Smithers Pira, a worldwide provider of expertise on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, is launching a new conference this fall, focusing on packaging for e-commerce. The E-Pack Summit will take place Sept. 18-19, in Chicago. According to Smithers Pira, E-Pack is the first cross-sector conference focusing on technical discussions around leveraging the packaging industry to fulfill the growing e-commerce market. The event will bring together brand owners, retailers, packaging converters, equipment and software suppliers.
Focusing around the theme “Bridging the Gap on the Path to Delivery,” the two-day program will focus on 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. “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.“
The speaker lineup will offer attendees 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 Corp. and more.
Registration for the 2018 E-Pack Summit is available here.