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RPA's 28th Annual Conference & Showcase Registration is Now Open for Attendees and Exhibitors

The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV - February 17-19, 2017

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Registration for exhibitors and attendees is now open so make sure to register today! Join the best in the retail packaging business for three full days of educational offerings, networking opportunities and a packed Exhibition Showcase, February 17-19, 2017 at the beautiful Mirage in Las Vegas. Find out how to secure your booth or register to attend and lock into early registration rates!

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Could Your Product Be the 2017 Product of the Year?

Do you have a Great Product to Unveil at RPA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Showcase? Then submit it today to win New Product of the Year!

On Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 am, RPA will host the grand reveal of 2017's Product of the Year entries. Each company that submits a retail packaging product will be given five minutes to present their new creation to the RPA membership. Then the products will be displayed on Showcase floor for the duration of the Conference.

Think your product can win? CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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The Retail Packaging Association is pleased to bring its members exceptional educational programming opportunities, through a partnership with UID, the University of Innovative Distribution. Make sure to register for this cutting-edge conference that will provide retail packaging suppliers and distributors with exceptional information to help take your business to the next level.

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RPA is Seeking Board Nominations for 2017

Are you are interested in serving RPA and the retail packaging industry? Would you like to get more involved with the association in a leadership capacity? Then please submit the RPA Board Nomination Form for consideration by the Nominating Committee. Board members are elected for a term up to three years and represent various segments of the industry. New board members will be announced during the 2017 Annual Conference and more information can be found here.

Monday Economic Report

RPA is pleased to announce that the organization is now a member of NAM, the National Association of Manufacturers. NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Here is access to NAM’s weekly Economic Report, as well as the latest Global Manufacturing Update so you can stay on top of industry trends and global marketplace developments. We hope that you find this weekly information useful.

 NAM Econ Report 1.9.2017

 Global Manufacturing Econ December


Member News


Merger Announced for Max Pack and Carolina Retail Packaging

John Gialamas, President of Max Pack, and Dennis Egan, President of Carolina Retail Packaging, are pleased to announce that the two companies have merged. We are excited to expand the collective talents and abilities of both companies. The combined entity will now have distribution points in Cleveland, OH, Lexington, SC, Memphis, TN and San Francisco, CA. We appreciate the support of our partners in the industry and look forward to growth and continued success in the service of our customers’ packaging needs.


Oakland Packaging Wins Prestigious Award for Distribution

Network Services Company (NETWORK®) honored its distributors for outstanding performance and support during the organization's annual Stockholders meeting in Toronto, Canada. NETWORK's highest honor, the Member of the Year award, was presented to Oakland Packaging, a paper and packaging distributor based in Northern California. The award acknowledges a distributor's outstanding performance and support of all NETWORK programs and initiatives which contributes to the organization's formidable strength in the industry.


S. Walter Packaging Acquires West-Cost Based Packaging Specialties, Inc.

S. Walter Packaging recently acquired Packaging Specialties, with operations in Portland, Oregon and a new location in Seattle, Washington. This acquisition will expand S. Walter’s geographic presence in the Pacific Northwest, coupled with an increasing ability to service customers on a national basis.

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Upcoming Events

 January 2017 
February 17-19, 2017

28th Annual RPA Convention & Showcase

The Mirage

Las Vegas, NV

March 5-8, 2017

University of Innovative Distribution (UID)

JW Marriott Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

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