PCD Conference program

Day one - Wednesday, September 6

10.00 - 10.45

Keeping ahead of the global trend curve


Exploring the latest global beauty and lifestyle trends, from Korea to Nordic chic, subscription sampling and more!

Jeanine Recckio

Jeanine Recckio, Beauty Futurologist & Innovation Designer

This insightful futuristic trend presentation will intrigue global brands, packaging designers, product development executives and smart marketers with a powerful glimpse into a futuristic world.

It will highlight mega-trends “now and next” in the world of beauty, fashion, lifestyle, consumers, packaging, shopping, global food, creative cocktails, home décor, sports, travel and more.

Discover smart and strategic insight for businesses, brands and manufacturers - it’s all about futuristic growth and innovation, creative packaging innovations and new consumer retail-tainment.

Mirror Mirror
Carlos Soares Moreira

Carlos Soares Moreira, Head of Business Development, Glossybox

Jeanine will be joined by the genius Glossybox online subscription service brand, which is changing the way that future consumers try, shop, buy, wear and fall in love with beauty, health & wellness products with deluxe-size sampling. 

Carlos will provide attendees with the insight and importance of packaging innovation in deluxe-size and travel sample packaging needs and a deep look into the new millennial consumer.

Sarah Jindal

Sarah Jindal, Senior Innovation and Insight Analyst - Beauty + Personal Care, Mintel

Sarah Jindal will also be joining this session with an insightful look and statistics at the impact of global trends such as Indie brands, Korean beauty and beyond.

10.45 - 11.15

Q&A + Meet the speakers

11.45 - 12.15

Use LinkedIn to discover innovation

Have you ever considered using LinkedIn, the world's biggest professional network, to discover packaging innovations?

You should... it's a world of surprises!
In this session, Pamella provides strategies, tips and hints as to how best use the power of LinkedIn.

Pamella Seales

Pamella Seales, Key Account Manager, LinkedIn


1.15 - 2.00

Tackling the sustainability challenge

In a conference first... a sustainability roadmap will be presented that will help the packaging community overcome the most common challenges when trying to make the product and the packaging more sustainable in the resource constrained 21st Century.

David Burke

1.15 Chairman’s overview
David Burke
, Assistant Chairperson Graduate Communication Design, PRATT Institute

Carolyn Shafer

1.25 Carolyn Shafer - Director of the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at Pratt Institute and Director of the s.Lab at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.

Roger Zellner

1.45 Roger Zellner - Former Global Director - R&D Packaging Productivity & Simplification, Mondelez International


2.00 - 2.30

Q&A + Meet the speakers

3.00 - 3.50

The challenges of packaging in eCommerce

This action packed session will help packaging producers and retailers tackle their biggest ecommerce challenges. Together we will explore how to implement a life cycle approach to product and packaging design while taking a closer look at materials, processes, logistics and end of life management to drive material and ecommerce efficiencies.

Marianne Klimchuk

3.00 Chairman’s overview
Marianne Klimchuk
, Chairperson, Packaging Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology

Ritika Kalia

3.10 Ritika Kalia, Board member of the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) and Chair of the association’s e-commerce committee / Lead Marketing Manager for the Dow Chemical Company

Due to the different demands of their respective distribution chains, optimized e-commerce packaging may very well look different than packaging designed for traditional retail. The challenges and benefits of these two distribution channels will provide opportunities to design new logistics systems which significantly affect the future of packaging.

Ritika Kalia will review the impact of e-commerce on the lifecycle of packaging. Looking at how these shifts are impacting design, distribution and recovery systems. Ms. Kalia will discuss unintended consequences and how we can create future packaging that meets tomorrow’s sustainability needs.

Dana Aidekman

3.30 Dana Aidekman, Director of Merchandising, Birchbox

Dana will explore the challenges that brands encounter when launching with omnichannel sampling partners like Birchbox. From sampling production to visual merchandising online, we will look at how brands can succeed in grabbing the attention of both buyers and consumers.


3.50 - 4.20


Day two - Thursday, September 7

10.00 - 10.50

Creating truly innovative beauty packaging


Packaging innovation takes inspiration from trends in ingredients, formulation, marketing, the consumer and beyond. But executing even the most brilliant of innovations comes with challenges.

In this panel, developed and moderated by CosmeticsDesign.com Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske, beauty and personal care industry insiders will share what they have learned first-hand about solving challenges and overcoming (or avoiding!) the obstacles that stand between a great packaging idea and the marketplace.

Deanna Utroske

Chairman’s overview
Deanna Utroske
, Senior Correspondent, Cosmetics Design

Cosmetics Design USA
Laszlo Moharita

Laszlo Moharita, Director – Global Beauty Packaging, Johnson & Johnson

François Damide

François Damide, Founder / President, Crafting Beauty

Crafting Beauty
Jodi Katz

Jodi Katz, Founder / Creative Director, Base Beauty Creative Agency


10.50 - 11.20


11.45 - 12.30


Consumer delight is what separates successful brands from failures. This session will feature a trio of experts, who will explore beauty and personal care trends, innovation and packaging from the consumer's perspective. By understanding the shopper's challenges and mindset, marketers and product developers can develop products and brands that truly resonate. Topics will include consumer trends, innovation and packaging development trends through 2018.


11.45 Chairman’s overview

Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor in Chief, Global Cosmetic Industry magazine (GCI)

Ian Nicholson

11.55 Ian Nicholson, Worldwide Director Strategic Innovation & Technology Alliances, Colgate Palmolive

Shannon Davenport

12.15 Shannon Davenport, Trend Forecaster & Innovation Strategist, Stylus

Next-Gen Beauty Packaging

Stylus will be looking at the latest packaging strategies and visual directions underlining consumers' new needs and lifestyles in beauty and grooming. Join us to learn about how to anticipate and respond to key consumer-led shifts, manufacturing innovations and material developments that will shape the market. We will also highlight inspirational design directions and cues for developing more compelling product across skincare, cosmetics, haircare and beyond.

12.30 - 1.00


2.00 - 2.30

The collaboration of brands and suppliers

Purchasing, R&D, Product Development and Technical packaging teams are constantly collaborating with their suppliers to develop innovative products. This approach allows them to control the traceability of raw materials and packaging components used for finished products, and to ensure secure and steady supply chains, as well as compliance with international labor standards and respect for human rights.

Tanguy Chen Laurent

2.00 Tanguy Chen Laurent, Managing Partner, Creative Capital

Brand innovation through supplier collaborations

CC New York
Benny Calderone

2.15 Benny Calderone, Vice President, Cosmetics Industry Buyers & Suppliers (CIBS)


2.30 - 3.00

Q&A + Meet the speakers