Global Pouch Forum

June 14-16, 2017

InterContinental Miami
Miami, FL

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
1-800-327-3005    1-305-577-1000
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Pre-Event Functions:

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Facilities Tour

June 14, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Karlville welcomes Global Pouch Forum attendees to tour their facilities prior to the start of Global Pouch Forum.



Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop

June 14, 2017
1:00 - 5:30 PM


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BroadcastingLive2   Our Broadcasting Live program is where we give attendees that cannot make it to the event the opportunity to view live sessions & download valuable content. You can play back the scheduled broadcast anytime you like.

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Food in Pouches - a Highlight of the 2016 Forum

The Global Pouch Forum returned to Miami in June and was bigger and better than ever. This year’s agenda spotlighted keynote speakers from two of the largest food companies in the world—General Mills and Campbell Soup.

Food is by far the largest market for flexible packaging and pouches are growing rapidly in the U.S. and throughout the world. Stand-up pouches alone are a $2 billion business in the U.S. and predicted to grow 6.5% a year to 2020, according to the Freedonia Group.

The program featured a total of 15 sessions over the 1 ½ day conference, including snack, produce, dairy and pet food makers. Suppliers were well-represented in sessions about machinery and value-added features.

In addition TAPPI PLACE co-located once again with Global Pouch Forum and held a pre-conference workshop on stand-up pouches. They provided an in-depth look into pouch-making technologies with speakers from the converting side of the industry.

The Forum provides plenty of networking opportunities including the exhibition and networking reception featuring more than 80 table-top exhibitors.


Details on the 2017 agenda will be posted as they become available.
Registration to exhibit and/or attend is open.





Global Pouch Forum is proud to announce that TAPPI International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division (formerly PLACE) is again set to expand our education offerings with a half day Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop. This will take place on June 14th before the 2017 Forum begins, and is designed to give an in-depth look into pouch-making and structures with speakers from the converting side.

After successfully completing TAPPI's Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop, participants should be able to:

  • List various pouch structures and their uses in SUP applications.
  • Identify processing issues for a variety of pouch materials.
  • Discuss the capabilities and limitations of pouch-making equipment.
  • Identify the unique equipment and substrate requirements for SUP laminations.
  • Explain the process requirements for making SUP structures.

Who benefits most from the Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop?

  • Technical directors and superintendents
  • Technical assistants
  • R&D personnel
  • Quality personnel
  • Buyers
  • Account managers

Detailed agenda will be posted when it’s available, along with the Global Pouch Forum 2017 agenda.



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