The Flexible Packaging Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting was recently held March 6-8, 2019, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Attendees included over 250 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.
Curt Begle, President, Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Business for Berry Global, and Chairperson of the FPA Board of Directors, opened the Annual Meeting educational sessions with a preliminary overview of the state of the flexible packaging industry, and Jan Homan, FPE Honorary Chairman and Senior Advisor of Constantia Flexibles provided an update on the European flexible packaging market. Nick Vaﬁadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit, shared an update on the polyethylene market; and Tom Blaige, Chairman and CEO, Blaige and Company, provided a consolidation analysis for plastics, packaging, and chemicals.