Thank you for visiting our Pack Expo Connects 2020 page. While Pack Expo will be virtual this year, the event promises to provide numerous opportunities for you to find solutions to your packaging challenges, learn about trends in the industry, and connect with suppliers. This year, there are no registration fees for attendees! Registration is quick and easy, and we’ve provided a link below. Once you’ve registered you can use the MyConnects Planner to add events to your calendar, chat with vendors, and much more.Be sure to check this page regularly as we will share the daily Live Demo schedule for our Vendors as well as highlight some of the Trend Chats, Jumpstart Sessions, Innovation Stage and more! And of course, our team will be available to answer any questions you may have.
For the Live Demo schedule, as well as highlights from the Innovation Stage and Packaging Trends presentations, please select the day you’d like to view below. For more information on any Live Demo or Info Session, just click on the title!
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Consider starting your day with one of the Jumpstart Sessions! We are highlighting four of the sessions that may be interest to our customers. We’ve provided brief descriptions to each session below, but if you’d like more information, just click the title to view more detail on the Pack Expo Connects page.
The drive to a more sustainable industry never rests. Learn the latest on the circular economy from Loop, see real-world examples of recycled packaging at work with brands like Annie’s Organic, Smithfield and B&G, decide for yourself if Syngas can be the solution recycling has been searching for and much more.
The manufacturing workforce faced crisis levels even before 2020’s COVID-19 and social strife. Explore employee and consumer issues including keeping your workers safe, salaries, cultivating a diverse culture and ensuring the right brand messaging. Join Bumble Bee Tuna’s Jan Tharp for a special PPWLN one-on-one on women in packaging and leading through chaos.
It is possible that the one silver-lining to emerge from an almost completely confined world was the rise in adopting and accepting remote capabilities. Uncover the technology behind remote access, why you need to embrace remote diagnostics and asset management and see firsthand how General Mills commissioned equipment remotely during the pandemic.
Wrap up the week with a little bit of everything, including a check-in on healthcare packaging, Bush Brothers and Pretzels, Inc. on the expanding role of contract packaging/manufacturing and a dive into how e-commerce became even more disruptive during COVID-19. Toast the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2020 and answer the question, "what are emerging brands?"