Packaging Summit to address topics across the value chain

If you are a contract packager or responsible for contract packaging services for your brand, and have responsibility for anything from concept to shelf, Packaging Summit 2010 is for you.

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The conference, May 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL, will deliver critical information to professionals across the packaging value chain who manage and influence how products are packaged.

The conference is produced by the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

This year’s agenda will explore topics to help attendees reduce packaging costs, improve efficiencies, explore sustainable strategies, and leverage packaging to add value to their brands.

The speakers, from a variety of packaging disciplines, will focus on packaging’s integrated role and explore insights that facilitate growth in today’s tough business climate. The speakers will include:

• Tom Szaky, co-founder and CEO, Terracycle, who will deliver the keynote presentation “Revolution in a Bottle: Can Packaging Save the World?”

• Sally Potter, senior manager, research and innovation support, The Coca-Cola Co., who will discuss “End-to-End Packaging.”

• riCardo Crespo, worldwide group creative director, Mattel Toys, who will present “Dynamic Cross-Functional Teams: Realizing a Sustained Collaborative Culture.”

The conference will include plenty of networking opportunities and also feature the IOPP’s annual AmeriStar Package Awards dinner.

Media sponsor of the Packaging Summit is Packaging World, sister publication of Contract Packaging. Complete program agenda and registration details are available at

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