Events Details

Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.


SustPack 2017

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition + Smithers Pira in collaboration with Packaging Digest present SustPack 2017.

SustPack is the leading conference for top decision makers in the packaging value chain to develop sustainable solutions.

3 days. 500 attendees. One innovative conference

SustPack 2017 will bring together a world-class agenda that will feature the very latest innovations, progress and thinking in the field of sustainable packaging and packed conference with 500 attendees from raw materials through to retailers and recyclers as we attempt to ‘close the loop.’ We will be reviewing the end of life debates across recycling and composting and we’ll be assessing the commercial, environmental and societal impacts of improving packaging sustainability.

Complimentary tickets are included in SPC membership. For questions about registration, email or call 434.202.4865. Not a member? Learn more.

Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Arizona

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is now sold out. 

Additional local hotel locations include:

-The McCormick Scottsdale (Millennium): (480) 948-5050

-The Scottsdale Plaza Resort: (480) 948-5000

-The Hilton Scottsdale Resort: (480) 948-7750 

-Residence Inn Scottsdale Paradise Valley: (480)-948-8666

An overflow room block has been secured for Wednesday, April 26th at the Hilton Garden Inn at Phoenix Airport North. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate of $169 plus tax. This special rate is valid up to April 12th 2017.

To take advantage of this rate, call the hotel directly at +1-602-306-2323 and let them know you will be attending SustPack 2017. 

SPC Innovator Awards

Formerly known as the "Trashies", The SPC Innovator Awards recognize the outstanding people behind packaging innovations; the partnerships that have an impact on packaging sustainability and extraordinary package & process breakthroughs in the field. 

  • Outstanding Person
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Outcome of a Partnership
  • Breakthrough Process

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. Winners will be awarded at the Monday night reception. 

Cancellations and Refunds

Paid registrations may receive full refunds minus 20% admin fee if requested 10 business days before conference date. No refunds will be given within 10 days of the conference. If you would like to cancel or substitute your registration, please email