SPC Impact 2018

Open to SPC Members + Non-members

Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 26, 2018 San Francisco, CA

Momentum around sustainable packaging is at an all-time high

Industry efforts to improve packaging are widespread and a common understanding has been developed, allowing more advanced conversations throughout the entire supply chain. It’s time to ensure that our actions are aligned with the bigger picture. Meaningful progress needs to be made towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and packaging improvements and innovations have the power to contribute. SPC Impact brings together the leading packaging decision-makers and influencers to focus on contextualizing opportunities for packaging, expanding the possibilities while bringing perspective of our planetary boundaries.

SPC Impact 2018 will be a 3 day event where 350+ attendees will get inspired, learn, make new connections and leave with actionable takeaways for their daily work through thought-provoking presentations, interactive sessions, engaging panels, interesting tours and fun business networking functions.

Event Partners

Featured Speakers

Brent Heist

Procter & Gamble

Teresa Bui


Gil Friend

City of Palo Alto

Christine Liu

Cisco Systems

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Park Central Hotel

50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Art. Food. Love. It’s what brings people together around the world, but especially in San Francisco. Park Central bridges these experiences and offers a fresh perspective on the city. Whether visiting for business or leisure, the hotel is ideally situated in the cultural heart of downtown, walking distance from Union Square, AT&T ballpark, the Financial District, Embarcadero, Chinatown, and more. Take an adventure on the Cable Cars, savor the flavors of the Ferry Building Marketplace, or immerse yourself in the contemporary arts at Yerba Buena Gardens and SFMOMA. Park Central is the premier choice for a romantic San Francisco luxury hotel near Moscone Center.

Our original room block at the $269+ rate is now full. A small number of rooms are currently available at the next best rate of $309+

Information on our additional hotel room block

Hotel Zelos

Reservations: Please note that the cutoff date to make reservations at the special group rate is April 10, 2018. On that date, any contracted rooms that were not reserved will be made available for the public to make reservations.  Rooms are $269+ a night. 

  • Booking Link: SPC Impact 2018
  • Phone Reservations: If booking by phone, guests must call our Central Reservations number at (888) 459-3303.  It is important that each of your guests contact the Hotel at least thirty days prior to your arrival date and identify themselves as part of the “SPC Impact 2018”.

Palace Hotel

Reservations: Please note that the cutoff date to make reservations at the special group rate is March 28th, 2018. Rooms are $299+ a night.

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A green event!

Sustainability is not only our area of expertise, it’s our passion. That is why we plan all of our conferences to be as environmentally-friendly as possible. This year we will have recycling and composting bins readily available throughout the venue, leftover food from meals will be composted back of house, signage will be printed using soy-based ink and on SFI-certified paper, and we will walk to many events throughout the conference, among many other small acts of sustainability.

SPC Impact Blog

Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals through Packaging: SDG 12, Sustainable Production & Consumption

Historically, we have  associated resource consumption with the well being of a society. Prosperous economies and societies have needed to… Read more »

SPC Impact 2018: Q&A with Paul Nowak (QuadPackaging)

In your perspective, what does an ideal packaging design roadmap look like when sustainability is a forefront goal? Ideally sustainability… Read more »

Ideas to make more of an impact in sustainable packaging

Originally published in Packaging Digest. Interview by Lisa Pierce, Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. If two heads are better than… Read more »