Every two to three years, the sales agents of Constantia Flexibles Pharma meet for the International Sales Agents Conference. This year was that time again, and Constantia Patz in Natschbach-Loipersbach, Austria, was selected as the venue. Representatives from 28 individual companies from around the world attended.
One of the hallmarks of the International Sales Agents Conference is the avoidance of “navel-gazing”. For this reason, trends in the global packaging market were at the top of the agenda. The same was true of new innovations that help satisfy the rising expectations of pharmaceutical companies. Of course, internal updates were also discussed. The change in the owners of Constantia Flexibles was one of these topics, as were new tools and marketing activities. One highlight was the presentation of certificates to sales agents who have worked at Constantia for over 17 years. Two of them already had over 33 years with the company.
The Constantia Flexibles Pharma Division seeks to exchange ideas with industry experts – as can be quickly seen with a look at the exhibitor lists of important trade fairs around the world. Nevertheless, it still happens regularly that we attend a trade fair for the first time. For example last July in Sao Paulo at the DPI (Dry Powder Inhalation) Technology Symposium, where we had our debut as event co-host. Thomas Schwarz, development engineer in the Constantia Flexibles Pharma Division, was invited to present the portfolio of Constantia Flexibles in the area of coldform blisters and in particular the CONSTANTIA DryFoil – especially with regard to the technical advantages. The 65 guests represented both local and global companies. In his talk, Thomas put particular emphasis on the close connection between the customers and Constantia Flexibles in research and development and the broad range of products offered by the company in this area. At the end of the event, Thomas had the following to say: “Participating in symposiums like this one ensures that we can hold valuable discussions on the newest market trends. This includes important insights with regard to quality control, additives and regulatory guidelines as well as manufacturing techniques.”