Industrial Pack and Design-2-Part Show co-locate, providing unique coverage of the manufacturing & packaging supply chain

Industrial Pack 2019 – Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA March 27-28, 2019

Industrial Pack announces it is co-locating with Design-2-Part, the largest design and contract manufacturing trade show. Both events are free-to-attend and both will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, March 27-28, 2019.

By co-locating, visitors to Industrial Pack and Design-2-Part will have the unique opportunity to find solutions that cover the entire manufacturing and packaging supply chain.

“Co-locating our two events will bring high-value to visitors working in the manufacturing and packaging supply chain,” stated Tim Rusbridge, Event Manager – Industrial Pack. “Visitors to Design-2-Part will be able to go next door to Industrial Pack to find solutions that protect, package and ship their products. It will be a unique one-stop-shop experience.”

Southeast Design-2-Part Show is the region’s largest sourcing event and the best place for engineers and buyers to meet face-to-face with high-quality, reliable American job shops and contract manufacturers. From design ideas to custom and stock parts, through final assembly, you’ll find the solutions you need. For more details visit the Design-2-Part Show. Industrial Pack Expo brings together over 2500 visitors from the most innovative, multi-sector global corporations and over 150 exhibitors from the top industrial packaging suppliers. This unique two-day event is the only industry gathering dedicated to the industrial, transit, reusable, and protective packaging sector. Industrial Pack includes a Conference Program that covers the most talked about topics and lead by top industry experts. Plus unique networking opportunities including Pack Testing LIVE and Industrial Pack Awards, an evening honoring excellence from the most innovative packaging businesses. For more details visit Industrial Pack Expo.


INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 announces “State of the Nation” address led by Kyle Stavig, CEO Myers Container LLC

January 28, 2019 –After exceeding all expectations in 2018, INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 promises to deliver even more opportunities to network & learn from top industry leaders. It also urgently requests submissions for INDUSTRIAL PACK AWARDS categories, discussed in the second article below.

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Industrial Pack 2019 – Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA March 27-28, 2019
January 25, 2019–Industrial Pack is honored to welcome Kyle Stavig, CEO of Myers Container LLC, to present our most anticipated conference session the State of the Nation. Stavig will discuss the state of U.S.industrial packaging industry today and the challenges and opportunities that we will face together as anindustry over the next five years.
Stavig brings his years of industry leadership and experience to the Industrial Pack Conference. He currently serves as Chair of IPANA along with being CEO of Myers Container LLC, General Steel Drum LLC, Container Management Services LLC, and North Coast Container LLC.
Industrial Pack is honored to have Kyle Stavig kick-off what will be lively and important conference sessions covering the most substantive and talked about industry issues.
This year’s conference speakers are the top influencers from the buyer, supplier and key trade association areas and each session is the perfect opportunity to hear from industry experts and participate in lively discussions with your peers.
Here’s a glimpse at the Industrial Pack Conference agenda:
Chris Lind, Vice Chair and Treasurer of IPANA and Chairman of RIBCA will lead three technical presentations on Plastic Drums 101; Composite 101; Steel Drums 101. Lind, formerly of Mauser USA LLC, unpacks the advantages and characteristics of plastic drums, composites and steel drums.
Paul Griffin, Technical Lead for Large Part Blowmolding in North America at LyondellBasell and an IPANA, RIBCA and PDI member. Griffin will lead our session on Polyethylene Manufacturing and Properties – discussing the ins and outs of polyethylene. He will discuss the basics including introductory definitions along with illustrated examples, plus the supply chain and resin properties.
Janice Loppe, from UPA will lead an important professional discussion on Navigating the Packaging Ecosystem. Loppe will discuss how one maintains professional relevancy amid our changing environment. How do we learn about the changes that impact our industry and our livelihood? How can we collaborate effectively and build networks that we can leverage for professional growth?

Industrial Pack Awards Announced

January 16, 2019–Industrial Pack Awards is set for opening day, Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. This event is certain to be a memorable evening honoring excellence across the industrial, transit and protective packaging sector. What better way to celebrate this dynamic industry than to spend an evening honoring fellow colleagues and their organizations for their important contributions.

Call-for-entries has officially begun for the following categories:

  • Excellence in Industrial Packaging
  • Excellence in Transit Packaging
  • Excellence in Protective Packaging
  • Environmental Initiative of the Year

Plus new categories for 2019:

  • Best New Product of 2019
  • Excellence in Reusable Packaging

All exhibitors, manufacturers, and brands that use industrial packaging are encouraged to apply. Industrial Pack will be promoting the awards from now until the day of the event, providing a unique opportunity for participating companies to gain exposure to the wider industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST February 11, 2019. Applications for the awards are available here AWARDS APPLICATION

Winners from 2018 included ILC Dover, Cargo Tuff, SSI Schaefer, CHEP and their award-winning products and solutions are now key components of their company portfolios. Attendees of Industrial Pack 2019 will be among the first to see new technological breakthroughs that are sure to be industry standard bearers for years to come.

Industry experts that serve on the Industrial Pack Advisory Board will select the winners, which will be announced at the awards event and through our extended global network of associations, media partnerships and public relations.

Any questions about the awards event can be directed to Industrial Pack’s Marketing Manager, Annabelle Arch at annabelle.arch@easyfairs.com.

Applications for the awards are available here AWARDS APPLICATION


INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 – Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA – March 27-28, 2019

Industrial Pack 2019 – Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA – March 27-28, 2019

Registration opened on November 8, 2018, for Industrial Pack. The 2nd annual event will build on its highly successful 2018 launch with increased manufacturers, networking and educational opportunities specifically designed for the industrial packaging and procurement professional.

This free-to-attend, two-day conference and expo will tackle some of the biggest industry challenges and explore exciting opportunities in smart packaging, sustainability, alternative materials, innovation, security, legislation and the future of packaging in industry.

This niche event was created in response to industrial packaging engineers, technicians and purchasers wanting an exhibition dedicated purely to industrial, transit and protective packaging without processing or machinery.

Industrial Pack recently spoke to one of the exhibitors, Elemental Container Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Tournaire SA of France, about the need for this event:

“There is simply no packaging show specialized in industrial packaging. We are either buried in the middle of consumer products or machinery. We hope to have a well-targeted audience.” – Benoit Ramet, Sales Manager for Elemental Container Inc.

The industrial packaging industry is forecasted to grow by 19% reaching $78.3 billion in 2020*(*Based on research conducted by Smithers Pira)

Industrial Pack brings together the top suppliers in the category, who will be showcasing packaging solutions to transport every type of product – from hazardous materials and dangerous goods to automotive parts, building materials, industrial machinery, bulk food and drink and much more. Packaging formats at the show will include drums and pails, IBCs, pallets, dunnage air bags, corrugated board packaging, and much more to help buyers and specifiers solve their transit and protective packaging challenges.

Visit the website for more information about Registration and a full list of Exhibitors. www.industrialpackexpo.com


Industrial Pack 2019 – Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA – March 27-28, 2019

The free-to-attend, two-day event, will feature the industry’s most unique trade show experience dedicated to the industrial, in-transit, and protective packaging industry. The focus on next year’s event is providing both visitors and exhibitors with a unique high-value experience.

Networking Focus

Whether visitors are coming to learn, source or procure, there will be lots of opportunities for networking. The trade show will be the central hub for meetings over coffee or lunch, plus drinks will be served every afternoon at Happy Hour.

Also planned are casual networking activities that include tours of Atlanta and a Braves baseball game, where visitors have time to forge new professional relationships with colleagues that have shared concerns and challenges.

One of the event’s most anticipated activities is the second annual IP Awards. This is an evening that provides the perfect environment to celebrate excellence, network and have some well-deserved fun.

A Visitor from 2018 says…

“Industrial Pack was a very useful expo. As a buyer, there were plenty of networking opportunities and new products. I will be back next year and look forward to it”

Jeff Baker, Business Development, AMEC 

Pack Testing LIVE in the Exhibit Hall

This live demo area will be testing a range of industrial, transit and protective packaging to challenge the strength and robustness through stimulation and non-stimulation performance tests. Signode, an industry leader in protective packaging systems, will be participating in 2019’s Pack Testing LIVE.

For more information, visit the INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 website.


Atlanta, GA, September 24, 2018 – Anyone in the industrial, transit and protective packaging sector knows there has been a significant need for a dedicated industry event. The success at INDUSTRIAL PACK 2018 was proof that we were providing an important new platform to this often overlooked piece of the global supply chain.

INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 will bring together over 1500 of the top multi-sector buyers and specifiers from the most innovative global corporations. They represent some of the largest organizations from agriculture, horticulture, chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, automotive, food & beverage, plastics, building & construction, oil & lubricants, and personal care.

Over 100 of the top industrial packaging suppliers will exhibit, where they will share their innovative packaging solutions and engage with visitors who are looking to solve their biggest packaging challenges.


Also read: First edition of Industrial Pack a Resounding Success


“There really hasn’t been a show like this that focuses on the rigid side, so we were particularly interested in seeing this. We have some 40+ plants across 12 business units and I’ve found a lot of suppliers here and found a lot of benefit – I’m coming back tomorrow to see a couple of the talks and am pretty sure I’ll be back next year too!”
– Alexei Main, Procurement Manager, Arkema

INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 will provide conference sessions covering the most talked about topics, lead by top experts. Visitors will take part in unique networking opportunities, interactive features, and Pack Testing LIVE.

The highlight for everyone attending will be the second annual INDUSTRIAL PACK AWARDS, where we will honor North America’s most innovative packaging businesses. A panel of expert, high-profile judges will choose the 2019 winners.

Our mission for INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 will be to spark real innovation and solutions for the future of industrial, transit and protective packaging. For more event details visit: IP2019

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