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The Future Of Packaging

April 26, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

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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


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

2022 Advisory Board

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Karin von Kienlin - L.E.K. Consulting

Karin von Kienlin

Partner at L.E.K. Consulting
John McGrath - Pactiv Evergreen, Inc.

John McGrath

Former Chief Executive Officer at Pactiv Evergreen, Inc.
Natasha Li - Ares Private Equity Group

Natasha Li

Partner, Private Equity Group at Ares Private Equity Group
Nik Kloepfer - J.P. Morgan

Nik Kloepfer

Managing Director Head of North American Paper & Packaging at J.P. Morgan
Amanda Davis Winters - L.E.K. Consulting

Amanda Davis Winters

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

Ciaran Little

VP, Americas & Asia Pacific, Information Division at Smithers

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