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CHALLENGE 2018: Solutions for a Sustainable Future

July 9, 2018

Join us as we gather leaders in business, science, and sustainability to discuss how we can achieve a more sustainable future together.

Innovate for a more sustainable tomorrow

Spend an afternoon learning from Tara Expeditions’ world-renowned researchers on the health of our oceans, discuss trends in packaging sustainability and get inspired by an expert in corporate responsibility.

Request an Invitation

We will review your request and reply within two business days via email.

Sessions & Panel Discussions

  • Packaging & Product Innovations for a Sustainable Future
  • Partnerships for Increased Corporate Responsibility
  • A Closer Look: Optimizations for Improved Sustainability & Savings in the Packaging Supply Chain

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Guest Speakers

Romain Trouble, Nina Goodrich, Maria Luiza Pedrotti, John Izzo

Keynote: Romain Trouble, Executive Director for Tara Expeditions Maria Luiza Pedrotti, PhD for Tara Expeditions

Guest Speakers:

Location: OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214, OMSI website


  • 10:00 am Registration & Check-in
  • 11:00 am Welcome & Review of Program Peter Malmqvist, BillerudKorsnäs Marketing Director Americas Petra Einarsson, BillerudKorsnäs President and CEO
  • 11:30 am Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler
  • 11:45 am Lunch
  • 12:45 pm Keynote: Tara Expeditions Romain Trouble, Executive Director of Tara Foundation Maria-Luiza Pedrotti, Research Scientist Tara Expeditions
  • 1:45 pm Panel: Product & Packaging Innovations for a Sustainable Future
  • 2:30 pm Break
  • 2:45 pm Guest Speaker: Evolving Trends in Packaging Sustainability Nina Goodrich, Sustainable Packaging Coalition Executive Director
  • 3:45 pm Guest Speaker: Partnerships for Better Corporate Responsibility Dr. John Izzo, Author ”The Purpose Revolution”
  • 4:30 pm Optimizations for Improved Sustainability & Supply Chain Savings
  • 5:15 pm Tara Tours, Innovation Station, Networking
  • 6:15 pm Hosted Happy Hour at Breakside Brewery