COGnitions™ Articles

More than a blog, COGnitions™ is an ongoing initiative to learn from current innovators and gurus affecting the packaging design-to-print supply chain. You’ll find what’s coming up and an archive of past reports from the field as well as events involving Cog locally…all written in the lively Cog style, so you don’t fall asleep.

Please note: We believe in full transparency, so please understand that any ticket costs attached to a COGnitions™ event go to fund the event, not to send the Cogs on Caribbean cruises.

Coming Up

Be sure to save the date for any of the following that interest you. All events, dates, and times will be kept up to date.



May 15-16, 2019 | New York, NY

LUXE PACK New York is an exclusive B2B trade show where today’s top packaging developers, marketing executives, and creative visionaries gather to offer the most comprehensive & valuable platform for packaging business development.


Cosmoprof | Las Vegas

July 28-30 | Las Vegas, NV

Cosmoprof North America is the leading B2B beauty event in North America, offering the entire industry an opportunity to come together, make new relationships, and foster collaborations. Cosmopack North America, a new addition to Cosmoprof, will host companies across the cosmetics supply chain: ingredients & raw materials, contract & private label manufacturing, machinery and packaging.


This Fall

Date and venue TBD | Cincinnati, OH

Cog hosts the second in the COGnitions™ series of knowledge-sharing presentations to all of you in the packaging-design-to-print industry. We’re still pinning down speakers, deciding on venues, and haggling for lower prices on booze. Stay tuned.


printTHINK Summit

September 11-13, 2019 | Rosemont, IL

The printTHINK Summit, a Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) biennial conference, is developed by the industry for the industry to promote collective innovation and knowledge sharing. The Summit provides label and packaging industry suppliers and converters with timely information on operational, technical and business topics to help advance their organization. David Lukshus (President / CEO of Cog, LLC will moderate a panel discussion of key players in R&D, Design, and Execution disciplines during the development-through-launch of P&G’s ground-breaking and award-winning AeroFlexx packaging technology.


TLMI Annual Meeting

October 27-30, 2019 | Carlsbad, CA

This convergence of TLMI member printers/converters, suppliers, and guests is held annually in October. It features TLMI’s annual business meeting, educational presentations, committee meetings and a variety of network and social activities. The meeting concludes with TLMI’s Annual Awards Dinner recognizing winners of the packaging print competition, environmental awards, and the Converter and Supplier of the Year.



December 11-13, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

The pre-eminent Marijuana Business Conference in the world for today’s cannabis professionals.


TLMI Committee Meetings

January 27-28, 2020 | Orlando Florida

Held annually in January, this is a two-day meeting where all committees address the industry’s most relevant concerns, such as workforce development, government and regulatory affairs, and sustainability and members have the opportunity to collaborate and network.