MCLEAN, Va. (FPSA) — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) released the slate of speakers for the two Packaging in the New Millennium sessions, anchoring the packaging track of education during PROCESS EXPO at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Packaging in the New Millennium-Part I, taking place on Monday, November 4th will feature Pat Reynolds of Packaging World Magazine, and Gordon Bockner of Business Development Associates, who will discuss a wide range of technological improvements and innovations for the food and beverage industry such as high pressure pasteurization, microwave shielding, cook-in bags, new opportunities in rigid plastics and new uses of recycled content.
Packaging in the New Millennium- Part II will take place on Tuesday, November 5th and feature prominent foods processors discussing packaging innovations they see in their businesses, with a look to the near future where current packaging trends appear to be taking us. This session will be moderated by Joe Angel of Packaging World Magazine and include a panel with Judy Fischer of Sargento, Melissa Krutchen of General Mills and Nick Marsella of Byrne Dairy.
These sessions are an integral part of the PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY educational program and are free of charge for all registered PROCESS EXPO attendees.
“We are excited to introduce these sessions as part of PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY," said Jeff Dahl, Chairman of FPSA and Business Manager at JBT FoodTech. “For many of our customers, processing and packaging goes 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 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,” said FPSA President and CEO David Seckman. “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.”
PROCESS EXPO 2013 is co-located with the International Dairy Show and the North American Meat Association's (NAMA) Outlook Conference. Registered attendees will have open access to all three events. To register and to find more information on these sessions and others please visit www.myprocessexpo.com.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.
FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Prepared Foods and Meat sectors.