Procter & Gamble, Masterfoods USA, and Other Leading Organizations to Speak at CP 07 Contract Packaging Conference

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A new, industry-specific conference promises to load up buyers and sellers with ideas for achieving 'Success with Contract Packaging.' Professionals from leading companies will speak at CP 07, September 10-12 in Chicago.

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Professionals from Procter & Gamble, Masterfoods USA, TricorBraun Inc., and other leading organizations will speak at a new contract packaging conference scheduled for September 10-12 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare. CP 07: Succeeding with Contract Packaging will focus exclusively on contract packaging challenges and solutions. This educational and networking event is produced by Summit Publishing Company's business magazines Contract Packaging and Packaging World, in cooperation with the Contract Packaging Association.

Benjamin Gordon, Managing Director of BG Strategic Advisors, a global outsourcing and supply chain advisory firm, will be the keynote speaker at CP 07. Gordon's topic, "Trends and Opportunities in the Evolving Co-Packing Arena," will explore the convergence of the contract packaging industry through mergers and acquisitions and the impact this will have on both buyers and sellers of contract packaging services. Complementing this opening address will be a State of the Industry presentation from the Contract Packaging Association.

Other conference topics include a presentation on the trend toward mass customization, delivered by John Helferich, Vice President - University Research, Masterfoods USA. David Elliott, Purchasing Group Manager at Procter & Gamble, will share his expertise in a session entitled "Leveraging Contract Packaging at the First and Second Moments of Truth." Additionally, attendees will discover why lowest price may not mean the best deal as they learn "What Purchasing Managers Should Know About Packaging," presented by Jim Moseley, Executive Vice President at TricorBraun.

CP 07 will also focus on speed-to-market strategies, presented by quick-changeover packaging experts Brian Wagner, Vice President of Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions, and John Henry, President of Changeover.com. Wagner and Henry will draw on research detailed in the new report: Quick-Changeover Packaging: Dynamics & Surging Growth Opportunities. Ample time to visit tabletop exhibits and to network with colleagues has also been scheduled into the program.

CP 07 agenda updates, an online registration form, and sponsorship information can be found at http://www.packworld.com/CP07.

About Summit Publishing Company
Chicago-based Summit Publishing Company is an integrated media publisher offering business information for packaging professionals. Print magazines include flagship monthly Packaging World (http://www.packworld.com); the annual PACK EXPO Showcase; quarterly Healthcare Packaging magazine; and Contract Packaging magazine, published three times annually. In addition to packaging e-newsletters such as Shelf Impact!, Summit Publishing Company also produces Webcasts and conferences for packaging professionals.

Sister publication, Automation World, (http://www.automationworld.com) was launched in 2003 by Summit Media, LLC. Automation World is edited for manufacturing automation professionals and mailed monthly to 65,000 qualified subscribers. Automation World's publishing team also produces e-newsletters, Webcasts and events for automation professionals.

About the Contract Packaging Association
The Contract Packaging Association is a not-for-profit business association for companies providing contract packaging, manufacturing and related industrial services. The Contract Packaging Association's mission is to serve the growth of member companies by establishing the productive links between buyers and member companies and by providing educational opportunities for member companies' executives to improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. For more information, call 630-544-5053 or visit http://www.contractpackaging.org.

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