Smithers and L.E.K Consulting are excited to announce the agenda for The Future of Packaging 2020.
Panelist coming soon!
Packaging has been a highly active sector for M&A over the past 2-3+ years, with active M&A involvement from both private equity and corporate buyers. On this panel, we’ll hear from corporate M&A, private equity, and banker panelists on how the packaging M&A environment is changing, and how to win, including:
Brand owners’ Environmental, Sustainability, Governance (ESG) goals have been publically announced with target timing set around 2025. These goals include substantial commitments that require step-changes in packaging needs. On this panel, we’ll hear from brands of consumer packaged goods and foodservice operators on how their packaging needs are evolving, including:
The U.S. recycling infrastructure is in a state of crisis, characterized by low recovery rates, insufficient sortation, and China’s 2018 decision to no longer accept U.S. post-consumer waste for recycling. On this panel, we’ll hear from packaging converters and other packaging value chain participants on where the opportunities are to meet evolving brand owner packaging demands in the context of a U.S. recycling infrastructure crisis, including:
Innovation and technology advancement in packaging are reshaping how the packaging value chain operates, and how the end consumer engages with branded products. On this panel, we’ll hear from innovation & technology experts on the most exciting innovations (e.g., substrate, format, digital) could drive sources of value for packaging companies and brand owners, including: