Sustainability in Packaging conference and exhibition, March 5-7, in Orlando, Florida, to feature latest information on using packaging design and new materials to enhance sustainability; Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Zappos and more scheduled to address audience

Elyse Blye

Elyse Blye

Jan 7, 2014 – Smithers Pira

PORTLAND, Maine , January 7, 2014 (press release) – 250+ brands, packaging manufacturers & designers and CSR experts to gather March 5-7, 2014 in Orlando

Smithers Pira, in association with Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, will bring together leading brand owners; packaging manufacturers, converters and designers; sustainability leaders and more for the 8th annual Sustainability in Packaging conference and exhibition. Microsoft, Aveda, Waste Management, The Coca-Cola Company, Method and Zappos are just a few of the industry leaders scheduled to address the audience of more than 250 packaging innovators March 5-7 in Orlando, FL.

"Sustainability in Packaging 2014 will provide attendees with the latest information on using packaging design and new materials to enhance sustainability; new technologies like 3D printing and returnable packaging; and innovation trends for flexible packaging, plus much, much more. At the end of the event, not only will you have exciting new ways to make your package and supply chain more sustainable, you'll be able to use those ideas to increase your profitability as well," says Barbara Fowler, conference director at Smithers Pira. "In addition to the conference program, attendees will be able to visit our packed exhibition hall, participate in our new Suppliers Forum and network with fellow attendees at numerous events!"

Delegates at Sustainability in Packaging 2014 will hear keynote addresses from April Crow, ‎Global Sustainability Director, Packaging at The Coca-Cola Company on moving Towards the Circular Economy and Jill Boughton, ‎President & CEO, W2Worth Innovations on Designing for Recovery of Waste Resources. Other organizations on the 2014 program include Amcor, Animation Dynamics, Aveda, Bonsucro, Flexible Packaging Association, Happy Family Brands, Herman Miller, INNVENTIA AB, Kaleidoscope, Method, Microsoft, OtterBox, Pearlfisher, Procter & Gamble, RTI International, Safeway, Tetra Pak, US Department of Defense, Waste Management, Williams-Sonoma, Zappos and many others. To view the complete agenda, visit

Lisa McTigue Pierce, executive editor of Packaging Digest and advisor to the conference, says, "Ideas don't usually happen in a vacuum. Exposure to thought-leaders, as well as others in a similar situation, can help tremendously. We've put together another dynamic program that is sure to generate new ways of thinking about packaging sustainability.This is one can't-miss event."

For more information about Sustainability in Packaging 2014 or to attend, visit

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. For more information, visit

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