Velocity Sustainability Summit Agenda

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Tuesday, OCTOBER 18
Wednesday, OCTOBER 19

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

8:00 – 9:00

Fountain Ballroom
2nd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Continental Breakfast + Networking

9:00 – 9:10

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Welcome & Kickoff

Opening Remarks

Christopher Durham

President
VELOCITY INSTITUTE

Velocity Institute

9:10 – 9:40

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Misfits Market Purpose Built Private Brand

A fireside chat with Morgan Drummond, Sr Director of Private Brand Development about the innovative purpose driven online retailer and the role of sustainability in its growing private brand.

Morgan Drummond

Sr Director of Private Brand Development
MISFITS MARKET

Christopher Durham

President
VELOCITY INSTITUTE

Velocity Institute

9:40 – 10:00

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

You have Committed to Sustainability now what?

In the last few years retailers and manufacturers have made impressive commitments to reduce the packaging used, use more recycled content, design packaging to be recyclable and explore reusable packaging. Now What? In this presentation Target Alum Kim Carswell will discuss her key learnings and how to shift from committing to doing.

Kim Carswell has 40 years of packaging experience working at great companies such as Target, General Mills and Kraft Foods. Today Kim is consulting in the sustainable packaging space helping companies reduce the impact of their packaging on the planet by understanding the value of goals, a clear strategy, internal engagement and understanding, external collaboration and leveraging data to inform the work. Emerging packaging legislation is redefining sustainable packaging goals not as voluntary commitments, but as a license to operate. Kim’s network across the packaging value chain is deep and insightful and she brings that to the work she does. Collaborating and learning from one another is a key accelerator in making progress

Kim
Carswell

Consultant &
Target Alum

10:00 – 10:30

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Sustainability & Today’s Shopper

What does a more sustainable world mean to today’s shopper? Join SPINS to discuss the importance of certifications, labeling and sustainability callouts in today’s retail environment. We will explore current attribute trends within sustainability and how products are evolving to meet these standards.

Jessica Maniscalco

SENIOR RETAIL INSIGHTS MANAGER

SPINS

10:30-11:00

Taft Ballroom Foyer
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Networking Break

11:00 – 11:30

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

The Future of Reuse: New Steps Toward Reusable Packaging

Anthony Rossi, EVP of Business Development for TerraCycle & Loop will share how companies large and small can drive change, and how retailers, their brands and consumers are reacting, pushing and adopting as they transition from linear to circular solutions.

Anthony
Rossi

Executive Vice President Business Development
LOOP / TERRACYCLE

11:30 – 12:00

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Unpackaging Sustainability 

Gary will discuss how do we better empower and inform how we measure, assess and reduce carbon and costs across our packaging portfolio.

With over 20 years of experience working with Global, European and National brands. Gary has worked both agency and client side. Gary brings knowledge and experience of brand strategy, design/brand management, product launch processes and brand implementation.

Gary Orr

Chief Commercial Officer & Global Head of ESG
XDS Brand

12:00 – 1:00

Fountian Ballroom
2nd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 1:30

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Sustainability, Collaboration & the Future

A Panel discussion moderate by Jul Lassow that focuses on the future of private brand sustainability, collaboration and change.

Juli
Lassow

Owner & Principal
JHL SOLUTIONS

James Butcher

CEO
Supply Pilot
(formerly S4RB)

Solange
Ackrill

VP Marketing and Corporate Strategy
CLUB COFFEE

1:30 – 2:00

Taft Ballroom
3rd Floor
Westin Cincinnati

Brand Authenticity and Sustainability

Shannon Colamarino, Director of Own Brand Design and Brand Management will discuss the role of Brand Authenticity and Sustainability in Private Brand at Giant Eagle.

Shannon Colamarino

Director of Own Brand Design and Brand Management

GIANT EAGLE