Conference Agenda

The 2017 Agenda is as follows. times, sessions, and speakers are subject to change.

Monday, February 6, 2017

11:00 AM

Room: Audubon Foyer

Abstract

Registration Opens

12:00 PM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

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Exhibit Area Opens

1:15 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Opening Remarks

1:30 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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A Global Approach to Driving Innovation & Sustainability

Michael Okoroafor, Ph.D. , Vice President, Global Sustainability and Packaging Innovation
McCormick & Company

2:15 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

Abstract

Development and Commercialization of Dow's RecycleReady Technology

Lamy Chopin , Global Development Leader
Dow Chemical Company

3:00 PM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

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Afternoon Break

Sponsored By:

3:30 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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The Shifting Beverage Landscape and What It Means for Packaging

Gary Hemphill , Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, BMC Research
Beverage Marketing Corporation

4:15 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Panelist Session: What is Really Happening in Packaging M&A?

Tom Blaige , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Blaige & Company
Jim Sykes , President & Chief Executive Officer
Amaray
Ben Brashears , Senior Executive Advisor
Blaige & Company

5:00 PM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

Abstract

Evening Reception

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

7:30 AM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

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Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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How Package Design Enhances the Consumer Experience

Daniel Abramowicz, Ph.D. , Chief Technology Officer
Crown Holdings, Inc.

9:00 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Methods for Manufacturing and Filling PET Laminated Aluminum Bottles

Keith Boss , Chief Executive Officer
Tech-Long Americas
K. H. Chiang , Sales Director
Tech-Long Americas

9:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

Abstract

XO Re-Sealable Can: A Case Study

Michael Fink , Vice President, Sales and Marketing North America
z-moulds GmbH

10:00 AM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

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Morning Break

Sponsored By:

10:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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The Dynamics of a Mature Market

Steve Ates , Managing Director
SBAcci

11:00 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Transparency and Convenience Trends in Consumer Packaging

Allen Jacoby , Global Vice President
Milliken & Company

11:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Packaging and The Internet of Things

Prateek Lal , Chief Executive Officer
Adept Packaging

12:00 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom A

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Luncheon

Sponsored By:

1:30 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Sustainability vs. Single Serve Packs: Defining the Ecological and Environmental Issues

Rachel Gualtieri , Director, Marketing and Key Accounts Sales
Sarong North America

2:00 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Key to Success for Metal and Glass Conversion to Plastic Thin Wall Packages

Alessandra Bosco , Director, Business Development
HRS Flow

2:30 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Unlocking PET Packaging Possibilities with Innovative Technologies

Ross Perry , General Manager, Beverage Packaging Sales, North America
Husky injection Molding Systems Ltd.

3:00 PM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

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Afternoon Break

3:30 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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The Challenge to Packaging in Meeting Product Transparency Initiatives

Larry Logan , Chief Marketing Officer
Digimarc Corporation

4:00 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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What Inkjet Can Do for the Omni-Channel

Richard Darling , Global Sales Manager West
Xaar PLC

4:30 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Electron Beam Offer Packaging Benefits

Karl Swanson , Vice President, Global Sales
ebeam Technologies

5:00 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Special Bonus Session

Mike Urquhart , Director
Plastics Industry Association
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7:30 AM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

Abstract

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

Abstract

Why McCall Farms Chose the Sonoco Plastic Can

Steven Gendreau , Division Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Global Plastic
Sonoco Products Company
Annie Ham , Marketing Director
McCall Farms

9:00 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

Abstract

Challenging Conventional Packaging for a Sustainable Future

Gary Robinson , Director, Business Development
BillerudKorsnäs

9:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Packaging for a New Era of E-Commerce

Mike Krebsbach , Vice President, Marketing
Bemis Company, inc.

10:00 AM

Room: White Ibis & Audubon Foyer

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Morning Break

Sponsored By:

10:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

Abstract

Is ISBM Ready for HDPE?

Ted Harris , Market Development Manager
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA

11:00 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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Properties and Applications of PETN Copolymers and PEN/PET Blends

Frank Embs , Global Business Development Director
Indorama Ventures PLC

11:30 AM

Room: Audubon Ballroom B - F

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New Bio-Based Resin that is of Commercial Scale Today

Chris Ellen , Vice President, Sales
BioAmber Canada, Inc.

12:00 PM

Room: Audubon Ballroom A

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Luncheon