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Smithers Pira Announces Inaugural Packaging for E-commerce Conference


The 2018 program will feature representation from the entire
packaging supply chain, focusing on making sustainable packaging a
commercial reality.

, the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry
supply chains is launching a new conference this fall, focusing on
Packaging For E-commerce (E-PACK Summit). Taking place September 18-19,
2018 in Chicago, E- PACK Summit is the first cross-sector conference
focusing on technical discussions around leveraging the packaging
industry to fulfill the growing e-commerce market; E-PACK 2018 will
bring together brand owners, retailers, packaging converters, equipment,
and software suppliers.

Focusing around the theme, Bridging the Gap On The Path To Delivery,
this year's 2-day program will focus presentations, panel discussions,
and case studies looking at the full landscape of the e-commerce
packaging market including supply chain workflow, the CPGs perspective,
future outlooks and more.

"With consumer e-commerce shipments increasing globally, e-commerce is
fast developing from a niche to a volume application. While it's
presenting some technical challenges for the packaging industry, it is
also opening up new business opportunities for the e-commerce supply
chain," said Jena Stout, Conference Producer for the 2018 E-PACK Summit.

"This year's E-PACK Summit will provide brand owners the perfect
platform to have an open dialogue with packaging converters and
packaging design firms on the challenges of staying competitive in the
online retailing space, and how the packaging industry – as a whole –
can provide innovative and cost effect solutions to assist brand owners
in this transition."

Additionally, this year's speaker lineup will allow you to hear insights
from some of the biggest names currently working in the e-commerce and
packaging space, including UPS, ISTA, PepsiCo., Best Buy,
HelloFresh, Fibre Box Association, American Packaging Corporation,

and more.

Registration for the 2018 E-PACK Summit is now open and can be done here.

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and
print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides
strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to
help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate
product performance and manage compliance. For more information, visit

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