Focal Point 2014 Packaging at the Leading Edge - October 14 in the Dreyfus University Center, UW-Stevens Point 
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Speakers announced

We're pleased to announce a top-notch line-up of presenters for Focal Point 2014, featuring a keynote presentation by Culver's co-founder and CEO Craig Culver. These presenters will discuss efforts to evidence sustainable sourcing of feedstocks, advances in production techniques, developments in specialty packaging materials, and end-of-life management challenges and choices. Register online now.  

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Nicole Bookhout, National Account Executive, Placon
  • Robyn Buma, Global Procurement Director, Paper, Avery Dennison Materials Group
  • Craig Culver, Co-founder and CEO, Culver's
  • Daniel Daggett, Director, Product Stewardship and Sustainability, Sealed Air Corporation
  • Tim Haggerty, Plant Director - LeHigh Valley, PA, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • James Kahn, Commercial Manager, Braskem
  • Ian Lifshitz, North American Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Asia Pulp and Paper Group
  • Megan Moore, New Product Development Sales Manager, Placon stock products
  • Michele Riggs, Biodegradable Technical Specialist/Environmental Technician, Cedar Grove Compost, Inc.
  • Pankaj Singh, Deputy Sales Director North America, Asia Pulp and Paper Group
  • Shawn Stevens, Attorney/Equity Partner at Gass Weber Mullins

About the conference

Focal Point 2014: Packaging at the Leading Edge will target the latest challenges and solutions in food and beverage packaging and converting across the value chain. Industry experts will discuss sustainable sourcing of feedstocks, developments in specialty packaging materials, and end-of-life management challenges and choices. The conference provides networking opportunities throughout the day.
The conference builds on the successful Focal Point 2013 event (read 2013 event summary), which addressed manufacturing, converting, end-use, and regulatory concerns in plastics, corrugated carton board and specialty paper. Watch for additional details including session descriptions and speaker profiles for this year's conference. But for now, mark your calendar to be at UW-Stevens Point October 14.

 Focal Point Links

2014 Conference Home Page
Highlights from Focal Point 2013
Register for Focal Point 2014
Conference Pricing
Presentation Summaries
Sponsorship Opportunities for Focal Point 2014
Continuing Education Form

Focal Point News

<DIV id='news'><div id='newsListDate'>09-24-2014</div><div id='newsList'><a href=''>Sealed Air's Daniel Dagget talks food safety and sustainability</a></div></DIV>
<DIV id='news'><div id='newsListDate'>09-17-2014</div><div id='newsList'><a href=''>A Focal Point interview with Michele Riggs</a></div></DIV>
<DIV id='news'><div id='newsListDate'>09-12-2014</div><div id='newsList'><a href=''>Leading attorney to discuss food packaging regulations at Focal Point 2014</a></div></DIV>



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