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The Future Of Packaging

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
University Club of Chicago

The Future of Packaging 2023 will return to the University Club of Chicago on Tuesday, May 2!

Brought to you by Smithers and L.E.K. Consulting, The Future of Packaging is the premier event in North America dedicated to providing timely, insightful content to the C-suite and investors in the packaging industry. This exclusive, invitation-only program regularly attracts commercial leaders and financial sponsors in the packaging sector to discuss the key opportunities for value creation in the packaging industry. During this year’s event, you’ll be able to:

  • Build relationships with senior executives in the packaging industry including brand owners, converters, and investors
  • Learn about the latest updates, trends, and new technologies in the market
  • Network with industry experts to make profitable connections for the growth of your business

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Registration is now open! Apply through the link below to confirm your registration at The Future of Packaging 2023.


2023 Advisory Board

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Sameer Talsania - PepsiCo

Sameer Talsania

Director | R&D External Innovation at PepsiCo
Chuck Redfearn - Sonoco

Chuck Redfearn

Director, Innovation & Chief Dot Connector at Sonoco
Justin Albert - Baird

Justin Albert

Managing Director, Packaging at Baird
Karin von Kienlin - L.E.K. Consulting

Karin von Kienlin

Partner at L.E.K. Consulting
Thilo Henkes - L.E.K. Consulting

Thilo Henkes

Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting
Ciaran Little - Smithers

Ciaran Little

VP, Americas & Asia Pacific, Information Division at Smithers

2022 Speakers and Panelists

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Suzanne Shelton - Shelton Group

Suzanne Shelton

President & CEO at Shelton Group
David Clark - Amcor

David Clark

Vice President, Sustainability at Amcor
Steve Alexander - The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Steve Alexander

President and Chief Executive Officer at The Association of Plastic Recyclers
Kim Carswell - Target

Kim Carswell

Former Principal at Target
Joshua Oleson - HAVI

Joshua Oleson

Senior Vice President, Packaging Supply Chain at HAVI
Natha Dempsey - Foodservice Packaging Institute

Natha Dempsey

President at Foodservice Packaging Institute

2022 Agenda

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Opening Remarks
Keynote Presentation
Panel #1 : Defining Sustainable Packaging
Panel #2 : Evaluating ESG in M&A decisions
Panel #3: Unlocking Sustainability Throughout the Value Chain
Panel #4 : Redefining the Role of Packaging Materials and their Providers
Closing Remarks
Evening Reception

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