AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, Communications Director
Andrew Manly is a 40 year veteran of the packaging industry. For 20 years he was the head of the UK's Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), which he helped to found, along with the PPMA Show. He also established the magazine Machinery Update and was its editor in chief for many years. It continues to be one of the leading journals in the packaging and processing machinery technology sector.
Currently he is the Communications Director of AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, based in Utrecht, which he also helped to found in 2011 and which runs a highly successful Congress on Smart Packaging in Amsterdam, The Netherlands each November. He is responsible for its on-line newsletters and writes many articles on the subject. He also has enough time to edit the European Aluminium Foil Association’s newsletter InFoil and helps to judge the Alufoil Trophy. as well as writing on sustainability issues for Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE)
He now lives in Amsterdam, but continues to travel extensively, lecturing and presenting on many aspects of the latest packaging technologies to audiences in Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America