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TUESDAY, MAY 16RECASTING THE ROLE OF PACKAGING INNOVATION8:45 a.m. Packaging’s New Role Raises its Standing in the Value ChainJim Peters, Director of Education, IoPP9:25 a.m.

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Innovation: Discovering the Opportunity

George Kress, Vice President Corporate Package Innovations, Estee Lauder Companies

9:25 a.m. P&G: The Strategy is Branding, and a Key Tactic is Packaging

Debbie Kokoruda, Associate Design Director/Design, Baby Care, Procter & Gamble

Bill Thiemann, Vice President & Director of Brand Strategy, LPK

10:10 a.m. Networking Break

10:40 a.m. Delivering the Second Moment of Truth—Consumer Insights on Packaging Functionality

Scott Young, President, Perception Research Services

11:45 a.m. Networking Lunch

Hosted by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)

The Logistics Side of the Equation

Joan Pierce, Vice President, Global Packaging, Global Supply Chain, Colgate-Palmolive Co.; President Elect, ISTA


Track Moderator:

Tony Petrelli, Executive Committee, Paperboard Packaging Council; Vice President Marketing & Business Development, Caraustar

Track Moderator:

Eric Greenberg, Esq.,

Eric F. Greenberg, P.C.

Concurrent Sessions

1:00 p.m. How Club Stores Drive Packaging

Michael Clayman, Editor, Warehouse Club Focus

1:00 p.m. Advances in Barrier Packaging

Speaker to be determined

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers

2:00 p.m. What Women Want to See, Feel, Understand About Your Package

Terri Goldstein, President, The Goldstein Group, LLC

2:00 p.m. How Blow Molded Containers Answer Today’s Drivers

Len Kulka, Product Manager Packaging Concentrates, Clariant Corp.

3:00 p.m. Microwave Packaging Growth:Marriage of Consumer Needs and Technology

Sara Risch, Ph.D.; Director and Professor,

School of Packaging, Michigan State University

3:00 p.m. Where’s the Leading Edge of RFID?

James Higgins, Vice President, Unified Bar Code and RFID

4:00 p.m. Five Strategies to Capture Top Talent

Phil Amberg, VP Human Resources, SCA Packaging

Robert Dixon, Plastic Packaging Specialist, Management Recruiters of Akron

4:00 p.m. Packaging’s Role in Life Cycle Management

Ross Mast, Manager Packaging Application Systems, Selerant Corp.



8:30 a.m. Packaging Innovation for Nestlé Brands—a Key to Success in Global Markets

Philippe Roulet, Head of Global Packaging Materials & Training Nestech Ltd.

9:15 a.m. Roundtable: Managing Cost/Value Relationship Across Global Markets

Chair: David Howard, Director Advanced Packaging Technologies, Johnson & Johnson

10:15 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. Global Resin Trends: How New Sources, Industry Structure Affect Availability

Nick Vafiadis, Director, Polyethylene Chemical Market Analysts Inc.

Concurrent Sessions

11:15 a.m. Overcoming Global Packaging Barriers

Arno Melchior, Director Global Packaging, Reckitt Benckiser

11:15 a.m. Globalizing Packaging Structure:How to Transfer Design Overseas

Jake Streich, CPP, Adalis Corp.

Tom Blanck, Adalis Corp.

Noon Networking Lunch

The Future of Global Packaging

Carl Olsmats, Ph.D., General Secretary, World Packaging Organization


2:00 p.m. Roundtable: Sustainable Packaging Opens a New Frontier

Introduction: Anne Johnson, Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Moderator: Pat Reynolds, Editor, Packaging World magazine

Randy Boeller, Package Engineering Program Manager, HP

John Delfausse, Vice President Package Development, Aveda

Suzanne Fisher, Packaging Engineering Manager, Herman Miller Inc.

Graham Houlder, Global Packaging Coordinator - Foods, Unilever

Jennifer McCracken, Environmental Manager, Perseco Havi Global Solutions

Concurrent Sessions

3:30 p.m. Packaging Life Cycle Inventory—Assessing Inputs, Recycling Impact

David Allaway, Oregon Dept. Environmental Quality

3:30 p.m. Global Supply Chain Creates Shifting Dimensions in Quality

Patricia Dillon, Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse



8:30 a.m. Roundtable: Getting Value from Contract Packaging Services

Chair: Terry Bedell, TAB Packaging Technology

Yousef Zaatar, VP Global Packaging, Bacardi Global

Douglas Miller, Manager, Gift and Promotional Packaging, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret

Ken Baldwin, Manager, External Manufacturing, Reckitt Benckiser

Dwight Sevaldson, External Operations Manager, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

10:00 a.m. Networking Break

10:15 a.m. P&G’s Strategy on Contract Manufacturing: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future

Russ Stewart, Purchases Group Manager, Household Care, Procter & Gamble

Tom Youkilis, Associate Director External Supply Organization, Procter & Gamble

Concurrent Sessions

11:15 a.m. Value Proposition in Total Outsourcing

Patrick Floyd, Executive Vice President, Facilities Management Services, Total Logistics, Inc.

11:15 a.m. Solving the Global Outsourcing Puzzle

Robert Leftwich, President, POP-Direct

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