In Person Training Course | Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future

Date: August 24, 2022



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 Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future 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.


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 FAIP
AIP Education Team

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Global company Close the Loop Group who has been heavily involved in the flexible packaging industry for over 35 years with experience in engineering, Production, Technical, sales and marketing, Joe has a truly global view of the flexible packaging world. Having started his career in Ireland and also working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia, 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 from production constraints through to environmental impacts.


To be held alongside AWRE
ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney
TIME: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm AEST


2.00 pm - 5.00 pm (AEST)


AUD $300 + GST - AIP Members

AUD $350 + GST - Members of ABA | AFGC | AIFST |APCO | FIAL | FOOD SA | NRA | SPE

AUD $400 + GST - Non-Members


NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. Printed Training Course notes will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after Thursday the 18th of August 2020.  Replacements will however be accepted.

*All AIP training courses are internationally recognised and approved to attain Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) points.


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





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ICC Sydney: International Convention & Exhibition Centre

14 Darling Dr
Darling Harbour
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