Program Schedule

April 19 - 22, 2020 | InterContinental Hotel | San Diego, CA USA

Beginning with the gala Welcome Reception on Sunday evening, TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference offers four days of unparalleled networking opportunities and information-packed sessions that address the entire flexible packaging supply chain, from the extrusion and coating processes through to consumer packaging on store shelves. This year’s attendees will learn about consumer preferences, sustainability, and end of life issues, as well as have the ability to attend 40 technical sessions ranging from advancements in film properties and processing to barrier performance and novel materials.

Please see the entire technical program below, or download the pdf for a day-to-day view of the programming. You can also download a grid of the program.


 Preliminary Program Schedule as of 2/24/20

Sunday, April 19

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm                    Registration Open

3:30pm – 4:30pm                      Division Council Meeting

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm                    Welcome Reception at the InterContinental Hotel


Monday, April 20

7:00 am – 8:00 am                    Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:30 am                    Opening Session - Keynote Presentation - Alison Keane, Flexible Packaging Association (FPA)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm                Session 2: Key Topic Presentations

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm                  Newcomers Lunch – open to all first time attendees

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                    Session 3: Millennial Perspective on Sustainability Panel Discussion

3:00pm – 4:30pm                      Session 4: New Technology Showcase

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm                    Tabletop Reception, InterContinental Hotel

6:00 pm - 7:00pm                      Young Professionals Mixer


Tuesday, April 21

7:00 am – 8:00 am                    Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am                  Session 6: Advancements in Film Properties and Processing

8:00 am – 10:00 am                  Session 7: Sustainability and the Circular Economy for Multilayer Plastic Webs

10:30 am – 12:00 pm                Session 8: Paperboard and Extrusion Lamination Technologies

10:30 am – 12:00 pm                Session 9: End of Life / Technical Advances in Recycling

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm                  Luncheon Awards

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm                    Session 10: Advances in Equipment

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm                    Session 11: Barrier Performance Foil, PVDC, and New Technologies

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                    Session 12: Novel Materials

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                    Session 13: Multi-Layer Packaging Technology

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm                    Evening Event at the USS Midway – open to all attendees


Wednesday, April 22

7:00 am – 8:00 am                    Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am                  Session 14: Advances in Surface Modification 

8:00 am – 10:00 am                  Session 15: European PLACE Technology Exchange

10:30 am – 12:00 pm                Session 16: Processes and Efficiencies

10:30 am – 12:00 pm                Session 17: Extrusion Coating Advancements in Materials and Processing

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm                  Conference Wrap-up *Invitation only 


To download the pdf, please click here