SPC Advance 2020

The Member Event

Sep 29, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020 Virtual Event


Virtual SPC Advance was Centered Around

Sustainable Resilience in a Time of Change

Through insightful presentations, panels, virtual tours, lunch and learns, workshops, and more, over 1300 attendees joined in the first completely virtual SPC fall members event this past September 29-30 to be inspired, learn and come together to address the bold changes needed in sustainable packaging in its role within climate change and how the current crisis has made these issues more urgent.

Registered Attendees of Virtual SPC Advance can access the recordings of the sessions for replay directly on the virtual event platform until November 30th, 2020.

Username: Please use the email address you used in the ‘Registration’ process.

Password: SPCAdvance2020!

Virtual SPC Advance Platform

Session Spotlight

In this section we will feature a video from a session from Virtual SPC Advance, that will be rotated every 2 weeks, starting October 14th, 2020.

Tour: Papermaking 101
Take a tour of an actual paper mill and learn how sustainable, fiber-based packaging is produced from tree to roll!
Zack Leimkuehler, Ahlstrom-Munksjo
Addie Teeters, Ahlstrom-Munksjo
Tom Pollock, SPC Moderator

Lunch and Learn Forest in Focus
What if there was an easy-to-use tool that provided your company greater insights into the sustainability of the forests where they source fiber for paper and packaging? Forests in Focus, released earlier this year, is built on data from the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA), NatureServe and others to assess risk at a landscape-level. Using this approach, Forests in Focus allows users to see where conservation efforts are most needed, ask the right questions of their suppliers about their fiber supply, and gain the confidence they require to meet responsible sourcing goals.
Tom Pollock, SPC
Shea Wales, SPC

Featured Speakers

Andrew Winston

Winston Eco-Strategies

Suzanne Shelton

Shelton Group

Julie Kae


Dr. Magdi Azer

REMADE Institute

Scott N. Miller

Dragon Innovation

Noah Deich


Blair Michal


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Anchor Sponsors

SPC Innovator Awards

The SPC Innovator Awards celebrate and showcase the outstanding people and organizations behind extraordinary advancements in packaging sustainability. SPC member submissions for the 2020 SPC Innovator awards are now open through August 14! Awards will be presented at Virtual SPC Advance 2020. This year’s awards are sponsored by Trayak.

Finalists Showcase of the 2020 Protective Packaging Design Challenge

Organized by SPC and Ubuntoo with support from Dow and Sealed Air as sponsors and Closed Loop Partners and the Retail Innovation Center at RILA as supporting partners, the Protective Packaging Packaging Design Challenge set out to find innovations in protective packaging materials and systems. The 5 Finalists will showcase their innovations as part of the Virtual SPC Advance program.