15th Annual Sonoco

Supplier Business


May 21-22, 2019, FLORENCE, SC


Come Help Us Build for the Next 120 Years.

How time flies. 2019 marks the 120th Anniversary of Sonoco, and the 15th Anniversary of our Annual Supplier Business Conference. We’ve come a long way and we owe much of our success to the many suppliers like you, who have worked side-by-side with us over the years and have helped our business grow. We started this forum to help connect and communicate with our key supplier partners to give you an inside look and better understanding of our vision, business needs, goals, and where we see opportunities for growth.

This year is special as we’ll be celebrating Sonoco’s rich history and reviewing what we see as the key components in Building for the Next 120 Years. We’ll also be recognizing exceptional supplier performance, as well as focusing on our efforts to increase diversity and sustainability successes across our supply base.

The Supplier Business Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for our suppliers to network with one another and with Sonoco. Proceeds from the Supplier Business Conference go to fund student scholarships and to support outstanding diversity organizations, which is in keeping with our corporate purpose, Better Packaging, Better Life.

We hope you’ll plan to join us for this great event!

Greg Munoz
VP, Global Supply Management

Venue Location

Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology (SiMT)

1951 Pisgah Road, Florence, SC 29501

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Who’s Speaking


Rob Tiede

President & CEO


Rodger Fuller

Sr. Vice President
Global Consumer Packaging, Display & Packaging and Protective Solutions


Greg Munoz

Vice President, Global Supply Management


Adrienne Trimble

President and CEO,
National Minority
Supplier Development


Henry McMaster

South Carolina

Event Schedule

8:00 am - 9:00 am


*Entrance, Hartsville Country Club

Continental Breakfast

*Banquet Room, Hartsville Country Club

VIP Breakfast

*Private Dining Room - VIP(Sapphire & Diamond Sponsorships)
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Welcome Address & Tee Off

Hartsville Country Club

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception & Heavy Hors d'oeuvres

*SiMT Ballroom, Music by Rod Brown
7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Welcome Address

Weston Harcourt, Associate Category Manager, Sonoco

Golf Awards Presentation

Steve Charles, Director - Strategic Sourcing, Sonoco

Executive Keynote Speaker

Rodger Fuller, Senior Vice President, Sonoco
7:50 pm - 8:10 pm


8:10 pm - 9:30 pm

Sonoco Leadership Class 2017-18 Graduation

Dominique Milton - President & CEO, CVMSDC

Diversity & Sustainability Awards Presentation

Marc Ensign & Debra White, Director - Global Category Mgmt, Sonoco

Supplier Performance Awards Presentation

Category Management, Sonoco

Closing Comments

Greg Munoz, VP Global Supply Management, Sonoco