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:

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Facilities Tour

June 15, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 PM

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


Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop

June 15, 2016
1:00 - 5:30 PM



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.

Register for 2016 Broadcasting Live Sessions

Access Archived 2015 Broadcasting Live Sessions

Future Event Dates

  • June 14-17, 2017
  • June 13-15, 2018

These Global Pouch Forums will also be held at the InterContinental Miami


Food in Pouches - a Highlight of the 2016 Forum

The Global Pouch Forum returns to Miami in June and will be bigger and better than ever. This year’s agenda spotlights 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 features a total of 15 sessions over the 1 ½ day conference, including snack, produce, dairy and pet food makers. Suppliers will be well-represented in sessions about machinery and value-added features.

In addition TAPPI PLACE is co-locating once again with Global Pouch Forum and will hold a pre-conference workshop on stand-up pouches. TAPPI’s Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop* will take place on June 15 from 1:00 to 5:30p.m. and provides 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 June 16 exhibition and networking reception featuring more than 80 table-top exhibitors.

*The TAPPI PLACE Workshop is a separate event that requires an additional registration fee.



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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