Learn from a cross sector of first-mover disruptors:
✔ Intelligent Packaging Alternatives
✔ Plastic Packaging Solutions
✔ Innovation, Technology, & Automation
✔ End-to-End Packaging Systems
📅 June 6, 2023
📍 Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation
PAC Global Member & CPP Partner Pricing
$199 CAD +tax
$349 CAD +tax
Join us at this packaging event on a journey through global packaging industry transformation.
- Disruptor Innovators Showcase and On-Stage Presentation
- 5+ Hours of Valuable Networking Opportunities
- Tabletop Gallery
- More than 100 attendees, Limited Seating
- Global Access Online Post Event
- Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Break Beverages
Keynote Speaker Bob Barrett, Polytainers
HP | HP Indigo Disrupts the Label Market Again
Loop | Vision for Driving Change: New Steps Toward Reusable Packaging
Pollard Banknote | A Leader in Innovation
Tempo Flexible Packaging | Pathway to Recycle Ready
Mini Giants | From One to Five Million
Innofibre | Puzzling out Disruptive Cellulosic Fibres Packaging
Genera | From the Farm to Finished Package, Disrupting the Future of Molded Packaging
Morning Audience Vote Best of Show
Winpak | Squeezepod and Flexpod: An Innovative Approach to Packaging Enables Eco-Friendly Solutions with No Compromises
Koenig & Bauer | Innovative Printing Solutions
GMG Color | Enabling Circular Printing and Sustainable Design
Muuse | Muuse the Future of Reuse
Terracycle | Breaking the Mold for Hard-to-Recycle Materials
TC Transcontinental | Disruption through Diversity
Miraclon | Impactful Packaging on Shelf – Flexo Innovations Unlock Packaging Potential and Efficiencies
Friendlier | Cloud-Based System Revolutionizes Reuse
HP | HP Indigo 200K
Afternoon Audience Vote Best of Show
Robert K. Barrett
President & CEO
Robert K. Barrett (Bob) is President and CEO of Polytainers Inc., a plastic packaging manufacturer founded in Toronto in 1968. Bob has propelled the company to employ more than 700 team members in the US and Canada across three factories that produce more than four billion containers annually. Bob also founded The Barrett Family Foundation which provided the $42-million investment in Humber College for the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation to inspire innovation and support skills development.
Disruptor Showcase & Table Top Gallery
Navigating the Complexities of Produce Packaging Decision Making – Challenges & Solutions
The increasing demand for sustainable, environmentally-friendly produce packaging, compounded by a growing array of packaging options, has resulted in unprecedented complexity in packaging decision making. To navigate this complexity, an updated decision-making framework underpins an online industry portal providing packaging options self-assessment, sustainable packaging use case, and decision supporting resources.
Leading Canada Towards a Circular Economy for Plastics Packaging
The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) is driving collective action towards a circular economy for plastics packaging by bringing together over 90 stakeholders to share knowledge and take decisive steps towards its 2025 roadmap targets. The CPP’s collaborative efforts, which include developing guidance documents and pilot projects, are creating the groundwork for systems change. The organization is calling upon more key stakeholders within the value chain to join these efforts and take action.
Cloud-Based System Revolutionizes Reuse
Friendlier is simplifying the world’s transition from single-use to reusable packaging.Their innovative product tracking software has digitized deposit-return models to create a scalable reuse system. Friendlier’s turnkey system offers their partners a sustainable alternative to single-use packaging along with invaluable data around their sustainability impact.
From the Farm to Finished Package, Disrupting the future of Molded Packaging Solutions
Sustainable, carbon negative USA grown raw materials and technology operating at scale. Genera is disrupting the packaging industry with vertically integrated solutions for today’s packaging challenges. Leveraging technological advancements in agriculture, material science and manufacturing automation, Genera’s packaging solutions offer brand owners an option to transition from legacy fossil fuel-based packaging materials.
Enabling Circular Printing and Sustainable Design
GMG presents tools for automated and dynamic press prediction and color management, trusted by printers and converters around the globe. The ecosystem of connected solutions, such as GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof, are designed to challenge the printing workflow status quo. With disruptive market-leading technology for razor-sharp color-proofing precision, GMG solutions help digital and conventional packaging printers to enhance quality, consistency and predictability on press, while boosting speed, reducing waste, and controlling costs.
Puzzling out Disruptive Cellulosic Fibres Packaging
Tarik Jabrane is holder of NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Colleges in Eco-design for a Circular Economy of Thermoformed Pulp Packaging. The Chair is puzzling out disruptive cellulosic packaging innovations, developing more sustainable chemistry, alternative raw materials, and new manufacturing processes, using a unique state-of-the art laboratory and pilot plant.
HP Indigo Disrupts the Label Market Again
HP Indigo has been the primary disrupter of the label market for the past 28 years. Learn why the HP Indigo V12 digital press featuring new LEPx imaging tech is poised to disrupt the label market again.
HP Indigo 200K
Grow your business with the only proven technology for on-demand, sustainable flexible packaging. The HP Indigo 200K Digital Press delivers powerful next-gen technology to expand your capabilities and your offering. Increase productivity of high margin, short run jobs, and open your business to a broad range of customers and market-evolving needs. At the same time, attract environmentally-minded customers with a printing solution that helps reduce your environmental impact.
Mobilizing the Power of Innovation
Humber’s Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (BCTI) is a world-class facility, populated with state-of-the-art technologies to support advanced manufacturing and digital transformation. Purpose built to encourage innovation, upskilling/reskilling of the workforce, applied research, project-based learning with students, faculty and industry.
Innovating Printing Solutions
Innovative printing solutions from Koenig & Bauer have been affording brand owner benefits throughout our rich 205 years. We look forward to the future by providing new solutions with market focus and the hallmarks of sustainability, digitization, and modularity. Our strategic planning process incorporates current market dynamics while we focus on serving and molding our collective future.New solutions from our sheet-fed, web, and specialty printing divisions are at the center of our core deliverables supporting the value chain for new packaging machines that enable our customers and brand owners simultaneously.
Vision for Driving Change: New Steps Toward Reusable Packaging
Annika, Sr. Director, Business Development at Loop will share how companies large and small can drive change, and how retailers, brands and consumers are reacting, pushing and adopting as they transition from linear to circular solutions.
From One to Five Million
Whether you’re a start-up or a large enterprise, Mini Giants group of Companies has a solution ready for you. Our print and packaging expertise brings any vision to life. Our breadth of innovative box designs, personalization on a grand scale and print solutions deliver extraordinary results every time. Let us help you engage customers in a unique way with exciting proprietary interactive technologies like NFC, on every pack. Mini Giants is a leader in the custom packaging industry. Our award-winning products are the result of our first-rate equipment and our team of expert’s commitment to innovation.
Impactful Packaging on Shelf – Flexo Innovations Unlock Packaging Potential & Efficiencies
In today’s retail environment, packaging has become so important as it’s the primary interface between a brand and consumer. Flexo packaging printers and brands are faced with complex choices to deliver consistent and repeatable print while maintaining cost control.
During this presentation, you will learn about KODAK FLEXCEL NX Technology innovations and a customer’s journey as they successfully delivered impactful packaging on shelf leveraging the latest flexo innovations.
Muuse the Future of Reuse
Muuse stands for multiple use and is a smart system enabling reusable packaging as a service to replace single use takeaway waste. We provide a track and trace technology platform that can easily integrate any third reusable packaging with our system, without the need for the customer to place upfront deposit down.
Strengthening Brand Loyalty through Traceability & One-on-One Consumer Engagement
Customer loyalty is the cornerstone of any successful brand, and at Pack-Smart, we understand that a positive customer experience is crucial to achieving it. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing our partners with the most advanced technology and customer-centric engineering solutions. With our expertise, you can deliver on your promise and build lasting relationships with your customers.
A Leader in Innovation
Pollard Banknote has a long history of innovation in the lottery industry. Originally focusing on instant scratch tickets, Pollard Banknote conceives and produces the newest, most sophisticated and most exciting revenue-generating lottery products worldwide. The presentation will highlight Pollard’s innovation experience, approach and illustrate how great designs influence consumer behaviour at retail.
Disruption through Diversity
Corporations that prioritize Diversity & Inclusion within their culture lay the groundwork for bold innovation and disruption. TC Transcontinental has put forth a D&I policy overseen by our Chairperson of the Board, that has made a positive impact throughout the organization. We will share insights around how we will ensure we reach our goal of ensuring that ALL of our employees feel secure and accepted for who they are.
Pathway to Recycle Ready
Tempo will show examples of product segments that have successfully modified their packaging to achieve all 2025 goals TODAY. Real life examples of customer segments that have already converted to be Recycle-Ready two years ahead of schedule will be provided. New developments that can help remaining market segments to catch up in the year ahead will be reviewed. The power of LCA analysis for retailer meetings as you convert will also be examined.
Breaking the Mold for Hard-to-Recycle Materials
Francesca, VP Brand Partnerships at TerraCycle will give an overview of TerraCycle’s business and how they are finding ways to enable more consumers and businesses to collect hard to recycle items such as flexible film, water filters and oral care packaging to name a few, and will touch on current trends and challenges we may see over the coming years and why a collaborative approach will be crucial for navigating this uncertainty.
SQUEEZEPOD and FLEXPOD: An innovative approach to packaging enables eco-friendly solutions with no compromises.
In this session, Winpak will showcase a new product family that is breaking the mold for today’s food packaging. Their creative approach brings an innovation that will enable significant change and pave the way to a greener future for many brands and food processors. All this while enabling high quality, stand out shelf presence…packaging with no compromises.
2023 Summit Pricing
Table Top & Speakers Package | $1,999
- On Stage Speaker Session
- Exposure to 100+ Attendees
- 5+ Hours of Networking
- Two Attendee Tickets
- Company Logo on Website and Email Promotion
- Social Media Advertisements
- Audience Votes for Best of Show Winners
Contact Jim Downham for more information on becoming a Disruptor.
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