FPA has an exciting session lineup planned for its Fall Executive Conference on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

This one-day conference will focus on industry-specific topics, including a FPA Flexible Packaging State Advocacy Program Update; a Polyolefin Market Update; Flexible Packaging Industry Overview; an Update on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Investigation of Chinese Aluminum Foil Imports and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Section 232 Investigation of Steel and Aluminum Foil; and an Introduction to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s “How2Recycle” Program.

Andy Hackman, Serlin Haley LLP, will update conference attendees on the FPA State Advocacy Program initiative to help members deal with issues affecting the industry.

Nick Vafiadis, IHS Chemical, will provide a “Polyolefins Market Update” and discuss issues driving the cost and availability of polyolefin resins.

Aric Saulka and Tim Trovillion, Euromonitor International, will provide a flexible packaging industry overview with both a U.S. and global perspective.

Jeffrey Grimson and Kristin Mowry, Mowry & Grimson PLLC, will update attendees on the ITC’s investigation of Chinese aluminum foil imports and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Section 232 investigation on the effect of aluminum imports on U.S. national security.

Adam Gendell, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, will provide an “Introduction to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s “How2Recycle” Program,” which helps to inform the public on how to recycle accurately and where to go to find information specific to their municipality.

Three Guest Speakers

The conference agenda also features World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and repeat TED Speaker, Ben Saunders; Peter Ricchiuti, a Wall Street Investment Visionary; and Matt Tenney, a Social Entrepreneur and Author.

Conference attendees will hear from World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and repeat TED Speaker, Ben Saunders. As the Fall Conference luncheon speaker, Ben will discuss “Achieving the Impossible” and speaks to why he believes “impossible is just someone’s opinion.” Taking audiences with him on his treks across the North and South Poles, he shares the keys to beating the odds and staying motivated through challenges, risks, and setbacks. Stating “No one else is an authority on your potential,” he unravels the mysterious roots of perseverance and shares insights about the traits we all possess that can allow us to tap into our deepest store of tenacity. FPA thanks Flint Group and Sun Chemical Corporation for sponsoring Ben’s appearance at the conference.

Peter Ricchiuti, a Wall Street Investment Visionary, will share valuable tips with conference attendees on what to look for while stock hunting. He elaborates on the criteria and methodology he uses in his own investment research program, which is driven by more than 130 university business students who search for investment opportunities among undervalued stocks. Peter teaches at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business where his insight and humor have twice made him the school’s top professor. He has been featured on CNN and CNBC, as well as in The New York Times, BARRON’S, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Peter also hosts a popular weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans called “Out to Lunch.” FPA would like to thank Bobst North America Inc., INX International Ink Co., Nordmeccanica, NA, and NOVA Chemicals, Inc. for their generous sponsorship of Peter’s presentation.

Social Entrepreneur and Author, Matt Tenney, will discuss “Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.” He is an international keynote speaker, trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. Tenney works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leadership skills, and achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. FPA thanks The Dow Chemical Company, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Hosokawa Alpine American, KBA Flexotecnica, and Siegwerk USA Co. for sponsoring Matt’s presentation during the conference.

For More Information

For more information on registration and the agenda for the FPA 2017 Fall Executive Conference, contact FPA at fpa@flexpack.org or 410-694-0800, or visit www.flexpack.org.