PPC Fall Meeting to Highlight Diversity, Economic Trends, and Design in the Paperboard Packaging Industry

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 28, 2020 — The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will hold its first virtual Fall Meeting & Growth Conference on Oct. 14-16, 2020. With sessions for all employees and functional areas of paperboard packaging companies, the meeting will cover crucial topics like diversity and inclusion, economic trends, and the latest in design and development.

Keynoting the conference will be Michael Doss, President and CEO of Graphic Packaging International, who will offer his insights on the state of the industry. Also headlining the event are Mark King, VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion at WestRock, and Jeff Rosensweig, economist and Professor at Emory University, who will offer the latest economic forecast for folding cartons.

“While we won’t be meeting in Savannah as originally planned, I am looking forward to seeing our membership come together virtually,” said Ben Markens, PPC president. “Going virtual has also allowed us to give our converter members new value for employees at every level of their organizations. We’ve implemented an enterprise registration so companies can affordably send three or more staff members.” 

The Fall Meeting virtual platform has also opened the door to another new opportunity: PPC’s first virtual trade show. A must-attend for plant employees who would have attended Drupa, the virtual tradeshow will allow boxmakers to learn about the latest technologies and products from industry suppliers who can connect in live-time with the attendees who visit their virtual booths.

As always, PPC 2020 Fall Meeting will feature an awards ceremony for the winners of their  North American Paperboard Packaging Competition as well as the winners of the 2020 Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge. This year will also feature a virtual panel and live Q&A with the designers of the top packages.

To learn more or register, visit paperbox.org/fall.


Now in its 91st year, PPC is the North American association for converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers. PPC works to grow, promote and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete successfully in the marketplace. For more information, visit www.paperbox.org.


Source: Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC)