Board Converting News, January 18, 2021

Sonoco FRESH To Hold Virtual Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit Clemson alumnus David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will give the key- note presentation at the inaugural Food, Packaging & Sus- tainability Summit hosted by Sonoco FRESH at Clemson University. The summit will take place February 24–26. In December 2020, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bet- tering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.” Beasley will paint a picture of the industry’s ability to make positive changes that will impact the future of sustainable food systems. “The need for collaborations and innovative approach- es to protecting the safety, security and sustainability of the food value chain has never been greater,” said Anne Barr, Executive Director of Sonoco FRESH. “Networking and interaction are the cornerstones of our event, and we will be using a dynamic virtual conference platform that will allow attendees to join interactive and engaging pro- grams – all while connecting from the comfort and safety of their homes or offices.” Day One of the Summit will kick off with welcoming re- marks from Clemson President Jim Clements and Sonoco President and CEO Howard Coker, followed by Beasley’s keynote presentation. Attendees will then be treated to a unique social hour that will focus on eco-ethics in trav- el and food hosted by Joel Gamoran, founder of Home- made Classes LLC and Richard Crawford, host of Amazon Prime’s Leave No Trace. Day Two’s opening address will feature leaders from Deloitte Consulting, who will discuss the current state of the food value chain. Panel discussions will focus on over- coming supply chain disruptions in times of change and implementing and utilizing innovative technologies to de- liver safe, secure and sustainable solutions. Day Three will include presentations on designing and delivering cradle-to-cradle packaging solutions, advanced recycling practices, launching sustainable packaging inno- vations and a case study using sugar cane fiber for food packaging. The Summit will conclude with a presentation from Ron Gonen, Co-Founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, on the amazing things that can happen when competitors collaborate for the greater good. A complete list of presentations and speakers can be found online at the event website. Registration for the virtual Summit is $129 for individu- als and $99 per person for groups of five or more register- ing together. Proceeds from the Summit will support future activities of the FRESH initiative at Clemson University. Sponsorships are available. More information on the Summit and workshop, including agenda and speaker up- dates, can be found at .


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Leading manufacturer and installer of quality retrofits, up- grades and replacement parts for S&S and Prime Flexo Folder Gluers. Specialists in reconditioning of S&S Flexo Folder Gluers, including ink, air and electrical systems.


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January 18, 2021

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