Australian Institute of Packaging Forum held at AUSPACK
This year's AIP forums focussed on a broad range of topics to ensure all member segments would find something of interest.
The forums were well attended and had broad appeal beyond the level of packaging technologists.
- Retail directions both locally and in Asia
- Provided and insight into export opportunities and legal requirements to enter these markets
- Showed how a major global player (Coors Molson) treated packaging innovation and development
- Provided basic information on emerging technologies and packaging innovations
- Provided practical alternatives for companies grappling with the environment
There was a high level of interest in the education programs offered by the AIP as companies’ small and large grapple with the dwindling pool of employees with the skills to really make a difference to product sales and profits via packaging innovation.
The pool of packaging consultants at the AIP stand was able to answer many of the queries posed by AUSPACK attendees so this is likely to become a regular feature of any future AIP stands.
Australian Institute of Packaging on AUSPACK 2007
AUSPACK 2007 proved to be a well organised event that showcased the major packaging equipment suppliers.
It also provided potential purchasers with the opportunity to meet alternative suppliers for specific items and discuss proposed equipment advances.
Some processing equipment suppliers and processing industry consultants also took advantage of the opportunity to reach their target market.
The opportunity to catch up with industry peers and establish a network of contacts for future developments is of inestimable value.