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All meetings will start at 6:30 PM with a buffet supper.  A presentation will start at 7:30 PM.  The cost will be $40 payable at the door. For reservations, please contact Osvaldo Fontanet at or call 212-893-7754.  Please note the venue published in the meeting announcement.  Directions to all venues are shown below.

If you made a reservation and cannot attend a meeting, please call Osvaldo to cancel; otherwise you will be billed!

November 1, 2017 MEETING

Please Note: This meeting will begin at 6:00.

This is a special meeting hosted by the L’Oreal Packaging Team in Clark, NJ


  • CCL Label HPC; VP Market Development - Robert Ryckman
    • “Technology Innovation for Consumer Engagement”
  • Exothermix; CEO Adam Laubach, Arlette Palo,
    • “How to Innovate Like a Startup”
  • Smith Design; CEO Jenna Smith
    • “The Democratization of Design in Beauty Packaging”
  • Sonic Packaging; CEO Howard Thau
    • “Design Roadmapping: Barriers to Entry”



Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

L’Oreal, 175 Terminal Ave., Clark, NJ 07066

5:00 – 6:00      Arrival and networking

6:00 – 7:00      Buffet Dinner & L’Oreal introduction

                           Vishal Pandya, Head of Packaging Innovation-L’Oreal

                          Patrice Barre, Head of Packaging technology-L’Oreal

7:00 – 9:00      Guest Speakers

Meeting Protocol

The cost of this event will be $40.00 payable at the door.  Since food must be catered, advanced reservations are required. For Reservations please contact Osvaldo Fontanet ( or call (212) 893-7754.

If you have made a reservation and cannot attend, please call Osvaldo to cancel.

Please make your reservation with Osvaldo Fontanet at 212-893-7754 or  (see directions below)

Directions to Venues

DIRECTIONS TO HAROLD’S NY DELI IN LYNDHURST, NJ Traveling North and South – Turnpike to Exit 16W. Route 3 West to second Route 17 exit (south). Just after the overpass over Route 3 – loops around till you come to a traffic light (Politi Ave.). Turn left and make a quick left into the first driveway (Quality Inn). Parking to the right for Harold's. Traveling East - Route 3 East and take the second Route 17 South exit. Proceed past the first traffic light. Take the first driveway on your left (Quality Inn). Parking for Harold's is to the right. Traveling West –When exiting from Lincoln Tunnel, stay to your right and take the Route 3 West Exit. Follow the above turnpike instructions. Note: All exits to the right.

DIRECTIONS TO DAVENPORT PRESS IN MINNEOLA, LONG ISLAND Auto: Take the LIE to Exit 39 to Glen Cove Rd/ Guinea Woods Road exit. Head south to Old Country Road. Turn right and go down to Main Street (about 1 1/2 mi.) and turn right. Davenport is on the right two blocks down and right next to the LIRR tracks. Packing lot is next door. Train: LIRR to Mineola Station. If coming from the city walk towards the front of the train towards the signal tower, Davenport's is directly behind it on Main Street. If coming from the east, walk towards the rear of the train, again towards the signal tower. Davenports is across the tracks. Directions from Port Jefferson Ferry: After disembarking from the ferry, follow the signs for Main Street, Going south Main Street (about 1/2 - 3/4 mi.) turns into Route 112, just around the LIRR tracks. Stay south on 112 until you hit the LI Expressway (I 495). Go west on LIE until you see Exit 39 (Glen Cove Rd.- Guinea Woods Road). Follow directions listed above.

DIRECTIONS TO BRIDGES HOLIDAY INN, ORANGEBURG, NY From East to West: Tappan Zee Bridge (NY State Throughway) to Exit 13 South (Palisades Interstate Parkway). Exit at 6E, Orangeburg. Proceed east to the end of Orangeburg Road, make one short left onto Route 303, then a right onto Kings Highway and the Hotel is right there. From West to East: NY State Thruway to Exit 13 to Palisades Interstate Parkway south. Follow directions above. From South to North: Take Palisades Interstate Parkway to Exit 6E, Orangeburg Road. Follow directions above. From North to South: NY State Thruway to Exit 13 to Palisades Interstate Parkway south. Follow directions above.

DIRECTIONS TO PARK AND ORCHARD, 240 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford NJ (201) 939-9292 From SOUTHWEST of Meadowlands Sports Complex: Garden State Parkway NORTH to Rt. 3 EAST to Rt. 17 NORTH to Union Ave. Cross Rt. 17 to the west and make first right which is Park Ave. Restaurant is 2nd building on right. From SOUTHEAST of Meadowlands Sports Complex: Route 95 NORTH (NJ Turnpike) to Rt. 3 WEST at exit 16 to Rt. 17 NORTH to Union Ave. Cross Rt. 17 to the west and make first right which is Park Ave. Restaurant is 2nd building on right. NORTH of Meadowlands Sports Complex: Restaurant is SOUTH of Rt. 4, and SOUTH of Rt. 80. Take Rt. 17 SOUTH from either Rt. 80 or Rt. 4 to Union Ave. (South of Paterson Plank Rd. immediately after NY Federal Reserve Building). Make right at Union Ave. Make first right at Park Ave. Restaurant is 2nd building on right.

DIRECTIONS TO HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HOULIHAN'S, 5 State Route 17 (south), Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 (201) 393-9330 From the South: Route 3 to Route 17 north. From the North: Route 80 or Route 3 to Route 17 south.

DIRECTIONS TO RUTGERS BUSCH CAMPUS:  NJ Turnpike to Exit 9, Route 18.  Turnoff at Exit 9, bear right after the toll booths and follow signs for "Route 18 North- NewBrunswick.” Stay to the left to continue on Route18 North.  Proceed along Route 18 North, crossing the Raritan River (approximately 3.7 miles).  Continue on Route 18 North. Take the first exit for Campus Road (Busch Campus).  Follow the exit until you reach a Circle.  Once on the circle, take the first exit (right) off the circle and continue down Bartholomew Rd.  At the first 4 way stop intersection, make a left turn onto Brett Road.  Stay on Brett road and bear left until you see CoRE Building (the only 7 story tall building).  There will be two parking lots, Lot 60 and Lot 64.  Proceed to the main entrance of the CoRE Building and take elevator to the 4th floor. Room 401.

DIRECTIONS TO L'OREAL, 175 Terminal Ave., CLARK, NJ:  From North and South: Garden State Parkway to Exit 135, Clark. West on Central Ave to Terminal Ave, turn left. L’Oreal Operations (#175) is 3/4 of the way to the end of the block on the left.  Parking:  please feel free to park on either side of 175 Terminal Ave. Since this is an after-hours event, it is OK to park in any of the spots (regardless of “Reserved” or not). Please enter only using the front Terminal Ave. entrance. No one will be present at the back entrance.