Packaging and Processing Week will see a range of concurrent events held throughout the duration of the AUSPACK 2015 trade show creating an enhanced exhibition extending past the show floor. These events will make up Packaging and Processing Week 2015


AUSPACK 2015 is the largest event yet with over 17,000sqm of the latest food and beverage processing technology and packaging machinery on show. AUSPACK is an opportunity to experience the latest machinery, innovations and technology from Australia and around the world. With a focus on processing and packaging, exhibitors will be demonstrating the latest plant equipment and machine technology for you to compare.

With over 1200 brands, 315 exhibiting companies and the 2015 National Technical Forums, AUSPACK is your one-stop destination for processing and packaging solutions.

AUSPACK is a unique opportunity for you to experience more food processing exhibitors than every before including plant equipment, processing technology and more. With the latest processing and packaging innovations, AUSPACK is the must attend industry event in 2015 that delivers technology and solutions for all vertical markets.

Register today for free admission to AUSPACK 2015

Industry Reward & Recognition – 2015 APPMA Industry Excellence Awards

AUSPACK owners APPMA will be announcing the winners of the Industry Excellence Awards on the 25th of March at the Crown Towers, Melbourne. The awards are sponsored by Agility, Midway Metals, PKN Packaging News and SMC.

To find out more about the awards please click here…

Education & Innovation for Industry – 2015 National Technical Forums

With eight internationals and thirty-eight speakers covering an extensive range of topics over four-days, the 2015 National Technical Forums are another reason to make sure you attend AUSPACK on the 24 – 27 of March.

Registrations are now available for the 2015 National Technical Forums which will be held as a part of Packaging & Processing Week, in conjunction with AUSPACK. Following a number of highly successful National Technical Forums over the last six AUSPACK exhibitions, the 2015 Forums have been designed to deliver a four-day educational program that will cover a broad range of topics relating to the theme Open Innovation & Collaboration.

Keynote speakers include: Innes Willox, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Industry Group, Jane Anderson, Personal Branding Expert and Author or IMPACT, Adam Robinson, Senior Packaging Technologist, Coles, Chris Smith, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Orora Beverage and Daniel Grimsey, Packaging Analyst, Euromonitor.

International Speakers include: Klas Bengtsson, Global Product Manager, ABB Robotics, Dr Bradley Fain, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Steve Davies, Director of Corporate Communications, Nature Works, Oliver Trodel, Product Support, Competence Centre Filling Technology, KHS, Peter Buchhauser, Head of Sales Asia Pacific, Krones, Toru Ichikawa, Managing Director, Hosokawa Yoko, Cooper Tyo, Asia Pacific Business Manager, Automated Packaging Systems and Gurjinder Singh, Area Sales Manager, Oceania and NW U.S, Tomra Sorting Solutions.

Other speakers that will be presenting include: Dr Barbara Butow, Senior Scientist, Food Standards ANZ, Marlene Cronje-Vermeulen MAIP, Packaging Technologist, Diageo Australia, Jackie Smiles, Environment & Sustainability Manager, Blackmores, Stephen Pahl, Research Scientist, SARDI and Jacqui Wilson-Smith, Global Head of Marketing & Innovation to name just a few.

Sponsors of the 2015 National Technical Forums are Integrated Machinery, GE, KHS, GunnLab, Metalprint, Rockwell Automation, UPM Raflatac, Wellman Packaging and Cormack Packaging.

To download the full program or to register please click here..

Training & Education – 2015 APPMA Scholarship

The 2015 APPMA Scholarship winner will be announced for the seventh year on the 25th of March at the Crown Towers Melbourne. The Scholarship has been developed in conjunction with the AIP are offering one lucky packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9000. The Diploma in Packaging Technology is an internationally recognised qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry, or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise. The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a Level 5 qualification that prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain and can also lead to higher level study.

To find out more about the 2015 APPMA Scholarship please click here…