Wednesday, June 10

June 10, 2015

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7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Onsite Registration Desk Opens


7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

2015 TAPPI PLACE  - Flexible Packaging Symposium

Chopin BallroomThe 2015 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium is proud to be co-located 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.

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast - Mezzanine West

8:00 - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Chopin Ballroom

8:15 - 9:30 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
    Robert States, Principal, Stress Engineering

9:30 - 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
    Harrold Goertz, Global Technical Product Manager, DSM

  • New Developments in Barrier
    Norm Aubee, Technical Service Specialist, Nova Chemicals

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Brand Protection / Food Security
MeiLin Wan, Executive Director 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 Flexibles
Tom Clark, Senior Associate Principal Engineer, Mondelez International

Registration details for the TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium
are on the Pricing and Registration pages.



1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tour of Karlville's Miami Headquarters & Technology Center

Karlville's Miami Headquarters and Technology CenterKarlville 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

1:00 - 1:10 PM Boarding of Luxury Tour Bus and Departure from the InterContinental Miami hotel
1:30 - 4:15 PM Arrive at the Karlville facility. Tour attendees will be broken into smaller groups to visit various stations of the facility on a rotation.
4:20 - 4:30 PM Boarding of Bus and Departure from Karlville; Arriving back at the InterContinental by 5:00 PM
  • This 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.

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

Sponsored by:




Rob Weick, VP Packaging and Sustainable Development, ConAgra Foods, Inc.

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.

smithersDominic Cakebread, Packaging Consultant, Smithers Pira



The Stand-Up Pouch Success Model

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

schonwaldJorg 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.

hartJohn Hart, Managing Director, Plastics and PackagingP&M Corporate Finance 

11:30 - 12:00 PM


The Transition from Rigid to Flexible

Sharayla Cleare, Marketing Manager-Global Flexibles, 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.

dingeeMatthew 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.

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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.

Luis De la Mora, VP Sales and Marketing, Bossar USA
Stewar Horspool, Product Manager, AcmaVolpak 

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.

Roy Oomen, Category Manager, 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
Nancy Evans, Crystal Beach Wine Cellars

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

Paradise Tomato Kitchens provides custom sauces in pouches to some of the largest chains in the nation.

Ron Peters, Owner, Paradise Tomato Kitchens

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.  

Victor Bell, President, Environmental Packaging International (EPI)
Betsy Dorn, Director USA Consulting, Reclay StewardEdge

bell  dorn

11:00 - 11:30 AM

How to Ensure Your Flexible Packaging Meets Government Compliance

madyNaeem Mady, VP Regulatory Services, Intertek

11:30 - 12:00 PM

A Perfect Pair - Food Processing and Pouches

Kevin Kennedy, Business Development Manager, Avure Technologies
John Knapp, Senior VP Marketing, AmeriQual Group LLC 

12:00 PM 2015 Forum Adjourns