The Flexible Packaging Association’s 2017 Fall Executive Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, IL. This single-day conference will focus on industry-specific topics including a FPA Flexible Packaging Advocacy Program Update; a Polyolefin Market Update; Flexible Packaging Market Growth Opportunities; an Update on the ITC’s Investigation of Chinese Aluminum Foil Imports; and an Introduction to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s “How2Recycle” Program. The Conference agenda also features Ben Saunders, a World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and repeat TED Speaker; Peter Ricchiuti, a Wall Street Investment Visionary; and Matt Tenney, a Social Entrepreneur and Author.
Andy Hackman, from Serlin Haley LLP, will update conference attendees on the FPA State Advocacy Program initiative to help members deal with issues affecting the industry. Nick Vafiadis, of IHS Chemical, will provide a “Polyolefins Market Update” and discuss what is driving the cost and availability of polyolefin resins. Adam Gendell from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition will provide an “Introduction to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s ‘How2Recycle’ Program,” which helps to inform the public on how to recycle accurately and where to go to find information specific to their municipality.
Conference attendees will also hear from World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and repeat TED Speaker, Ben Saunders. As the Fall Conference luncheon speaker, Ben will discuss “Achieving the Impossible” and speaks to why he believes “impossible is just someone’s opinion.” Taking audiences with him on his treks across the North and South Poles, he shares the keys to beating the odds and staying motivated through challenges, risks, and setbacks. Stating “No one else is an authority on your potential,” he unravels the mysterious roots of perseverance and shares insights about the traits we all possess that can allow us to tap into our deepest store of tenacity. FPA would like to thank Flint Group and Sun Chemical Corporation for sponsoring Ben’s presentation during the Fall Executive Conference Luncheon.