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Industry Thought-Leaders Will Identify The Critical Issues

Industry thought-leaders will identify the critical issues and present best practice solutions to optimize packaging across the supply chain at the Packaging Optimization Summit, presented by PAC NEXT. The event will take place on May 15, 2013, at the Toronto Congress Centre during the PackEx Toronto show, May 14-16. [Editor's disclaimer: PackEx Toronto is organized by UBM Canon, owner of Packaging Digest.]

The Summit is being hosted by North American retail and consumer packaged goods leaders collaborating on advancing sustainability and packaging. More than 800 executives and managers are expected to participate in this collaborative, interactive and fun event.

Speakers include:
• The Beer Store: Ted Moroz, president, The Beer Store and Brewers Distributor Ltd.
• Canadian Tire: Joanne McMillin, assistant vp, Business Sustainability
• Coca Cola Refreshments: Bruce Karas, vp, Environment & Sustainability
• Costco: Luc Lortie, Sustainability and Environmental Director
• Kraft: Gavinder Bhatia, Associate Director, Procurement
• Loblaw: Sonya Fiorini, Sr. Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
• Molson Coors: Bruce Smith, Senior Director, Global Packaging Innovation
• Mondelez: Karimah Hudda, Sustainability Manager
• Nestle: Catherine O'Brien, vp Communications
• Procter & Gamble (P&G): Len Sauers, vp, Global Sustainability
• Sobeys: David Smith, vp Sustainability
• Target: Kim Rapagna, CSR and Sustainability Leader
• Unilever: John Coyne, vp, Legal & External Affairs and General Counsel
• Walmart Canada: Chris West, vp, Canada Sourcing
• Master of Ceremonies: Anthony Watanabe, CEO/Founder, Innovolve Group

General admission is $100. PAC NEXT members will only be charged $50 and the cost is $75 for PAC members. The cost includes admission to the Summit, PACKEX Toronto (May 14-16), and the PAC Next Sustainability Village; as well as lunch and a networking reception.

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