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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.

Registration & Pricing

Registration includes admission to PACK EXPO International, October 23-26.

Early Bird pricing until September 30th

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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

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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