Message from the Chair

Over the last few years, due to the pandemic, the world has gone through unbelievable changes. We have witnessed and experienced, first-hand, the interruptions, the innovations, the economic boom and inflation, and the inevitable economic cycle unfolding.

Our packaging industry has responded during this challenging time with innovations and solutions. Consumer needs have driven E-commerce, online order, door-to-door delivery, and curbside pickup to unforeseen levels.

We continue to strive for more sustainable materials, develop innovative packaging solutions, and environmentally friendly designs.  As the world is opening up, we want to reach out and reconnect with members in-person.  Our three main goals for this coming year are to –

  1. Enhance communication channels and related content.
  2. Provide professional learning and networking opportunities while engaging our membership through FlexPackCon® and various communication channels.
  3. Support students and young professionals in flexible packaging field.

We are pleased to announce a stand-alone topical conference FlexPackCon® 2023 (Oct. 10-12, 2023, in Montreal Canada) as the go-to event for every stakeholder involved in circular sustainable flexible packaging. More details to follow.

I hope you see you soon!

Best regards,

C. Carey Yang, Ph.D.


SPE Flexible Packaging Division