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GOLF OUTING

IMFA’s 2022 golf outing will be held on Friday, September 16 at 1:30 PM CT at the Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club. The event will be a 9-hole golf game and played in a *four-player scramble format. Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club is located on the grounds of The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, the location for IMFA’s 24th Annual Conference. The championship course is a beautiful 27-hole facility designed by the nationally acclaimed golf course architectural firm, Arthur Hills and Associates. Set on more than 200 acres, the Hill Country Golf Club has a wide-ranging terrain with rolling meadows, steep hillsides, wooded ravines and tree-shaded plateaus, as well as the tranquil threat of lakes and ponds.

*A four-player scramble allows four players on each team. Four-player teams usually play the round without another team beside them. With each player playing from the same spot, the rounds typically finish more quickly than they would if the four players played stroke play format. The team members all hit from the same spot on each shot, with the team selecting the best ball for their next shot. This continues until completion of the hole. This format generally eliminates the need to take penalty shots or hit from the woods or bunkers as one team member usually puts the ball in a good position.


JOE GRYGNY lifetime ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is established in Joe’s name recognizing his tireless passion for the advancement of the molded fiber industry through product and process innovation.  Joe has dedicated the last 20+ years of his career to promoting the benefits of molded fiber products and applications to users worldwide. The Joseph Grygny Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to the individual(s) and / company(ies) who have innovated and commercialized molded fiber technology, products, and/or applications that have demonstrated sustainable market growth for the molded fiber industry.

The winners of this award are announced during IMFA’s Annual Conference each year.

2022

To be announced this September at IMFA’s 24th Annual Conference

2021

Jon Taljaard and Johan Oosthuizen of Southern Pulp Machinery

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
September 14-16, 2022 | San Antonio, Texas

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SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 14

6:00 – 7:30 PM CT
Welcome Reception

thursday, September 15

7:30 – 9:00 AM CT
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 AM CT
Conference Opening Remarks

9:30 – 10:30 AM CT
Speaker Session #1:
Going with the Grain… with Martin Pudlas, CEO, Red Leaf Pulp Ltd.
Speaker Session #2: Reclaimed Fiber and Direct Food Contact – Not an Oxymoron! with Paul Schutes, Executive Director at Recycled Paperboard Alliance and The Recycled Paper Technical Association

10:30 – 11:00 AM CT
Coffee Break & Exhibitors

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Breakout Session #1:
Going with the Grain… with Martin Pudlas, CEO, Red Leaf Pulp Ltd. & more (TBD)
Breakout Session #2: Reclaimed Fiber and Direct Food Contact – Not an Oxymoron! with Paul Schutes, Executive Director at Recycled Paperboard Alliance and The Recycled Paper Technical Association & more (TBD)

12:00 – 1:30 PM CT
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM CT
Speaker Session #3: New Pulping Possibilities with Göran Antillo, CEO of PrPulping
Speaker Session #4: Using a Tornado Pulper to Process Alternative Raw Materials for Pulp Moulding with Tarik Jabrane, P.Eng. Ph.D., Research leader, Innofibre – Innovation Centre of Cellulosic Products

2:30 – 3:00 PM CT
Coffee Break & Exhibitors

3:00 – 4:00 PM CT
Breakout Session #3: PFAS with Larry Hutchinson, Global Market Development Manager-Food Packaging, Solenis
Breakout Session #4: MF 101 with Gary Visser, IMFA Chairman, and Paul Carter, My Blended Learning

4:00 – 5:00 PM CT
Breakout Session #4: (continued) MF 101 with Gary Visser and Paul Carter
Breakout Session #5: New Pulping Possibilities with Göran Antillo & more (TBD)

5:30 PM CT
BBQ Dinner On-Site

friday, September 16

7:30 – 8:10 AM CT
Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 AM CT
Keynote Speaker: Fiber 2.0: The Digital and Information Age with Oliver Campbell, Global Director of Packaging, Distinguished Engineer at Dell Technologies

9:15 – 10:15 AM CT
Speaker Session #6: Trends in Foodservice Packaging with Natha Dempsey, President at Foodservice Packaging Institute
Speaker Session #7: Mineral Magic in Moulded Fiber Products with Janet Preston, Senior Scientist & Technical Support Specialist at IMERYS Minerals

10:15 – 10:45 AM CT
Coffee Break & Exhibitors

10:45 – 11:45 AM CT
Breakout Session #6:
Trends in Foodservice Packaging with Natha Dempsey & more (TBD)
Breakout Session #7: Mineral Magic in Moulded Fiber Products with Janet Preston & more (TBD)

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM CT
Joe Grygny Award & Closing Remarks

1:00 PM CT
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 PM CT
Golf Outing (9-hole)

All times are subject to change

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Gold Sponsors

Kiefel Technologies, Represented by Brueckner Group USA
Kiefel is a technological partner when it comes to design and manufacturing of machines, tools and automation used for the thermoforming and joining of polymer-based, bio-based and fiber-based materials.

For production of cups, trays, lids and a wide range of similar products, the Kiefel automatic pressure forming machines offer you the perfect solution. The  PEEDFORMER KTR and KMD Series stand for highest possible output and lowest production cost. Flexibility and efficiency will optimize your production. For more information, please contact Kiefel Technologies at info@brueckner-usa.com or (603) 929-3900.

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