The Economy, Geopolitics and Legislation – Oh My!

These are truly interesting times, and in our opinion, a very important time to meet in person to talk about current events that are top of mind.  FPI’s members are joining up together in Kiawah Island, South Carolina May 4-6 to do just that!

Our conference highlights are:

  • A presentation on the state of the economy and the geopolitical situations affecting it by Michael Weidokal, Executive Director, International Strategic Analysis. Michaels’ career has included forecasting global markets and developing business strategies in more than 100 markets around the world.
  • A review of the Economic Impact Study of the Foodservice Packaging Industry: this study was conducted by John Dunham & Associates. John Dunham & Associates (JDA) has built its reputation as a leader in the field of tax and regulatory economics by producing economic impact studies that are clear, concise, and effective.  This is the first such study commissioned by FPI and offers a snapshot of the foodservice packaging industry, including total jobs and wages associated, as well as taxes generated in the United States.
  • Regulatory issues in the EU – does what happen in the EU stay in the EU? Roberta Colotta, Secretary General of 360° Foodservice will break it down for us.  Carol Patterson, Vice President of Government Relations for FPI will follow up with important updates for North America.

Who hasn’t missed networking?  We have it – a wonderful opening reception out on the lawn of Cougar Point Golf Course.  Thursday’s golf tournament will be held at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. This one is on many bucket lists!  We’ll end Thursday with an evening catching the sunset on the upper lawn at the Ocean Course with great food, drinks and even better conversations.

Can’t make this one?  Don’t worry as we’ll have another great one coming up this fall:  November 3-4 at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans.  We are already working on the program and will have updates available soon.

Want to see what companies are attending, as well as other details?  Check out our website:

We hope to see you in South Carolina!

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