Global Pouch Forum 2017 Proceedings
The future continues to be bright for flexible packaging and pouches as the $210 billion+ market continues to grow.
Attendees at Global Pouch Forum (June 14-16, 2017 in Miami FL) were treated to world-class speakers, pre-show events, multiple networking opportunities, and a plethora of product information.
See what experts from the packaging and the CGP communities are saying about the advantages of pouches in these proceedings from the 20th annual Global Pouch Forum:
Flexible Packaging in the Fourth Dimension
Brian Wagner, Director, AMERIPEN
Global Innovations in Stand-up Pouches
Sal Pellingra, VP of Innovation & Technology, ProAmpac
There is a whole world of innovations in pouch packaging. Come with Sal Pellingra, ProAmpac’s vice president of innovation and technology, as this engaging speaker takes us on a tour of some of the latest developments in flexible packaging from around the globe. See how companies in other countries are capitalizing on the latest pouch technologies and hear about trends that could affect developments here in the U.S.
Driving Growth through Print Innovation
Windell McGill, Business Segment Manager, HP Indigo
Carl Joachim, Co-Found & CTO, ePac
Alan Poole, President, Print Solutions Limited
Unleashing E-Commerce with Pouch Packaging
Matt Dingee, Co-Founder/President/COO, OnPoint 2020
Brad Rager, VP of Marketing, Bemis NA
Is your packaging ready for the real world? Not the retail world, but the world of e-commerce — where the safety and optimal conditions of the shipping pallet are lost; where your products bypasses the store on their way to the front porch of your consumer. We will examine how CPGs can adjust their operating model to e-commerce, and how to stay ahead of the curve by understanding the critical role packaging plays in this new digital world.
Nuts about Pouches
Matt D'Amour, Founder, Yumbutter
Yumbutter crafts delicious nut butters in go-anywhere pouches. Two entrepreneurs launched the company, using unique flavor combinations and single-serve sachets as a convenient way for consumers to get their protein and healthy fats on the go.
What Neuroscience tells us about Pouches on Retail Shelves
Julie Rice, Lead Researcher, Package InSight
The Co-Packers’ Role in Pouch Innovation and Speed to Market
Dennis Calamusa, President/CEO, Allied Flex
Don Fritz, VP of Sales, Multi-Pack Solutions
Bob Jones, President/CEO, PouchTec Industries
John Knapp, Executive VP, AmeriQual
Vicky Smitley, VP Sales, Hearthside Foods
Bryan Wright, CEO/Founder, Cascata Packaging
Co-packers offer an increasingly popular means of fulfilling all sizes of projects without taking on extra staff, capital investment and equipment. The Global Pouch Forum has assembled a panel of executives from leading co-packers who will relate how they can provide creative services in pouch design, product processing, packaging fulfillment and logistics. Learn how to partner with co-packers for end-to-end solutions that deliver flexibility, productivity, capacity, and speed to market when introducing innovative flexible packaging.
Pre-Made Pouches vs. Rollstock: Making the Right Equipment Choice for Your Operations
Troy Snader, Senior VP, Pro Mach Flexible Packaging
How are you going to produce your stand-up pouch? There are many choices of stand-up pouch packaging machines. Which type of machine is best suited for your operation? Decisions for packaging equipment are many times centered around materials costs and little consideration is given to other factors such as equipment efficiency, plant personnel competencies, frequency and type of changeovers, type of pouch produced and supply chain. All of these factors are critical to select the optimal stand-up packaging machine for the application. This presentation provides basic guidelines and critical success factors to make a sound decision for the purchaser’s particular pouch requirements with an emphasis on spouted pouch machinery and pre-made pouch machinery versus horizontal form fill and seal pouch machinery.
How Flexible Packaging Companies are Gaining Market Power through Mergers and Acquisitions
Deborah Douglas, Founder/Managing Director, The Douglas Group
Mergers and acquisitions can create enormous market power for participating companies. Staying power and access to capital is enhanced. New business can be accessed. Weaknesses in human capital can be shored up quickly. Shareholder value can soar! This program will highlight some prime “hot spots” of 2017 M&A, discussing how to formulate the ideal combination, where 1 + 1 becomes 3. Learn what to look for and how to ensure your company will survive and thrive.
Changing an Essential Cooking Ingredient from Cans to Pouches
Robert Knieper, Principal Packaging Engineer, ConAgra
Sometimes consumers tend to take staple food products for granted. ConAgra demonstrates how a creative approach—such as its new, award-winning pouch for Hunt’s tomato sauce—can revive such a product. A principal packaging engineer explains how the company addresses structural development and implementation of packaging innovations.
Using Qualitative Research to Connect Packaging and People
Kaylor Hildenbrand, Principal Consultant, PARK Research Partners
Ask, explore, understand – that is qualitative research. It’s a new world. The consumer is the new expert on your products and packaging. Yes, you create it but, but they no longer quietly accept what you give them. Your success now lies in becoming the expert on your consumer. Gain insight into research methods, consumer trends and opportunity areas through this high-level view of connecting packaging and people.
Functional Pouches: Brewing Your Beverage in the Package
Ulrik Skovgaard Rasmussen, CEO, The Brew Company
Danish entrepreneur Ulrik Skovgaard Rasmussen will present his “Brew in the Bag” innovation portfolio, and give examples of how far one can go in adding new value to the pouch category, by combining innovative marketing thinking with new technology, and how premium quality can go hand in hand with convenience.
Meeting the Challenge of Recycling Flexible Packaging
Moderator: Stacy Fields, NA Director of Packaging, Dow Chemical Company
Betsy Dorn, Director, RSE USA
Robert Knieper, Principal Packaging Engineer, ConAgra
Stephen Sikra, Section Head, Procter & Gamble
While pouches are recognized as one of the best choices for reducing packaging waste, recycling of the laminated structures remains a challenge. This panel of industry experts will cover end-of-use management of post-consumer flexible packaging. Representatives from CPGs and non-governmental associations will examine the technical challenges of recycling, the current infrastructure and consumer behaviors regarding recycling. Betsy Dorn also will explain "The New Plastics Economy” initiative being organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, covering the potential implications to the pouch industry.
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