Poly Pack Symposium 2015

Packaging and Logistics

May 6-7, 2015


The Poly Pack Symposium is a day long event which gathers packaging professionals from around

the nation to discuss new topics, learn new techniques, and network with each other and our

students. This year’s event will take place on May 6th and May 7th with the theme of Packaging and Logistics in the industry. During the course of the day there will be industry speakers, panel discussion

and facility tours. In addition the annual egg drop contest and a banquet will be hosted by the

packaging student club.

  • Poly Pack Symposium 2014
  • Golf Tournament Schedule

    Wednesday May 6, 2015

    Time Event Location
    11:00-12:00 Lunch Private Banquet Room
    12:00-15:30 Golf Tournament 6464 Ana Bay Rd, Avila Beach

    Symposium Schedule

    The Symposium venue is in the University Union on Grand Avenue.

    Parking permits can be purchased at the indicated ‘Permit Dispensers’ on the map linked above. Please allot 15 minutes to find parking.

    Suggested Parking Lots

  • ‘Grand Parking’ structure (130)
  • ‘G1’ Parking lotFor full campus map click here

    Thursday May 7, 2015

    Time Company/Speaker Presentation Location
    8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast UU 204
    9:00-9:15 Introduction UU 220
    9:15-10:00 US Marine Corps
    Kevin Smith, Logistics Management Specialist.
    Packaging that benefits the logistical system UU 220
    10:00-10:30 Lansmont Corporation
    Bryan Williams, Marketing Specialist.
    Environmental Measurement and Laboratory Testing Using Both Single and Multi-Axis Measurement Inputs UU 220
    10:30-10:45 Break UU 204
    10:45-11:15 Pregis Corporation
    Joey Phister, Regional Sales Manager.
    Dimensional Weight: What’s the Buzz About? UU 220
    11:15-11:45 FedEx
    Tomas Trabanino, Project Packaging Engineer.
    FedEx Packaging Services: From the field to the lab, it pays to give your packaging a closer look. UU 220
    11:45-13:00 Lunch UU 204
    13:00-13:45 Constellation Brands
    Rick Anderson, VP Logistics.
    Temperature Control Practices – Inside & Out UU 220
    13:45-14:15 Amgen Inc.
    Anthony Bantug, Packaging Engineer
    Cryogenic Packaging Operations for Viral Immuno Therapies UU 220
    14:15-14:45 Consumer Electronics Company
    Paul Marchetti, Packaging Engineer.
    Opportunities for Reducing Logistics Costs through Packaging UU 220
    15:00-16:00 Lab Tour Packaging Labs
    Bldg 21 Engineering West
    18:00-19:30 Egg Drop Farmers Market, Higuera and Broad Street
    19:30-22:00 Banquet with Silent Auction Cafe Roma


    Interview and Resume Workshop

    Time Location
    10:00-10:45 UU 218


    Who Should Attend

    • Package Development Engineers, Managers and Directors
    • Marketing Managers and Executives
    • Packaging Materials, Machinery, Service and Solution Providers
    • Packaging Consultants
    • Projects Managers
    • R&D Managers from CPG and Converter Companies

    Registration Information

    • Early Bird Registration (by April 18th): $200
    • Regular Registration: $250
    • Sponsor Registration: $700 or $500
    • Banquet: $65 (Can be purchased with registration)
    • Golf Tournament General Fee: $60.00 and Student $15.00 (Can be purchased with registration)
    • Parking

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      Parking permits may be purchased at the Welcome Center on Grand Ave. Please allot at least 15 minutes for parking.

      Sponsorship Information

      Gold Level Sponsor

      With a sponsored amount of $700, your company will receive two tickets to the event, placement of your company logo on the Poly Pack website, recognition at specific events and two Cal Poly Packaging caps.

      Silver Level Sponsor

      With a sponsored amount of $500, your company will receive one ticket to the event, placement of your company logo on the Poly Pack website, recognition at specific events and one Cal Poly Packaging cap.

      For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact either:

      Koushik Saha at ksaha@calpoly.edu

      Sarah Marchetti at smarchet@calpoly.edu