9-11 April 2019
Louisville, Kentucky


 

Co-located with:

inprint usa

Keynote Sessions

ICE USA

Disruptive Innovations Advancing Sustainability in Packaging

Gary Robinson, Principal Consultant, Synaptic Packaging
April 9, 10:15 AM

Innovation is going first through new territory, finding your way through unknown places, creating Synaptic Connections that previously did not exist - and doing so with a focus and purpose.  Come learn about Disruptive Innovations Advancing Sustainability in Packaging and explore how this can be a game-changing topic for your company.  In this discussion we will explore what is DI, how to identify it, and how to use the power of DI to create an offensive strategy for growth.  This is a topic for the bold and the ambitious leaders - so come with your best ideas and together we can explore thoughts on how to advance them from novel thoughts to commercial reality.

Gary Robinson is an advisor to start-up firms helping them commercialize novel technologies that will advance packaging sustainability. From building solutions for global systemic issues, to finding micro keys to unlock new markets - Gary focuses on advancing disruptive innovations. Gary has 25 years in leadership with major brands such as The Home Depot, Kraft Foods, Newell Rubbermaid, and Amway R&D. In a consulting capacity Gary has also advanced major programs for some of the largest quick service restaurant chains and consumer brands that you know and love. In one sentence, Gary believes the key to success for disruptive innovation lies in Synaptic Connections. That is the ability to project forward trajectories and accelerate the connection of converging adjacencies.

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Cannabis Packaging – Risks and Opportunities

Jim Chrzan, VP, Content & Brand Strategy, PMMI Media Group
April 11, 10:15 AM

Becoming involved in the recreational or medical cannabis market remains a polarizing choice and can come with some risk.  PMMI’s Jim Chrzan will talk about the current state of packaging machinery, materials and product branding across the U.S. and Canada for both THC and CBD products.  A portion of his presentation comes from personal visits to growers and retailers, with additional information drawn from “Up In Smoke” a report on cannabis packaging from PMMI.  Get ready for a wild ride of ever-changing regulations and vast market potential.

Jim Chrzan is VP Content for PMMI Media Group, publishers of Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging, Automation World, ProFood World and OEM.  PMMI, the association for packaging and processing, manages the PACK EXPO suite of tradeshows in the U.S. and EXPO PACK in Mexico.  Jim travels extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe covering events and speaking on e-commerce, serialization, automation, and cannabis packaging, representing PMMI’s 850-member companies, suppliers of packaging and processing machinery, materials and automation.

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Adhesives

Adhesives

Coating

Coating

Gauging

Gauging

Laminating

Laminating

Printing

Printing

Slitting

Slitting

Treating

Treating

Static

Static

269

Exhibiting companies

3,390

Verified registrants

54,450

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