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Global food processing and packaging systems specialist tna is launching a new virtual platform, tna connects. It says the platform will provide the food manufacturing community with a go-to destination for insight, innovation, and inspiration.

The new platform is to bring a host of live virtual events directly to manufacturers the world over, from sharing expert-led solutions and expertise to gaining a better understanding of the challenges facing today’s food manufacturers.

The platform launches with a series of four virtual roundtables on topics which include conveying, packaging, processing, and seasoning, to be held on 9 to 12 November.

The discussions will supplement the product innovation information and tna’s live sessions at Pack Expo Connects, offering a greater level of detail on the growing concerns facing food manufacturers today.

Specialists from tna, alongside senior industry leaders from leading snack brands, including Richmond Baking, Campbell’s Snacks, and World Food Products, among others, will guide the conversation and share examples from real-life challenges, instalment stories and solutions.

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions prior and during the roundtables, with each 30-minute session also available to watch on-demand following the live events.

Alf Taylor, managing director and CEO at tna said: “We are continually looking for ways to innovate and add real value to our customers and prospects. The new online platform is a fantastic way for fellow professionals to connect and expand their knowledge – wherever they are in the world.

“With sudden fluctuations in product demand throughout the pandemic and changing consumer habits, the food industry has experienced considerable challenges in recent months. We want to create a community through which we can discuss challenges and share key learnings, as well as information about the latest technologies and innovations. All with a view to helping manufacturers take their production capabilities to the next level.”

Upcoming roundtable details are as follows:

  • Roundtable 1 – Monday, November 9, 3:00-3:30PM CT
    Keep Your Snack Brands Competitive by Boosting Efficiency with Conveying as a Priority
    Hosted by Teri Johnson – general manager, tna North America, and additional tna experts
    Special guest host: Bill Quigg – President, Richmond Baking

  • Roundtable 2 – Tuesday, November 10, 3:00-3:30PM CT
    Double Your Output and Minimise TCO on Snack Lines in a Fast-Changing Marketplace with High-Speed VFFS Packaging Systems
    Hosted by Adam Holloway – regional sales manager, tna North America
    Special Guest Hosts: Bill Benzel – project engineer III, Campbell’s Snacks, Marty Van Duyn – CEO, World Food Products

  • Roundtable 3 – Wednesday, November 11, 3:00-3:30PM CT
    Reduce Your Raw Material/Utility Costs and Footprint with Precision Snack Processing
    Hosted by Daniel Luna – processing solution specialist, tna North America

  • Roundtable 4 – Thursday, November 12, 3:00-3:30PM CT
    Maintain Flavour Consistency and Decrease Waste with the Right Seasoning Solutions
    Hosted by Simon Hill – regional sales manager, tna Europe

To register for one or all of the above events click here.

tna is a member of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA).

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