At the meeting, over 200 participants heard in-depth presentations from a bevy of industry authorities, including economists, sustainability experts, package design professors, legal professionals, and forest management pundits. In addition to providing updates and forecasting, presenters offered attendees succinct advice and actionable tools for achieving success upon returning to their companies.
Below are some highlights from the presentations:
"Although economic recovery is real, it is weak. Even so, it should keep growing slowly."
Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, Director of Global Perspectives, Emory University
"In a few years look for a new digital press for folding cartons and corrugated packaging from Bobst that can achieve clearer, better-quality printing than flexography for runs up to 10,000."
Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO, the Bobst Group
"A renewable resource, trees are an important part of the local economy, so explain to your family and friends the connection between your job and the continued health and vitality of our forests."
Chris Davidson, Director of Sustainable Forestry, MeadWestvaco Corp.
"Support the AF&PA's development of the Paper Check-Off Program by submitting positive comments once the program has been released in the Federal Register."
Cathy Foley, Group Vice President, AF&PA
"Be at the table for the EPR rate-setting process so that you can ensure that one of the metrics used for developing the fee structure is the percentage of the package that is recyclable."
Victor Bell, President Environmental Packaging International
For more information on the conference, including photos and a video from the event, visit www.ppcnet.org/fmpost.