Tuesday, May 16
RECASTING THE ROLE OF PACKAGING INNOVATION
8:45 a.m. Packaging’s New Role Raises its Standing in the Value Chain
Jim Peters, Director of Education, IoPP
9:25 a.m. 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
DRIVERS AND SOLUTIONS FOR CHANGE
Tony Petrelli, Executive Committee, Paperboard Packaging Council; Vice President Marketing & Business Development, Caraustar
Eric Greenberg, Esq.,
Eric F. Greenberg, P.C.
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.
Wednesday, May 17
GLOBAL PACKAGING’S GROWING IMPACT
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.
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
STRATEGIES IN SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
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
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
Thursday, May 18
CONTRACT PACKAGING DIRECTIONS
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
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