2019 Agenda

NOTE: 2020 Agenda and Speakers To Be Announced in Early 2020

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Global Pouch Forum Pre-Event Functions
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

 
 
10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration Opens

Registration Hospitality sponsored by

dnp

 


 

alliedflex cloud

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

AlliedFlex / Cloud Packaging Equipment Plant Tour

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


 
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGH

Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception

Sponsored by: charternex

 

Registration Bag sponsored by   fresh-lock

Badge Lanyards sponsored by  dow

Workbook sponsored by   zippak

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Global Pouch Forum
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration Opens


7:00 - 8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGH

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by

preco


 

8:30 - 8:45 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Opening Remarks

John Kalkowski
Conference Director & Editor-in-Chief, Packaging Strategies


8:45 - 9:30 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD
Keynote Introduction by Platinum Sponsor:

Sachin Desai
President of Mergers, Acquisitions & Manufacturing Services
ProAmpac

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
A Revolution in Liquid Packaging

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.

BroadcastingLive2 Sponsored by proampac


9:30 - 10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

State of the Flexible Packaging Industry and Where it's Headed

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.

 

BroadcastingLive2 Sponsored by ExxonMobil


10:00 - 10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by
hoffer


10:30 - 11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Global Consumer Trends Affecting Packaging Choices

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.

 


11:00 - 11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Where is the Cannabis Market Heading?

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.

 

BroadcastingLive2 Sponsored by Zip-Pak


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

The Challenges of Cannabis Packaging

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.

 

 

BroadcastingLive2 Sponsored by Precision Color Graphics


12:00 - 12:30 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

A Recyclable Pouch Designed To Fit The Circular Economy

Shannon Moore, Lead Packaging Engineer, Kashi/Bear Naked
Ashley Leidolf, NA End-Use Marketing Manager-Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Dow
Paul Wolak, Senior Technical Director, Berry Global

 


 

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGH

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by

sonoco

 


1:30 - 2:30 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

The Challenges of Creating a Closed-Loop Packaging Recycling System

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.

BroadcastingLive2 Sponsored by: berry


2:30 - 3:00 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

What You Need to Know About Biodegradation

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.


3:00 - 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by

menshen


3:30 - 4:00 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Heightening the Consumer Experience with Improved Pouch Functionality

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.


4:00 - 4:30 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

A Global Overview of Developments in Active & Intelligent Packaging

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.


4:30 - 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Doubling Down on Stand-Up Pouch Synergies

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.


5:00 - 7:30 PM
Grand Ballroom EFGH

Global Pouch Exhibition & Networking Reception

Sponsored by 

dow 

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Global Pouch Forum
Thursday, June 13, 2019

7:00 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration Opens


7:00 - 8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom EFGH

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by

elplast


8:30 - 8:45 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Opening Remarks

John Kalkowski
Conference Director, Packaging Strategies

 


8:45 - 9:15 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

How to Advance Packaging Innovation

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.

 


9:15 - 10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Making Converting Innovation a Reality

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.

 


10:15 - 10:45 AM
Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by ExxonMobil


10:45 - 11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Leveraging Contract Packagers as an Innovation Source

Mike Hintz, Director of Engineering, Manufacturing Solutions International
Chris Nutley, President, MSW Packaging
Vicky Smitley, Past President of Contract Packaging Association

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.


11:30 - 12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom ABCD

Making Big Data Work for You

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.


12:00 PM

Final Comments and 2019 Forum Adjourns

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2019 Platinum Sponsor

2019 Gold Sponsors
2019 Silver Sponsors
DNP
2019 Bronze Sponsors
2019 Facility Tour Presented by

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