The Emerging Brands Summit

is a one-day event designed for growing brands seeking to scale their manufacturing operations. Hear directly from emerging brands like Petal Sparkling Beverages and The Functional Chocolate Company who’ve successfully scaled through both contract and in-house manufacturing. Expert advisors with decades of CPG experience (from the likes of P&G, Kraft Heinz, Del Monte, Nestle and more) will be available for discussions about your operations, along with suppliers eager to work with emerging brands.

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Content for this one day event includes

  • Educational sessions
  • Panel discussions
  • First-hand success stories of scaling up

Whether you are currently contracting out, manufacturing in-house, or just not sure which direction to take, at the Emerging Brands Summit you will see all perspectives to enable you to make an informed opinion while consulting with experts, participating in group discussions, and exploring supplier exhibits.

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Why Attend

  • Build the knowledge to create your manufacturing roadmap sessions
  • Network with other scaling brands
  • Consult with expert advisors
  • Find and connect with the right suppliers
  • Apply for one of three $20,000 grants awarded onsite; learn more about the grants here.
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The Emerging Brands Grants

Three $20,000 grants will be awarded onsite at the Emerging Brands Summit. Learn more about the grants at the Emerging Brands Alliance, or download a sample application.

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The Emerging Brands Grants program is funded by the Emerging Brands Alliance, a platform providing year-round education, community support, and growth opportunities to new brands looking to scale their manufacturing operations.

Emerging Brands Summit Sponsors

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The Emerging Brands Summit is co-located with PACK EXPO International, the most comprehensive packaging and processing event in 2022, and produced by PMMI Media Group, a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing, and automation decision makers. Learn more about PACK EXPO and PMMI Media Group.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration policy?

Registration Policy
Registration for the Emerging Brands Summit is open to end users, and a limited number of sponsors & exhibitors with clearly defined roles. This policy is in place to assure that every PMMI Media Group event offers a respectful, relaxed environment where active professionals can network, learn from one another, and have frank discussions about what is happening in their industry, organizations, and careers. All registrations are subject to review. If it is determined that the registrant does not qualify, the registration will be canceled, and a refund issued to the card provided.

All suppliers interested in participating at Emerging Brands Summit are encouraged to review our sponsorship opportunities, which include a limited number of passes to the event. Learn more

End User & Supplier Classifications
PMMI Media Group defines an end user as an employee from an end user organization in charge of evaluating, purchasing, or managing resources, products and/or services for their organization’s internal usage. An end user organization does not offer products, services or solutions associated with the domain of the conference.

PMMI Media Group defines a supplier as an employee from a supplier organization in charge of designing, delivering, promoting, selling, or servicing products and/or solutions related to the domain of the conference. A supplier organization offers products, services or solutions associated with the domain of the conference.

Can I register for the Emerging Brands Summit without registering for PACK EXPO International?

The Emerging Brands Summit is co-located within the PACK EXPO International trade show. Registration for the Emerging Brands Summit is within the PACK EXPO International registration site. By purchasing a registration for the Emerging Brands Summit, you will automatically receive a complimentary registration for PACK EXPO International.

Can I access the PACK EXPO International trade show with my Emerging Brands Summit registration?

Yes, all Emerging Brands Summit attendees will also be registered for PACK EXPO International and can attend all days of the trade show (October 23 -26).

Will the agenda and speaker list be published?

Yes, the preliminary agenda and speaker roster are now available. Sign up for event updates to be notified when new speakers are added.

How can I apply for an Emerging Brands Summit grant?

Applications are now open for one of three $20,000 grants on the Emerging Brands Alliance website. Apply today

Can I attend the Emerging Brands Summit if my company is not a startup or emerging brand?

Yes, any PACK EXPO International registered attendee can register for the Emerging Brands Summit. The content is targeted to those brands looking to scale their manufacturing operations. Exhibitors and suppliers cannot register as attendees but may participate as sponsors which includes up to two event registrations.

I can’t attend the event. Will there be a future event or can I attend virtually?

There is no virtual component to the Emerging Brands Summit. The next Emerging Brands Summit will be during PACK EXPO Las Vegas which runs September 11 -13, 2023. Look for additional resources from the Emerging Brands Alliance launching in 2023.

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