The United Nations, IDEO, the World Wildlife Fund and International Paper headline Smithers Pira’s Sustainability in Packaging

  The United Nations, IDEO, the World Wildlife Fund and International Paper
  headline Smithers Pira’s Sustainability in Packaging 2013

         7^th Annual Conference returns to Orlando March 13-15, 2013

Business Wire

PORTLAND, Maine -- January 7, 2013

Smithers Pira, in association with Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical &
Medical Packaging News, is pleased to announce that The United Nations, IDEO,
the World Wildlife Fund and International Paper will provide the keynote
addresses at Sustainability in Packaging 2013. This 7^th annual conference and
exhibition will take place March 13-15 at the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando,
Florida, USA.

“Sustainability in Packaging 2013 offers our most ambitious look into the
sustainable packaging supply chain ever. The 2013 agenda brings together a
diverse group of brand owners—Dell, Office Depot and Hasbro are just a few who
will be presenting—to share their views on everything from their market
research into what consumers want to how they are looking to reduce waste in
the future,” says Barbara Fowler, conference director at Smithers Pira.
“Additionally, the more than 300 R&D trailblazers, sustainability gurus and
end users in attendance will discuss the impact of e-commerce on packaging
design and sustainability; biodigesters; innovation and new technologies and
EPR around the globe.”

Delegates at Sustainability in Packaging 2013 will hear keynote addresses from
Dr. Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund on Packaging's Role in a More
Sustainable Future; Joseph Mpagalile of the United Nations on Food Waste and
Food Packaging; Beto Lopez of IDEO on Innovating Sustainability; and Teri
Shanahan of International Paper on Sustainable Forestry. Other organizations
joining them on the 2013 program include 3M; BASF; Dell; DuPont Packaging and
Industrial Polymers; European Bioplastics; Hasbro; Henkel Corporation; Innovia
Technology; Nestlé; PAC Next; Packaging Digest; Pangea Organics; Quidsi Inc.,
a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc.; Ready Pac Foods Inc.; Sealed Air Corporation;
The Kellogg Company; UPS; and WasteZero.

Rounding out the more than 40 presentations at this year’s conference are
AliaXion AB; Crown Holdings, Inc.; Elemental Essentialz; ERM; Holst Centre;
INCPEN; Invata Intralogistics; Leggett & Platt SFG; Novamont SpA; Office
Depot; Organic Waste Systems; PAC - The Packaging Association; PepsiCo;
Product Ventures; Ryder Supply Chain Solutions; Sonoco; The Coca Cola Company;
The Sustainability Consortium; UW Oshkosh; Virent; VTT Technical Research;
Wisconsin State Energy Office; and Yupo Corporation America.

“One of the strengths of this conference is its mix of looking at what’s
coming next in packaging sustainability and of showcasing current best
practices,” says Lisa McTigue Pierce, executive editor of Packaging Digest.
“Attendees take home ideas for tomorrow, as well as solutions for today—that’s
a powerful combination.”

For more information about Sustainability in Packaging 2013 or to attend,
visit http://www.sustainability-in-packaging.com.

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print
industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic
and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients
gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and
manage compliance. For more information, visit www.smitherspira.com.

Contact:

Smithers Pira
Danielle Marks, +1 207-781-9637
dmarks@smithers.com