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2015 Venue

InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
1-800-327-3005    1-305-577-1000
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How do you add innovation to a consumer product?

Some of the first flexible pouches were for kids – such as the Capri Sun juice drinks developed in the late 1970s.

In the past few years, marketers have realized they were onto something with those convenient, lightweight packages. Pouches are now all over today’s grocery store aisles containing everything from laundry detergent to pet food.

North American Market for Stand-Up Pouches by End Use 2013
North American Market for Stand-Up Pouches by End Use

Source: PCI Firms Consulting, Inc.

Pouches are a $30 billion market in the U.S., and the fastest-growing type of consumer product package. Worldwide, it’s a $76 billion marketplace according to the Flexible Packaging Association.

Why? In many cases, pouch advances have been driven by consumer product makers who want to showcase their goods in new ways.

Many also want to save costs by turning to plastic instead of glass and metal. Improvements by package converters such as better quality, lightweight materials and multifunctional add-ons like spouts and handles, also contributed to growth.

Packaging Strategies’ 18th annual Global Pouch Forum showcases the latest in markets, technologies and trends in the fast-growing flexible packaging industry. In each of the past two years, over 500 leaders from the packaging and consumer product goods communities attended this sold-out event.


Plan now to join us in June 2015 when the Global Pouch Forum relocates to a new and larger venue in Miami!


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 and in 2014. 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


Packaging Strategies Network

Converters Expo

April 16, 2015
Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI

Best of Food and Beverage Packaging
Best of Food and Beverage Packaging

October 28-29, 2015
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Oak Brook, IL

Global Pouch Forum West

Global Pouch West

December 3-4, 2014
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden Grove, CA