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Fifth annual Sustainability in Packaging show nearly sold out

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pira International, in association with Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, is pleased to announce our sponsors and exhibitors for Sustainability in Packaging 2011, taking place February 22-24 at the Doubletree Resort Orlando International Drive in Orlando, Florida, USA. Now in its fifth year, this top-level and interactive event allows numerous networking opportunities and will provide the most up-to-date information affecting sustainability in the packaging industry. Six leading companies have signed on as event sponsors.

“We are very close to selling out the exhibition floor space, which is the conference’s key spot for networking and building relationships with current and potential clients. I encourage anyone who wants to raise their profile with the packaging industry’s leaders to contact me soon to explore the available opportunities.” AlterEcho, Innovia Films, Mantrose-Haeuser, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Unisource Global Solutions and Yupo Corporation will all be participating as sponsors for Sustainability in Packaging 2011.

“Sustainability in Packaging brings together more than 300 packaging professionals in one place which allows companies great exposure for their products and services,” said Brian Santos, Sponsorship and Exhibitions Manager for Pira International. “We are very close to selling out the exhibition floor space, which is the conference’s key spot for networking and building relationships with current and potential clients. I encourage anyone who wants to raise their profile with the packaging industry’s leaders to contact me soon to explore the available opportunities.”

Sustainability in Packaging 2011 has ten additional companies scheduled just for the exhibit hall: EarthShift, FKuR Plastics, Glass Packaging Institute, Intertek, Kureha, Omya, ORBIS Corporation, Packaging Digest, Pratt Industries and Zip-Pak. To view the complete exhibit floorplan, please click here.
The agenda for Sustainability in Packaging 2011 brings together more than 50 leading companies to cover all aspects of sustainability, from materials, design, supply chain challenges, marketing messages, consumer demand and other drivers of sustainable innovation to strategic vision of how sustainability fits with a company's overall image and where to go next.
Key industry leaders confirmed to participate include Paul Comey of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Gary Wygant of The Coca-Cola Recycling, Alan Blake of Procter & Gamble; Amanda Holder of Berry Plastics Corporation, James Kohm of the Federal Trade Commission, Liz Gershon from Kureha America; Tom Venegas of Clif Bar & Company, Steve Davies of NatureWorks and many others! On Tuesday, February 22nd, attendees can benefit from a full day of pre-conference seminars led by Laurel McEwen of EarthShift, Shawn Blenis of Intertek USA and Dr. Ramani Narayan of Michigan State University.
For more information about Sustainability in Packaging 2011 or to attend, visit http://www.sustainability-in-packaging.com.

About Pira International
Pira International – the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. Our events combine productive networking, high caliber presentations and targeted marketing opportunities for key decision makers across the globe in the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Visit www.pira-international.com for more information.

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