"Sustainability in Packaging 2010" Agenda Announced

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4th Annual Conference set for March 15th- March 17th, 2010 in Orlando

We have added an interesting and timely panel discussion on Extended Producer Responsibility, many new case studies and companies to the speaker line up.

Pira International announces the agenda for the fourth annual Sustainability in Packaging conference, which focuses on current trends and the most up-to-date information affecting sustainability in the packaging industry. The conference will take place from Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Boasting an advisory board of industry leaders including John Kalkowski, Editorial Director, Packaging Digest; Michael Rubenstein, Chief Growth and Innovation Officer, Alcan Packaging; Dr. Susan Selke, Professor, Michigan State University School of Packaging and Victor Bell, President, Environmental Packaging International, Sustainability in Packaging will provide a forum to share ideas, learn from successes and challenges, create partnerships and dialogue with industry colleagues about the collective sustainability challenge.

"This year's agenda brings together a diverse group of companies - including Crate & Barrel, the Environmental Defense Fund, Georgia Pacific, the Hudson's Bay Company, Procter & Gamble, The Coca-Cola Company, and Whole Foods Market - to cover topics ranging from strategic sustainability goals, materials, innovative design solutions, supply chain synergies, waste management and recycling to brand image and communication with customers and partners," said Olga Adamovich, conference director for Pira International. "We have added an interesting and timely panel discussion on Extended Producer Responsibility, many new case studies and companies to the speaker line up."

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from representatives of the leaders in the industry, including Alcan Packaging, Amcor PET Packaging, Ciba Expert Services, Crown Holdings, Daymon Worldwide, Dogwood Alliance, Environmental Packaging International, EUROPEN, Graham Packaging, Georgia Pacific, Greenopolis, WM Organic Growth Group, HAWORTH, INC., Herman Miller Inc, Innovia Films UK, Label Impressions, Inc., Michigan State University, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Morton Salt, Novamont SpA, Organic Waste Systems, Packaging Association of Canada, Packaging Digest, PepsiCo, Inc., Recreational Equipment Inc, Sealed Air, Shelton Group, Southern Champion Tray, LP, StuartEdge, Tetra Pak, WasteManagement, and Zip-Pak. The conference will also feature two pre-conference seminars, including a seminar on "Packaging Your Sustainability Strategy" and a seminar on "Life Cycle Analysis."

For more information about Sustainability in Packaging 2010 or to attend, visit http://www.sustainability-in-packaging.com

About Pira International
Pira International - the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. Our events combine productive networking, high calibre presentations and targeted marketing opportunities for key decision makers across the globe in the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains.

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