Agenda released for Smithers Pira’s Sustainability in Packaging US

The agenda has been confirmed for this year’s Sustainability in Packaging US conference in downtown Chicago, IL. The program will feature three full days of tours and workshops, over thirty presentations, and ten panel discussions from some of the top experts in the packaging industry.

The conference kicks off on Monday, March 12, with local tours, workshops, and an opening networking reception in the evening. Day 2 and 3 each start with an opening keynote speech, followed by a full day of presentations and panel discussions on problems in sustainability, materials innovations, end-of-life considerations, sustainable design, regulations, and more. See the full schedule > 

Specifically focusing on Making Sustainable Packaging A Commercial Reality, the 2018 program will allow attendees to choose between multiple tracks, focusing on fibers, plastics, waste management, compostables, and recycling. Additionally, each day’s schedule includes several networking opportunities with attendees from Costco, Keurig Green Mountain, Domino Foods, Sonoco Products, and more.

Speakers include industry leaders from Tetra Pak, Starbucks, Annie’s, PepsiCo, Waste Management, Recycling Partnership, the Association of Plastics Recyclers, Adept Packaging, Whirlpool, and many others.

January 20th is the last day to get early bird pricing and save $200 off the usual price. To see the full schedule, sign up for email updates, and register, visit