Mark your calendar: Get Smart Summit on Smart Packaging set for October 17

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West in Mississauga, Ontario.

That’s the date of the first-ever Get Smart Summit on Smart Packaging and Smart Retail presented by intelliPACK. The event’s goal is to mobilize the industry to accelerate the development and broad adoption of Smart Packaging innovations.

So what exactly is Smart Packaging? Well, it can be characterized as an active or intelligent interactive packaging system that delivers benefits and added functionality to the value chain. The Global Smart Packaging Market is exploding and is poised to reach approximately $26.7 billion by 2024.

Attendees to this premiere Canadian event will discover the latest developments and forecasts, as well as their potential impact on the global market. So who should attend? If you’re a retailer, brand owner, marketing or design agency, packaging engineer, technology developer, equipment and machinery supplier, packaging converter, raw materials supplier, consultant, analyst, logistics professional, recycling expert – or anyone involved in related industries, this event is well worth your time.

Though the complete agenda hasn’t been finalized yet, some of the topics to be discussed will include smart packaging,  packaging trends, the future of retail, retail trends, analysis and analytics, technology leaders, case studies, and much, much more.

Show organizer intelliPACK, an organization formed by a partnership between PAC Packaging Consortium, the CPEIA (Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association) and their respective member companies, has been working hard putting this timely event together.

In fact, the Get Smart Summit is the only initiative in North American with a mission to unite leading organizations across the packaging value chain, while educating us about the intricacies of this remarkable and growing technology.

For more information, including registration pricing and exhibitor opportunities, please visit If you’re interested in joining PAC or CPEIA and intelliPACK, and getting additional benefits (including pricing discounts for the event), please contact PAC President Jim Downham at or CPEIA President Peter Kallai at


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.