We’ve created Package Design Matters Conference with one goal in mind – to foster community and meaningful connections between brand owners, agency leaders, and members of the packaging supply chain. And it all takes place in an intimate setting where unprecedented networking opportunities and honest, open dialogue thrives.

It’s the “un-conference” feel that makes Package Design Matters Conference a unique event. PDMC’s variety of informal networking events offer attendees the perfect chance to connect with colleagues and peers. From the Welcome Reception and Breakfast Roundtable Discussions to the Off-site Excursions and the Celebration of Design Dinner & Awards Gala, there are a multitude of opportunities for meeting and mingling among attendees! See below for a full list of our 2017 Networking Events:

 

PDMC WELCOME RECEPTION – January 24, 2017
Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and hellos as the Package Design Matters Conference officially kicks off for 2017.
 

OFF-SITE NETWORKING EXCURSIONS
It’s the “un-conference” feel that makes Package Design Matters Conference a one-of-a-kind event. PDMC’s unique activities and excursions allow attendees to meet and mingle with other talented and inspiring colleagues, all while exploring the beautiful locale! See below for a full list of our 2017 off-site networking excursions and be sure to select which opportunity you’d like to participate in during the registration process:

PRE-EVENT DEEP SEA FISHING EXCURSION – JANUARY 23

Departing from the Hyatt Regency’s own marina, this excursion offers you glorious views of sandy beaches and mangrove swamps as you make your way to a fishing spot in the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico.

GOLF SCRAMBLE AT RAPTOR BAY GOLF GOURSE – JANUARY 25
Just a trolley ride away from the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, the Raptor Bay Golf Club is the perfect locale to experience panoramic views, lush landscaping and refreshing water features, while being paired with other brand owners in a fun scramble networking event.

CATAMARAN SAILING – JANUARY 25
Hop aboard the 53-foot catamaran and prepare to sail away and explore the beauty of Naples, Florida as you coast through the canals of the upscale Port Royal neighborhood and then venture out into the open sea in search of dolphins.

ESTERO BAY ECO SIGHT-SEEING CRUISE – JANUARY 25
Cruise the pristine waters of beautiful Estero Bay, where you’ll have a chance for some up close and personal dolphin encounters, as well as a tour of unique mangrove islands and lush bird rookeries, all while networking with fellow brand owners, retailers and agency leaders.

CELEBRATION OF DESIGN DINNER & AWARDS GALA – January 25, 2017
This evening event will showcase and celebrate winners of the PAC Global Leadership Awards and Package Design’s own Brand Leaders and Rising Stars. In partnership with PAC, Packaging Consortium.

 
BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONSJanuary 26, 2017
Engage with subject matter experts during Roundtable discussions. Watch for details on the timely topics we’ll be offering at the 2017 Package Design Matters Conference.