The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) will hold its 2009 Annual Meeting and 14th International Package Design Competition in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2009 (October 5-7; Las Vegas Convention Center). The collaboration is part of an on-going effort by PMMI to facilitate value-added programming around PACK EXPO and help packaging professionals deal with a challenging economy and tighter travel budgets.
Taking place the same days as PACK EXPO, AICC’s Annual Meeting will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel. The meeting’s agenda includes a series of eye openers, general sessions and networking events built around the theme of “Survive and Thrive Through Packaging Diversification.”
AICC attendees will be able to visit all PACK EXPO exhibits free of charge.
“PACK EXPO has always focused on giving attendees access to the entire packaging supply chain,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, sponsor and producer of PACK EXPO. “Corrugated is the largest segment of all paperboard packaging products and contributes approximately $25.2 billion to the U.S. and Canadian economies. Holding these two events together capitalizes on their natural synergies and gives attendees two important business reasons to make the trip to Las Vegas in October.”
Entries in AICC’s International Corrugated Package Design Competition will be featured In the Brand Zone at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, near The Showcase of Packaging Innovations®. Attendees will be able to view over 200 of the best in corrugated package designs from independent corrugators and sheet plant manufacturers in 17 diverse categories and vote for the one that will receive AICC’s People’s Choice Award. All winners will be recognized at a special awards dinner on October 7.
“We are very excited about holding our 2009 Annual Meeting in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas,” said Steve Young, president of AICC. “We believe it complements our theme of packaging diversification and also allows attendees at PACK EXPO to see some of the very best in independent corrugated design, graphics and innovation. We’re grateful to PMMI for this opportunity.”
For more information about the AICC 2009 Annual Meeting and 14th International Package Design Competition, visit www.aiccbox.org or call 877.836.2422.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be held October 5-7, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will be co-located with PROCESS EXPO and Converting & Package Printing EXPO. PMMI also produces EXPO PACK México, the premier packaging show in Mexico serving the Latin American region. This show will be held June 23-26, 2009 at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. PACK EXPO International 2010 will be held Oct. 31–Nov. 4, 2010 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Visit www.packexpo.com for more information.