2013 Annual Meeting Agenda

CPA 2013 Annual Meeting
February 21-24, 2013

Waldorf Astoria Naples
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103
888-722-1267


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Registration rates:

CPA Member/Associate Member
(per attendee): $995

Non-CPA Member*
(per attendee): $1,495

CPG Company
(per attendee): $995
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Spouse/Guest with Attendee
$495

Golf Tournament
(includes shared cart,
box lunch/beverage): $225

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*$500 rebate if visitor becomes a Member/Associate Member within 60 days after the Annual Meeting. Additional spouse/guest rates do apply.

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2013 ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA 
(Tentative agenda subject to change)

Thursday, February 21

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check In/ Registration

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
"Sharpen Your Winning Edge" Casino Dinner Cruise
Casino Fun

Friday, February 22

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Full Breakfast Buffet
Sponsored by: Performance Packaging of Nevada

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check-in/Registration

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Sessions – Sharpen Your Winning Edge

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Chris Nutley
President
Contract Packaging Association

President’s Opening Comments & Introductions

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Keynote
Steve Baker
Vice President
Great Game of Business

The Great Game of Business
Steve Baker will give participants the tools to learn the origins and fundamentals of Open-Book Management and The Great Game of Business. The Great Game of Business is a unique and well-proven strategy, based on a simple, yet powerful belief: 'The best, most efficient, most profitable way to operate a business is to educate everyone on the business, give them a voice in saying how the company is run and provide them a stake in the financial outcome, good or bad.'.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Tom Hudgin
President
Wilmington Quality Associates

Strategic Business Planning That Works
Setting individual and company goals are critical elements to anyone's success, especially in today’s challenging economy. This presentation discusses why some don't bother with strategic planning, have common excuses, and ultimately lose ground to the competition. Topics include the objectives in strategic planning, setting realistic goals, doing quarterly reviews to stay on track, and a "boiler plate" strategic plan given to attendees that can be adapted to any business operation and be effective.  A step by step strategic plan format is explained with examples to address all the key issues that should be explored in putting together an on-site plan that works.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Gold Sponsor Presentation
Ken McCracken
Business Manager of Emerging Technology
Zip-Pak

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Outdoor Lunch Buffet

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Chris Nutley
President
Contract Packaging Association

CPA: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mike McGee
Florida's Natural Growers

CPG Town Hall

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break

3:45p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Gold Sponsor Presentation
John Souza
Vice President, Strategic Development
Jim Mattiucci
Product Development Manager
CardPak

4:15 p.m
Chris Nutley
President
Contract Packaging Association

Closing Remarks

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
President’s Welcome Reception and Dinner

Saturday, February 23

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Full Breakfast Buffet
Sponsored by: Performance Packaging of Nevada

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Check-in/Registration

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Sessions – Sharpen Your Winning Edge

8:30 a.m.
Chris Nutley
President
Contract Packaging Association

Opening Comments

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Eric Greenberg
CPA Legal Counsel
Eric F. Greenberg, P.C.

Sophie Smyth
Associate Professor of Contract Law
Temple University

Contracts Workshop
A rare treat!  Temple University Associate Professor of Contract Law, Sophie Smyth, joins CPA General Counsel Eric Greenberg for a lively, practical workshop on best practices and possible pitfalls when dealing with customers and making contracts.  A unique opportunity to have an actual law school professor help talk you through common scenarios, learn how to protect yourself and make relationships work more smoothly.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Platinum Sponsor Presentation
Jason Tham
CEO
Nulogy

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Chris Nutley
President
Contract Packaging Association

Business Meeting Committee Introductions and Plans

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gold Sponsorship Presentation
Linx Global

12:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open Afternoon - see hotel concierge for alternative activities to golf

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Golf Tournament - scramble format – box lunch provided.

Dinner on your own

Sunday, February 24

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Full Breakfast Buffet
Sponsored by: Performance Packaging of Nevada

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Sessions – Sharpen Your Winning Edge

9:00 a.m. - 10:30
Contract Packaging Panel; Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Vladimir Yankosky
CPC Group Russia

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Tom Grey, CHCM
Grey & Associates

Embrace Safety As a Key Financial Investment
Tom Grey will help you understand the savings you acquire when it is spent right. Many companies do not understand or know how to financially support the cost of safety.  This program will walk you through your Return on Investment to safety. The take away from this presentation is, "Solutions cost less than Problems."

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chris Nutley
President
Contract Packaging Association

Questions and Answers/ Wrap Up and Adjourn

Sponsors

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze