Omni-Channel Program



 


The following is an overview of ISTA's Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference Program.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
8:00am – 12:00pm Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Pre-Conference Training Workshop Location: Mecklenburg 1
12:00pm – 1:00pm RPbD Training Workshop Lunch Location: Mecklenburg 2
1:00pm – 3:00pm Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Pre-Conference Training Workshop EXAM Location: Mecklenburg 1
12:00pm – 5:30pm Conference Attendee Check-In Pick up conference materials and name badge. Location: Mecklenburg Foyer
6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception
City Lights RoofTop Bar at the Le Méridien Charlotte Hotel (connected to Sheraton Charlotte Hotel). 18th Floor.
Let us welcome you to the Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference by joining us at "City Lights", the largest rooftop bar with the only 360-degree view of the Charlotte skyline. Together we’ll enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and friendship. Free to attendees. Name badges are required. ISTA staff will have name badges available at the reception if you are arriving after the earlier Conference Attendee Check-In.

 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
7:00pm – 8:30pm Conference Attendee Check-In Location: Mecklenburg Foyer
8:00am – 8:30am Networking Breakfast Location: Mecklenburg Foyer
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome Location: Mecklenburg Ballroom
8:45am – 9:30am Jack of All Channels, Master of None Brent Lindberg, Fuseneo
9:30am – 10:00am Packaging for the Interconnected Retail World Greg Fornasiero The Home Depot
10:00am – 10:30am Omni-Channel: Considerations from a Manufacturer's Point of View Matthew Daum, Ph. D., HP, Inc.
10:30am – 10:45am Networking Morning Break Location: Mecklenburg Foyer
10:45am – 11:15am Evolving the Omni-channel Experience Tamarra Jenkin, UPS
11:15am – 11:45am The Pallet to Parcel Problem Ken Chrisman, Sealed Air
11:45am – 12:15pm Linking Handling & Storage Practices to Transit Testing Jay Iaco, Crate & Barrel
12:15pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch Location: Craft City Social Club
1:30pm – 2:00pm Starting Over from the Product Up Paul Havlovitz, ScottsMiracle-Gro
2:00pm – 2:30pm Omni-Channel's Weakest Link - What Can We Do? Nancy Matchey, Chainalytics
2:30pm – 3:00pm Agile Packaging for the OmniAge Dennis Young, Michigan State University's School of Packaging
3:00pm – 3:30pm Networking Afternoon Break Location: Mecklenburg Foyer
3:30pm – 4:00pm E-commerce: Disrupting Processes, Package Design and Machinery Requirements Jim Chrzan, PMMI
4:00pm – 4:30pm Meeting OmniChannel Challenges with NextGen Innovations Thomas D. Boykin, Deloitte Consulting LLP
4:30pm – 5:00pm Protective Packaging Impact on Consumers’ Perception of Product Value Ryan Germann, Pregis
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4th
8:00am – 8:30am Networking Breakfast Location: Mecklenburg Foyer
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome Location: Mecklenburg Ballroom
8:45am – 9:30am Keeping the Packaging Experience Omnipresent Vickie L. VanHurley, Ph.D., Bootstrap Branding
9:30am – 10:00am Maximizing the Physical Moment of Truth Scott A. Morris, University of Illinois
10:00am – 10:15am Networking Morning Break Location: Mecklenburg Foyer
10:15am – 10:45am Packaging in the Age of Unified Retail Colby Grantz, Netrush
10:45am – 11:15am Consumer Confidence is Key to Winning in Omni-Channel Jonathan Quinn, NOVA Chemicals Inc.
11:15am – 11:45am Keeping Pace with Performance Demands in an Evolving “Last Mile” Eric Hiser, ISTA
11:45am – 12:00pm The Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Conference Wrap-Up