The AutoPack Summit event received high marks from OEMs, Tier 1 Suppliers, and Packaging Solution Providers.
GREENVILLE, SC – The 2022 Automotive Packaging Summit was held September 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC. This year the event once again delivered quality education and networking to a sold-out audience of nearly 300 packaging professionals from OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers like Nissan, BMW, Cummins, John Deere, and Bosch.
When asked about the event’s success Dr. Andrew Hurley, Founder of The Packaging School shared, “I’m pleased to report that AutoPack Summit 2022 received a 4.5 out of 5 value rating from those in attendance. Networking and relationship building were cited overwhelmingly as the number one benefit of attending, which is a testament to the quality audience that flocked to the event.”
As Greenville continues to emerge as a hub for the automotive industry, the 2022 AutoPack Summit brought together decision makers from 125 automotive and packaging supplier companies from across the globe. Attendees were also able to participate in 4 optional tours including BMW’s Production Facility, PackIQ’s Container Management Center, Orbis’ Metal Racks & Custom Solutions Facility, as well as Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics, and the Packaging Laboratory Facilities.
Autopack Summit 2022 was incredibly fortunate to have an impressive group of individuals serve on our advisory board including Tina Bolden with IPS Packaging & Automation, Mike Costello with Orbis Corporation, J.K. McKenzie with Volvo Car Corporation, David Lester with Yamaha Motor Company, Darrin Lucas with Nissan Group of America, Werner Els and Drew Cockman with BMW Manufacturing Company LLC, and Jason Skrobot with Toyota Manufacturing Kentucky. These distinguished individuals dedicated their time to the strategic planning of the event, and some also served as speakers.
“This is my favorite event of the year!” shared Sarena Kruger, TriEnda’s VP of Marketing. “The quality of the speakers, the venue, and the OEM participation is phenomenal. It’s a phenomenal event for us as, we are so happy to be the title sponsor.”
14 speakers covered a range of topics from expendable and returnable packaging to the quickly evolving packaging challenges of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Sustainability was a main topic that came up in most presentations and was the centerpiece of the Keynote presented by Kellen Mahoney, Director of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment.
AutoPack Summit is extremely grateful for the support of our 2022 Sponsors including Title Sponsor TriEnda, Advanced Design Solutions, Armor Protective Packaging, Atlantic Packaging, Big 3 Precision, Del-Tec Packaging, Doug Brown Packaging Products, Freudenberg, IPS Packaging, ORBIS Corporation, PackIQ, PakFab Engineered Solutions, Peninsula Plastics, Polyfuze Graphics Corporation, Schaefer, Surgere, True Fleet, Utz Group, and Variotech. Check out the Wrap Up Video for a glimpse into the compelling education and vibrant networking that took place at the 2022 event.
The 2023 AutoPack Summit will be held October 12-13 at the Greenville One Center. Next year’s event is sure to continue to raise the bar as our Sponsors have really stepped up and already taken 85% of the total sponsorships sold at the 2022 event.
About AutoPack Summit
AutoPack Summit is an open forum for OEMs and Tier 1 part suppliers to discuss their packaging innovations and challenges. The goal is to collaborate for a more efficient and cost-effective supply chain for both automotive and the economy. AutoPack Summit has continued to grow every year of its existence. Tickets have sold out all seven years and its reach has become international. We have welcomed attendees from the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Belgium, India, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Brazil, Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, Nigeria, France, Switzerland, Finland, and Bulgaria. For information on the 2023 event please visit www.autopacksummit.com.
About The Packaging School
The Packaging School is the exclusive licensee of a professional packaging curriculum developed at Clemson University. Founded in 2015, by Dr. R. Andrew Hurley, The Packaging School bridges the gap between academia and industry by partnering with companies, subject matter experts and associations to create a shared learning management system. Our expanded course catalog enables knowledge-seekers to connect with knowledge providers in all facets of packaging and processing. Our mission is to provide accessible and applicable online education to a global audience by training the leaders of tomorrow in the art and science of packaging. For more information about our Packaging certificates and courses, visit www.PackagingSchool.com.