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

Wednesday, June 10

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Global Pouch Forum Pre-Event Functions
June 10, 2015

7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration Opens

Registration Hospitality Sponsored by



7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

2015 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium *

Registration details can be found on the Pricing and Registration pages.

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


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tour of Karlville's Miami Headquarters & Technology Center

  • Karlville's Miami Headquarters and Technology CenterThis complimentary tour is open to all Global Pouch Forum attendees. There is no charge, but you must pre-register in order to participate.
  • Attendance is subject to approval by the host, Karlville, and you will be notified if you are NOT approved.
  • Pre-register online when registering for Global Pouch Forum, or by emailing Janet Martinelli.


Karlville welcomes Global Pouch Forum attendees to tour their new Headquarters & Technology Center located in Miami on Wednesday, June 10th, prior to Global Pouch Forum. Our facility is located about 15 minutes from the Forum venue. Transportation to and from the hotel will be provided.


Attendees of the tour will see first-hand the converting and filling of pouches via live demos. The goal is to share new technology with customers that are currently in the converting industry, planning to enter the industry, and with end users; providing important market enabling tools for growing your pouch business.


We look forward to meeting you all on June 10th.


Raul Matos, VP Sales & Marketing
Karlville Development

Attendees for the Karlville tour will be informed, via email, which of the following bus groups they are assigned.

1:00  - 3:00 PM

Boarding of Group One on Luxury Tour Bus, departure from the InterContinental Miami hotel, tour of Facilities. Tour attendees will be broken into smaller groups to visit various stations of the facility on a rotation. Return to InterContinental.

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Boarding of Group Two on Luxury Tour Bus, departure from the InterContinental Miami hotel, tour of Facilities. Tour attendees will be broken into smaller groups to visit various stations of the facility on a rotation. Return to InterContinental.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Boarding of Group Three on Luxury Tour Bus, departure from the InterContinental Miami hotel, tour of Facilities. Tour attendees will be broken into smaller groups to visit various stations of the facility on a rotation. Return to InterContinental.




6:00 – 7:30 PM
Pool Deck
(Mezzanine in event of inclement weather)

Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception


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Thursday, June 11

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7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom


8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Joyce Routson, Editor/Conference Director, Packaging Strategies


baumannJohn Baumann, CEO, Ampac


8:45 - 9:30 AM

Broadcasting Live
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Registration for Keynote Broadcasting Live



Building Brands and Reinventing Value Through Packaging

ConAgra makes food found in 98% of America's homes. From popcorn to potatoes, it has many of the top brands in their categories. It has also pioneered the use of stand-up pouches for microwavable meals and frozen foods. Find out why packaging is integral to the growth of its consumer and private brands portfolio.

weickRobert Weick
VP of Packaging Optimization
ConAgra Foods, Inc.

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by

10:00 - 10:30 AM

The Global Flexible Packaging Marketing: Trends and Forecast

A review of current market trends in global flexible packaging markets, including an assessment of the key market and technical drivers, the role of the pouch, and the future outlook.

smithersDominic Cakebread
Packaging Consultant
Smithers Pira

10:30 - 11:00 AM

The Stand-Up Pouch Success Model

A review of global demand for stand-up pouches and markets, with forecasts.

schonwaldJorg Schoenwald
Schoenwald Consulting

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Understanding and Responding to the Changing Competitive Landscape

Among the nearly 50 flexible packaging transactions last year some trends have emerged. In addition to learning about where investors are working to build new midsize and large platforms, this session will show how M&A can help companies succeed in product development and end-user market penetration.

hartJohn Hart
Managing Director
Plastics and Packaging
P&M Corporate Finance

11:30 - 12:00 PM

The Transition from Rigid to Flexible

As more products continue to shift from traditional packaging formats to flexible, we will take a look some of the consumer, retailer and supply chain trends that are driving these changes and provide examples of recent market launches.

sharaylaSharayla Cleare
Marketing Manager-Global Flexibles


12:00 - 1:15 PM
Bayfront Room

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by


1:15 - 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom


1:15 - 1:45 PM

Courage and Collaboration in Packaging Design and Engineering

Hear how Campbell worked with its supplier to redesign a package and adhesive closure for its Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips.

dingeeMatthew Dingee
Packaging Manager
Campbell Soup Co. of Canada

1:45 - 2:15 PM

Comparing Pouch Filling Technologies from a Brand Perspective

Tree Top started using preform pouches five years ago and then moved into form fill seal. Hear how the company worked closely with equipment, machinery and material suppliers to come up with the best solution for its stand-up spouted pouches for applesauce, which have exceeded sales expectations.

juarezAndy Juarez
Director of Engineering
Tree Top Inc.

mathisonDan Mathison
Director of Contract Manufacturing
Tree Top Inc.

2:15 - 3:00 PM

Pouch Filling Challenges and Capabilities

Over the years, the food packaging industry has undergone tremendous change and with that important technological advancements in filling machinery.

Moderator: Danny Beard, President, Packaging Specialist Inc.

delamoraLuis De la Mora
VP Sales and Marketing
Bossar USA

horspool Stewart Horspool
Product Manager

dytchkowsky David Dytchkowskyj
Liquid Pouch Commercial Dir.
Fres-co System USA

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by


3:30 - 4:15 PM

BroadcastingLive2     Sponsored by


Pouch Printing and Decorating

There are plenty of challenges in printing on flexible plastic and it can be difficult for conventional printing to adapt. Hewlett-Packard’s Indigo digital presses can be one solution for demanding, diverse applications. Breit Technologies will introduce a new cost-effective decorating technique using casting technologies for flexible substrates.

oomenRoy Oomen
Category Manager
Hewlett-Packard's Indigo Printing Unit

cainTim Cain
Breit Technologies

swansonKarl Swanson
PCT Engineered Systems

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Wine and Spirits in Pouches

The transition of beverages into pouches has been slow, partly because finding the right materials for status-conscious brands can be difficult. But pouches offer many advantages, in that they can be convenient for many occasions. They also offer lots of real estate for high-end graphics.

moynihanDave Moynihan
Astra Pouch

evansNancy Evans
Winemaker and Owner
Crystal Beach Wine Cellars

5:00 - 7:30 PM
Mezzanine and Biscayne Ballroom

Global Pouch Exhibition & Networking Reception

Sponsored by

Friday, June 12

June 12, 2015

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7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer


7:00 - 8:15 AM

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by


8:15 - 12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom


8:15 - 8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Consumer Insights: Breaking Down the Barriers to Packaging Innovation

Learn how a leading consumer research firm helps its brand owner clients win at retail, and why packaging structure innovation has become the primary driver in revitalizign brands and entire product categories.

youngScott Young
Perception Research Services

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Pouches that Pack a Punch – Re-Inventing Traditional Categories

Consumer goods companies –large and small are realizing that one way to capture new customers and rejuvenate their business is with new packaging. And flexibles are gaining share because of their unique adaptability, convenience, affordability and broad consumer acceptance. Hear about successful new pouch products that have launched in the last 12 months that are setting the stage for the coming decade.

calamusaDennis Calamusa
AlliedFlex Technologies, Inc.


9:30 - 9:45 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by


9:45 - 10:15 AM

Consumer Convenience and Sustainability - Can They Co-Exist?

Convenience generally trumps recyclability when it comes to pouches because their portability and ease of use resonates with customers. The real win for CPGs and pouch makers is to combine them.

pellingraSal Pellingra
Vice President Innovation and Technology

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

An overview of the recycling market for single-resin film and multi-resin film plastics as well as what infrastructures are in place for collection, separation and processing. Presenters will discuss extended producer responsibility and the implications for pouches.

bellVictor Bell
Environmental Packaging International (EPI)

Betsy Dorn
Director USA Consulting
Reclay StewardEdge

11:00 - 11:30 AM

How to Ensure Your Flexible Packaging Meets Government Compliance

Package compatibility testing is necessary to determine strength, opening ability and the most cost-effective structure. Hear how testing can help customers improve performance, gain efficiencies in manufacturing and logistics, overcome market constraints, and reduce risk.

madyNaeem Mady
VP Regulatory Services

11:30 - 12:00 PM

A Perfect Pair - Food Processing and Pouches

High pressure processing is the secret to fresh, flavorful foods and beverages with a longer shelf-life. Makers of HPP equipment and pouches discuss the trend.

pitzerLisa Pitzer
Marketing Director
Avure Technologies

wardAllen Ward
VP Sales Consumer Goods Packaging
Mondi Jackson Inc.

12:00 PM

2015 Forum Adjourns

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