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Agenda - Salon and Speaker Series

AMERIPEN Salon and Speaker Series

Agenda – AMERIPEN Salon and Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 13th
10am PT/ 1pm ET

How COVID Will Disrupt Packaging Design and Policy

Natha Dempsey, Foodservice Packaging Institute; Rob Writz, AMP Robotics; David Luttenberger, Mintel

COVID has significantly disrupted our lifestyles. As we settle into this “new normal” understanding how COVID has changed the packaging value chain can help us better anticipate and plan for changes to packaging design and packaging recovery. Planning now to put the right programs and policies in place will help ensure we are prepared for the future we want.

Tuesday, November 10th
10am PT/ 1pm ET

Future Scenarios for Packaging Recovery

Should packaging be designed for recovery or should the recovery system be designed for packaging? Panelists will discuss some of the emerging technologies to modernize recycling in an attempt to transition hard to recycle materials into a new life. Panelists will discuss technologies and supportive policies needed to advance the U.S. packaging industry towards a circular packaging economy.

Tuesday, November 17th
10am PT/1pm ET

Election Impact on Packaging Policy

Join AMERIPEN for some timely updates on what projections we have for short and long term federal and state packaging policy following the general elections.

Tuesday, December 8th
10am PT/ 1pm ET

Packaging Policy for the Future

Packaging serves as a valuable service in the product protection hierarchy. As we look at material efficiency, reduced environmental impacts packaging can add value in addressing concerns about climate change, food security and biodiversity. At the same time, when packaging innovation advances beyond that of recovery systems a disconnect can occur that results in material discard versus reuse and poor end-of-life management that causes unintended environmental impacts.

Join us for an interactive panel to explore how policy makers at the federal and state level are looking at packaging and ways we can co-create proactive strategies for the future.

Tuesday, January 12th
10am PT/ 1pm ET

Financing Packaging Recovery

The economics of recycling was challenged before 2020 but now it’s about to face even more difficulties as state and local budgets are stretched in responding to COVID. How do we cost-effectively modernize the U.S. recovery system in a time of fiscal restraint? Join us as we look at packaging recovery financing from the perspective of various stakeholders across the recovery value chain to explore a potential strategy for the future.

Monday, February 8th
10am PT/ 1pm ET

Designing a Proactive Policy Strategy for the Packaging Industry Salon

Building off the previous presentations (attendance not mandatory) this 2-hour interactive salon will engage participants in robust discussion designed to explore how we can create a circular economy for packaging in the U.S. We will explore financing needs, policy considerations and strategies to co-create a blueprint for system change.

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Our end goal will be to produce a draft strategy.

Tuesday, March 9th
10am PT/ 1pm ET

Big Trends for the Future of Packaging

One true tenet of packaging is constant innovation. Packaging must be responsive to shifts in consumer demand and product design in order to realize its value. If we begin to see packaging as a service, where packaging provides product protection, ease of use, reduced food waste, etc., then we need to understand and anticipate what the trends of the future will be, how packaging will change, and what implications this will have on packaging related policy. Planning ahead ensures we are proactive in creating the future we want.

Tuesday, April 13th
10am PT/ 1pm ET

Designing a National Strategy for Packaging System Innovation Salon

The EU has Project Horizon, the UK has Innovate UK, and Ontario Canada had the Continuous Improvement Fund—is there a way we can create a national strategy for circular economy—one that can help create more jobs and set the US on a path for leadership in sustainable packaging systems?

This interactive 2-hour salon will build off all the previous presentations (attendance not mandatory) to help us explore what an innovation strategy for circular packaging in the U.S. could look like. Expect to be engaged in the process of outlining needs, opportunities, strengths and weaknesses to create a vision for 21st Century packaging systems.


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