Pat Reynolds of Packaging World Magazine and Gordon Bockner of Business Development Associates will discuss improvements and innovations, such as high-pressure pasteurisation, microwave shielding, cook-in bags, new opportunities in rigid plastic and using recycled content.
The sessions will both take place on 5 November and will aim to outline the future of packaging, and what today’s situation is.
Chairman of FPSA and business manager at JBT FoodTech Jeff Dahl said: “We are excited to introduce these sessions as part of Process Expo. For many of our customers, processing and packaging go hand in hand. These sessions give our attendees excellent insight into some of the newest packaging technologies coming into the industry, and help them to prepare to take advantage of these changes.”
The session will be moderated by Joe Angel of Packaging World Magazine and the panel will include Judy Fisher of Sargento, Melissa Krutchen of General Mills and Nick Marsella of Byrne Dairy.
FPSA president and CEO David Seckman said: “The New Millennium sessions, in addition to the sessions being put on by Michigan State University and Ohio State University show Process Expo’s commitment to the packaging segment of the supply chain. Pre-registration for these sessions has been very strong and we are looking forward to a full house, both in the packaging track as well as in the various categories of processing education.”
Attendees registered to Process Expo, taking place in Chicago, Illinois, will also have open access to the North American Meat Association’s Outlook Conference and the International Dairy Show.