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GBIG NEWS SHOWCASE OVERVIEW

The Green Bay Innovation Group would like to thank ALL of our Exhibitors for the 5P Showcase on September 26, 2023. We had an outstanding group of Exhibitors showcasing their new equipment and supporting technologies. The Expo focused on Flexible Packaging, Paper, Printers, Plastics, and the Converting Industries. At times, we forget the outstanding manufacturers supplying state-of-the-art equipment to these industries and they had a great presence at the event. The event was very casual and a perfect setting for one-on-one conversations and introductions.

Featured speaker Sam Schlaich
Featured Speaker Sam Schlaich

We want to thank our outstanding Speakers and the room was standing room only!

  • Sam Schlaich is a government affairs professional with a law degree with over 10 years in the government sector. He is with the Flexible Packaging Association representing Converters of Film, Flexible Packaging, Foil, Paper, and other substrates for food, medical devices, and other industrial products. He was outstanding in presenting an update and the challenges of the industry. Go to: www.flexpack.org for more information.

Our Panel on Innovation included.

Panel of 5p Showcase speakers
  • AJ Buran – GOpak Flexibles Co-Founder
  • Al Grumann – Amcor, R&D Engineer of Printing and Process Development
  • Michael Branstrom – PCMC, Global Products Applications Lead
  • Dean Benjamin – Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Director of New Products

A.J. Buran Co-Founder of GOpak Flexibles was the moderator, and they covered the Flexible Packaging Industry addressing innovation and the challenges of the industry.

Summary:

Trends – brands are moving toward smaller runs and the need for shorter lead times which are spawning innovation for machines, presses, converting equipment and fillers that print, convert and handle lower volumes.

Sustainability – “More sustainable” is the echo in the packaging industry. Flexible packaging has a strong play of improved sustainability using a lower % of plastics and compared to rigid and lowering the carbon footprint. There is a shift toward paper-based products in the industry which is creating innovation around new paper products and coatings for longer self-life.

Single Use – Consumer and business demands to reduce single use plastics are pushing the development of paper structures. Brand owners need to use packaging that protects their product to the end consumer. Conventional materials have set the bar high.

Innovation is a process that drives new products for consumers and for business. Innovations take time, money and testing to meet the requirements from supply chain to package printing, converting, filling to the end consumer.

5P Showcase September 26th, 2023: Schedule Update

The 5P Showcase is at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center on September 26, 2023

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  • 7:30 a.m. check in with coffee and refreshments.
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up.
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours
  • 9:00 a.m. – Sam Schlaich Council of Governmental affairs at the Flexible Packaging Association will speak on the Flexible Packaging Industry with questions to follow.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and networking.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Drawing to win a 50” TV provided by Precision AirConvey
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Panel of Speakers on Innovation: Rodney Pennings, Dean F. Benjamin at Pixelle Specialty Solutions and an additional guest speaker.
  • 3:00 p.m. Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
  • 3:30 p.m. Drawing to win 50 yard-line tickets at Lambeau Field Packers verses Bears from Kelly Business Advisors
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking
  • 5:30 p.m. Close

Go to: www.greenbayinnovationgroup.com/events – 5P Showcase to register. If you have any questions, call Marty Ochs at: 608-698-3333 or email to martinpochs@gmail.com


On September 26, learn about the businesses that set the region apart for its manufacturing strengths. From printers to paper, plastics, and roll goods converters, this Showcase event expands in its second year. Hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG), the full day takes place at Green Bay’s Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

“This expo features companies with industry updates in several categories and provides outstanding networking opportunities,” says Marty Ochs of GBIG. “We live at the center of innovation, technology, and production capabilities. We have planned for a larger expo and visitor attendance this year.”

Aspects include:

  • Paper, pulp, and related producers where Wisconsin still dominates.
  • Packaging and printing on substrates including paper, film, and nonwovens materials.
  • Providers of analytic data services and equipment where growth continues.
  • Technologies to increase volumes on production lines in converting and packaging.
  • Suppliers who assist with branding strategies, marketing, and promotions.
  • Testing companies who assist in meeting quality and processing specifications.
  • Breakthroughs in digital, 3D Printing, and flexographic printing for packaging.
  • Innovation in the nonwovens industry with fabrics that wipe and filter viruses/Covid.

“We plan to spotlight exceptional exhibitors as they come back this September, and we’re offering a forum for new companies coming on board,” says Susan Stansbury co-host. “You can find these companies at national shows, but they appreciate showing off their wares in their home territory. This area is ‘the converting corridor.’”

Notes Marty Ochs, “Over the next couple of months, we will be reporting on a cross-section of exhibitors and plans, including a keynote speaker from the Flexible Packaging Association. In addition, a panel of other speakers on innovation is on board.”

The location at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center represents an expanded space for exhibitors. The cost to attend for the day is $50.00 including lunch and refreshments. The Expo Hall will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by networking until 6:00 p.m.

Look for more news to come.
Interested attendees can sign up at: www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com and go to EVENTS to register.

To exhibit, call or email: Marty Ochs, GBIG, 608.698.3333 martinpochs@gmail.com
Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant, 920.265.6407 SusanRStansbury@gmail.com

This event is hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group, providing news and platforms
for paper, packaging, printing, plastics and converting industries.

GBIG 5P Showcase September Showcase Schedule and Times

News Release: SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

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The 5P Showcase is at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center on September 26, 2023

  • 7:30 a.m. check in with coffee and refreshments.
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up.
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours
  • 9:00 a.m. – Sam Schlaich Council of Governmental affairs at the Flexible Packaging Association will speak on the Flexible Packaging Industry with questions to follow.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel of Speakers on Innovation: Rodney Pennings – PCMC,
  • Dr. Rebecca Mick – AMCOR and Dean F. Benjamin at Pixelle Specialty Solutions.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking
  • 5:30 p.m. Close

Go to: www.greenbayinnovationgroup.com/events – 5P Showcase to register. If you have any questions, call Marty Ochs at: 608-698-3333 or email to martinpochs@gmail.com


On September 26, learn about the businesses that set the region apart for its manufacturing strengths. From printers to paper, plastics, and roll goods converters, this Showcase event expands in its second year. Hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG), the full day takes place at Green Bay’s Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

“This expo features companies with industry updates in several categories and provides outstanding networking opportunities,” says Marty Ochs of GBIG. “We live at the center of innovation, technology, and production capabilities. We have planned for a larger expo and visitor attendance this year.”

Aspects include:

  • Paper, pulp, and related producers where Wisconsin still dominates.
  • Packaging and printing on substrates including paper, film, and nonwovens materials.
  • Providers of analytic data services and equipment where growth continues.
  • Technologies to increase volumes on production lines in converting and packaging.
  • Suppliers who assist with branding strategies, marketing, and promotions.
  • Testing companies who assist in meeting quality and processing specifications.
  • Breakthroughs in digital, 3D Printing, and flexographic printing for packaging.
  • Innovation in the nonwovens industry with fabrics that wipe and filter viruses/Covid.

“We plan to spotlight exceptional exhibitors as they come back this September, and we’re offering a forum for new companies coming on board,” says Susan Stansbury co-host. “You can find these companies at national shows, but they appreciate showing off their wares in their home territory. This area is ‘the converting corridor.’”

Notes Marty Ochs, “Over the next couple of months, we will be reporting on a cross-section of exhibitors and plans, including a keynote speaker from the Flexible Packaging Association. In addition, a panel of other speakers on innovation is on board.”

The location at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center represents an expanded space for exhibitors. The cost to attend for the day is $50.00 including lunch and refreshments. The Expo Hall will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by networking until 6:00 p.m.

Look for more news to come.

Interested attendees can sign up at: www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com and go to EVENTS to register.

To exhibit, call or email: Marty Ochs, GBIG, 608.698.3333 martinpochs@gmail.com Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant, 920.265.6407 SusanRStansbury@gmail.com

This event is hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group, providing news and platforms for paper, packaging, printing, plastics and converting industries.

5P Showcase: September 26, 2023

News Release September 2023

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GREEN BAY, WI: On September 26, learn about the businesses that set Wisconsin and the Midwest apart for manufacturing strengths. From packaging, to paper, plastics, and roll goods converting, this Showcase event is for producers, plus suppliers and services providers. Hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG), the full day takes place at Green Bay’s Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

“This expo features companies with industry updates, plus outstanding networking opportunities,” says Marty Ochs of GBIG. “We are at the center of technology and industry offerings.”
Aspects include:

  • Packaging and printing on substrates including paper, film, and nonwovens materials.
  • Paper, pulp, and related producers where Wisconsin still dominates.
  • Technologies to increase volumes on production lines in converting and packaging.
  • Suppliers who assist with branding strategies, marketing, and promotions.
  • Testing expertise, to assist in meeting quality and processing specifications.

“We’re offering a forum for new companies coming on board,” says Susan Stansbury co-host. “This area is ‘the converting corridor™, with the premier manufacturers right here .” Some of the returning exhibitors include Auto ID Solutions, Gain Control, JP Graphics, PCMC, Printco-Industries, Reynolds Packaging, and Small Quantity Boxes. For a complete list, go to www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com. Among the new exhibitors this year are Apricity, Box Latch Products, FLEXOgrafix, Precision Air Convey, KKI Integrated Logistics, Modular Web Solutions, Oshkosh Converting, and Specialty Tapes – to name a few.

Notes Marty Ochs, “This event also includes a panel and a featured speaker.”

Innovation Panelists

Dean Benjamin, Director of Product Development, Pixelle Specialty Solutions
Rodney Pennings, Sales Director of Paper Converting Machine Company
Dr. Rebecca Mick, Program Manager, Amcor

Featured Speaker

Sam Schlaich, Council of Government Affairs, Flexible Packaging Association

The location at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center represents an expanded space for exhibitors. The cost to attend for the day is $50.00 including lunch and refreshments. The Expo Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by networking until 6:00 p.m. Look for more news to come.

Interested attendees can sign up at: www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com and go to EVENTS to register. To exhibit, call or email: Marty Ochs, GBIG, 608.698.3333 martinpochs@gmail.com Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant, 920.265.6407 SusanRStansbury@gmail.com

This event is hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group, providing news and platforms for paper, packaging, printing, plastics and converting industries.

5P Showcase September 26, 2023: Save the Date!

News Release September 2023

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GREEN BAY, WI: On September 26, learn about the businesses that set Wisconsin and the Midwest apart for manufacturing strengths. From packaging, to paper, plastics, and roll goods converting, this Showcase event is for producers, plus suppliers and services providers. Hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG), the full day takes place at Green Bay’s Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

“This expo features companies with industry updates, plus outstanding networking opportunities,” says Marty Ochs of GBIG. “We are at the center of technology and industry offerings.”
Aspects include:

  • Packaging and printing on substrates including paper, film, and nonwovens materials.
  • Paper, pulp, and related producers where Wisconsin still dominates.
  • Technologies to increase volumes on production lines in converting and packaging.
  • Suppliers who assist with branding strategies, marketing, and promotions.
  • Testing expertise, to assist in meeting quality and processing specifications.

“We’re offering a forum for new companies coming on board,” says Susan Stansbury co-host. “This area is ‘the converting corridor™, with the premier manufacturers right here .” Some of the returning exhibitors include Auto ID Solutions, Gain Control, JP Graphics, PCMC, Printco-Industries, Reynolds Packaging, and Small Quantity Boxes. For a complete list, go to www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com. Among the new exhibitors this year are Apricity, Box Latch Products, FLEXOgrafix, Precision Air Convey, KKI Integrated Logistics, Modular Web Solutions, Oshkosh Converting, and Specialty Tapes – to name a few.

Notes Marty Ochs, “This event also includes a panel and a featured speaker.”

Innovation Panelists

Dean Benjamin, Director of Product Development, Pixelle Specialty Solutions
Rodney Pennings, Sales Director of Paper Converting Machine Company
Dr. Rebecca Mick, Program Manager, Amcor

Featured Speaker

Sam Schlaich, Council of Government Affairs, Flexible Packaging Association

The location at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center represents an expanded space for exhibitors. The cost to attend for the day is $50.00 including lunch and refreshments. The Expo Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by networking until 6:00 p.m. Look for more news to come.

Interested attendees can sign up at: www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com and go to EVENTS to register. To exhibit, call or email: Marty Ochs, GBIG, 608.698.3333 martinpochs@gmail.com Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant, 920.265.6407 SusanRStansbury@gmail.com

This event is hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group, providing news and platforms for paper, packaging, printing, plastics and converting industries.

GBIG 5P Showcase September Showcase Exhibitors Introduction

News Release: AUGUST 2023

The Green Bay Innovation Group would like to introduce you to our current 50-plus exhibitors and we have room for another 25 to exhibit. The 5P Showcase is at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center on September 26 with check-in at 7:30 a.m. and the exhibit hall opens at 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Sam Schlaich Council of Governmental Affairs at the Flexible Packaging Association will kick off the event at 9:00 a.m.

Go to: www.greenbayinnovationgroup.com Events – 5P Showcase to register. If you have any questions, call Marty Ochs at: 608-698-3333 or email to martinpochs@gmail.com

5 P Showcase

On September 26, learn about the businesses that set the region apart for its manufacturing strengths. From printers to paper, plastics, and roll goods converters, this Showcase event expands in its second year. Hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG), the full day takes place at Green Bay’s Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

“This expo features companies with industry updates in several categories and provides outstanding networking opportunities,” says Marty Ochs of GBIG. “We live at the center of innovation, technology, and production capabilities. We have planned for a larger expo and visitor attendance this year.”

Aspects include:

  • Paper, pulp, and related producers where Wisconsin still dominates.
  • Packaging and printing on substrates including paper, film, and nonwovens materials.
  • Providers of analytic data services and equipment where growth continues.
  • Technologies to increase volumes on production lines in converting and packaging.
  • Suppliers who assist with branding strategies, marketing, and promotions.
  • Testing companies who assist in meeting quality and processing specifications.
  • Breakthroughs in digital, 3D Printing, and flexographic printing for packaging.
  • Innovation in the nonwovens industry with fabrics that wipe and filter viruses/Covid.

“We plan to spotlight exceptional exhibitors as they come back this September, and we’re offering a forum for new companies coming on board,” says Susan Stansbury co-host. “You can find these companies at national shows, but they appreciate showing off their wares in their home territory. This area is ‘the converting corridor.’”

Notes Marty Ochs, “Over the next couple of months, we will be reporting on a cross-section of exhibitors and plans, including a keynote speaker from the Flexible Packaging Association. In addition, a panel of other speakers on innovation is on board.”

The location at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center represents an expanded space for exhibitors. The cost to attend for the day is $50.00 including lunch and refreshments. The Expo Hall will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by networking until 6:00 p.m.

Look for more news to come.
Interested attendees can sign up at: www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com and go to EVENTS to register.

To exhibit, call or email: Marty Ochs, GBIG, 608.698.3333 martinpochs@gmail.com Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant, 920.265.6407 SusanRStansbury@gmail.com

5P SHOWCASE September 26th in Green Bay at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

On September 26, learn about the businesses that set the region apart for its manufacturing strengths. From printers to paper, plastics, and roll goods converters, this Showcase event expands in its second year. Hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG), the full day takes place at Green Bay’s Radisson Hotel & Conference Center.

5 P Showcase

“This expo features companies with industry updates in several categories and provides outstanding networking opportunities,” says Marty Ochs of GBIG. “We live at the center of innovation, technology, and production capabilities. We have planned for a larger expo and visitor attendance this year.”

Aspects include:

  • Paper, pulp, and related producers where Wisconsin still dominates.
  • Packaging and printing on substrates including paper, film, and nonwovens materials.
  • Providers of analytic data services and equipment where growth continues.
  • Technologies to increase volumes on production lines in converting and packaging.
  • Suppliers who assist with branding strategies, marketing, and promotions.
  • Testing companies who assist in meeting quality and processing specifications.
  • Breakthroughs in digital, 3D Printing, and flexographic printing for packaging.
  • Innovation in the nonwovens industry with fabrics that wipe and filter viruses/Covid.

“We plan to spotlight exceptional exhibitors as they come back this September, and we’re offering a forum for new companies coming on board,” says Susan Stansbury co-host. “You can find these companies at national shows, but they appreciate showing off their wares in their home territory. This area is ‘the converting corridor.’”

Notes Marty Ochs, “Over the next couple of months, we will be reporting on a cross-section of exhibitors and plans, including a keynote speaker from the Flexible Packaging Association. In addition, a panel of other speakers on innovation is on board.”

The location at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center represents an expanded space for exhibitors. The cost to attend for the day is $50.00 including lunch and refreshments. The Expo Hall will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by networking until 6:00 p.m.

Look for more news to come.
Interested attendees can sign up at: www.GreenBayInnovationGroup.com and go to EVENTS to register.

To exhibit, call or email: Marty Ochs, GBIG, 608.698.3333 martinpochs@gmail.com
Susan Stansbury, Industry Consultant, 920.265.6407 SusanRStansbury@gmail.com

This event is hosted by Green Bay Innovation Group, providing news and platforms for paper, packaging, printing, plastics, and converting industries.

GBIG PRESENTS: THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF PLASTIC RECYCLING on April 12, 2023 with 5 Outstanding Speakers!

GREEN BAY INNOVATION GROUP PRESENTS: THE FUTURE OF PLASTIC RECYCLING NEEDS MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT METHODS.

The EVENT will be held at the JOHNSONVILLE TAILGATE VILLAGE BY LAMBEAU FIELD and a morning Tour of CONVERGEN ENERGY 600 Liberty St. Green Bay, WI.

DATE: April 12, 2022
SCHEDULE OF KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Tour Convergen Energy in Green Bay hosted by Ted Hansen – President
  • 11:00 a.m. – Registration and Check In at Johnsonville Tailgate Village by Lambeau Field
  • 12:00 -1:15 p.m. – Lunch with Doug Peckenpaugh BNP Group Publisher of Packaging Strategies and Flexible Packaging. He is the Manager of Converters Expo 2023.
  • 1:15 p.m. Introduction – Marty Ochs the Executive Director of the Green Bay Innovation Group
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – George Huber at UW Madison Engineering & (CUWP) Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics Director.
  • 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. John Elliot and Justin Bowers from PRI – Plastics Recycling Systems
  • 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. – Ted Hansen President of Convergen Energy, Inc. in Green Bay
  • 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. – Evan Arnold Vice President Business Development of Glenroy, Inc.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Networking
  • 6:00 pm.: Kick Off of Converting Expo at Lambeau Field.

To register, go to: www.greenbayinnovationgroup.com EVENTS and sign up. The cost is: $40.00 which includes lunch and the tour.

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