Program 2019

7:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:40 AM - 8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:50 AM - 9:25 AM - Keynote

New Materials & Commodities

Shifting Away from Traditional Packaging Materials – How 2019 is Opening the Door to New, Interesting and Unique Forms of Industry Materials and Innovations

  • Highlighting recent out-of-the-ordinary, non-traditional packaging developments
  • What about polymer-based and paperboard packaging?
  • Shifting away from fossil-fuel derived polymers to bio-based polymers
  • Finding potential and seeing revolutionary growth through in new materials’ applications

9:25 AM - 10:00 AM - Keynote

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM - Innovation Showcase

Branding & Design

The American Future Design Showcase Award

  • The American Future Design Showcase is designed to highlight new designs and solutions that will help the packaging industry identify the latest innovations and technologies
  • Entrants will have five minutes to introduce their offering or solution to the entire audience and convince them they deserve to be the winner of the “American Packaged Showcase Award 2019”
  • The winner will be selected by an audience vote and announced at the evening drinks reception

10:25 AM - 11:15 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:15 AM - 11:50 AM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Session Title TBC (Colgate-Palmolive)

Luis Arévalo, Design & Packaging Director Latin-American Business, Colgate-Palmolive

  • Full session abstract TBC

Branding & Design

Premium Packaging – Making the Most of Your Packaging and Creating a Memorable, Shareable Customer Experience

  • Bringing added value to the consumer, without bringing added cost to packaging production process
  • Making the most of what you have – strategies to maximize returns on your creative investments
  • Delivering on Innovation - Identifying technologies that will drive customers to adapt their buying behavior

11:55 AM - 12:30 PM - Solution Spotlights

Packaging Development

Moving Towards a Circular Economy – Greener Packaging Solutions in the Development and Design of Packaging

  • Balancing cost, quality and sustainability requirements
  • What is being achieved on the technological side? Innovation for differentiation (cost of replacements- packaging artificial chemicals)
  • Will fossil fuels continue to fuel packaging – finding an alternative to plastic packaging
  • Incorporating new green practices in the development and design of packaging
  • How to achieve consistency and greener packaging solutions – Renewable packaging?

Innovation & Technologies

From Concept to Reality – SMART Packaging Solutions That Will Shape Our Industry

  • Exploring the various levels of packaging intelligence
  • Capture data monitor product use and connect to technology through your packaging design

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:05 PM - Case Studies

Packaging Development

Branding & Design

Session Title TBC (BusinessCase/ Forbes LatinAmerica)

Luis Carlos Chacón, Global Consultant / Op-Ed Columnist, BusinessCase / Forbes LatinAmerica

  • Full session abstract TBC

2:10 PM - 2:45 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technologies

New Innovative Technologies to Improve and Enhance Operations in Packaging Production

  • Understand new technologies such as robotics and automation in packaging operations to enhance efficiency in production lines
  • How to improve your packaging for an ageing population – Ease-of-use
  • Understanding innovative technologies to match packaging and print manufacturing solutions

Branding & Design

An Overview of the Latest Automation Tools Assisting with Packaging and Design

  • How to utilize automation tools to enhance packaging design
  • How to increase efficiency (minimize/ disable) human errors through automation
  • Optimize and boost efficiency in your packaging design through automation

2:45 PM - 3:35 PM

iSolve & Networking Refreshments

3:35 PM - 4:10 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Innovating within Constraints

Yvonne DeVerry, Senior Director , Altria Client Services

To develop packaging for our Operating Companies, we are faced with multiple constraints over and above most CPG companies.  This session will discuss the challenges we face developing innovative packaging within these multiple constraints and how we have overcome these challenges.

Packaging Development

Working with Regulatory Authorities – Driving Product Appeal and Industry Compliance

  • Overcoming tough regulatory requirements
  • The role of sustainability and chemical secretion through packaging
  • The issue of resource availability and other cost-pressures

4:15 PM - 4:50 PM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technologies

Transforming Your Packaging Performance Through Robotics and Automation

  • From science fiction to real action: Exploring the staggering growth of robotics use in automated packaging lines
  • Discovering the new role of robots as an integral and integrated part of packaging operations
  • Evaluating the benefits of robotics in packaging automation – cost reduction, increased speed, efficiency and overall equipment effectiveness
  • Predictions and challenges for the use of robotics in packaging lines

New Materials & Commodities

Latest Developments in Flexible Packaging

  • Emerging innovations and trends in the flexible packaging industry
  • Exploring how technology innovation is bringing pouches, films and foils to the market on an unparalleled scale
  • Flexible packaging for food shelf-life extension and food safety
  • Evaluating the environmental benefits of flexible packaging

4:55 PM - 5:40 PM - Panel Discussion

Packaging Development

What Challenges and Developments does the Packaging Industry Face in the Future?

  • What will sustainability look like in 2025?
  • How has e-commerce affected packaging design?
  • Designing for an instant-want, instant-feedback generation – appealing to Millennials and future generations
  • The rise of smart packaging: Responding to consumer needs for more information and engagement
  • Experimental packaging technology that connects with consumers’ devices to enhance brand loyalty

5:40 PM - 5:45 PM

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Evening Drinks Reception

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Registration & Refreshments

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Introductory remarks by the Chair in the plenary room

8:50 AM - 9:25 AM - Keynote

Innovation & Technologies

State of the Industry: Exploring Key Trends in Packaging

  • Analyzing current and future trends – which are here to stay, and how will they shape our industry?
  • Harnessing information on foreign markets: How can brands remain competitive as emerging markets mature?
  • Understanding how world economic growth will impact on consumer’s interest in packaging
  • Forecasting the future: What will packaging look like in 5-10 years?

9:25 AM - 10:00 AM - Keynote

Packaging Development

Ending Single Use

Anthony Rossi, VP, Global Business Development, Loop

  • What makes a product or packaging waste?
  • How breakthroughs in polymer science ushered in the age of disposability
  • Looking to the not so distant past and changing ownership
  • Convenience, luxury, and no waste

10:05 AM - 10:40 AM - Solution Spotlights

Innovation & Technologies

The Possibilities are Endless: Exploring New Technical Innovations for Packaging

  • Multi-censor and beneficial packaging, marketing aspects and major developments
  • Where Technology Fits - How can packaging be used in connecting with the digital world?

Packaging Development

Sustainable Packaging Solutions: How to Satisfy Environmental Consciousness and Packaging Production Processes

  • How to achieve environmental consciousness in packaging production processes without compromising the bottom line
  • How to achieve efficiency and rate of production within time, cost and quality parameters of production

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM

iSolve Meetings & Networking Refreshments

11:30 AM - 12:05 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Design

Less is More – Helping the Customer Connect with the Story Behind a Bigger Brand

  • The brain’s decision-making process from a consumer behavior perspective
  • How to match your product with the packaging design
  • How to accurately represent the products inside the packaging

12:10 PM - 12:45 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Packaging Development

Packaging for a Globalized Economy

  • Complying with regional regulations while preserving your brand identity
  • Launching new packaging concepts in emerging markets
  • Optimizing production to reduce costs in regions
  • Looking ahead: How is packaging evolving in developed and emerging markets?

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM - 2:20 PM - Case Studies

Branding & Design

Successfully Creating Packaging that Stands out on the Shelf

  • Identifying the areas of packaging that can make the greatest shelf impact
  • Measuring the effect of shelf impact – how much does it matter if consumers have already made their decision?
  • Analyzing the good, the bad and the ugly in packaging on shelves

Innovation & Technologies

Maximizing Mobile Technology Platforms for Branding on Packaging

Evaluating the pros and cons of utilizing new mobile technology platforms as part of your packaging strategy
How is mobile technology in packaging impacting on the lives of consumers?
Examining up-and-coming technologies – What does the future hold in this space?

2:25 PM - 3:00 PM - Case Studies

Innovation & Technologies

Nanotechnology in The Packaging Industry – Where Are We Now and Where Can We Go from Here?

  • Latest advancements in Nanotechnology
  • Advantages of incorporating nanotechnology into your packaging innovation and design
  • Applications in Food Packaging and Food Safety: Antimicrobials and Sensors
  • Nanocomposites as high barrier packaging materials
  • Understanding technologies or services available to improve production and profitability margins

Branding & Design

Designing for Compliance and Communication: Impactful Packaging for Regulation and Limited Space

  • Overcoming challenges to brand message transmission through creative packaging
  • Identifying strategies for addressing: 
    • Tax stamps
    • Nutritional labels
    • Warning labels
  • Tackling small package size: Innovative examples with limited space
  • Taking inspiration from other product categories and diverse markets
  • Employing innovative packaging techniques, forms and formats to amplify packaging impact

3:05 PM - 3:40 PM - Keynote

Packaging Development

Putting Theory into Practice: Executing a Successful Recycling Strategy in Packaging

  • Capitalizing on the opportunity to encourage consumers to recycle
  • Reducing the burden of legislation which would put the onus for used packaging on brand owners
  • Effectively communicating your recycling initiatives

3:40 PM - 4:15 PM - Keynote

Innovation & Technologies

Analyzing the Effects of E-commerce on Packaging

  • As consumers increasingly buy online, how much does high-impact packaging really matter?
  • Understanding trends in e-commerce and the impact they have had on packaging
  • Standing out on a webpage – What does it take to draw consumers’ attention in a virtual world?
  • Best Practices for packaging to drive trial and repeat purchasing online
  • Making packaging useful: Clarifying the growing role of packaging performance at home

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit