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Retailers challenge the packaging industry
to innovate solutions to reduce consumer reliance on
single-use packages/bags at retail

Just One Package Innovation Challenge
The Challenge: To reduce consumer reliance on single-use packages/bags at retail.

The Challengers: PAC retail members Canadian Tire, Costco, Home Depot, Sobeys, Walmart, and Wegmans.

The Objective: To source sustainable solutions to eliminate waste and cost in the supply chain.

The Goal: To create product design solutions or instore applications for mid to large packaged products bagged in-store for handling and transportation convenience to the car and home.

The Innovators Challenge Process

Industry Innovators are invited: To create product design solutions or instore applications for mid to large packaged products bagged in-store for handling and transportation convenience to the car and home.

Product examples: Think mid to large packaged products i.e. linens/bedding, paper products, electronics, small household appliances, sporting goods, toys, light fixtures, hardware etc.

Core Design Objectives:
•       The branding and packaging solution must appeal to consumers.
•       The packaging solution must be environmentally friendly.
•       The packaging solution must be convenient to use.
•       Develop a flexible system that can extend to multiple product offerings.
•       Cost is an important factor.

Audience Engagement
Innovators will be given 15 minutes to present their solutions to the event attendees and a panel of retail experts for feedback. They will also have table tops for in depth discussions and full exposure to all attendees in common areas.

Audience recognition:
Audience will vote to determine the Best Of Show and 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive recognition awards.

All audience members are rewarded:
  • Retailers - Find scalable, cost reduction, waste elimination solutions to this important environmental issue.  More than 20 possible solutions will be presented.
  • Innovators - Access to primary markets for their products. Recognition for their innovations.
  • Audience - Education, buying opportunities.
  • Students - Jobs, recognition and financial rewards.

Targeted audience
Packaging industry audience
: It will be an open to all packaging industry leaders who will vote and select the best ideas.

As a special luncheon feature college and university students will present their solutions. Winners will be voted on and all students and schools will receive a small monetary award. If you are looking for new talent for your team you will definitely find them here.
Audience and Innovator Registration
Canadian Funds

US Funds

For more information:
Lindsey Ogle
logle@pac.ca
416-646-4641

Location:
Mississauga Convention Center
75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON
L5W 1G3

When:
May 18, 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm
Innovators:
Submission deadline April 15, 2016. Selected innovators will be notified on April 18, 2016
Regular rate

PAC members
Non-member
CDN
$500
$1000
US
$400
$800
Includes 15 minute stage presentation with full audience. Feedback from major retailers.
Two tickets per submission, table top, lunch, and beverage.

Download submission form here
Audience Participation:

PAC members
Non-member
CDN
$99
$199
US
$80
$160
Includes lunch and access to innovators table tops

Join over 2,200 North American members that benefit from the vast networking opportunities through PAC's wide range of educational activities and events. PAC, Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation serving as a vital partner and catalyst for the packaging value chain for over 65 years. 
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