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February 6 – 8, 2017
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL


Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607


The Packaging Conference 2017 | Preliminary Agenda Overview

Monday, February 6th Tuesday, February 7th Wednesday, February 8th
Registration Opens: 11:00 AM
Exhibit Area Opens: 12:00 PM
Opening Remarks: 1:15 PM
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 PM
Afternoon Break: 3:00 PM
Evening Reception: 5:00 PM
Networking Breakfast: 7:30 AM
Morning Sessions: 8:30 AM 
Morning Break: 10:00 AM
Luncheon: 12:15 PM
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 PM
Afternoon Break: 3:00 PM
Networking Breakfast: 7:30 AM
Morning Sessions: 8:30 AM
Morning Break: 10:00 AM
Closing Remarks
Luncheon: 12:00 PM
  McCormick & Company
Michael Okoroafor, Ph.D.
How Innovation and Sustainability MUST Coexist
  Beveraage Marketing Corporation
Gary Hemphill
The Changing Beverage Trends: What's In Store For 2017?
  Blaige & Company
Tom Blaige
Panelist Session: What Is Really Happening In Packaging M&A?
  Sarong North America
Rachel Gualtieri
Sustainability vs. Single Serve Packs: What Does That Mean Ecologically And Environmentally?
  Xaar plc
Richard Darling
What Inkjet Can Do For The Omni-Channel
  HRS Flow / Ermo
Alessandra Bosco
Key To Success For Metal And Glass Conversion To Plastic Thin Wall Packages 
Larry Logan
GS1 And SmartLabel, Retailer And Consumer Success Stories
  Dow Chemical Company
Lamy Chopin
The Development And Commercialization Of Dow's RecycleReady Technology
  Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA
Ted Harris
Is ISBM Ready For HDPE?

Crown Holdings
Daniel Abramowicz, Ph.D.

CrownSmart® Applications For Which CCK Has Commercial Applications
  Sonoco Plastics
Steven C. Gendreau
McCall Farms: Why They Chose The Plastic Can
  PCT Engineered Systems
John E. Salkeld
Latest Development On Electron Beam Ink And Coating Curing
  Bio Amber
Chris Ellen
New Bio-Based Resin That Is Of Commercial Scale Today
Steve Ates
The Dynamics Of A Mature Market


* Here is a listing of the current speakers. The order of speakers is subject to change.