PAC Connect'd September 2021. BEST TO VIEW ONLINE

Coyne Consulting Service

PAC GLOBAL AWARDS, The Intersection of Greatness:

Celebrating the craft of package brand design and innovation, find out more about the categories and entry questions HERE.

*NEW* PAC Global Awards Category Added! PAC IOU | Inclusive Opportunities for Universal Packaging

Advancing inclusivity and accessibility for the packaging industry, see here for details on a new PAC IOU category in the 2022 PAC Global Awards competition.


Thank you to our esteemed panel of judges who will be participating in the scoring of our Competition entries this fall. Your support is appreciated and essential to the success of this event. Judges' panel here.

PAC IOU Initiative Launched:

PAC is committed to championing diversity and accessibility in package brand design, innovation, and manufacturing. Our international leadership committee created the brand, PAC IOU, Inclusive Opportunities for Universal Packaging to make meaningful change for all.

Read more about the initiative at  Interested in joining? Contact Andrea at

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October 5-7, 2021


This course considers the combination of various materials and structural choices available in constructing a package as well as evaluating the strength of packaging materials, especially corrugated fibreboard. Packaging machinery and the production line complete the knowledge base of packaging as an integral part of distributing products. Learn More.

Oct 13, 2021 - Virtual

Nov 10, 2021 - In-Person 


This course will introduce the Golden Design Rules, explain how and why the rules were developed, and unpack how the rules may affect your company. FREE for PAC and CPP Members. Learn More.


Expand your packaging knowledge with PAC’s comprehensive courses. Designed and lead by packaging experts to deliver essential skills and practical knowledge that builds a foundation for success. Learn more.

Does your company have exciting news to share with the PAC community? Please send your press releases (no ads) to Andrea May to be featured in future newsletters.

SEP 29, 2021

Webinar: The Life of a Plastic Bottle

Coca-Cola and Return-It take you on a journey to explore the life cycle of a plastic bottle and circular strategies.

Learn more

Oct 6, 2021

Webinar: PIP360 Tool: User Success Stories

Providing the latest overview of the PIP360 Tool capabilities and how it can help users achieve packaging sustainability goals.

Learn more

Oct 27, 2021

Webinar: IFS PACsecure v2 and New Global Markets Program

IFS PACsecure certification is the answer to meeting customer demands for safe, quality packaging. Gain insight to the benefits of the new standard version 2 and how the brand-new Global Markets program can help companies get started.

FREE EVENT: Learn More. 

OCT 28, 2021



NOV 9 -11, 2021


One of five shows under one roof. Taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre from November 9-11, see who will be exhibiting, or if you wish to exhibit yourself, please see here: PACKEX SHOW.

For an up-to-date list of all PAC events, please visit

PIP360 Video: Walk down the pathway to reach your sustainability goals

Not able to attend our last webinars? Live recordings are now available on

PAC Disruptors Summit (June 2 & 9)

· Watch the recorded webinar

· Read the Key Takeaways

PAC Canadian Awards Ceremony

· Watch the ceremony

Intro to PIP360 Benchmarking Tool 

· Watch the recorded webinar

· Read the Key Takeaways

· Interested in a demo for using this tool? Contact Andrew Macdonald: 

IFS PACsecure Version 2 now GFSI Recognized!

We are excited to report that we have gained recognition against the current GFSI Benchmarking Requirements for IFS PACsecure version 2.

Elisa Carlucci, GFSI Technical Coordinator, The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “Working with IFS throughout this process has been a pleasure, and I congratulate them on gaining recognition against our GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. It’s important we continue to work together to help raise the food safety bar as new challenges and realities emerge”.

Benchmarking is a procedure by which a food safety Certification Program Owner (CPO) is compared to the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. The process is designed to be executed in an independent, unbiased, technically proficient, and transparent manner. A program is ‘recognised’ by GFSI when it has been verified that it meets every single GFSI benchmarking requirement, both in procedures and in operations. Read more

To learn more about the IFS PACsecure packaging standard, visit

Do you need help with implementation? Recognized IFS Consultants are key partners that can interpret the standard requirements and offer the benefits of their expertise to guide you towards the certification assessment. Find an IFS Recognized Consultant, and get started today.

Send questions to

Stephan Tromp, IFS Managing Director

We are pleased to share our monthly featured members and highlight their commitment to our PAC community. 

Take advantage of PAC’s member marketing services and partnership opportunities, including:

  • Company logo placement in newsletters and website
  • Webinar partnerships
  • Event sponsorships

 Contact Andrea May for details.

PAC Packaging Consortium

Join over 2,400 members that benefit from our network through a wide range of in-person and virtual educational opportunities, packaging awards and competitions, webinars, seminars, facility tours and social events. 

PAC Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit corporation that provides a safe place for packaging leaders to collaborate, innovate, educate and celebrate since 1950. Be safe!

Learn more.