The Contract Packaging Association kicked off the year with a rebranded annual event: ENGAGE – The Contract Packaging and Manufacturing Experience in Clearwater, Fla. and it set a record for number of registrations, attendees, and overall event participation.
Following the annual event, the CPA attended Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. where it displayed two full towers of CPA member material and capabilities. With a great booth location, over 150 leads were generated. CPA will also attend Natural Products Expo East this September 21-24, in Philadelphia.
After Natural Products Expo West, the CPA attended PMMI’s PACK EXPO East with a location in the Workforce Development & Partner Pavilion. With four full towers of CPA member displays the booth traffic was incredible, and the conversations were constant. More than 200 leads were collected, and CPA looks forward to PACK EXPO International later this year in Chicago, October 23-26.
Most recently, the CPA launched a new Scholarship Program. The CPA says it is committed to supporting the advancement of students who are pursuing a degree in packaging or a packaging-related field. The organization also helps individuals who are looking to improve their professional background and/or increase their skill set in the packaging world.
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The CPA says it proudly offers the following scholarships:
Contract Packaging Association Collegiate Scholarship
Collegiate Scholarships are open to students sponsored by a CPA member in good standing with the Association within the United States and Canada (via a supporting-letter providing applicant-relationship). These three scholarships for $1000 each provide additional support to students as they navigate through their packaging career.
Contract Packaging Association Professional-Certification/Workplace-Grant Scholarship
Certification Scholarships are open to employees and family members of employees whose sponsor is a current member of the CPA in good standing. These scholarships provide additional support to industry professionals looking to enhance their skillsets. Scholarships will be awarded throughout the year once proof of registration for a certificate program or class is provided to the CPA and reviewed by the scholarship judges. Scholarship applications must be approved by the judges PRIOR to taking the course. Course(s) fees cannot exceed $2,000.
Connect with CPA at Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia, PA in September, PACK EXPO International in Chicago, IL in October, and a PLMA Reception in Rosemont, IL in November.