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The Future of Packaging : A Call to Collaboration & Action
May 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
COUNTDOWN TO EVOLVE OR PERISH
“Evolve or Perish” – A time to learn, share and collaborate.
THE UNIVERSE OF PACKAGING is evolving exponentially. For our industry to remain viable, we must adapt to IoT, eCommerce, and Big Data while being pushed to pursue avenues of sterility assurance, smart packaging, food safety and increased shelf life, all the while remaining conscious of the voice of the customer. As consumer facing technology becomes more prevalent the industry will become more complex and packaging operations will be required to be increasingly sophisticated.
Every sector of packaging is affected: machinery, supply chain, transportation processes, and recovering and recycling programs. To thrive in this changing environment, we, as industry professionals in packaging, must rapidly embrace new technologies like industrial mobile apps, robotics and cobotics, augmented reality, and predictive analytics. In the face of all those changes, UPA recognizes how critical it is for us to connect and collaborate, seeking every opportunity to learn and share with each other on these important topics.
Here also a few images from our 2017 highly interactive “Evolve or Perish” Meeting: