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Modified Packaging Summit spotlights contract packaging

Changes will integrate former Packaging Services Expo and Containers & Materials Expo. Outsourcing will be one focal point of this year’s conference sessions.

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The Packaging Summit will have a new look as it enters its third year in 2007. The multifaceted event now goes by the name of Packaging Summit Expo and Conference. The event will be May 15-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Show organizer Tarsus Group plc has dropped the individual show names Packaging Services Expo and Packaging Containers & Materials Expo in order to more effectively integrate the various components of the conference. But Packaging Summit will still bring together buyers and sellers of both contract packaging services and materials and containers. At the 2006 show, contract packagers and materials and containers exhibitors were located in separate halls. This year, they will be integrated under one roof in order to make the show easier to navigate.

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) will sponsor the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference. According to Howard Leary, CCP, IoPP president, the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference is the ideal venue where packaging professionals can learn about the central issues influencing packaging today. Attendees will be able to partner with contract packagers and manufacturers, packaging consultants, research firms, package designers and marketing agencies, packaging-testing labs, logistics companies, warehouse and distribution companies, package prototype developers, and quality assurance and compliance specialists.

A ‘must-attend’ event

Jane Chase, CPP, IoPP executive vice president-education, adds that the educational and networking components of the show make it a “must-attend” packaging event. “It’s the perfect setting for keeping up with leading-edge packaging innovation and making valuable, productive connections,” she says.

Many contract packagers will showcase their capabilities to consumer packaged goods companies interested in qualifying and purchasing co-packing services, or to product manufacturers who are unfamiliar with contract packaging and want to become grounded in the industry.

As in past years, the show will exclude machinery, machinery components, and systems.

Besides contract packaging services, the Packaging Summit will feature exhibitors in the materials and containers arena. Companies will discuss packaging containers and materials, as well as packaging components. This segment of the show should interest professionals who manage and influence how products are packaged.

The Packaging Summit has also modified its highly successful conference. Last year, the conference ran throughout the show,
but in 2007, the conference will be held for only part of each day in order to give attendees ample time to take what they have learned in the “classroom” onto the show floor. This year’s conference will focus on four broad areas: contract packaging, sustainability, innovation, and global perspectives. Following are a few
of the speakers that will appear:

• Matt Kistler, vice president of packaging and product development at Wal-Mart, will walk attendees through the retailer’s new sustainability scorecard and demonstrate how it works.

• Donald Tham, president of Nulogy Corp., will talk about software solutions that can cut lead-time and cost while
improving quality.

Two other new developments highlight the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference. The show is the new home for IoPP’s AmeriStar Packaging Awards reception, scheduled for May 15 in Rosemont. The 2006 AmeriStar award-winning packages will be displayed at the show’s Hall of Packaging Excellence inside the convention center.

In addition, the World Packaging Organization (WPO) will hold its World Packaging Conference and WorldStar package awards ceremony in conjunction with the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference. This will mark the first time in more than 10 years that the WPO has held its World Packaging Conference in the United States.

Expo exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Conference hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday.

For information on the Packaging Summit Expo and Conference, contact Don Browne, marketing director, at 262/782-1900, [email protected]. Or visit

Exhibitor Listing*

*As of March 2nd, 2007

Exhibitor  Booth #

Algus Packaging  1540

Allen Field Company Inc. 1217

Anchor Packaging   1424

Apex 360  1345

Arjobex  1629

Assemblies Unlimited Inc. 1417

Blackbourn  1609

Bottlemate Inc.  1626

Camco Chemicals Co., Inc. 1335

CCW Products, Inc.  1639

Consumer Packaging Group 1505

Corrugated Pallets Inc.  1430

Creative Rock  1634

Creative Werks  1705

Custom Products
Corporation  1318

Distant Village Packaging 1722

DIY Group  1426

Eagle Flexible Packaging 1505

Edwards Label  1340

Elegant Packaging  1422

Elite Staffing  1241

Eltrex Industries  1533

Eola Specialty Foods  1327

Erie Plastics Corporation 1646

Excalibur Unlimited  1442

Fabri-Kal  1534

Gilbreth  1525

Global Cosmetic Industry—
Allured Publishing  1701

Goodwill Industries of
Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. 1433

Great Northern Corporation 1635

H.D. Hudson
Manufacturing Co.  1625

HLP Clear Packaging  1535

Hope Network Industries 1622

HTI Plastics  1334

Institute of Packaging
Professionals (IoPP)  1503

ITW Holographics  1604

J&J Packaging   1316

Jerrell Packaging  1439

The Label Printers  1621

M&E Components, Inc.  1416

Packaging Inc.  1414

Misco Products Corporation 1326

Mold-Rite Plastics  1716

MSW Packaging  1517

MVP  1233

New Century Packaging,
Incorporated  1446

Nulogy Corporation  1421

OptiLedge, Incorporated  1628

Outlook Group  1330

Packaging World  1720

Packaging* Science Center 1418

Pactiv Corporation  1624

Paket Corporation  1615

Phoenix Material
Management  1529

Pilz Automation Safety  1441

Planet CanIt, LLC  1617

Premier Packaging,
Incorporated  1309

Proofing Technologies, Ltd. 1522

Quality Packaging,
Incorporated  1322

Rackow Polymers
Corporation  1434

Reliable Caps, LLC  1225

Rexam Closures &
Containers  1412

Rohrer  1321

RS Industrial  1627

Sancap Liner Technology 1709

SGS U.S. Testing Company 1211

Sugar Foods Corporation 1518

Summit International
Logistics  1611

Team Packaging, Incorporated 1718

Tecnocap (formerly
Penn-Wheeling Closure) 1336

Teknor Color Company  1333

Tetra Pak USA  1546

TGW International
Incorporated  1536

Tinscape  1315

TMT Warehousing  1339

TPH Global Solutions  1527

Transparent Container  1440

TricorBraun   1605

Triumph Packaging Group 1325

Verst Pack  1507

Visual Packaging  1341

Watson Label Products  1633

Webb Scarlett DeVlam  1317

Xela Pack Incorporated  1521

Zumbiel Packaging  1618

Zunda Group  1632

Conference Agenda At-A-Glance

Tuesday, May 15


8:00am Keynote: Innovation...
the answer to sustainable

John Delfausse, Vice President Packaging Development, Aveda

9:00am Restaging P&G’s
Herbal Essences brand

Krista Schwartz, Global
Upstream Design Manager,
P&G; Nathan Hendricks,
Creative Director,
LPK Beauty Group

10:00am Track moderator:

Jim Peters

10:00am Four managing packaging innovation

Jane Chase, Vice President Packaging R&D, US Foodservice

10:00am Informed creativity

Craig Sawicki, Executive Vice President, TricorBraun

11:00am Driving innovation in a corporate environment

Speaker to be determined

11:00am 7 Days in the aisle...shows how retail impacts
packaging tactics

D’Juana Ballard, Packaging
Science Center

Be Sustainable

12:00pm (Lunch presentation)
Sustainability keynote: Wal-mart’s sustainability scorecard

Matt Kistler, Vice President
Product and Packages
Innovation, Sam’s Club

2:00pm Demo Area A
Real-time demonstation
Wal-Mart scorecard

2:40pm Demo Area A
Real-time demonstation
Wal-Mart scorecard

3:20pm Demo Area A
Real-time demonstation
Wal-Mart scorecard

Wednesday, May 16

Thursday, May 17

Think Globally

8:00am Impact of EU
packaging regulations...
a precursor of global changes?

Pierre Picot, International
Trade Organization

9:00am Roundtable: taming the octopus of global packaging

Moderator: Tom Schneider,
Industrial & Shippers Supply, Inc.

Panelists: Kofi Essuman,
Unilever, Ghana; Arno Melchior, ReckittBenckiser, England; Dogan Eberk, Packaging
Manufacturers Association
of Turkey

10:00am Track moderator:

Jim Peters

10:00am Packaging in India...South Asia’s giant emerges

Rajiv Dhar, Director Indian
Packaging Institute

10:00am Strategies for
increased global sustainability

Tom Blanck, Adalis Corp.

11:00am Shaping your global brand...with shape

Roger De Vlam, Partner, Webb Scarlett deVlam­—Chicago

11:00am The electronic
workflow...the tie that binds global packaging together

Mark Vanover, Esko Graphics


8:00am Contract packaging: gaining the innovation and
operational edge

Surfil, LLC

8:45am Roundtable: driving
innovation....with contract
packaging resources

Moderator: Terry Bedell,
TAB Associates

Panelists: Todd Jones,
Miller Brewing; John Mazelin, Packaging Unlimited

10:00am Track moderator:

Jim Peters

10:00am Growing partnerships...innovative technologies reduce lead time, cost, improve quality

 K. Donald Tham, President, Nulogy Corp.

10:00am Meet sustainability with global outsourcing

Distant Village Packaging

11:00am Sourcing in
the Far East

David Deans, CEO, Roberts Container

11:00am Avoiding the
pitfalls in outsourcing the
packaging function

Rihaz Z. Chughatta,
VP Operations, Equity
Packaging, Inc.

Wednesday, May 16


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