Global Pouch Forum

June 10-12, 2015

InterContinental Miami
Miami, FL

TAPPI Flexible Packaging Symposium

7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

2015 TAPPI PLACE - Flexible Packaging Symposium

TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium is a separate event
that requires an additional registration fee.

Chopin Ballroom


The 2015 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium is proud to co-locate with Global Pouch Forum, THE gathering place for top packaging professionals involved in every aspect of flexible packaging/pouch production and the corresponding film, closures, materials, equipment and services needed for this fast-growing packaging segment.

This one-day symposium is designed to give an in-depth look into pouch-making and structures and features speakers from the converting side.

Registration details for this Symposium can be found on the Pricing and Registration pages.

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast - Mezzanine West

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Chopin Ballroom

8:15 - 9:45 AM

Material Developments Session

Innovations in Pouch Materials: Reliability, Recyclability, and Right-sizing
Lamy Chopin, Application Technology Leader, Food & Specialty Packaging, Dow Chemical

Reducing Weight/Improving Performance
Nilesh Billade, Associate, Stress Engineering

High Speed Inks for High End Laminations and Pouches in Face of Process Convergence, Sustainability and the First Moment of Truth
Grant T. Shouldice, PhD, MBA, Vice President, Technology and Marketing, Packaging - Flint Group NA

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break - Mezzanine West

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Barrier Developments Session

Merits of EVOH in High Barrier Stand-Up Pouches
Dr. Nori Inoue, Technical Manager, Soarus

A New PA6 Material for Pouches
Frank Chen, Manager Business Incubator-Performance Fiber and Film, DSM

High Performance sHDPE materials - Moisture Barrier Performance and More
Norm Aubee, Technical Service Specialist, Nova Chemicals

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Presentation-Brand Protection / Food Security
MeiLin Wan, Executive Director of Project Development, ADNAS

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch - Mezzanine West

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Flexible Packaging Developments Session

Evolution of Pre-Applied Technology of FFS Pouches
John Hogan, Marketing Manager, Innoflex

Ultrasonics 201: The Rotary Ultrasonic Sealing Option
Thomas Ehlert, VP Research, Development & Engineering, Aurizon Ultrasonics

New Developments in Active and Functional Flexible Packaging
Duncan Derby, Associate Professor, Clemson University

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Coffee Break - Mezzanine West

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Brand Owner Panel - The Future of Supply Chain Collaboration
John Garnett, Director Packaging Research & Innovation, ConAgra
Sal Pellingra, VP of Innovation & Technology, Ampac
Tom Clark, Senior Associate Principal Engineer, Mondelez International


6:00 - 7:30 PM

Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception

Hosted by Global Pouch Forum Event Partner


All TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium attendees are invited to attend
the Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception

Event Partner



Flexible Packaging Symposium

Pre-Event Facility Tour Host