Global Pouch Forum

June 15-17, 2016

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:

karlville Karlville welcomes Global Pouch Forum attendees to tour their facilities on June 15th prior to the start of Global Pouch Forum.

Details to come.

Stand-Up Pouch Workshop
June 15, 2016
1:00 - 5:30 PM

Agenda and details to come.

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Largest North American Flexible Pouch Conference Set for Miami in 2016

For nearly 20 years, the Packaging Strategies Group has brought packaging and consumer goods professionals together to share insights on the phenomenal growth of the flexible marketplace.

And in 2015, as interest in this segment continued to rise, we moved to a larger facility in Miami. We are pleased to announce we will return there on June 15-17, 2016 for Global Pouch Forum, the largest conference in North America devoted to flexible packaging innovation. Please join the 575-plus attendees and exhibitors who have made this event a must-do for the industry.

We are already working on designing a full agenda of educational sessions, exhibits and networking. Watch this space for further developments.


Pouches the Fastest-Growing Flexible Packaging Segment

Food & Beverage Packaging
Pouch Demand by Application, 2013

($6.0 billion)

Pouch Demand by Application
Source: The Freedonia Group

The future is bright for flexible packaging and pouches. Flexible packaging - worth $210 billion - now accounts for a quarter of the world’s total $800 billion market. That’s been a remarkable 30% growth in dollar terms in just five years and the forecast is for increases that will outpace many countries’ GDP.

According to leading research firm Smithers Pira, the global flexible packaging market (industrial and consumer) is expected to rise 3% a year to $248 billion by 2020. Pouches are the fastest-growing segment in flexible packaging, accounting for close to $10bn of the total.

Benefits of Pouches

  • Flexible plastics are lightweight, resource- and energy-efficient, and often cost less to produce
  • Because bags and pouches weigh less and take up less room, they save on transportation and storage costs.


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