Cannabis Packaging Conference Keynotes to Explore “Opportunities in Cannabis Packaging” and “The State of California Cannabis” at April 2022 Event

ANAHEIM, California–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The cannabis packaging conference, returns to host a solid conference and exhibition to showcase the latest innovative products in cannabis packaging solutions. Jointly with WestPack and produced in cooperation with the California Cannabis Industry Association, the Cannabis Packaging Conference today announced the highly curated conference agenda for the 2022 event, including two forward-looking and news-filled keynote addresses from renowned industry experts. The event returns to the Anaheim Convention Center for its third edition, scheduled for April 12-13, 2022, serving as the cannabis packaging industry’s must-attend event to network, discover the latest innovative products and solutions, gather insights , to learn from colleagues, and ink offers. Participant registration is open; to register here to secure a conference pass today.

The event is one of five commercial brands that make up “IME West” and provide access to brands and training spanning several complementary advanced manufacturing verticals: Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, Design & Manufacturing (D&M) West, and Plasticc vests.

The Cannabis Packaging Conference keynote presentations begin each day of the event, with April 12 beginning with a panel exploring the possibilities of cannabis packaging with expert participation MJBiz, Grove bags, Papa & Barkleyand tourmaline company. Lindsay Robinson with the California Cannabis Industry Association will headline the second day of the conference and focus on cannabis in the state of California.

Formerly known as the Cannabis Packaging Summit, this year’s Cannabis Packaging Conference features 1.5 days of training that equips packagers with real-world solutions and technology to meet the challenges posed by the highly regulated sector and its unprecedented growth. Amid rapid legalization, cannabis packaging, the most important but also most challenging aspect of the manufacturing process, is shifting to more sophisticated and automated operations.

“Regardless of the industry, the demand for sophisticated packaging technology is increasing, especially in highly regulated industries like the cannabis sector,” he said Adrienne Zepeda, Group Event Director, Cannabis Packaging Conference. “This is one of the fastest growing industries. Therefore, brands and packers constantly face challenges that require personal connection and training. We pride ourselves on providing an all-encompassing platform with personalized offerings, the much-needed connection, spotlighting new solutions and accelerating business. We couldn’t be more excited to announce this year’s conference series. It truly is an unmissable event for anyone involved with cannabis packaging and interested in meeting potential new partners, discovering the latest solutions and learning from the brightest minds in the world driving this dynamic industry forward.”

The hyper-focused conference, launched in 2019, is held strategically alongside WestPack, an established trade show that spotlights the latest packaging innovations to boost visibility and networking of complementary industries. Notable brands exhibiting at WestPack so far are among others confirmed Accutek packaging, AESUS Packaging and Labeling Systems, Inc., All Fill Inc., AMS filling systems inc, Bell Mark Sales Co., Karl Beseler Co., Dorner Manufacturing Corp., Effytec USA, Formost Fuji Corporation, Inline Filling Systems LLC, JW Winco, Inc., Keyence Corporation of America, NeuraLabel, PAC machines, Packline USA, PallayPack, Inc., PDC International Corp., QuickPouch, REB Translab Inc., Schmalz Inc., Sesotec, START International, taconic, tourmaline company, triangle package machine factory, UBS North America, Universal robots, Weber Packaging Solutions Inc., Wexxar / Beland Wipotec OCS.

Select sessions from the 2022 Cannabis Packaging Conference include:

Keynote Panel: The Possibilities of Cannabis Packaging

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panelists out MJBiz, Grove bags, Papa & Barkley

Packagers know cannabis is a booming business. Billion dollar valuations of the cannabis industry are a dime a dozen – lots of potential! But today, the cannabis industry is fragmented – with no national market, it encompasses many small markets with their own distinct needs and rules. Regulations are inconsistent and there is little standardization within the industry. With this in mind, packaging companies looking to get into cannabis must be flexible, offer tailored offerings, and fully understand the diverse forces in each state they target. Join our group of industry experts as they discuss data you can use to build a business case or understand the magnitude of the opportunity, provide specific examples of cannabis packaging challenges, and give you insider insights into how you Bring your expertise to a high-growth industry. In this session you will:

  • Get market data to understand the size of the cannabis opportunity

  • Learn about challenges specific to cannabis packaging (Note: there are many issues with medicinal packaging)

  • Discover innovations in the cannabis packaging space (can you pack a pre-roll?) and learn how to apply your skills in this exciting, burgeoning sector

Panel: Cannabis Packaging Regulations Forum

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panelists out Eden Enterprises Inc. and Healing on the West Coast

Join our panel of regulatory experts for a guided survey and analysis of the western US cannabis packaging landscape. Join a real conversation about the issues affecting the success of your business and the thriving of the industry. We discuss:

  • The main regulatory trends and changes affecting cannabis packaging in the western United States

  • How they could impact the marketing, branding, and packaging strategies of craft cannabis brands and MSOs

  • Proactive steps the cannabis industry is taking to shape packaging regulations in support of a responsible, equitable and sustainable industry – and what’s needed next

Panel: Sustainability Strategies for Cannabis Packaging

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panelists out Papa & Barkley, AE Globaland Cannachange

Sustainability is essential – and cannabis packaging is complicated enough! While many cannabis brands want their packaging to be attractive, functional, and sustainable, sustainability can fall by the wayside in the face of more complex packaging challenges. The regulations surrounding cannabis packaging are constantly changing, as is the public’s perception of what sustainability means. What can the cannabis market do today to ensure a sustainable industry and build sustainability into its culture? Join a discussion about:

  • Cannabis Packaging Sustainability Overview – Who are the laggards and the leading cannabis markets when it comes to sustainability?

  • Innovations in sustainable cannabis packaging

  • Expert Insights

Check out the full agenda of the Cannabis Packaging Conference here interesting sessions to view.

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