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Don’t Miss Your Ticket to Supply Chain Collaboration


Registration is still open for our event in partnership with Frain Integration and Sonoco, The Evolution of Excellence: Supply Chain Collaboration in a Disruptive Retail and E-Commerce Environment (Sept. 11-12; Carol Stream, Illinois). Walk away with the right strategies to overcome disruptive trends in the retail and e-commerce environment. With a brand and supplier panel discussion the information presented will be timely and relevant.


[FREE WEBINAR] Rise of the Planet of the Cobots

In today’s manufacturing world co-packers are faced with the mounting challenges of providing packaging services for companies with ever-changing product mixes and packaging designs. On Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, learn how the deployment of collaborative robots on the manufacturing floor – and how working closely with their human co-workers – make them a key factor in the resolution of handling daily challenges. 

Collaborative Robots


CPA/Frain/Sonoco Event

Sept. 11 - 12, 2018 | Carol Stream, Ill.

PACK EXPO International

Oct. 14 - 17, 2018 | Chicago

Webinar: Rise of the Planet of Cobots

Sept. 19, 2018

PLMA Hospitality Lounge

Nov. 12, 2018Rosemont, Ill.



Sales and Customer Service Panel

Jason Forrest, CEO and chief culture officer, FPG (Forrest Performance Group), Tony Cort, senior vice president, Damron Corp. and Adam Toporek, customer experience strategist, sat down with host Jeffrey Hayzlett at last year’s CPA Annual Meeting in New Orleans to talk about how sales and customer service need to be cornerstones of any business. Watch here

Networking Breakfast for Women at

PACK EXPO International

It’s not every day you get to hear industry and career insights from top packaging and processing executives – and their thoughts on how to empower women in manufacturing. Register for the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) networking breakfast at PACK EXPO International (Tuesday, Oct. 16; 7:30-9:00 a.m.; McCormick Place, Chicago; Room E-450) and hear from Hugh Roddy, Vice President Global Engineering & Project Management, Chobani, Carol O’Neill, Group President, Packaging, Barry-Wehmiller and AJ Jorgenson, AVP, Strategic Engagement, The Manufacturing Institute. Learn more and register.

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