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PepsiCo leads charge towards interactive packaging

Editorial

The upcoming Congress of the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, AIPIA will feature a high profile speaker line-up including Dr Lee Nicholson, Director at PepsiCo’s Corporate R&D.

Dr Nicholson leads PepsiCo Advanced Research’s Packaging Innovation Group at the Skyline Lab and will share his views on the Opportunities in Interactive Packaging for Consumer Goods.

Held in conjunction with PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO from 2-4 November at McCormick Place, Chicago, the event is set to be the largest gathering for Active and Intelligent Packaging technologies ever held.

The speaker line-up at the AIP Congress includes Andy Hobsbawm, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Evrythng, who will discuss Where the Smart Money is Going in Smart Packaging; Sumitra Rajagopalan, Founder and CEO of Bioasta Tech who will look at Creating Breakthrough Packaging Solutions with Intelligent Polymers; and Laurent Tonnelier, co-founder and CEO of mobiLead, covering the Internet of Things: from product identification to related content and services.

According to Eef de Ferrante, Executive Director of AIPIA, this year’s event has the most comprehensive program of speakers and will provide a platform for the exchange and dissemination of a huge amount of knowledge and information across the entire Active and Intelligent Packaging spectrum over the three days.

On Sunday 2nd November the Forum will bring together speakers covering strategic developments in Active & Intelligent Packaging markets as well as the very latest R&D ideas from four leading Universities - Clemson, MSU, Wageningen and Cal Poly SU.

The second day of the Congress will feature 27 presentations, covering every aspect of A&IP including Shelf Life Solutions, Mobile Marketing, Anti-Counterfeiting, Printed Electronics, Pharma Safety and Compliance, Nano and the latest Active & Intelligent Packaging related developments in Machines and Materials.

Booking is now open for the Congress at http://www.aipia.info/congress-program.php. 

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