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  • PRESENTATIONS from OEM Packaging directors 

  • tier one suppliers in attendance


  • Networking Cocktail


The 2018 event will be held November 8. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now open.

Automotive Packaging Summit brings the stakeholders across the packaging supply chain to share and discuss our goals, passions, and struggles.
— Dr. Andrew Hurley, PhD

2017 Agenda

Wednesday, October 11th

Pour Taproom

6:00-8:00 - Pre-Registration and Networking cocktail 

Thursday, October 12th

1 N. Main St. Greenville 

7:30 - Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Andrew Hurley, PhD

Conference Session 1

8:45 - Keynote Speaker
Drew Cockman, Packaging Planning, Section Manager, BMW NA

9:40 - Panelled Q&A 1
Automotive Part Supplier Perspectives
Kenneth Barnum (Fraenkische), David Lester (Magna Decostar), Jeff Palus (Artiflex)

10:30 - Speaker 2
Micah Mallace, Director Strategic Projects, SC State Ports Authority

11:15 - Speaker 3
Patrick Ward, Director Material Planning and Logistics Americas - VOLVO CAR USA LLC

Lunch & Structured Roundtables

12:00 - Catered Lunch, Tables upstairs @ 6th Floor Atrium

1:00 - Structured Roundtable Discussions

1:25 - Networking time

Conference Session 2

2:30 - 5:00 - Dual Session Tracks:  


Chaired by Drew Felty
CEO, Package InSIght


Bianca Hurley
Director, Package InSight

Jay McGovern
Parts Director, Century BMW

Dr. Jeff Neal
Director, Clemson Cooperative Education Program

Sara Shumpert

TECH and Logistics

Chaired by Suzanne Dickerson
Director, SC Logistics


Tanner Fogle
Clemson University Testing Lab

Klaus Lysdal
VP of Sales and Operations, I-Containers

Ben Nguku
Marketing Manager, Sealed Air

William Wappler
President and CEO, Surgere

Tiger Reception

5:00 - Hors D'oeuvres and Hosted Bar

7:00 - Dinner options at multiple acclaimed restaurants within walking distance on Main St. 

Outdoor concert

7:00-10:00 - Whiskey Myers and Outshine playing at the Peace Center Ampitheatre

Friday, October 13th

1 N. Main St. Greenville

8:00 - Breakfast

8:30 - Welcome
Dr. Andrew Hurley, PhD

Conference Session 3

9:00 - Speaker 4
Darrin Lucas, Senior Manager - Inbound Logistics, Nissan North America

9:45 - Speaker 5
Dr. Srikanth Pilla, PhD, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)

10:15 - Break

10:30 - Speaker 6
Lilly Holt, Warehouse Manager, Global Service Parts, Mercedes Benz U.S. International, Inc.

11:20 - Panelled Q&A 2
OEM Perspectives 
BMW + Honda + Volvo

12:10 - Closing Remarks
Dr. Andrew Hurley, PhD

12:30 - Boxed Lunch

Negotiated rates coming...

Aloft Hotel

5 N Laurens St,
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 297-6100



Parking for Aloft guests is $7.50 per night. These parking passes can be picked up at the front desk. 
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