Event Type: Webinar
Webinar: Global Tumult to Global Tumult, Why Packaging Remains Vibrant
May 11, 2022
9 AM EST Ι 2 PM GMT
Complimentary for PAC Global Members
$50 USD for Non Members
As we move from the global tumult caused by Covid 19 to the global tumult being caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the global packaging sector has proven resilient and vibrant while continuing to consolidate across substrates. What happened in 2021 and, most importantly, what is happening in 2022 and beyond with rising input prices, labour shortage, inflation, growing ESG requirements and rising interest rates is top of mind. We’ll provide our perspective on the ever-evolving environment and what it might mean for you.
Ken Brooks Senior Vice President, EY Orenda Corporate Finance & Strategy and Transactions Partner Ernst & Young Canada
On the pulse of the transactions market for 30+ years, Ken is an EY Canada Partner who leads EY’s corporate finance practice in Québec.
Together with his team, Ken provides full-service transaction advisory support that spans mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and joint ventures for both established and entrepreneurial growth companies. He’s led engagements in the public and private sector, and advised on more than 150 transactions in Canada, and around the world. Ken has a special focus on clients in the manufacturing sector, and regularly shares perspectives as a keynote speaker on consolidation within the plastics and packaging industries as EY’s global M&A leader for these industries.
Ken’s actively involved in supporting the next generation of business leaders both at EY, and in the broader community. From 2014 to 2019, he was Chairman of the Board for the John Molson School of Business MBA International Case Competition. He’s currently a Governor on Concordia University’s Board of Governors where he presides as a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board for Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. He also served three-year terms on EY Canada’s Partner Forum and EY Canada’s Strategic Growth & Investment Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University.
Webinar: Food Justice and Sustainable Diets
Where access to good healthy food intersects with the food industry and packaging
May 4, 2022
12pm – 1pm EST
5pm – 6pm GMT
Complimentary for PAC Global & OFC Members
$50 USD for Non Members
In this webinar you’ll hear from Foodshare Toronto about what contributes to food injustice and inequality with examples of their programming that addresses food waste reduction, food literacy and healthy eating. And, how to incorporate a food justice lens into food product package development. FoodShare is an Ontario Food Collaborative community partner.
General Mills will share how they are taking steps to creating a more sustainable and nutritious packaged food supply.
This session will highlight the importance of packaging in helping to improve food sustainability and the role of the food industry in supporting sustainable farming practices.
Orlando Martín López Gómez (He/His/Him) Community Food Growing Senior Manager FoodShare Toronto
Orlando oversees FoodShare’s food growing projects across the city – turning under utilized schoolyards, hydro corridors, and parks into vibrant and productive urban farms and community gardens. Orlando is passionate about food justice, and community leadership, and provides lots of resources and support for communities to design, implement, and run their own growing and composting projects. He is a trained agronomist with an incredible depth of knowledge in all aspects of growing food.
Kevin Burke Miller, PhD Principle Scientist General Mills’ Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition
Kevin is the Nutrition team lead and developed the Sustainable Diets initiative for General Mills exploring the intersection between nutrition, agriculture, and packaged foods. Kevin is the current Chair of the Whole Grain Initiative, a global team of academic and industry scientist working to improve public health through healthier dietary lifestyles.
Brought to you in partnership with Ontario Food Collaborative
Webinar: Meeting Packaging Safety, Quality and Compliance, IFS PACsecure
April 20, 2022
12 PM – 1 PM EST
5 PM – 6 PM GMT
Sponsored by IFS International Featured Standards
Product and process management is paramount to ensuring the safety and integrity of packaging products. Presenters Patrick Subban and John Winters will share their learnings and experience in implementing the IFS PACsecure standard and sustaining certification in over 150 facilities producing blow molded plastics and corrugated container products.
- Evaluating existing and new suppliers
- Qualifying and monitoring suppliers based on business requirements
- Assessing materials and inputs based on their intended use
- Key steps to meeting customer and regulatory requirements
- Sustaining the product safety and quality management system
- The value of internal audits
- Retailers seeking to verify quality and safety for packaging
- CPGs that want their packaging suppliers to get GFSI certified
- Food companies complying with regulatory demands for safe packaging
- Packaging manufacturers and converters looking for a certification to meet their customer demands
- Auditors and consultants wanting to learn more about IFS PACsecure
Patrick Subban Quality Director Subban Consulting
Patrick is now consulting and teaching after 30 years in blow molded plastics, most recently as Director of Quality for Silgan Plastics’ 19 facilities. He participated in the development of IFS PACsecure version 2 as a working group member.
John Winters Owner New Chapter Adventure, LLC
John brings 41 years of packaging knowledge to his consulting firm. He supported International Papers’ product safety and regulatory compliance activities to the 180 container plants in three countries and participated in the IFS PACsecure working group.
Webinar sponsored by IFS International Featured Standards
IFS develops globally recognized product quality and safety standards and offers tools and guidance to help quality managers work efficiently. Our goal is to provide the best safety and quality management system so that consumers can trust the products they buy.
Digital Transformation Webinar
April 27, 2022
12 PM – 1 PM EST
5 PM – 6 PM GMT
Free for PAC Global Members
$50 USD for Non Members
Digital printing has rapidly revolutionized the packaging industry and allowed companies to venture to new projects and an array of possibilities for print. Join Italic and Whitebird as they discuss the journey of being early implementers of the technology, lessons learned along the way and the future of the digital.
- Flexibility of digital print, short run and variable capabilities
- The evolution of digital print & packaging
- What early adaptors have learned
- Possibilities are endless with the right partners
Dan Thompson Co-Owner Italic Press
George Perreira Vice President of Business Whitebird
George has been working in the sales industry for approximately 20 years, with the last 18 years focusing on packaging supplies. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Business Development at Whitebird based in Hamilton, Ontario. George tracks new markets and emerging trends, recommends new products and services, proposes and develops new strategic partnerships, composes proposals and plans, while also guiding long-term objectives to meet business needs and requirements.
Webinar: PACKvertising Transformation!
March 23, 2022
12pm – 1pm EST
5pm – 6pm GMT
Free for PAC Global Members
$50 USD Non Members
NielsenIQ BASES will share the evolution and revolution of the role of packaging in the marketing mix. The role of packaging has radically changed in response to the ever-evolving retail landscape, client requirements and shopper behaviour. Your packaging is the most critical medium that you control to communicate your brand messaging across the omni-channel creating purposeful shopper experiences.
Packaging must work harder to connect with the shopper at store, at home, and on-the-go. The purpose of the “pack” is not only to protect the product, but to be user-friendly, inclusive, sustainably conscious and communicate the brand story. Pack is the most important brand voice to connect with your shopper during the information journey, path-to-purchase, and the Moment-of-Sale.
This webinar will disrupt your thinking, provoke thought leadership, and stimulate creative and lateral thinking. Hear about consumer trends, case studies and insights to help you make the most of your brand asset – packaging!
- How has the shopper journey evolved and buying context along with it
- Optimize your brand experience and messaging communication
- Understanding the impact of packaging in Omnichannel marketing
- How “Breakthrough Innovation” winners leverage packaging as a critical part of in-market activation
- What the Industry, Market & Consumers expect and demand from packaging innovation
Lauren Galletta VP, BASES Canada NielsenIQ
Lauren Galletta leads NielsenIQ Canada’s BASES team and is passionate about helping brand owners to make the most of their launches – something she has done since 2007. Before joining Nielsen/NielsenIQ, Lauren was Research Director at WKBW-TV in Buffalo, NY.
Kyle McKinley VP, BASES Design NielsenIQ
Kyle McKinley leads the NielsenIQ BASES Design team and has helped to develop several of our product offering in the packaging research space. He is passionate about helping companies find the best consumer facing version of their brand across categories. Kyle has been with BASES the majority of his career and lives in Chicago.
How can you make better brand decisions while going faster and using fewer resources? Helping to build bigger, better brands efficiently is why BASES exists. With innovation, renovation, strategy, and go-to-market optimization, BASES is your partner in success.
Webinar: Paths Forward – Responding to Next Generation EPR Regulations in Canada
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PT
If you purchased the Two Webinar Promotion Packaging in Spring 2021, please use promo code provided to waive fee
In April 2021, the Canadian Product Stewardship Council hosted a panel discussion on the new approaches to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) being developed in three provinces: Alberta, Ontario and Québec. Since that time, each province has advanced its work on new EPR programs, policies and regulations. Ontario has led the way with the implementation of its new Blue Box Regulation and the implementation of a competitive model for Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) in different product categories.
This webinar looks at how some producers are responding to the new regulatory environment. Each is taking a different path to the fulfilment of its EPR obligations, whether through the creation of new Producer Responsibility Organizations or through unique programs. It also offers insights into the challenges and choices faced by producers and policymakers when responding to alternate approaches across multiple jurisdictions. Far from getting smaller, the world of EPR is expanding, diversifying and becoming more ambitious, all at the same time.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 2 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET for an engaging, interactive webinar with industry leaders from Circular Materials, Cleanfarms and Canadian Tire Corporation.
Michelle Saunders Vice President of Sustainability Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP)
Michelle Saunders is Vice President of Sustainability with Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada. Michelle leads the association’s efforts on public policy related to plastics, packaging, and EPR, and Chairs FHCP’s Sustainability Working Group. Michelle is a director on the board of Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and sits on advisory committees for Stewardship Ontario, Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, Éco-Entreprises Québec and the Canada Plastics Pact.
She has worked in public policy and public affairs for trade associations in the business sector for the past 17 years and earlier in her career was a political advisor in the Ontario government.
Barry Friesen, P.Eng. Executive Director Cleanfarms Inc.
Barry Friesen is Executive Director of Cleanfarms Inc. and has been at the helm since its launch in 2010. A professional engineer who has worked for years in the waste-resource management business, he continues his mission to eliminate waste in our society. Cleanfarms is an industry stewardship company responsible for managing the collection, recycling and safe disposal of agricultural waste across Canada. Think of Cleanfarms as the ‘blue box’ for agriculture, but with five distinct core programs plus an array of pilots that span the entire country.
Barry is uniquely qualified to lead this undertaking. He’s been deeply involved in an array of solid waste issues since 1995. As Solid Waste Resource-Manager in Nova Scotia, he launched the province’s waste management strategy and led it to become the first & only Canadian province to achieve 50% waste diversion by 2000. As Director of Waste Management Services with Niagara Region in Ontario, he managed provision of comprehensive waste services to 100,000+ households in a recognized world-leading program.
Barry currently serves on the Board of the Canadian Product Stewardship Council. He has served as a past chair of the Board of the Compost Council of Canada, past Board member of the Recycling Council of Ontario and APRA, past Chair of the National Task Force on Packaging and past Board member and very active contributor to his local Rotary Club.
Kimi Walker Associate Vice-President, Product Stewardship Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
A trusted, transformative leader who advances Circular Economy at Canadian Tire through collaboration, innovation and systemic change with both internal and external partners.
With over 25 years in retail finance, strategy, technology and product quality, Kimi is currently the Associate Vice President Product Stewardship for Canadian Tire’s family of companies. She enables her team to ensure product safety and environmental compliance, to drive continued improvements in worker fairness, respect and safety in the factories manufacturing Canadian Tire’s Owned branded products and to reduce CTC’s environmental impact through development of circular capabilities.
Kimi actively participates as in a number of not-for-profit Boards. She is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association Board of Directors, a Board Member of the Trade Facilitation Organization, Treasurer of Nirapon, an organization to drive a culture of worker safety in Bangladesh.
Kimi has an MBA in International Business from McMaster University and a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Nicole Fischer Chair Circular Materials
Nicole Fischer is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Circular Materials, Canada’s leading not-for-profit producer responsibility organization.
In this role, Nicole promotes Circular Materials’ mandate to support producers with a comprehensive not-for-profit service offering that supports national harmonization of extended producer responsibility (EPR) systems and advances the development of the circular economy in Canada.
In addition to her position as Chair of Circular Materials, Nicole also serves as the Head of Sustainability for Kraft Heinz Canada. Since taking on this position in 2020, Nicole has spearheaded a sustainability transformation at Kraft Heinz Canada with a strategic focus on Sustainable Packaging, Waste Reduction, Healthy Living and Community Support.
Nicole launched Heinz Ketchup on the Loop Circular Zero Waste Platform – positioning Kraft Heinz as a global leader in the shift to zero-waste operations; and transitioned the entire Kraft Heinz coffee portfolio from single-use plastic to Zero Waste, 100% compostable coffee pods. She has championed increased waste reduction and recycling efforts resulting in the successful diversion of over 5.8 million pounds of product from landfill. Nicole also leads the Kraft Heinz Canada Sustainability Committee comprised of passionate employees who work to engage, educate and embed sustainability practices across the company’s operations and facilities.
Nicole plays other leadership roles within industry as Co-Chair of the Canada Plastics Pact Advisory Council; Board Member for the National Zero Waste Council, Board Member for PAC and was selected as a Star Woman in Grocery 2021.
Prior to joining Kraft Heinz Canada Nicole worked at Unilever for more than 14 years in Canada, the UK, and the U.S. across both Food and Personal Care categories. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and spends her free time with her husband and three beautiful kids.
This webinar is sponsored by Canadian Product Stewardship Council (CPSC)
CPSC is a not-for-profit association of leading stewardship organizations whose principal mandate is to facilitate greater understanding, enhancement and promotion of producer stewardship in Canada. Its main activity is to organize, manage and host the Canadian Stewardship Conference, typically every two years.