Packaging Dive launched less than six months ago, but the team has already attended a variety of packaging-related conferences to cover the industry's top trends, challenges, solutions and pressing conversations.
Our event coverage has so far included the Plastics Recycling Conference in Maryland, the Sustainability in Packaging event in Chicago and EastPack in New York. You can expect to see members of the Packaging Dive team at upcoming events such as the Advanced Recycling Summit in Chicago, Pack Expo in Las Vegas and SPC Advance in Boston.
There are many others still to come this year, too. We've compiled a list to help keep track of some of those occurring during the remainder of 2023. Events are listed in chronological order.
What other events should be on our radar? Let us know at [email protected].
Advanced Recycling Summit (Aug. 29-30 in Chicago)
This two-day event is expected to explore “EPR’s potential impact for advanced recycling, circularity and climate change, the future of policy, how [we can] improve the current recycling infrastructure, the future of resins and more.”
Pack Expo (Sept. 11-13 in Las Vegas)
The industry’s biggest U.S. event of the year is expected to have 30,000 attendees, 2,300 exhibitors, three exhibit halls and dozens of panel discussions about current topics.
BPI Summit (Sept. 13-14 in Minneapolis)
The Biodegradable Products Institute’s inaugural event aims to bring together composters, manufacturers and others to explore the intersection of compostable products, food waste and climate change.
FRESH Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit (Sept. 18-19 in Clemson, South Carolina)
Programming for the two-day event focuses on “measuring progress and driving change as many organizations near their 2025 sustainability goals” while exploring innovation and collaboration.
SPC Advance (Sept. 25-27 in Boston)
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s three-day event, which is exclusively for members, aims to foster networking and projects that advance sustainable packaging.
E-PACK US (Oct. 3-4 in Chicago)
The event centers on trends, innovations and emerging opportunities for players across the e-commerce packaging space, with scheduled discussions about design, sustainability, supply chain, branding and consumer behavior.
MinnPack (Oct. 10-11 in Minneapolis)
Packaging technology takes center stage at Minnesota’s largest packaging event, including topics like robotics, 3D printing and labeling.
Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference (Oct. 11-12 in Chicago)
Leaders from across the supply chain will address the biggest challenges and opportunities for recycling. Topics include recovered paper market changes following China’s import ban and the push for a global plastics treaty.
Packaging Recycling Summit (Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta)
The material-agnostic programming aims to connect brands, recyclers, OEMs and materials providers to advance the recycling of product packaging.
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