7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium is a separate event
that requires an additional registration fee.
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.
Continental Breakfast - Mezzanine West
Welcome and Opening Remarks - Chopin Ballroom
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
Coffee Break - Mezzanine West
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
High Performance sHDPE materials - Moisture Barrier Performance and More
Norm Aubee, Technical Service Specialist, Nova Chemicals
Presentation-Brand Protection / Food Security
MeiLin Wan, Executive Director of Project Development, ADNAS
Lunch - Mezzanine West
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
Coffee Break - Mezzanine West
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
Hosted by Global Pouch Forum Event Partner
All TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium attendees are invited to attend
the Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception
Registration Hospitality Sponsored by
*The TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium is a separate event that requires an additional registration fee.
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
Boarding of Luxury Tour Bus and Departure from the InterContinental Miami hotel
Arrive at the Karlville facility. Tour attendees will be broken into smaller groups to visit various stations of the facility on a rotation.
Boarding of Bus and Departure from Karlville; Arriving back at the InterContinental by 5:00 PM
Global Pouch Forum EVENT PARTNER
Attendee Workbook sponsored by
Badge Lanyards sponsored by
Registration Bag sponsored by
Joyce Routson, Editor/Conference Director, Packaging Strategies
John Baumann, CEO, Ampac
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.
VP of Packaging Optimization
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
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.
A review of global demand for stand-up pouches and markets, with forecasts.
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.
Plastics and Packaging
P&M Corporate Finance
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.
Marketing Manager-Global Flexibles
Hear how Campbell worked with its supplier to redesign a package and adhesive closure for its Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips.
Campbell Soup Co. of Canada
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.
Director of Engineering
Tree Top Inc.
Director of Contract Manufacturing
Tree Top Inc.
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.
Luis De la Mora
VP Sales and Marketing
Liquid Pouch Commercial Dir.
Fres-co System USA
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.
Hewlett-Packard's Indigo Printing Unit
PCT Engineered Systems
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.
Global Pouch Exhibition & Networking Reception
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.
Perception Research Services
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.
AlliedFlex Technologies, Inc.
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.
Vice President Innovation and Technology
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.
Environmental Packaging International (EPI)
Director USA Consulting
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.
VP Regulatory Services
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.
VP Sales Consumer Goods Packaging
Mondi Jackson Inc.
2015 Forum Adjourns