The conference will address the challenges and opportunities facing edible, medical and recreational cannabis product manufacturers, and how the suppliers of packaging solutions—containers, design services, labelers, materials, etc.—can approach this booming consumer market with greater insight and understanding.
High-level speakers will include experts from legislative, regulatory, industry associations, educational and commercial arenas, while tabletop exhibits and networking sessions with engineers, brand managers and other key decision-makers are on each day’s agenda.
“This year marks an exciting milestone for WestPack, as we’re featuring the first-ever Cannabis Packaging Summit running adjacent to this year’s event,” said Steve Everly, brand director of WestPack, Informa Markets. “The emergence of and innovation seen within the cannabis market has astronomical impacts across applications. In order for manufacturers in the packaging market to keep up with and evolve alongside consumer and regulatory demands, it’s vital that all key stakeholders across the supply chain work together to address today’s challenges and explore new growth opportunities—as this is uncharted territory.”
Emerging Multi-Billion-Dollar Packaging Market
The global packaging market for cannabis products is expected to reach $25 billion by 2025, according to a new report from Zion Market Research. To help meet this rapid demand, there is a need to accelerate the learning process for all supply chain stakeholders. The strategic goal of the Cannabis Packaging Summit is to bridge the “information gap” in the market by connecting those involved and investing in the production, sale, and distribution of cannabis products and marquee players in the existing food, pharmaceutical and medical device packaging networks – who stand best prepared to provide effective, efficient packaging services for this burgeoning segment.
The Cannabis Packaging Summit will serve as a useful “starting point” for attendees, enabling exhibitors and sponsors to hear from leading voices in the industry while exploring mutually beneficial partnerships for the near future. The dynamic, professional setting will serve as matchmaker between aspiring vendors to the cannabis sector and high-profile industry purchasing influencers.