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Did you miss PACK EXPO International?

The Contract Packaging Association (CPA) Sourcing Center experienced a great turnout at this year’s PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO.  CPA also presented two fascinating seminars on the show floor at The Forum – An Industry Knowledge Exchange, “How the Rapidly Evolving Contract Packaging Industry is Shaping Food and CPG Markets” and “Speed to Market: Touchdown or Fumble.” Be sure to visit CPA next year at Profood Tech (March 26-28, 2019; McCormick Place; Chicago) and PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25, 2019; Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas).

CPA Booth at PEI 18
CPA Booth at PEI 18

Your Annual Meeting Sneak Peek

Registration for the CPA Annual Meeting (Feb. 20-22; Tampa, Florida) opens on Nov. 1 – don’t miss our dynamic speakers and thought-provoking panel discussions, including:

KEYNOTE: Leadership and Accountability When It Matters
Kirk Lippold, Former Commander, U.S. Navy and Commander of the USS Cole
Hear from this engaged leader, hands-on crisis management practitioner and a go-to global security expert for major news networks. The former commander demonstrates the foundation of team success and time-critical decisions based on integrity.

Mass Produced Individuality
Deborah Ginsberg, Strategiadesign
Learn how Individuality, customization, connection and authenticity are key requirements to successfully bring any product to market in today’s environment.

Zero Labor Factor and the Next Generations
Tom Landry, Allegiance Staffing

Panel Discussion: Education, Apprenticeships, Training
Moderated by Tony Cort, Damron Corp.

Join the nation’s leading contract packers, manufacturers and 3 PLs for deep insights into how relationships, regulatory compliance, technology marketing and education can all come together to positively impact your bottom line. Visit on Nov. 1 to register.


PLMA Hospitality Lounge

Nov. 12, 2018 | Rosemont, Ill.

CPA Annual Meeting

Feb 20 - 22, 2019 | Tampa, Fla.


State of Industry Report

[DOWNLOAD] CPA’s New State of the Industry Report 

CPA is proud to announce its latest State of the Industry report. This release expands on 2017 research, forecasts further into the industry’s future and provides valuable insights for anyone involved in contract packaging. Based on a 100-question interview of 120 CEOs and senior industry executives, the report also combines separate primary and secondary research. To access the latest State of the Industry report, visit

[ON DEMAND] CPA Webinars

CPA’s webinars provide up-to-the-minute and pertinent packaging subject matter that can be applied directly to your operations. Did you miss one of our webinars, such as our recent Rise of the Planet of the Cobots? Don’t worry – all webinars are available to view on demand. Click here to view.  

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