A fast-paced, dynamic session exploring the rapidly-evolving contract packaging and manufacturing industries. Based on the 2021 Contract Packaging Association’s State of the Industry Report. Flexible packaging is the leading and fastest-growing format in the $76 billion US contract packaging industry. We will look at the growth, innovation, and changes through 2025 based on our exclusive research. Brands depend upon contract packagers more than ever. How did Covid impact these relationships, and how are contract packagers helping brands emerge as stronger competitors going forward? What trends are shaping the industry, and how can brands benefit? What are the impacts of the labor shortage on automation investment and package development? How are leading brands leveraging contract manufacturers to maximize their competitive position in 2021 and beyond? These and more questions will be explored and answered.