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September 24-27, 2018
Pennsylvania Convention Center

Ben VanderPlas


Global Product Manager
Sonoco ThermoSafe


9:00 AM Master Class A: Packaging Certification

Certification Program: Life-Cycle Development of Temperature Assurance Packaging (TAP)
The certification program aims to coach participants through the entire life-cycle of developing a Temperature Assurance Package (TAP) including considerations with regards to regulations, transportation/logistics, ambient profiles, operations, and packaging design. Prior to the conference you will be provided access to an online "Fundamentals" course.  This self-paced course offers participants a systematic approach to develop a foundational understanding of temperature assurance packaging.  This will allow participants to establish a core knowledge level and ensure a thorough understanding during the conference session.
 
At the conference will build from the knowledge learned during the "Fundamentals" course to transition into the "Professional" course.  This day-long session will be conducted by a diverse team of industry experts to guide discussion, provide instruction, and lead interactive activities.  The "Professional" course coaches participants through the entire life-cycle of developing a Temperature Assurance Package including considerations for regulations, transportation/logistics, ambient profiles, operations, and packaging design. All participants completing courses will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
 
"Certified Professionals" will be able to:
·         Understand the fundamentals of temperature assurance packaging
·         Be capable of evaluating different solutions to determine what best meets the needs of their company
·         Guide the implementation of temperature assurance packaging solutions within your organization
·         Grasp the key processes, protocols and techniques involved in designing temperature-controlled packaging

2:50 PM Hub Stage Session 3: Speaker Spotlight: Past 2017 Award Winner Presentation

*Each 2017 winner will give a 10 minute ted talk style presentation about their team’s achievements, challenges, and strategies that got them to win a 2017 GF Award.
 
·         How did you achieve this level of success across your organization?
·         Have you continued to build upon your project over the last 8 months?
·         What were notable results from your winning initiative?
·         What are you focusing your team on currently?
·         How are you leveraging collaboration and technical innovation across your organization?
 
Award Winners:

Collaboration Award: Sonoco ThermoSafe
Ben VanderPlas, Global Product Manager, Sonoco Thermosafe
 
Customization Award: ColdChain Technologies Inc.
Stephen Kolb, Business Development Manager, Cold Chain Technologies



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ben.

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