Wednesday, June 10

June 10, 2015

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7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration Opens



8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Chopin Ballroom
Breaks - Mezzanine West


Flexible Packaging Symposium
by TAPPI Association's PLACE Division

Full Agenda, Pricing and Online Registration will be posted when finalized



Tour of Karlville's Miami Headquarters and Technology Center

1:00 - 1:10 PM Boarding of the Luxury Tour Bus and Departure from the InterContinental Miami hotel
1:30 PM Arrive at the Karlville facility. Tour attendees will be broken into smaller groups that will visit various stations of the facility on a rotation.
4:20 - 4:30 PM Boarding of the bus and Departure from Karlville; Arriving back at the InterContinental by 5:00 PM

Complimentary tour is open to all Global Pouch Forum attendees, however, must be pre-registered and approved by host, Karlville, for this add-on session. Can pre-register while processing your Global Pouch Forum registration, or by emailing Janet Martinelli.

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

Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception


Global Pouch Forum EVENT PARTNER:  ampac


Thursday, June 11

June 11, 2015

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7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Registration Opens
7:00 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast 

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
Grand Ballroom


8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Joyce Routson, Editor/Conference Director, Packaging Strategies

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Broadcasting Live

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Campbell Soup Co.’s product lineup includes more than soup and more than cans. It sells Plum Organics baby food in pouches and moved to aseptic cartons for broth. Company leadership has stated that food in pouches could be one strategy to improve margins. Hear from a member of the executive team about the Go Soups in microwave pouches and what else is ahead.

Vice President of Brands
Campbell Soup Co.

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Networking Break

10:00 - 11:00 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.

Dominic Cakebread, Packaging Consultant, Smithers Pira

The Stand-Up Pouch Success Model

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

Jorg Schoenwald, President, 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.

John Hart, Managing Director, Plastics and Packaging, P&M Corporate Finance 

11:30 - 12:00 PM


The Transition from Rigid to Flexible

Pete Gioldasis, Global Marketing Director, Sonoco


12:00 - 1:15 PM
Bayfront Room
Networking Lunch 
1:15 - 5:00 PM


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.

Matthew Dingee, Senior Packaging Engineer, 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.

Andy Juarez, Director of Engineering, Tree Top Inc.
Dan Mathison, Director of Contract Manufacturing, Tree Top Inc.

2:15 - 3:00 PM

The Future of Fitments: Spouts and Closures


3:00 - 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Networking Break 

3:30 - 4:15 PM

Pouch Printing and Dectorating

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.

Representative of Hewlett-Packard's Indigo Printing Unit
Tim Cain, President, Breit Technologies
Karl Swanson, Director, PTC 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.

Dave Moynihan, President, Astra Pouch
Winery Client

5:00 - 7:30 PM
Mezzanine and
Biscayne Ballroom
Global Pouch Exhibition & Networking Reception

Friday, June 12

June 12, 2015

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7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom


8:30 - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

8:45 - 9:15 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.

Scott Young, President, Perception Research Services

9:15 - 9:45 AM

Flexible Packaging from the Food Service and Retailer Perspective

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Networking Break

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.  

11:00 - 11:30 AM

How to Ensure Your Flexible Packaging Meets Government Compliance

Naeem Mady, VP Regulatory Services, Intertek

11:30 - 12:00 PM

A Perfect Pair - Food Processing and Pouches


12:00 PM 2015 Forum Adjourns