Wednesday, June 11

June 11, 2014

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3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Las Olas Foyer
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rio Vista

rti  will shed light on the polyethylene and polypropylene resin markets giving a look back at what has taken place in the past few years placing the markets in the position they are in today and what the plastics industry has to look forward to in the next few years.  

The latest industry buzz-word is HEDGING.  What does the word mean and how does it apply to your business.  Andy Van Putte will explain the 3 fundamental ways to manage cost volatility.  

Sam Beasley, Senior Vice President, RTi
Andy Van Putte

Must be pre-registered for this add-on session. Not automatically included with your Global Pouch Forum registration. 

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Sky Terrace
Welcome Reception



Thursday, June 12

June 12, 2014

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7:00 am
Las Olas Foyer
Registration Opens
7:00 - 8:30 am
Atlantic Ballroom

Continental Breakfast 

8:30 am-12:00 pm
Las Olas Ballroom


8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Joyce Routson, Editor/Conference Director, Packaging Strategies
John Baumann
, C.E.O., Ampac

8:45 - 9:45 AM

Broadcasting Live

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The Journey from Package to Product

Eric Steigelman has turned around the conventional wisdom that says when it comes to creating new products, the contents have to come first. This young entrepreneur will talk about how he used market intelligence gathered during a business development stint at a large packaging company to create his own company - selling wine in a pouch. It was a matter of finding the right product for the package and so he combined a love of wines with industry knowledge to launch Bonfire in 2013.

steigelmanEric Steigelman
Founder and CEO
Bonfire Wines

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Las Olas Foyer
Networking Break

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Broadcasting Live

The Growth of the Pouch in 2014 and Beyond: Where Do We Go from Here?

Both globally and within the U.S. packaging industry, pouches have grown at a pace exceeding that of the overall market and have made headlines by driving product introductions and technology development.  This overview from one of the world’s foremost industry research companies will offer forecasts for pouch demand in 2014 and beyond and assess primary factors that will influence market change.  What challenges face the pouch industry in the near term and where are the opportunities for growth in the U.S. and globally?  Using Freedonia research as its base, this discussion will take an objective, economic perspective  on how the pouch industry will fare in continuing the momentum of the past several years..

prywellerJoe Pryweller, Senior Industry Analyst, Packaging, The Freedonia Group

10:45 - 11:30 AM

Broadcasting Live

Consumer Insights and Flexible Packaging Innovations

Packaging industry experts will share best practices and insights from the manufacturer perspective in what they have learned from working with CPGs in the packaging development process. They will talk about new usages that have come about through collaboration with customers and proprietary research with consumers.

Sal Pellingra, V.P. Innovation, Ampac
Steve Callahan, President, Perimeter Brand Packaging

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11:30 - 12:00 PM


Flexible Packaging Advantages and Advances

Marla Donahue, President, Flexible Packaging Association

There have been many advances in manufacturing processes that facilitate the use of flexible packaging. These advances create new opportunities for growth and innovation.  Ms. Donahue will discuss these advances and the numerous advantages, opportunities and challenges for flexible packaging and include a segment analysis of the flexible packaging industry, how flexible packaging is reducing food waste, and end-of-packaging life options for flexible packaging.


12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Atlantic Ballroom
Networking Lunch 
1:15 - 5:00 PM
Las Olas Ballroom


1:15 - 1:45 PM

New Innovations in Adhesives and Coatings

Leading companies will present new research and development in a panel discussion.

Larry Jopko, Field Service Technician in Food & Specialty Packaging, Dow Chemical Co.
B. Ramalingam, Technical Director, Henkel Corporation
Betsy Bevis
, Field Marketing Manager, Sun Chemical

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1:45 - 2:15 PM

Innovations in Resins and Films

A panel of experts will talk about new materials and barrier advances.

Moderator:Danny Beard, President, Packaging Specialists, Inc.
Greg Gard, V.P. Product Development, Berry Plastics
Rodney Weaver
, Global Business Development Manager, Sealed Air Corporation
William Handy
, Global Market Development, Jindal Films

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2:15 - 2:45 PM

Shelf-stable Foods and Beverages and Fitments and Filling

Representatives will talk about spouted pouches and form fill seal versus premade pouches during this panel.

Moderator: Julian Stauffer, Manager Packaging Systems, PTI / Packaging Technologies & Inspection
Laurens Last
, Board Member, IPN/Scholle
Jean-Paul Roosendaal, Director Global Strategy & Business Development, Weldspout and Capsules, Georg Menshen GmbH & Co. KG

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2:45 - 3:15 PM
Las Olas Foyer
Networking Break 
3:15 - 4:15 PM

New Market Niches for Flexible Packaging

Speakers from packaging and consumer goods companies will speak on a panel about how products from juices to motor oil are now being packaged in flexible pouches. They will address the benefits of pouches in the supply chain and why pouches are being developed to capture new consumers. 

Moderator:Dennis Calamusa, President, AlliedFlex Technologies
Evan Arnold
, Product Development Manager, Glenroy, Inc.
Brad VanGelder
, Director Supply Chain and Operations, Lubrication Technologies, Inc.
Tom Tyndall
, VP and General Manager, Eagle Flexible Packaging
Lizzi Ackerman
, C.O.O., Birch Benders 



4:15 - 5:00 PM

Prospects for Retorted Pouch Manufacture in North America 

Panelists will discuss unlocking the enormous market opportunity for retort pouch in North America and will share their insights on the packaging industry's efforts to deliver against the key elements of the consumer value proposition

John Kowalchik, Executive Vice President, Wornick
Dan Bornemann
, Marketing Manager, Bemis Company, Inc.

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5:00 - 7:30 PM
Atlantic Ballroom
Global Pouch Exhibition & Networking Reception

Friday, June 13

June 13, 2014

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7:00 a.m.
Las Olas Foyer
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Atlantic Ballroom

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 12:00 PM
Las Olas Ballroom


8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:15 AM

Packaging and Branding - How the Package Helps Sell

A leading packaging design expert will talk about the thought process that goes into the package look. What is it about the package that makes consumers reach for it on the shelf amid all the other many products out there?

kosovacMilana Kosovac
Principal, Miloby Ideasystem



9:15 - 10:00 AM

Flexible Packaging Opportunities in Latin America

The Latin America market is rapidly understanding the benefits of flexible packaging. The session will examine the drivers in the region and developments from Mexico to Argentina.

maquitaJorge Maquita
Senior Packaging Innovation Manager, Latin American Beverages

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Las Olas Foyer
Networking Break
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Innovations in Packaging Machinery

Speakers from machinery companies will provide glimpse into the future of flexible packaging manufacture including the use of robotics.

Moderator: Tom Egan, V.P. Industry Services, PMMI
Vincenzo Bilotta, North American Sales Director, CAMA USA
David Hull
, National Accounts Manager, AlliedFlex Technologies
Kevin Howard
, President, Schur Packaging Systems
Roger Calabrese
, Competence Center Manager, KHS/Bartelt
Roger Stainton
, President, Effytec

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12:00 noon Forum Adjourns