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Packaging workforce development conference comes to Boston

The annual Conference on the Future of Business Education in Packaging (FBEP), hosted by the Netherland’s Packaging Center (NVC), addresses the human resources management (HRM) and skills development required for the general packaging industry.

This year’s iteration, FBEP2019, a one-day conference to be held on Wednesday, July 10 in Boston, will address the needs of those responsible for skills improvement and workforce development for the packaging field. This includes human resource managers, R&D, and operations as well as those executing training programs in their companies. Benefiting from the program will be anyone dealing with packaging-related human resources in retail, logistics, fulfilment, and design, including suppliers of packaging materials, machinery, controls, and related services.

“Every second, at least 100,000 products are packaged and distributed globally by industry and retail—and unpacked by the consumer,” says Michaël Nieuwesteeg, NVC director. “Tens of thousands of professionals contribute daily to improve packaging for humanity’s benefit, and FBEP2019 will explore how to attract, retain, and continue to develop these professionals.”

Notable participants and presenters include John Hill, VP of Network at start-up accelerator TechStars; Ross Lee, Professor of Practice, Sustainable Engineering, Villanova University after 36 years at DuPont; Sriman Banerjee, Head of Packaging and an R&D Lead at GSK Healthcare; plus many more.

Registration is $325, or $250 to NVC members. To register, sponsor, or just learn more, visit

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