SmartPack US 2021



Event Overview

Smart packaging is an umbrella term that encompasses both active packaging and intelligent packaging - two different value-adding functions on or in a pack design. One acts to prolong the shelf life of sealed goods, while the other aims to communicate data on this or other factors for the benefit of the brand, distributor or consumer. In some instances there is crossover between the two, for example in minimizing waste in food distribution chains.

Focusing on industry collaboration and innovations that accelerate the commercial adoption of active and intelligent packaging, this industry driven conference unites the entire packaging value chain to discuss recent developments, emerging opportunities, and application advancements for the entire supply chain, including manufacturers, retailers, brand owners and CPGs.

What brand owners want is a usable product that adds real value to their brand – without major on-cost – not just a technology or sub-component, or a product that is simply a short-term gimmick. They also want to see active and intelligent packaging developers collaborate, and seek input from design houses and packaging manufacturers, to evolve these total finished solutions.

With hybrid ticket options available for this year's conference, you can choose to join us on site in Chicago, or as a virtual attendee, with full remote access to live-streamed presentations and innovative networking opportunities within our online event platform.

By attending SmartPack US 2021, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and key packaging influencers about the latest developments coming out of the active and intelligent packaging marketplace, and join in the important conversations that are driving continued innovation and shaping the future outlook of this rapidly evolving, high-growth business sector.
  • Gain firsthand insights into the key market drivers, industry trends, the latest research, and emerging developments that are influencing the future of the smart packaging sector
  • Hear the latest developments from leading brands and retailers as they share best practices and lessons learned on their smart packaging journeys
  • Network, collaborate, and share ideas with stakeholders from all aspects of the supply chain
  • Explore the current business climate, assess the competition, and discover innovative product offerings and business solutions that can benefit your business operations

Who Attends?

SmartPack US brings together manufacturers, retailers, brand owners and CPGs to discuss key innovations and application advancements within both active and intelligent packaging.

Previous Attendees include Microsoft, PepsiCo, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, FedEx, SC Johnson, Michelman, WestRock, HP, Avery Dennison, Mars Wrigley, Smurfitt Kappa, Georgia-Pacific, GSK, Abbott-Action, Digimarc, Stora Enso, Tetra Pak, Illing Company, and more.


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SmartPack US 2021

SmartPack US 2021

Length 2 days
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