American Packaging Summit 2019

The Generis American Packaging Summit sets the standard on how the industry should connect and exchange ideas.

The Generis American Packaging Summit 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:

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

April 16-17, 2019

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

Chicago, IL

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The Packaging Conference


This conference was created and is produced by people who know the industry’s value stream and who understand its challenges. TPC is designed to provide the latest information for those in the packaging supply chain. Attendees range from retailers and brand owners to resin suppliers, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, and converters. TPC provides a forum which helps facilitate dialog between supply chain participants which is an important element in meeting packaging objectives.

70% of attendees are director level and above and span the spectrum of the packaging industry – brand owners, machinery, additive and mold suppliers, converters, recycling experts…and leading members of the press to cover all of the hot topics. Each year, the diverse speaker list sets the stage to generate meaningful discussions that give our attendees a reason to come back year after year.


• 70% of attendees are director level or above.

• Major brand owners share case studies on successful launches.

• Wide packaging industry cross-section attends and/or presents.

• Draws significant media presence and coverage.


• Features experienced presenters exploring topics that are both current and forward-looking.

• Provides a value-added forum for an exchange of pertinent information.

• Presenters from all levels of the value-chain.

• Topics include the latest technical developments, trends, growth opportunities and sustainability.

• Focused on presenting innovative developments that better serve the consumer.


• Multiple networking opportunities enhance the value of attending the event.

• Informal setting enables interaction with most segments of the packaging supply chain.

February 4-6, 2019.

Waldorf Astoria

Las Vegas, Nevada

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