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Celebrating their 17th year of collaboration together, AlliedFlex Technologies and Cloud Packaging Equipment are inviting all registered attendees of the 2019 Global Pouch Forum to join them for a tour of the Cloud Packaging facility in Des Plaines, IL where Cloud's renowned High-Speed Pouch and Standup Pouch Machinery are manufactured for the global market.
In recent years the packaging manufacturing industry has been in transformation due to the changing consumer goods retail landscape demanding flexibility in package size, shape, format and consumer convenience features. Cloud has embraced this trend with the continued evolution of their packaging machinery program by re-inventing themselves to meet the needs and demands of the consumer goods market.
Join us for a comprehensive tour, meet our experts and get a glimpse of the Future with Cloud Packaging Equipment and AlliedFlex.
This complimentary tour is open to all Global Pouch Forum attendees. There is no charge, but you must pre-register in order to participate.
Pre-register online when registering to attend Global Pouch Forum, or by emailing Janet Martinelli
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Conference Director & Editor-in-Chief, Packaging Strategies
President of Mergers, Acquisitions & Manufacturing Services
Ken McGuire, Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble
Cedric D'Souza, Chief Technology Officer, AeroFlexx
Traditional rigid packaging – bottles – have been the standard for liquid consumer products for generations. Drawbacks of converting to flexible materials – pouches – include poor, messy dispensing, cheap appearance, and expensive converting. The AeroFlexx package, developed by Procter & Gamble and available for license from Innventure, removes the drawbacks and creates a liquid dispensing pack with benefits surpassing even traditional bottles. Additionally, the pack is suitable for eCommerce without additional preparation. This presentation will cover the generalities of the package development and the method by which it works. It will also cover the status and time lines for commercialization in the industry across the different categories in liquids packaging.
Curt Begle, Division President-Health, Hygiene & Specialties, Berry Global; and
FPA Executive Chairman
This session will cover the state of flexible packaging, including current statistics on the packaging market and category segments; legislative and regulatory challenges; brand owner and consumer insights; and FPA’s education and outreach campaign on behalf of the industry.
Angelica Salado, Senior Research Analyst, Euromonitor International
In an era where consumers are more conscious about the environment, the products they consume and themselves, packaging can play a key role in differentiating brands, creating new consumption occasions and potential to reinvent an entire market. In this presentation, Euromonitor International presents the latest global consumers trends, focusing on how these are affecting the way consumers make their purchase decisions and establish relationships with their preferred brands.
Tom Newmaster, Principal and Owner, FORCEpkg
Evolving packaging regulations, business models, child resistant technologies, augmented reality. These are just some of the topics that Tom Newmaster of FORCEpkg will touch on. Join us for this crash course…we’ve come a long way from Zig-Zag when it comes to cannabis packaging and how it’s playing out across the U.S.
Jim Andrasic, Chief Operating Officer, American Pouch
Cannabis Packaging has quickly become the new packaging hot space to operate within. Cannabis (as with all pharmaceuticals, OTC’s, and regulated products) is a complicated product, market, commercial channel, and supply chain. This space, as with ethical drugs, is not for everyone and the challenges that come with this growing, dynamic market are vast and unforgiving. Join Jim Andrasic of American Pouch Converters as he covers the timeline of past, current and future challenges of being a valued ancillary supplier in the cannabis space. From being one of the very first domestic manufacturers of child resistant packaging for cannabis, to where APC is today… and beyond.
Roger Zellner, Owner, Rogue Zebra Consulting & Coaching
Susan Graff, Resource Recycling Systems
Jennifer Ronk, NA Sustainability & Advocacy Manager, Dow
Peter Adrian, Recycling Coordinator, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
Greg Maxwell, PE, Senior Vice President, Resource Management
Brand owners have set aggressive goals to create a closed-loop system for recycling of packaging. This expert panel will examine the potential for developing an infrastructure that collects returns a safe and effective supply of recycled packaging materials to the industry.
Dale Brockman, Vice President & Principal, BiologiQ
Biodegradation. Compostability. Fragmentation. Disintegration. What’s the difference? Which polymers can do what? What claims can you make? What claims can’t you make? Dale will help you understand the incredibly complex world of biodegradable plastics, and do so from the perspective of the three legs of the biodegradability stool: the science, the regulatory environment, and the paths to certification.
Sal Pellingra, VP Application & Innovation Development, ProAmpac
An engaging overview of flexible pouch trends with improved features and functionality as pouches continue to replace rigid packaging in new markets and applications. Several new and award winning pouches will be highlighted. Also, a highlight of how functionality and design combined with sustainability provide a win-win for brand-owners as the demand for sustainable solutions continues to grow.
Eef de Ferrante, Managing Director, Active & Intelligent Packaging Association
In the fast moving world of Active & Intelligent Packaging (A&IP) new ideas and applications are springing up all the time. This presentation will look at the latest drivers of A&IP technologies and where brand owners and designers are discovering the value of these concepts. From augmented reality to traceability, anti-counterfeiting to antimicrobial films, A&IP is offering new and better solutions for supply chain management, product safety and security, extended shelf life for fresh foods, and consumer engagement.
Carl Melville, VP Commercialization, Chamber Pouch LLC
The stand-up pouch transformed the grocery industry, replacing boxes, canisters, and other outdated formats. However, combining two or more products was never possible before. Carl explains a newly designed, dual-chamber pouch that presents as a single, high-visibility / high-value package. Once home, the consumer, with the flick of a wrist, easily separates it into two, individual stand-up pouches, each with its own closure and structure.
Conference Director, Packaging Strategies
Christina Cvetan, Founding Partner, Ahead of the Curve Group
Stay “Ahead of the Curve” on how-to integrate packaging innovation into CPG. This discussion is based on years of experience and learnings involved with integrating new packaging innovation and technology into fast moving consumer products. Topics include; insights on how to advance your innovation to a point where it can be presented to customers as a “market ready” solution and how to translate the technology capabilities and opportunities of innovation to new potential customers.
D. Robert Hammond, Technical Sales Director, MICA Corporation
Evan Arnold, Director Product Development & Engineering, Glenroy
Richard Berry, VP & CTO, CelluForce
Scott Romenesko, Director of Innovation & Intellectual Property, Hudson-Sharp
This panel, organized by the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division, will discuss the status of innovation in the flexible packaging industry. The panel will address the technological requirements needed to reach the goal of 100 percent recyclable packaging as pledged by the industry in the 2025 Sustainability Initiative. Panelists who represent most of the packaging supply chain will discuss how their companies approach innovation and the obstacles in reaching this sustainability goal.
Powerful consumer trends, technology drivers, and market forces are reshaping the packaged food industry, creating new winners, losers, and competitive chaos. As brands grapple with these challenges, they are seeking innovation from every available resource, including their contract packaging and manufacturing partners (CP/CM). This panel will discuss the types of innovation external partners can deliver, how to leverage their capabilities, as well as selection criteria. We will also discuss the speed-to-market advantage of using partners for new and emerging packaging formats.
Christopher Hough, General Manager, ProMach ZPI Division
This presentation will illustrate the process of capturing, storing and sorting significant amounts of CPG machine data. From illustrating the steps involved and finding the story within that data, to showing machine performance can be improved based on those findings. By discussing what is captured and how, using real world examples, this demonstration will help users understand Big Data and how it can be used effectively in the Flexible Packaging space.
Converters Expo South
February 12, 2020
Charlotte Convention Center
April 29-30, 2020
Green Bay, WI