The Packaging Conference 2014 announced its preliminary agenda and opened discounted, early registration for attendees interested in seeing next-generation materials, business strategies, sustainability efforts, processing developments and more. The conference will be held February 3-5, 2014, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Confirmed brand-owner speakers include representatives from Kraft Foods, H.J. Heinz, and Frito-Lay, who will discuss the latest technology impacting their go-to-market strategy. Packaging suppliers who also have committed to speak on new generation developments include: Avantium Chemicals, Tricor Braun, Belvac and Hexacomb.

Topics include biopolymers, shaped metal cans/bottle technology, sustainable packaging solutions and more. For the first time, the conference will feature a Latin American session to provide a forum for dialog between brand owners and suppliers who support the Latin American marketplace. The event will also have a strong environmental component, specifically focusing on how to use sustainable packaging to create brand loyalty and environmentally responsible, cost-effective alternatives.

Registration is US$1,950, but those registering prior to January 15, 2014, can take advantage of the discounted early registration rate of US$1,700.