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Sustainability in Packaging US

March 5-7, 2025
Chicago, IL

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Sustainability in Packaging US is the conference the packaging industry counts on for timely updates and firsthand industry insights into the emerging developments, notable market trends, and cutting-edge packaging solutions that are steering the supply chain towards an increasingly circular economy and sustainable future.


Highlights of the 2024 Event:
  • Media partner Cosmetic Design's article on the 2024 event, Read More >>
  • 300+ experts from across the full supply chain regularly attend Smithers Sustainability in Packaging event LEARN MORE >>
  • Networking lunches, an off-site welcome reception sponsored by Constantia Flexibles, an evening reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres - plus a custom cocktail by Quantis and reTURNable cups by turn - and more
  • Expert presenters from PepsiCo Global Snacks, Tetra Pak, Alaska Airlines, Landsberg Orora, Casper, Constantia Flexibles, Ocean Conservancy, Minderoo Foundation, US Department of State, Searious Business, Cardia Bioplastics, Earthfirst, Neste, Crown Holdings, Inc., Illinois Environmental Council, ERT, Inc., and more SPEAKERS >>
  • Sessions covering the industry's most critical topics, including collaboration and partnership, technology, global plastics treaty, recycling, MRF Involvement, worldwide regulatory updates, CSR, emissions, zero waste to landfill, trends, the future outlook, and more AGENDA >>>
  • Tracks on day one to for a personalized experience

Sustainability in Packaging US Conference

"The conference itself is a great source of information.  In a lot of ways, it is like a state of the union, in terms of where we are globally with sustainability."
 INX International

2025 Sponsors & Exhibitors


2024 Agenda

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< Design for Consumer Centric Packaging >
Opening Presentations
Cont’d Topic: Around the World in 120 Minutes – Regulatory Updates for Global Sustainable Packaging Pt. 1
Welcome Evening Reception
< Reuse, Refill and the Future of Consumer Behavior >
Opening Presentations
Workshop Cont’d - Topic: Navigating Supply Chain Disruption
Welcome Evening Reception
< Startup and Innovative Packaging Showcase >
Workshop Cont’d
Welcome Evening Reception
Off-site Welcome Reception at AceBounce
Registration Opens
Session I: Industry Trends, Consumer Insights and Innovation Around the World
Session II: Collaboration and Partnerships Around the World
Session III: Sustainable Retailers
Session IV: Global Plastics Treaty and the future of the circular economy
Session V: Technology and Sustainability – How does material use and technology play into sustainable packaging?
Evening Networking Reception
Session IV: Recycling, Ecosystems and MRF Involvement
Session V: Around the World in 120 Minutes – Regulatory Updates for Global Sustainable Packaging Pt. 2
Evening Networking Reception
Registration Opens
Session VI: Sustainability – CSR, Emissions and Zero Waste to Landfill
Session VII: Trends, Industry Impact and Future Outlook
Closing Remarks

2024 Advisory Board

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Sameer Talsania - PepsiCo

Sameer Talsania

Director | R&D External Innovation at PepsiCo
Rose Shulman - The LEGO Group

Rose Shulman

Sustainable Packaging Manager, Circular Products & Packaging Strategy at The LEGO Group
Dylan Layfield - TerraCycle

Dylan Layfield

VP, Material Sales & Recycling at TerraCycle
Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni - KoolEarth Solutions Inc.

Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni

Founder and President at KoolEarth Solutions Inc.
Mark Watts - Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

Mark Watts

Sr. Research Manager-Packaging Engineering, Sustainability & Open Innovation at Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Paul Earl-Torniainen - Starbucks

Paul Earl-Torniainen

Lead Packaging Engineer, R&D at Starbucks

"Excellent for presentations, networking, and information from exhibitors." - Digimarc Corporation