Program Schedule

November 30 - December 3, 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. To download a grid of the program, click here.


 Preliminary Program Schedule as of 5/11/20

Sunday, November 29

1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Registration Open

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.          Division Council Meeting

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                  Welcome Reception at the InterContinental Hotel


Monday, November 30

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.                   Continental Breakfast

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

10 a.m. – noon                   Session 2: Key Topic Presentations

Noon – 1:30 p.m.               Newcomers Lunch – open to all first time attendees

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.         Session 3: Millennial Perspective on Sustainability Panel Discussion

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.              Session 4: New Technology Showcase

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.              Tabletop Reception, InterContinental Hotel

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.                   Young Professionals Mixer


Tuesday, December 1

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.                   Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.                 Session 6: Advancements in Film Properties and Processing

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.                 Session 7: Sustainability and the Circular Economy for Multilayer Plastic Webs

10:30 a.m. – noon              Session 8: Paperboard and Extrusion Lamination Technologies

10:30 a.m. – noon              Session 9: End of Life / Technical Advances in Recycling

Noon – 1:30 p.m.               Luncheon Awards

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         Session 10: Advances in Equipment

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.         Session 11: Barrier Performance Foil, PVDC, and New Technologies

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              Session 12: Novel Materials

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              Session 13: Multi-Layer Packaging Technology

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.              Evening Event at the USS Midway – open to all attendees


Wednesday, December 2

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.                    Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.                  Session 14: Advances in Surface Modification 

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.                  Session 15: European PLACE Technology Exchange

10:30 a.m. – noon               Session 16: Processes and Efficiencies

10:30 a.m. – noon               Session 17: Extrusion Coating Advancements in Materials and Processing

12:30 pm – 2 p.m.               Conference Wrap-up *Invitation only 


To download the pdf, please click here