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#FPISpring2018: More Than Just a Hashtag – Here’s What to Expect!

At every conference we enjoy seeing our "regulars" and love getting to meet the brand new people that come.  Our Spring 2018 Conference is just around the corner – May 2-4 at the Boulders Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Here's what you can expect at #FPISpring2018:

Valuable programming:

  • Trends in non-commercial markets
  • Strategically communicating your sustainability story
  • The sustainability movement on colleges and universities
  • Disruptive innovations advancing sustainability in packaging, and
  • Charting the course through demographic change
Great networking:  Our events are the "who's who" in the foodservice packaging industry!  (Check here to see what companies have signed up!)  For the spring program we have two reception/dinner events on Wednesday and Thursday nights.  We keep these relaxed and casual so that you have plenty of time to interact with each other.  We also feature a golf tournament on Thursday afternoon, offering an opportunity for even greater networking (and yes, some fun and friendly competition!).  Don’t play golf?  That’s ok too.  You can enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore the area or catch up on some work.

Operator/distributor participation:  Our members continually remind us of the importance of having operators and distributors at our conferences.  Our upcoming event features an operator/distributor panel where they will give their input on the issues presented.  For those not participating on the panel, we incentive them to attend with 50% off of the registration fee!  A special note to our supplier and converter members: next time you meet with these folks, please ask them to join us at a future FPI conference!

An accommodating schedule: We officially kick off our conference at the opening reception Wednesday night, May 2nd at the Duck Pond Lawn starting at 6 p.m.  (This is right by the entrance where you check in.)  Can't make it by 6 p.m.?  No problem – the event will continue until approximately 8:30 p.m. and is a relaxed format.  Having trouble finding it?  Just ask the friendly folks at the resort. You can pick up your badge at this event and get more information.  Our conference ends Friday before noon, giving you a chance to fly back home in time for the weekend.

A great benefit for FPI members:  Our conferences are continually rated as one of the top benefits of FPI membership.  What about non-members?  Can non-member companies attend an FPI conference?  Non-member companies cannot attend, however we do have a program for potential member companies to attend for the first time on a complimentary basis.  This gives companies an opportunity to experience this member benefit firsthand and learn about other valuable benefits of FPI membership.  Interested in checking us out at our conference in Arizona?  Please contact us regarding eligibility for this program.

We are looking forward to seeing our regulars and meeting all the new faces!  For the latest on this program, please check the conference page.  Still trying to decide on whether or not to come?  Don’t wait too long – the early-bird registration rate and the hotel cutoff date are April 5!  You may still register, but the prices will increase.

Can’t make this meeting?  We have another one coming up in the fall:  November 8-9 at the Mills House in Charleston, South Carolina.

We hope to see you at an FPI event soon!

Posted By Jennifer Goldman (Director) | 4/3/2018 11:22:20 AM