Get Inspired Each Morning
Check out the line-up of motivating and interactive sessions available to you each morning of PACK EXPO Connects. See the full schedule and be sure to add them to your MyConnects Planner so you don’t miss a thing. Jumpstart sessions are also available in Spanish: Add Spanish translated sessions here.
Monday 9-10 a.m. (CT), November 9
Sustainable Packaging and Processing
The drive to a more sustainable industry never rests. Learn the latest on the circular economy from Loop, see real-world examples of recycled packaging at work with brands like Annie’s Organic, Smithfield and B&G, decide for yourself if Syngas can be the solution recycling has been searching for and much more.
Tuesday 9-10 a.m. (CT), November 10
The manufacturing workforce faced crisis levels even before 2020’s COVID-19 and social strife. Explore employee and consumer issues including keeping your workers safe, salaries, cultivating a diverse culture and ensuring the right brand messaging. Join Bumble Bee Seafood Company's Jan Tharp for a special one-on-one on women in packaging and leading through chaos (brought to you by the Packaging and Processing Women's Leadership Network (PPWLN).
Wednesday 9-10 a.m. (CT), November 11
The Robot Revolution
The future is now! If your company is not automating, you risk falling behind your competitors. See how robots are now uncaged and cobots are working safely alongside humans. Discover how quickly automation offers ROI, the latest standards and what trends and research indicate for the continuing wave of robotic growth.
Thursday 9-10 a.m. (CT), November 12
All Things Remote: Worker Safety, Remote Diagnostics, Virtual FATs
It is possible that the one silver-lining to emerge from an almost completely confined world was the rise in adopting and accepting remote capabilities. Uncover the technology behind remote access, why you need to embrace remote diagnostics and asset management and see firsthand how General Mills commissioned equipment remotely during the pandemic.
Friday: 9-10 a.m. (CT), November 13
Packaging and Processing Potpourri
Wrap up the week with a little bit of everything, including a check-in on healthcare packaging, Bush Brothers and Pretzels, Inc. on the expanding role of contract packaging/manufacturing and a dive into how e-commerce became even more disruptive during COVID-19. Toast the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2020 and answer the question, "what are emerging brands?"