New markets, megatrends bring business opportunities

The cannabis market, new technologies for creating recycled-content and recyclable PET containers, and consumer and retail megatrends are covered at The Packaging Conference.

The Packaging Conference has a long track record of presenting some of the newest technologies.
The Packaging Conference has a long track record of presenting some of the newest technologies.

The Packaging Conference has a long track record of presenting some of the newest technologies and latest thinking on the packaging industry. Said Thierry Fabozzi, President of PTI, a co-organizer of the event with SBA-CCI, in his opening remarks at the 2019 edition, “The purpose [of the conference] has always been to bring both technology and business opportunities together to make the industry better.”

Gathering nearly 200 attendees, including members of Consumer Packaged Goods companies, and packaging materials and equipment suppliers, at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas in February, The Packaging Conference 2019 met its purpose. Comprising an agenda of 24 presentations, the event addressed topics of ongoing interest, such as sustainability, the state of the beverage industry, consolidation, and package design, among others, as well as one new and very hot topic—cannabis. Following are just a few of the highlights.

Five megatrends impacting the packaging industry

What is America drinking?

New technologies for PET enable recycled content and recycling

Cannabis content hits its mark

Rethinking Packaging Robotics to Prioritize Flexibility
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Special Report: Track & Trace
Discover new tools to approach the supply chain that allow you to leverage your data, see real-time visibility, and forecast future sales. You’ll also learn about KH Hive, an in-house digital demand planning tool that Kraft Heinz created to help the company realize its goals, forecasting sales expectation down to the SKU level, location level, and daily level.
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