The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2018 Fall Executive Conference will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the InterContinental Chicago. Conference registration is available on the FPA website, www.flexpack.org, and hotel reservations can be made by contacting the InterContinental Chicago at 800-628-2112 and referencing group code G12. The deadline for room reservations is September 5, 2018.
This one-day conference will focus on industry-specific topics including results from the flexible packaging sustainability benefits study FPA recently conducted; cyber security and preventative measures; an update on the FPA government affairs program and trade wars; and a polypropylene market update. The conference agenda also features Kevin Kallaugher, international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and the Baltimore Sun; Shawn Rhodes, President and Founder, Shoshin Consulting, a global expert in pivoting in challenging environments; and Guy Adami, an analyst on CNBC’s “Fast Money” and a professional investor.
Brian Hall will present the findings from FPA’s new research study. The study builds upon the findings of the 2015 Brand Value Study and the 2016 Transition Advantages Study, and explores how flexible packaging lends itself to brand owners’ ability to establish a reputation for environmental stewardship. The study also provides FPA members with qualitative and quantitative data analyzing brand owner and consumer perceptions of the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging.
Conference attendees will also hear from Kevin Kallaugher (Kal). As the Fall Executive Conference luncheon speaker, Kal will discuss “Daggers Drawn.” In a lively, illustrated presentation, Kal will draw on stage while touching on themes like the uniqueness of our political system and the role of cartoons in freedom of speech. He shares insights on current events, politics, and the economy as he demonstrates the power of perspective. His commentaries have engaged, enraged, and entertained readers and leaders around the globe, and his keynotes utilize his sharp wit and biting insight to tackle the issues of the day with well-placed humor and precision art.
Shawn Rhodes is a global expert in pivoting in challenging environments. As a Marine Corps war correspondent, Shawn shows organizations how they can turn on a dime and still achieve their goals. Using the same methods high-performing teams employ in the most challenging environments, Pivot Point, Shawn’s award winning book, guides organizations to create bulletproof businesses that can leverage change without sacrificing results, and is a powerful tool in the hands of business leaders seeking to improve the performance and profitability of their teams. Using stories and lessons Shawn uncovered on battlefields and in the largest companies on the planet, he shares how to succeed in constantly-changing business environments.
Guy Adami will discuss “Forewarned is Forearmed: Where is the Economy Headed?” In a lively, interactive session, Guy, the lone original member of CNBC’s “Fast Money,” offers a candid assessment of how Wall Street and the markets got to where it is today, while leaving audiences with answers as to how the market rally can continue, and how to protect portfolios “in case of emergency.”
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