Poly Pack Symposium
Emerging Trends in the Packaging Industry
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The Poly Pack Symposium is a day long event which gathers packaging professionals from around the nation to discuss new topics, learn new techniques, and network with each other and our students. This year’s event will take place on May 8th with the theme of Emerging Trends in the Packaging Industry. During the course of the day there will be industry speakers, panel discussion and facility tours. In addition the annual egg drop contest and a banquet will be hosted by the packaging student club.
The Symposium venue is in the University Union on Grand Avenue. Please see the Campus Map under “Parking” below.
|8:30-9:00||Continental Breakfast||UU 204|
|9:00-10:00|| Big Heart Pet Brands
Gary Chisholm, Sr. Group Manager R&D-Packaging
|More Than Meets the Eye: Packaging Design||UU 220|
|10:00-10:45||DOW Chemical Company
Ira Shaughnessy, Sustainability Manager,Packaging & Specialty Plastics.
|Sustainability at End-of-Life.||UU 220|
Adam Blexrud, Manager, Frustration-Free Packaging.
|Optimizing Packaging in an Ecommerce Fulfillment Network||UU 204|
Joey Phister, Regional Sales Manager.
|The DNA of Protective Packaging||UU 204|
|13:00-13:30||Eastman Chemical Company
Dana R. Breed, Ph.D. Group Leader, Durables & Medical Applications Development.
|Market dynamics and trends in Medtech, Pharma and Biotech: What do they mean for medical packaging?||UU 220|
Scott Faulhaber, Prinicipal Engineer, Package Engineering and Labeling
|Human Factors Engineering||UU 220|
|14:30-15:00||Lab Tour||IT Labs|
|15:00-17:00||Egg Drop||Bldg 21 (outside Packaging Labs)|
|17:00- 18:00||No Event||No Event|
|18:00-20:30||Banquet||Ventana Grill, Pismo Beach|
Interview and Resume Workshop
Who Should Attend
- Package Development Engineers, Managers and Directors
- Marketing Managers and Executives
- Packaging Materials, Machinery, Service and Solution Providers
- Packaging Consultants
- Projects Managers
- R&D Managers from CPG and Converter Companies
- Early Bird Registration (by April 18th): $150
- Regular Registration: $200
- Sponsor Registration: $500 or $250
- Banquet: $65
- Cal Poly Packaging Polo: $30
Campus Map PDF
Parking permits may be purchased at the Welcome Center on Grand Ave. Please allot at least 15 minutes for parking.
Gold Level Sponsor
With a minimum donation of $500, your company will receive two tickets to the event, placement of your company logo on the Poly Pack website, recognition at specific events and two Cal Poly Packaging Polo shirts
Silver Level Sponsor
With a minimum donation of $250, your company will receive one ticket to the event, placement of your company logo on the Poly Pack website, recognition at specific events and one Cal Poly Packaging Polo shirt.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact either: