The Flexible Packaging Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting was recently held March 1-3, 2017, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Attendees included over 300 FPA members and guests who participated in content-rich general sessions that focused on ﬂexible packaging industry-speciﬁc challenges and opportunities. The meeting also provided great networking opportunities for industry leaders.
Rob Tiede, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sonoco Products Company, and Chairman of the FPA Board of Directors, opened the Annual Meeting educational sessions with an overview of the State of the Flexible Packaging Industry, and Jan Homan, Chairman, Flexible Packaging Europe & Member, Supervisory Board Constantia Flexibles provided an Update on the European Flexible Packaging Market. Nick Vaﬁadis, Global Business Director, Polyolefins and Plastics, IHS Chemical, shared his bi-annual Polyolefin Market Update. A Strategy for End-of-Packaging-Life Management for Flexible Packaging was examined by Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director, The Dow Chemical Company, and new FPA President and CEO, Alison Keane, Esq. provided a Roadmap for FPA’s Advocacy Program.