Networking

Networking is the name of the game for this year’s Annual Conference & Showcase. With more opportunities than ever before to connect with industry colleagues and potential customers, make sure you register and plan ahead for the many opportunities to get business deals done. Virtually every element of this year’s show is built with a networking opportunity at the forefront. From roundtable discussions (with cocktails!), to the Showcase to our networking receptions, bring ample business cards and make those valuable connections at RPA.

New Product Presentations
Wednesday, February 26 * 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join your fellow industry colleagues for RPA’s New Product Presentations, where you will see firsthand the latest and greatest designs and styles available today in the world of retail packaging. Preview what’s being launched at this year’s Showcase and make sure to complete your ballot and vote for your favorite to win the Best New Product of 2020! 

Submit your New Product Entry Now! Entries close on Friday, February 7.

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Trends, 2020 and Beyond
Wednesday, February 26 | 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Join your fellow RPA members for a visual presentation of top packaging trend information on color, textures, graphic icons and themes from around the globe. Presented by Anna Heinz, the Creative Director of Morex Ribbon, packaging industry attendees will learn about creative custom printing ideas, as well as the never-ending challenge of “What’s a Best-Seller” vs “What’s New?” Millennial tastes and preferences supporting sustainable products will also be explored, as well as eco-friendly styles appealing to the consumers of today.


Networking Roundtables with Cocktails
Wednesday, February 26 | 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
A networking essential, new this year with cocktails! Take this opportunity to meet new industry contacts, connect with colleagues, and discuss new initiatives, forecasts, successes, challenges and everything in between. Bring plenty of business cards, you won't want to miss this valuable 30-minute newtworking event! Use your RPA drink tickets or bring cash for the bar.

Opening Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, February 26 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The RPA member-favorite returns, this year, for a full two hours! Enjoy light snacks and drinks in the beautiful Austin weather while reconnecting with your fellow RPA members. Use your RPA drink tickets or bring cash for the bar. 

RPA Awards
Thursday, February 27 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Always a crowd favorite, you won’t want to miss this year’s RPA Awards Luncheon. Enjoy networking time with friends and colleagues as you celebrate the retail packaging industry’s shining stars. Find out who wins Distributor of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Best New Product, and everyone’s favorite, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

 
What is the Value of Your RPA Membership?
Thursday, February 27 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Everyone knows that an RPA membership offers you access to the Annual Conference & Showcase. But what other value does RPA provide? Hear from RPA’s leadership on what additional benefits and services are available to better your business, simply by being a member of the association.