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PD West Pack Insider, February 2013

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2 Westpack SHOW INSIDER 2013 // www.PackagingDigest.com Why WestPack? Among the draws … ■■ The event gives you an opportunity to interact with leading suppliers and see the latest equipment, materials and containers "up close and personal," Cutrone says. ■■ Dedicated seminars tackle hot topics in packaging, such as traceability and 3D printing, and are right- sized in two-hour modules that are affordable and leave plenty of time for networking and meeting with exhibitors at the show (also see "Best in class" on p.6). ■■ Free access to six other co-located shows—which makes this combined event the largest general manufacturing event in North America— lets you augment your packaging experience with ideas in automation and sustainable manufacturing. ■■ A pre-show web portal and mobile app (see a demo of the mobile app on p.5) give you the tech tools to make planning your visit easy-peasy. It's not all sun and games. But Anaheim, CA, is often a welcome relief for hardworking packaging engineers and designers who may be experiencing a bit of cabin fever as winter winds down. Pack your laptop and your swimsuit and come on down! did you know VIDEO Register to attend the show and seminars at www.packagingdigest. com/WP2013register. Anaheim attractions When it comes to extracurricular activities, Anaheim is probably best known as the home of Disneyland. But there is so much more to do in the area. Visit the Anaheim Orange County visitor and convention bureau at http:// anaheimoc.org/ for helpful hints and travel tips to make your visit a memorable one—whether you're looking for excitement or relaxation. Here are a few highlights: SEE FOR YOURSELF In this video, Dan Cutrone, director of marketing for show organizer UBM Canon, invites packaging professionals to the west coast's most comprehensive product development resource: WestPack 2013. ■■ Both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park—open until 8 p.m.—are packed with experiences that have entertained generations of families and kept them coming back for more. At Disney California Adventure Park, the adventures range from a race through the desert on Radiator Springs Racers to a dive beneath the waves on The Little Mermaid, Ariel's Undersea Adventure for the little ones. At Disneyland Park, newer rides like Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage join the traditional ones like Indiana Jones Adventure and the Haunted Mansion. ■■ Nearby beaches include Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, both about a half-hour ride from Anaheim. ■■ Knott's Berry Farm theme park has more than 165 rides, shows and attractions. STAFF Executive Editor Lisa McTigue Pierce 630-990-7384 lisa.pierce@ubm.com Technical Editor Rick Lingle 630-990-2364 rick.lingle@ubm.com Senior Editor Jenni Spinner 630-990-7385 jenni.spinner@ubm.com Plant Operations Editor Jack Mans 630-990-4208 jack.mans@ubm.com Associate Art Director Jennifer Field 310-445-4248 jenny.field@ubm.com Art/Production Lead Art Director Marco Aguilera Production Director Jeff Tade Production Manager Brian Wu Marketing Marketing Manager Mary Williams Director of Circulation Sandra Martin Circulation Manager Xavier Contaoi Executive Officers Chief Executive Officer Sally Shankland Vice-President/Executive Director Stephen Corrick Sr. Vice President, Events Division Mark Snell Vice President, Operations Roger Burg Brand Director-Packaging Steve Everly 610-705-8705 steve.everly@ubm.com

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