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February 3 – 5, 2014
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida
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Speakers from Frito Lay North America and Kraft Foods will share their considerable packaging strategy, design and innovation expertise at The Packaging Conference 2014. On the supplier side, BP Amoco Chemical Company will discuss new polyester technology advancements. Additionally, The Packaging Conference will feature for the first time a bonus Latin American session on Wednesday.
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  • Michael Okoroafor - H. J. Heinz
    VP, Global Pkg Innovation & Execution Keynote address: World Class Sustainable Packaging: the H.J. Heinz Imperative
  • Garry Kohl - Frito-Lay North America Packaging
    Senior Director of Packaging Build It and They Will Come
  • Peter Borowski - Kraft Foods
    Head of Design Panel discussion: why integrated design and development process is needed today
  • Gary Hemphill - Beverage Marketing Corporation
    Managing Director Beverage trends and forecast for 2014
  • Tom Blaige - Blaige & Co.
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Panel discussion: mergers and acquisitions
  • Nathan Kemeling - Avantium Chemicals BV
    Director Business Development PEF: the next generation 100% biobased packaging material.
  • Craig Sawicki - TricorBraun
    EVP, Chief Creative Officer Sustainable and Innovative packaging for the future
  • Steve Kazanjian - MWV
    Vice President of Global Creative Packaging Matters, the annual consumer satisfaction study
  • Dan Abramowicz - Crown Holdings, Inc.
    EVP Tech. and Regulatory Affairs University and academics in business today
  • Jordan Kivelstadt - Free Flow Wines
    Founder & CEO Why are reusable wine kegs better and why should the packaging industry take note?
  • Lee Ann Head - Shelton Group
    Vice President Research Using packaging to tell your sustainability story and create brand loyalty
  • Holli Whitt - Shrink Label Consortium
    Market Development Manager, Sustainability Where are we one year later?
  • Tom Egan - PMMI-The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
    Vice President, Industry Services Consumers drive the packaging/processing supply chain
  • Ricardo Ruiz de Gopegui - Belvac
    VP, Branded Packaging Solutions Advances in can shaping and metal bottle technology
  • Dave Newcorn - Packaging World
    VP/Digital & Custom Media Packaging purchasing process redefined in the digital age
  • Steven Ates - SBA-CCI
    Managing Director PET trends and pricing
  • Eusebio Ang Sánchez - Arca-Continental
    Chief Procurement Officer The story behind the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world
  • Bruno Pereira - Dow Plasticos in Latin America
    Director Commercialization of the PacXpert (Smart Bottle™) flexible bag
  • Darlene Kober - Hecaxomb Corp.
    Dir. of Global Marketing & Strategy Mexico case history: die-cut paper-based pads provide performance solution for liquid-filled bottle transport
  • Arne Wiese - KHS USA
    Package Development Group The PET Bottle of the Future
  • Tim Love - Mullinix Packages
    Vice President Sales How new barrier materials are providing frozen and refrigerated foods with cost effective and prolong shelf life solutions
  • Ross Perry - Husky Injection Molding Systems
    General Manager, Beverage Packaging Sales Latin America Latin American PET packaging markets
  • Luis Sierra - BP Amoco Chemical Company
    President, Aromatics - the Americas, Europe and Middle East BP’s Continuing Commitment to Innovation, Investment and Collaboration