability in Packaging conference and exhibition. Microsoft, Aveda, Waste Management, The Coca-Cola Co., Method and Zappos are just a few of the industry leaders scheduled to address the audience of more than 250 packaging innovators March 5-7 in Orlando, FL.

"Sustainability in Packaging 2014 will provide attendees with the latest information on using packaging design and new materials to enhance sustainability; new technologies like 3D printing and returnable packaging; and innovation trends for flexible packaging, plus much, much more. At the end of the event, not only will you have exciting new ways to make your package and supply chain more sustainable, you'll be able to use those ideas to increase your profitability as well," says Barbara Fowler, conference director at Smithers Pira. "In addition to the conference program, attendees will be able to visit our packed exhibition hall, participate in our new Suppliers Forum and network with fellow attendees at numerous events!"

Delegates at Sustainability in Packaging 2014 will hear keynote addresses from April Crow, ‎global sustainability director, packaging at The Coca-Cola Co. on "Moving Towards the Circular Economy" and Jill Boughton, ‎president/CEO, W2Worth Innovations on "Designing for Recovery of Waste Resources."

Other organizations on the 2014 program include Amcor, Animation Dynamics, Aveda, Bonsucro, Flexible Packaging Assn., Happy Family Brands, Herman Miller, Innventia AB, Kaleidoscope, Method, Microsoft, OtterBox, Pearlfisher, Procter & Gamble, RTI International, Safeway, Tetra Pak, US Department of Defense, Waste Management, Williams-Sonoma, Zappos and many others. View the complete agenda here.

Lisa McTigue Pierce, executive editor of Packaging Digest and advisor to the conference, says, "Ideas don't usually happen in a vacuum. Exposure to thought-leaders, as well as others in a similar situation, can help tremendously. We've put together another dynamic program that is sure to generate new ways of thinking about packaging sustainability.This is one can't-miss event."

Source: Smithers Pira


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