DuPont Packaging Executive Delivers Keynote Address at PACE Americas Forum

‘Collaboration is Critical to Solving the Big Challenges’

WILMINGTON, Del., June 9, 2011 - Yasmin Siddiqi, former global marketing director, packaging and consumer – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, delivered the keynote address to more than 100 invitation-only executives at the 2011 Packaging and Converting Executives (PACE) Americas Forum on June 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Yasmin Siddiqi

“This was an opportunity to emphasize how collaboration throughout the value chain is critical to meet the global need to improve food safety and reduce food waste while improving the sustainability of packaged goods and delighting consumers with high-performance packaging,” said Siddiqi.  “This is a group of leaders that can and do make a difference.”

Siddiqi also participated in a panel discussion on sustainable package designs with packaging leaders from Coca Cola, Terracycle and Kraft, among others. 

For six years PACE America has gathered senior packaging executives from brand owners and packaging converters who shape the direction and strategy of the packaging industry.  A long-standing community begun in Europe, PACE is considered by many of the industry’s packaging leaders as the must-attend ‘platform’ for strategic partnering where participants work together to share, learn and discuss the latest technology, materials, innovative design and regulatory and environmental developments.

The PACE Advisory Board 2011 members include Jay Gouliard, vice president, global innovation, Unilever; Arno Melchior, global packaging director, Reckitt Benckiser; Richard Seymour, co-founder, Seymour Powell; Perfecto Perales, senior director, packaging research, Kraft; Mark Caul, packaging technologist and innovations manager, Marks and Spencer; Bryce Rutter, CEO, Metaphase.  

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers manufactures an extensive mix of adhesive, barrier, peelable lidding and sealant resins and provides a globally networked development team to work with customers on packaging programs that help protect the product, environment; improve shelf appeal, convenience; and reduce cost in the food, cosmetics, medical products and other consumer goods and industrial packaging industries.

DuPont ( is a science-based products and services company.  Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.  Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.