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The premier show for creative packaging
February 2019
Los Angeles, California



Hear from various packaging, design, marketing, and innovation experts who will share high level industry insight to inspire new creative packaging foresight and inspiration in addition to offering solutions to current packaging pain points.


  • Conference
    from 10:00 am
    to 10:45 am

    Bringing New Excitement to Fragrance Packaging

    Today’s upstart fragrance brands are simultaneously embracing and challenging perfume’s traditions by exploring new distribution models, focusing on consumers’ lifestyles, delivering unique designs and scents, and bringing an enhanced level of mindfulness to ingredient and packaging decisions. This panel will explore the changing consumer mindset, the challenges of the fragrance category in the social media age, the digital revolution’s impact on upstart brands and what it takes to design fragrance brands for today’s discerning consumer.

    • Moderated by Jeb GLEASON - Editor-in-Chief, GCI
    • Eric KORMAN - Founder and CEO, PHLUR
    • Krystal Quinn CASTRO - Co-Founder and Perfumer, LOS FELIZ BOTANICALS
  • Conference
    from 11:30 am
    to 12:00 pm


    Meet Andrew Gibbs ,"INNOVATOR IN THE WORLD OF DESIGN" and founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of The Dieline, the #1 website for packaging design. Hear his personal insights on the future of the packaging industry and his take on upcoming packaging trends.


    Moderated by Andrew DENT, Vice President of Research at Material ConneXion, and Chief Material Scientist at SANDOW.



    • Moderated by Andrew DENT - Executive Vice President of Research, Material ConneXion
    • Andrew GIBBS - Founder & CEO, THE DIELINE
  • Conference
    from 01:00 pm
    to 02:00 pm

    Is Wellness The New Luxury: Is Healthy And Happy the Future of Luxury Retail?

    As consumers spend on health and wellness grows, the luxury industry is getting in the game. There is a paradigm shift in the definition of luxury and modern lifestyle as the next generation starts to come into its own. Aspirations and desires around a wellness lifestyle (or perceived wellness lifestyle i.e. healthy selfies) are becoming indicators of luxury. The elite industry panel of brand executives and market analysts and will discuss this “new standard” for luxury and how brands will be reacting to this new realm of retail.

    • Moderated by Jeb GLEASON - Editor-in-Chief, GCI
    • Ayako HOMMA - Senior Analyst - Beauty & Fashion, EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL
    • Jacqueline SCHAFFER - M.D., CEO & FOUNDER, SCHIQUE
    • Rebecca BARTLETT - Founder & Creative Director, BARTLETT BRANDS
    • Ken LYNCH - Global Vice President Product Development, ESTEE LAUDER
  • Workshop
    from 02:30 pm
    to 04:30 pm

    Historical Scents For Wellness Products

    The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Saskia Wilson-Brown will lead a hands-on workshop exploring historical materials used in wellness, beauty, and healing. Drawing from her research into ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian traditions and uses of scent, as well as contemporary healing practices, Wilson-Brown will present a selection of historical materials for the group to smell, as well as facilitate a group blending exercise. A truly added value event for innovators looking to magnify their brands/products with olfaction elements.

    • Saskia WILSON-BROWN - Founder and Executive Director, THE INSTITUTE FOR ART & OLFACTION