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Sustainability in Packaging US

March 6-8, 2024
Swissotel Chicago

Join Over 60 Expert Presenters in Chicago this March

Add all three pre-conference workshops for just $400!

Returning to Swissotel ChicagoSustainability in Packaging US will take place March 6-8, 2024, to deliver 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 more sustainable future.


What can you expect at the 2024 event?
  • 300+ experts from across the full supply chain regularly attend Smithers Sustainability in Packaging event LEARN MORE >>
  • Enjoy 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, all included in your registration
  • Featuring 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 are 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 >>>
  • Take advantage of the tracks on day one to personalize your experience
  • Visit the exhibit hall to hear the latest solutions and advancements SPONSORS >>
  • Get complete access to the conference app and online platform to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Receive presentations we are able to share after the event, and access to video recordings
  • Enjoy everything the venue and city have to offer VENUE >>
  • Add the three pre-conference workshops for just $400! Decide which workshop to attend in person, and access presentations and videos from the other two after the event. Featuring experts from Starbucks, ALPLA INC., Tetra Pak, Interact Boulder, Steptoe & Johnson, Munchkin, Dr. Bronner's, Plastic Ingenuity, GE Appliances a Haier Company, EFI, American Forest & Paper Association, The Aluminum Association, and more

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

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
Paul Earl-Torniainen - Starbucks

Paul Earl-Torniainen

Lead Packaging Engineer, R&D at Starbucks
Ravish Majithia - Magnomer

Ravish Majithia

Founder & CEO at Magnomer
Cate Battey - Dispatch Goods

Cate Battey

Head of East Coast Sales & Partnerships at Dispatch Goods
Susan Cornish  - Insight + Action

Susan Cornish

Principal Consultant at Insight + Action
Felipe Victoria -  Ocean Conservancy

Felipe Victoria

Senior Manager for International Plastics Policy at Ocean Conservancy
Terry Webber - American Forest & Paper Association

Terry Webber

Vice President, Industry Affairs at American Forest & Paper Association

2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Atlantic Packaging
Avery Dennison
BiOrigin Specialty Products

2024 Advisory Board

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Kara Stoney - Dow

Kara Stoney

Marketing Manager - Value Chain & Sustainable Packaging at Dow
Sameer Talsania - PepsiCo

Sameer Talsania

Director | R&D External Innovation at PepsiCo
Richard McNabb - Church and Dwight Co., Inc.

Richard McNabb

Global Director of Packaging at Church and Dwight Co., Inc.
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.

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