American Packaging Summit

The Generis American Packaging Summit (June 6-7, 2018) is designed to provide packaging executives with current trends, strategic insights and best practices in packaging innovation, design, materials and branding. This unique summit brings together leaders from across all industry sectors – food and beverage, CPG, cosmetics, pharma, retail, toys and more – involved in the business of packaging. Network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to drive innovation, growth and profitability in an ever-evolving market.

Key themes include:

Design and Innovation 

  • Highlighting strategies to ensure your brand stands out on the shelf and online
  • Optimizing packaging for an omnichannel strategy
  • Creating a memorable and shareable unboxing experience
  • Applying consumer insights and taking a holistic approach to package design
  • Emotionally connecting with consumers through effecting brand storytelling

Materials and Technology

  • Revealing the latest packaging technology innovations
  • Exploring the latest material trends in flexible, glass, metal, paperboard and plastic packaging
  • Enabling mass-customization of through digital printing
  • Electronic packaging, smart labels and the Internet of Things
  • Packaging for protecting, preserving and product safety


  • Achieving more sustainable packaging
  • Discussing the recycling of challenging materials
  • Understanding the state of recycling today and complex economics surrounding it
  • Developing functional, convenient packaging to satisfy the modern shopper and sustainability goals
  • Systematically eliminating waste throughout the product's lifecycle

June 6-7, 2018
Chicago Regency O'Hare
Chicago, Illinois