Networking at Packaging That Sells

Packaging That Sells provides the opportunity to interact with the industry's most influential brand marketers and package design teams who understand the vital role packaging plays in delivering a brand's message and connecting with consumers.

It's why NETWORKING is routinely indicated as one of the most important aspects of the conference, year after year!

Engage with design and marketing professionals who have the experience and expertise to help bring your ideas to reality and overcome roadblocks


Monday, October 28

5:30 – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception
The official opening of the 17th Annual Packaging That Sells Conference provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people as the program begins. Light hor d'oeuvres and libations will be served during the event.

Tuesday, October 29

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Networking Luncheon
Enjoy a delicious lunch while networking with other attendees and event participants. A great opportunity to make meaningful connections!

5:00 – 6:30 PM
Networking Reception
This event is a great opportunity to connect with the right people and build your network. The event is free of charge for all event participants


DO: Take notes during sessions – A common ice-breaker is to discuss the speakers you enjoyed and parts of the agenda that appealed to you. With TWO SIMULTANEOUS TRACKS on Tuesday, you're sure to hear different aspects you might have missed!

DON'T: Be timid – and only talk to people you already know. Networking is as simple as saying hello to people around you!

DO: Have your "elevator pitch" down – Be quick, concise, and accurate when discussing your business with tabletop exhibitors and others.

DON'T: Engage in overzealous self-promotion – This tactic is more likely to annoy than build valuable relationships. Of course, you should let people know what you do, but don't dive in with the hard sell

DO: Carry (and collect!) business cards –

While ensuring you have more than enough with you is important, collecting cards and using them to reconnect at the event or after is vital.

DON'T: Forget to follow up – What's the use of meeting people if you don't get in touch afterward? However, if you get a list of attendees, don't add them automatically to your email campaigns and newsletters.

DO: Pre-Network using social media – Use the hashtag #PackThatSells and start making contacts now! Then, when attending Packaging That Sells, schedule meetings with your online contacts.

DON'T: Limit your network of contacts – Expand your network to include professionals at varying experience levels, not just your peers. You never know who might have the right connections.