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9:30 am — Keynote Speaker
Tom Egan, Vice-President, Industry Services, PMMI
The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, which represents the voice of more than 750 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry.
10:30 am
Doug Alexander, Director of Engineering, Ippolito Group
How to integrate processing, packaging and machine automation.
11:30 am
Laura Studwell, Packaging Industry Marketing Manager, Omron
The importance of flexibility in today's industrial market.
1:00 pm
Simon Small, Vice President Marketing, Ultima Goods
The crucial role played by new package designs in launching new yogurt products.
2:00 pm
Jared Evans, Co-Founder/Product Manager, MAJiK Systems
The German government calls it Industry 4.0 and has invested €500 million into creating highly flexible mass production decentralized across intelligent systems by the end of the decade. The "Made in China 2025" Program is similarly aggressive.

Across the globe, manufacturers and governments alike realize that industrial convergence represents a fundamental growth opportunity and that this opportunity will present itself over the next 10 years. Manufacturers that embrace it can potentially unlock 10-20 times productivity increases. Those that do not will struggle to compete in the global economy.

But how do you get there?
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