tna launches virtual platform for engaging with key manufacturing markets

Global food processing and packaging solutions specialist, tna, is launching a virtual platform to provide the sector, including those within confectionery and bakery manufacturing segments, with key industry insights.

As the Australian-headquartered firm explained, the core goals of its tna Connects initiative include sharing expert-led solutions and expertise, as well as enabling them to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing the industry through its online events.

The platform launches with a series of four virtual roundtables on topics which include conveying, packaging, processing and seasoning from 9-12 November. The discussions will supplement the product innovation information and the company’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, installment 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, the company’s managing director and CEO, said: “We’re 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:

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, visit

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