This Conference has been postponed due to the Corvid- 19 Virus. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stand by for upcoming details.
MARCH 29-31, 2020
Common Ground: Vision 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020 Cocktail Reception & Registration
Monday, March 30, 2020 – Full day of speakers with Kayne Restaurant Dinner
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – ½ day of speakers and Music Scene Experience at 4:00pm to … – time approximate
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Conference attendance dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development, as well as provide you with tools and skills which cannot be taught in-house or online. The focused nature of learning at a conference allows you to dig deeper with the understanding of your topic of interest. This is also an opportunity to learn beyond your field or interest.
Please do not put off your conference registration & hotel booking.
Some of our Speakers
Keynote Ron Garan, Astronaut, “Perspective”: We live in a world where the possibilities are only limited by our imagination and our will to act. Imagine what we can accomplish by working together to overcome the challenges facing our industry.
Brent Lindberg Amazon HazMat Distribution, Principal & Founder, Fuseneo, Inc. Consumer Products Shipping/Aerosol Distribution Challenges: “Staying calm under pressure: making aerosols work for e-com”.
Jim Lambert, INX International Ink Co., Vice President & General Manager / Digital Division Printing Technology Innovation: Jim will be presenting the basics of digital printing and its emergence in the packaging market. Specifically, customers who are adopting digital machines for printing on monobloc aerosol cans and products. Topics covered will include why digital?, understanding printheads and digital printing technology, an understanding of traditional vs digital printing processes, inkjet inks, market conversion, examples of digital packaging growth and what is coming. The attendee should leave with a better understand of the digital process and what to look for if their business is considering moving into this new and exciting printing and decoration space.
Patrick Gieske: Technical Director – Seymour of Sycamore. A Formulator’s Viewpoint on Gaskets, Valve Testing, and Other Component Considerations: This will be an overview of the various compounds that make up gaskets, the effect of solvents on gaskets, considerations when choosing a gasket type, and test data from the testing of the various gasket materials from a supplier. How does the effect on gasket choice impact the product performance in production and the customers’ hands. Will also touch on the effect of products on other aerosol components.
Daniel Wright, President, Aerofil, “The Future of Pressurized Packaging”
Paul Jackson, Technical Director, British Aerosol Manufacturers Association, “Refillables and Trends in the UK “
Ian Renz, Founder & Director of Experience, ShowMeVirtual & Royce Marcus, Producer & Head of Business Development, ShowMeVirtual: Augmented Reality – The magic that comes when imagination becomes reality: Ian & Royce will explore the use of augmented and virtual reality technology in the aerosol industry. In addition to reviewing real-world case studies, we will break down concepts and strategies your organization can utilize to integrate immersive media experiences into your sales, marketing, and training pipelines.
Jennifer Hosmer, Procter & Gamble, Sustainability, “Designing Packaging for a Sustainable Future”: In today’s world, sustainable packaging is no longer a nice to have, it is a top priority. Jennifer Hosmer will take us through Procter & Gamble’s long term packaging sustainability vision and provide a case study on how to innovate with this new mindset.
John Davis, SVP, Technical Services, PLZ Aeroscience Corporation“Recycling Empty Aerosol Containers: Industry Challenges”: For years, the aerosol industry has been encouraging consumer’s to recycle empty aerosol containers. But with a lack of robust infrastructure and cohesive messaging at the Metal Recycling Facility level, empty aerosol cans may not be as recyclable as we’d like. The aerosol industry needs to aggressively find solutions to improve recycling rates and start measuring success.
Scott Carpenter, Vice President of Marketing and Partner Innovation at Formulated Solutions, Millennial Trends and Creating Opportunities in Consumer Healthcare Aerosols: It is well documented that Millennials are redefining the concept of what it means to be healthy. As this generation combines the concept of one’s physical health with more a holistic sense of mental and full-body well-being, the influence Millennials are beginning to exert over Consumer HealthCare industry is becoming more clearly defined and understood. Scott’s presentation will dive into these trends and the opportunities that are emerging for those innovating in the Consumer HealthCare space.
Mallory Huron, Beauty Editor, Fashion Snoops, Future Trends: From Culture to Product : Fashion Snoops will discuss how macro cultural shifts are shaping future trends and influencing product design. Fashion Snoops focuses on first understanding the fundamental “whys” that are driving cultural movements, and then tracking how these movements are affecting design. From larger issues of sustainability and environmental permanxiety, to trending textures, packaging, and materials, to market confirmation, Fashion Snoops will walk you through how macro cultural movements make their way down to store shelves, and how brands can stay ahead of the curve by looking to the future.