Virtual Engineering Week | Coopetition: The Key to Packaging Sustainability?

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Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020

6 Connected Industries. 1 Virtual Event.

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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Coopetition: The Key to Packaging Sustainability?

Lisa Spicka  (Founder & Principal, Maracuja Solutions)

Alyssa Harding  (Operations and Packaging Collaborative Director, OSC2)

Jake Hebert  (Sales & Marketing Manager, Futamura Group)

Date: Wednesday, December 2

Time: 1:30pm - 2:15pm

Track: Advancements in Packaging

Vault Recording: TBD

A rising tide raises all boats illustrates the basic principle of coopetition, in which competitors collaborate to address shared challenges—allowing the individual companies to become more competitive where it really matters. Attend this session to learn how industry groups are using coopetition to help members make better products and build new supply chains that drive profits while also conserving resources and minimizing the environmental and social impact of packaging.

You will hear about:

  • How to identify, communicate with, and build trust with supply chain partners
  • Ways to identify shared challenges and what infrastructure is needed to solve them while protecting proprietary knowledge
  • How coopetition is being used by in the packaging space to develop new biodegradable materials and solve the complex sourcing challenges that come with them