(VIC) Training Course: Future Of Flexible Packaging

Date: August 28, 2019

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 3:30 pm




One of the fastest growing segments of the packaging industry, flexible packaging combines the best qualities of plastic, film, paper and aluminium foil to deliver a broad range of protective properties while employing a minimum of material. Typically taking the shape of a bag, pouch, liner, or overwrap, flexible packaging is defined as any package or any part of a package whose shape can be readily changed.


Leading the way in packaging innovation, flexible packaging adds value and marketability to food and non-food products alike. From ensuring food safety and extending shelf life, to providing even heating, barrier protection, ease of use, resealability and superb printability, the industry continues to advance at an unprecedented rate.


The life cycle attributes of flexible packaging demonstrate many sustainable advantages. Innovation and technology have enabled flexible packaging manufacturers to use fewer natural resources in the creation of their packaging, and improvements in production processes have reduced water and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and volatile organic compounds.


The Future of Flexible Packaging half-day training course will cover the basic fundamentals of flexible packaging, its benefits, how you chose the specific structures to match the product, its performance, marketing challenges and how the packaging is manufactured.


With the latest challenges facing us regarding sustainability in packaging the course will discuss the options, pros and cons of Compostability vs Recyclability and other alternative materials now available. As an add on, the course will be looking at the future plans for flexible packaging and available recycling options to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets.


The objectives of the course are to provide participants an understanding of:

  • A good broad understanding of the benefits of Flexible packaging.
  • The process of manufacturing.
  • Where the future lies with flexible films and the changes ahead.
  • Snap shot of some of the latest packaging trends and what are the driving forces.
  • Understanding the challenges facing us with the sustainable packaging race toward 2025.


Packaging Technologists and Designers, Product developers, marketing personal, technical and production staff using packaging, sales and marketing reps who want a crash course on all things ‘Flexible’.


Joe Foster MAIP

Managing Director

O F Packaging

Joe Foster MAIP has been heavily involved in the flexible packaging industry for over 35 years with experience in engineering, Production, Technical, sales and marketing. Starting in Ireland which took Joe to Zimbabwe, then South Africa, back to Ireland and now Australia, Joe has a truly global view of the flexible packaging world.

Flexible packaging has always been his passion and Joe will be able to share his extensive knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing market as we see constant challenges facing from production constraints to environmental impacts.


Viewpoint Centre
Corner of Octavia St and St Kilda Road
Suites 3/8 40-44, St Kilda Road,
St Kilda, VIC 3182


10:00 am for a 10:30 am commencement

Training will conclude at approx. 3:30 pm

(Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.


Viewpoint is able to offer free on-site underground parking for 15 cars during the daytime. Street parking is available in the immediate area outside the building in Octavia Street (2 hrs free parking, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm) and along St Kilda Road for two blocks in either direction (1 hr meter parking, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm)


AUD $380 Inc GST - AIP  Members

AUD $430 Inc GST - Members of |AFGC | AIFST |APCO| FIAL | FPLMA |SPE

AUD $480 Inc GST - Non-Members


NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. The attendance fee includes catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Please note, a workbook will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. Due to catering and venue requirements NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after the 21st of August 2019. Replacements will however be accepted.


.*CPE points are used to maintain your Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) credential..





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Viewpoint Centre

Corner of Octavia St and St Kilda Road
Suites 3/8 40-44, St Kilda Road
St Kilda
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