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CPA Annual Meeting: Close Deals in Today’s Changing World

CPA Booth at PEI 18

On average, about 70 percent of the top 50 plastics and packaging companies in each sector have undergone changed ownership or were eliminated during the past 17 years. Wondering how to execute and successfully close a deal in today’s rapidly changing and consolidating world?


Join Thomas Blaige, chairman & CEO, Blaige & Company at the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) Annual Meeting (Feb. 20-22, 2019; Westin Tampa Waterside; Tampa, Florida), where he will discuss the artistic and scientific processes behind strategies for selling a company in the contract packaging and contract manufacturing sector. Learn valuable strategies that will help your company understand how to navigate and succeed in today’s mergers and acquisitions environment. View the full Annual Meeting agenda here.


Register by Monday, Jan. 21 and save $200!


Learn About Industry Education, Apprenticeships, Training and More!

Many students are unaware of the diversity of careers available in the supply chain, logistics, contract packaging and contract manufacturing space. Learn about platforms that can educate, empower and open doors for schools and students by attending Tony Cort of DAMRON Corp’s panel discussion.


Webinar with IoPP: How the Rapidly Evolving Contract Packaging Industry is Shaping Food and CPG Markets

Jan. 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. EST

CPA Annual Meeting

Feb. 20-22, 2019 | Tampa, Florida

2019 American Packaging Summit

Apr. 16-17, 2019  | Lombard, Illinois


“Herstory” Unfolding: Women in Packaging

Packaging Strategies recently featured a story submitted by GreenSeed Contract Packaging, a member of CPA. In the article, GreenSeed answers the questions: How are women shaping the manufacturing workforce? Is the gender gap poised to shift? And why is a contract packager in the healthy food and snack space even writing about this topic?

“Inclusion in the workplace begins by including all of us in the conversation. At GreenSeed, having a diverse culture fuels our growth as individuals. Women outnumber men almost two-to-one on the plant floor. Nearly all our quality assurance technicians and almost 30 percent of our machine operators are women (plus one forklift driver).”

CPA Booth at PEI 18

Renew Your Membership with CPA

Did you know our industry is growing at a five-year average CAGR of 12.2 percent? Many CPA members are growing at a rate exceeding this average. Now you know why more leading contract packagers are CPA members. Renew today and continue to take advantage of CPA’s RFQ tool, valuable industry research, training opportunities and in-person networking events. Current membership must be renewed by Dec. 31, 2018.

Not a member? If you join now, we will begin your membership immediately through the end of 2019. That gives you an extra month of membership!  Join today.


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