The Flexible Packaging Association will host its 2010 Annual Meeting, March 10-12 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, Fla. As always, the annual event will combine great networking events with industry-focused education sessions for FPA members and guests.

Keynote presenters at this year's meeting include Andrew Sorkin, The New York Times’ chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and author of Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves; Chunka Mui, a business consultant and best-selling author of ; and, Tim Wilson, development manager for Meijer, who will discuss “Buying Trends” from the Retailers’ Perspective. Tim will share how retailers are taking control of their private label packaging and Billion-Dollar Lessons, What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Yearsexamine new business opportunities for packaging suppliers.

Meeting attendees will also hear from Thomas Blaige, chairman and chief executive officer of Blaige & Company, who will discuss global packaging mergers and acquisitions; Nick Vafiadis of CMAI who will provide an Update on Flexible Packaging Materials’ Cost and Availability; John Baumann, president and chief executive officer, Ampac Packaging LLC and incoming FPA chairperson, who will preview the 2010 FPA State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report; and, Stephan Glimm, FPE executive director, who will discuss the European flexible packaging industry.

FPA gives special thanks several FPA members, including: Berry Plastics Corp.; Bobst Group North America; The Dow Chemical Co.; ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; Flint Group; Kuraray America Inc., Eval Division; Nordmeccanica, NA; NOVA Chemicals Inc.; P&O Packaging LLC and Reifenhauser Inc. for their generous support and sponsorships of the 2010 Annual Meeting Networking Events.

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