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2019 RPA 30th Annual Conference & Showcase - Registration Open!
Retail Packaging Association’s Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2019 RPA 30th Annual Conference & Showcase being held February 25 - 27 in Orlando, Florida at Caribe Royale.
Want to preview all this year’s Annual Conference & Showcase has to offer?
- Check out the 2019 RPA Annual Conference schedule here
- View the Education & Networking opportunities
- Learn more about the Caribe Royale and reserve your room
Enter RPA’s 2019 New Product Showcase
Submit Your Entry Today
It's time to showcase your new products at RPA's 30th Conference & Showcase! Entries are now being accepted for product presentations that will be held on Monday, February 25 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL. Products will then be displayed in a central location on the Showcase floor for the duration of the Conference.
Only exhibiting RPA members are invited to participate in this presentation, a true enhancement to your company’s membership. For the purposes of this program, a new product is defined as one that is manufactured or exclusively distributed by a company exhibiting in the 2019 Showcase and which was introduced after RPA's 2018 Conference & Showcase. Want to exhibit and showcase your new product in the Showcase? Learn more and register here.
Every Conference attendee has a vote when it comes to selecting the Best New Product of the Year. Ballots will be collected immediately following the product presentations, as well as on the show floor during the Showcase.
The award recipient will be revealed at the Luncheon & Annual Awards Presentations on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.
New RPA Member Benefit:
Quarterly Industry Trends Report
The Retail Packaging Association (RPA) is pleased to announce a new benefit for its members – RPA’s Quarterly Trends Report. Produced in partnership with Cleveland Research Company, the Industry Trends Report provides a quarterly snapshot of RPA member sales activity, new orders, market trends and business forecasts, as compiled from RPA member input on a simple, quick, completely confidential online survey. Please note that all answers are anonymous and all information supplied is averaged, with no mention of individual or company names.
If you have any questions, please email RPA Executive Director Molly Alton Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RPA Annual Conference & Showcase Housing Alert
Please be aware that third-party companies other than RPA may contact you and indicate that they are affiliated with RPA or Caribe Royale and claim to offer hotels at ‘reduced’ rates for the Annual Conference & Showcase. These companies are not affiliated in any way with RPA and it is highly recommended that you do not use their services. The ONLY authorized hotel reservations method for the Annual Conference & Showcase is directly through the RPA website or official RPA emails or calls from the following RPA staff:
- Molly Alton Mullins email@example.com
- Beth Hiltabidle firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catherine Wiafe email@example.com
If you have any questions or if we could be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations are now being accepted
The RPA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an RPA member who has dedicated his or her life’s profession to the advancement of the retail packaging industry. The RPA Board compiles nominations received from members throughout the year and reviews accomplishments and successes to select the recipient of this award.
Renew your Company's 2019 RPA Dues Today!
Please click the EZ-Renew button below to renew your annual RPA dues and continue to receive benefits and services all year long. If you have any questions, please contact the RPA Office at 410-940-6459.
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