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PD West Pack Insider, February 2013

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3 Westpack SHOW INSIDER 2013 // www.PackagingDigest.com WestPack brings it all together the opportunity to connect directly with industry leaders and packaging experts, and to hear timely presentations on the top issues, trends and technologies affecting the future of packaging and development. See details on these and other compelling presentations in the "Best in class" article on p.6. ■■ MD&M West keynote: This event, which offers medical and pharma packaging pros an opportunity to focus on new developments specific to their ■■ ATX seminars: The learning program for this automation-focused event features eight seminars, channeled into three key themes: Designing a Modern Factory Floor, Rapid Manufacturing and Lean Manufacturing. ■■ MedTech Innovation seminars: This series of eight interactive learning forums are conducted by leading OEMs, industry experts and top innovators delivering practical presentations and implementable 40: The winners of these awards, each intended to reward ingenious design and up-and-coming talent in the field, will be honored at a special ceremony Tues., Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m. ■■ WestPack mobile app: This brand-new show feature puts all the information you need about the entire event right in the palm of your hand. Learn about how to download and use the smartphone app on p.5 of this Insider guide. ■■ Group networking: Several associations will converge and commune at the Anaheim Convention Center. A reception for members of the Engineering Alumni Assn. from California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) Pomona will be held on Tues., Feb 12, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 205A. Engineering alumni from California State University (Fullerton) will gather on Tues., Feb. 12, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 205B. Also on Tues., Feb. 12, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., members of the Korean/American Engineers and Scientists Assn. will business, kicks off on Mon., Feb. 11, at 9:00 am with an opening address by Stanton Rowe, chief scientific officer and corporate vp of advanced technology of Edwards Lifesciences, a leading company in the field. solutions to your daily challenges. The modular format is designed to help make attendees make the most of their busy show schedule. ■■ D e s i g n News' Golden Mousetrap Awards, and 40 Under meet in Room 205B. Then, on Wed., Feb. 13, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., the Chinese American Engineers and Scientists Society will hold a member reception in Room 206A. Continued on page 4 This dynamic industry event creates a wealth of business-building opportunities, all in one place. Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor If you're a packaging industry professional looking to get ahead, there's no better place to find resources than WestPack, which lands Feb. 12-14 at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center. The exhibition and conference gather packaging company managers, engineers, brand/product managers, marketers, designers and other knowledgeable professionals, from the western U.S. and across the globe, from companies both large and small, and across all industries. What's more, WestPack is just one of several manufacturing-focused events co-located at the convention center that week. The other events happening just steps away include Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing and AeroCon. With all that action happening close by, attendees will have convenient one-stop access to more than 2,000 leading exhibitors supplying the latest materials, machinery, compo- nents and services of interest to professionals working in packaging and with nearly any specialty that you can think of. New and noteworthy Each year, the show organizers of WestPack and the co-located events endeavor to make this year's event better than the year before-and 2013 is no exception: ■■ We s t P a c k S e m i n a r s : A revamped, value-packed WestPack seminar program gives attendees did you know

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