2014 Keynote Session

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If you were unable to attend this year, you can now view - from your computer - the keynote address by Eric Steigelman of Bonfire Wines, and other June 12th AM sessions. Sign up for On Demand. 


2015 Venue

InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
1-800-327-3005    1-305-577-1000
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Global Pouch Forum 2014 SOLD OUT!

Moved to a larger venue in Miami for 2015 


Pouches are Fast-growing,

Go to the grocery store these days and be amazed at how many products are packaged in pouches. There’s baby food, razor blades, dog treats, wines, detergents, soup mixes—even green beans. The flexible plastic pouch is the fastest-growing type of packaging and is expected to outpace U.S. GDP growth.

Food Packaging Markets for Converted Flexible Packaging, 2012 ($11.3 billion)
Food Packaging Markets
for Converted Flexible Packaging, 2012
($11.3 billion)

While food, especially meat, snacks and candy, dominates in flexible packaging, over the next five years, expect to see more growth in beverages and frozen foods.
Source: The Freedonia Group, Inc.

Flexible packaging is now a primary package, especially for food, and incorporates functionality never before offered in packaging. Flexible packaging is becoming more complex as more features are built in.

 It is an exciting time to be part of the flexible packaging industry and the Packaging Strategies group was excited to present the 17th annual Global Packaging Forum in 2014 to showcase the latest in markets, technologies and trends.

Both last year and this year more than 500 leaders from the packaging and consumer product goods communities attended this sold-out event. This year more than 30 speakers from consumer packaged goods and packaging companies answered these questions and more:

  • Will the pouch and flexible packaging continue to expand exponentially in a rapidly changing packaging industry that is witnessing greater competition for shelf space?
  • What markets offer more penetration for flexible packaging?
  • What are the new lightweight films being used?
  • What country has the materials manufacturing edge?
  • What kind of consumer research goes into the decision to use a pouch instead of a box?



Who Should Attend

Package developers, packaging managers and engineers, operations managers and directors, and R&D managers from CPG and converter companies.

Packaging industry materials, machinery and service and solution providers, packaging consultants and market researchers

Why You Should Attend

The Global Pouch Forum is the largest conference focused on pouch formats in packaging and their growth prospects worldwide, attracting an audience of more than 500 attendees in 2013. It is the key gathering place for top packaging professionals involved in every aspect of pouch production and the corresponding film, closures, materials, equipment and services needed for this fast-growing packaging segment.

  • Discover global market trends and applications
  • Get the business outlook for flexible plastics packaging
  • Hear case studies and best practices on pouches that offer shelf appeal, innovation, functionality and convenience
  • Network with top CPG producers/brand owners in a relaxed environment
  • Meet the industry's leading suppliers of pouch materials, components and services offering the latest in technologies, innovations and support at the Wednesday evening Expo reception



"What I liked most about the Global Pouch Forum were the networking opportunities and reconnecting with industry colleagues. It gave me a chance to step away from the regular work day to think 'outside the box'."
Roger Stainton, President

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